Port Matilda, Pennsylvania, December 8, 2011 - QBC Diagnostics is pleased to announce the availability of F.A.S.T. (Fluorescence and Staining Technologies) Malaria Stain, a new fluorescence microscopy stain designed to increase the speed and ease of malaria parasite detection.

F.A.S.T. Malaria Stain utilizes the benefits of fluorescence microscopy and the simplicity of the standard blood film to improve clarity and contrast in malaria detection. Malaria parasites stained with F.A.S.T. stain stand out as bright gold or orange against a dark background, with minimal artifact staining or stray fluorescence.

The stain also provides unmatched speed, with thin blood film staining in just a minute, and requires minimal training, as it uses the same basic smear preparation techniques as Giemsa stain. F.A.S.T. Malaria Stain can also be combined with QBC Diagnostics' ParaLens Advance LED fluorescence microscope attachment to provide a complete fluorescence microscopy malaria detection system for any lab.

Craig Stout, QBC Diagnostics Vice President and General Manager, said, "To win the fight against malaria, new tools need to be introduced that provide sensitive, robust solutions suitable for endemic settings. F.A.S.T. Malaria Stain and the versatile ParaLens Advance exemplify one such solution, providing an unmatched combination of speed, simplicity, and accuracy that can be placed in even the most remote locations. F.A.S.T. Malaria Stain reflects QBC Diagnostics' commitment in the fight against malaria and is another step forward in its overall goal of providing innovative solutions for a healthier world."

For more information on F.A.S.T. Malaria Stain, please contact QBC Diagnostics at +1-814-692-7661 or via e-mail at qbcsales@qbcdiag.com. Product information for the F.A.S.T. Malaria Stain is available on the QBC Diagnostics website at http://www.druckerdiagnostics.com/fluorescent-microscopy/fast-malaria-stain/qbc-fast-malaria-stain.html.