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Boditech Med launches two types of diagnostic kits essential for lifestyle diseases prevention

We are delighted to announce that our ichorma LDL Cholesterol Direct and ichroma™ AST has obtained the export licenses. Both are the indicators in preventing lifestyle diseases such as arteriosclerosis, high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, liver disease, etc, and we have started for sales to countries all over the world. 

'ichroma™ LDL Cholesterol Direct' measures cholesterol levels in your blood while cholesterol is the cause of major lifestyle diseases. There are three different types of cholesterol. High-density (HDL) cholesterol carries cholesterol from other parts of your body to your liver for processing and removal and is considered the “good” cholesterol. However, Low-density (LDL) cholesterol is known as the “bad” cholesterol because too much of it in your blood can lead to a buildup of plaque in your arteries, putting you at risk of heart disease, diabetes, or stroke. The recently approved item is a quantitative testing to measure LDL cholesterol in your blood. 

'ichroma™ AST' is a test that measures the level of aspartate aminotransferase (AST) in blood. Even though AST is an enzyme that exists mostly in the liver and heart, it is found in numerous tissues and muscles in the body. AST levels remain low for healthy people but when the liver or muscle cells become damaged, AST can be released into the bloodstream. For this reason, elevated AST can reflect health conditions, including liver diseases like cirrhosis, hepatitis or liver damage from alcoholic liver disease. 

A company official said, “our products allow to have test results onsite within 15 minutes using ichroma™ analyzers. The conventional biochemical method of measuring cholesterol and AST levels requires chemistry analyzers, so the clinicians need to purchase the analyzers only for the purpose. However, ichroma™ LDL Cholesterol Direct and ichroma™ AST can be tested with the existing ichroma™ analyzers, allowing them to adapt the system easier while save the cost from purchasing another kind of chemistry analyzer. Especially, ichroma™ LDL Cholesterol Direct is the world’s first immunoassay test with the US and domestic patents. We expect to have a great impact in the market as it is not only fast but also cost-effective unlike the conventional method.”