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Immunoassays

Mindray – CL-6000i Chemiluminescence Immunoassay System

Sample throughput: Up to 480 tests / hNo of channels: 36Assays: 68Dimensions: 2,150 × 1,166 × 1,300 mm (w × h × d)Weight: 580 kgHighlights:Industrial highest throughput: up to 480 tests per hourMeasurement principle: enhanced ALP-AMPPD methodReagent carousel: 36 reagent positions with non-stop refrigeratingSample handling: up to 300 samples can be loaded in one…

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Hemostaseology

Siemens Healthineers – Atellica COAG 360 System

Sample throughput: PT and APTT: 350 (simultaneous analysis)Dimensions: 1858 × 1,042 × 1,415 mm (w × h × d), without LAS connection2,156 × 1,042 × 1,415 mm (w × h × d), with LAS connectionWeight:600 kg (without LAS connection)617 kg (with LAS connection)Highlights:The Atellica COAG 360 System* offers high-volume specialty hemostasis labs a…

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Immunoassays

Lifotronic – SARS-CoV-2 Antigen

Highlights:Multiple sample type: Nasopharyngeal swab /Nasal swab / SalivaBoth professional use and self-testing are available, no limitation on scenariosSpecific detection: Nucleocapsid(N) protein for antigen testQuick result: test can be finished in 15 minHigh accuracy: sensitivity ≥ 95%; specificity ≥ 98%Operator-friendlyRoom temperature transportation and storage

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Immunoassays

Lifotronic SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Detection Kit

Highlights:Neutralization Antibody Detection KitIgG / IgM Antibody Detection KitIgG/IgM test for the auxiliary diagnosis of COVID-19Neutralization Ab test for monitoring vaccine efficacy and determining immunity levelsCost-effective solution for large-scale testingQuick result: test can be finished in 10 minOperator-friendlyRoom temperature transportation and storage

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Clincal Chemistry

Beckman Coulter – DxC 700 AU

Dimensions: 1,300 × 1,250 × 890 mm (h × w × d)Weight: 460 kgSample throughput: 800-1,200 / hPower consumption: 200-240 WHighlights:Designed to meet the needs of mid- to high-volume clinical laboratories, the DxC 700 AU reduces the number of test-processing steps by 30 percent due to its intuitive user-interface that allow operators to spend less time on daily tasks…

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Cardiology

Quidel – Triage MeterPro

Assays:  High Sensitivity Troponin I, BNP, NT-proBNP, Troponin I, D-dimer, CK-MB, Myoglobin, PLGF, qualitative Drug Screen (urine)Highlights: Quidel Triage MeterPro is designed to provide diagnostic results quickly and easily. With a variety of immunoassays and the ability to use whole blood, plasma, or urine, the Quidel Triage MeterPro gives you a flexible solution at the…

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Cardiology

Siemens Healthineers – Atellica VTLi

Assay: hs-cTnIDimensions: 85 × 52 × 250 mm (w × h × d)Weight: 0.46 kgHighlights:The Atellica VTLi Patient-side Immunoassay analyzer delivers lab-comparable, hs-cTnI results in 8 minutes on a fingerstick sample at the point of care. Leverage cardiac solutions that offer both speed and accuracy from the laboratory to the point of care.

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Immunoassays

EXI1800 Chemiluminescence Immunoassay Analyzer

Dimensions: 650 × 790 × 650 mm (w × d × h)Weight: 110 kgSample throughput: up to 180 tests/hAssays: Comprehensive test menu covers SARS-CoV-2, thyroid, fertility, inflammation, cardiac markers, diabetes, tumor markers and moreHighlights:EXI 1800 is a desktop automatic chemiluminescence immunoassay analyzer with compact design which only needs 0.52 m2. With its patented…

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Immunoassays

Maglumi SARS-CoV-2 Neutralizing Antibody (CLIA)

Highlights:Addressing the urgent need of assessing immunity during the COVID-19 pandemicAn important tool of the COVID-19 vaccine efficacy assessmentEvaluating immunity in individuals and community to provide immunity “certification” for returning to societyCost-effective and large-scale solution for neutralizing antibody testHighly sensitive and specific detection of neutralizing…

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Immunoassays

Snibe - Maglumi SARS-CoV-2 S-RBD IgG II (CLIA)

Highlights:New generation, wider range, better assessmentThe fully automated quantitative serology test to detect IgG antibodies against S-RBDBroad linear range from 0.375-1000 AU/mLAssist in the diagnosis of the COVID-19Assess the immune response to the COVID-19 after the natural infection and vaccinationLow sample volume of 10 μLDiverse package specifications (50, and 100 tests per kit) to…

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CSF and Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnostics

Sarstedt – CSF false-bottom tube

Highlights:Excellent recovery thanks to low-binding propertiesRoutine-use primary container for sample collection and automated analyticsPatient-friendly sample volume of 2.5 mlCost-effective alternative to PET scanReliable pre-analytics for optimum sample integrityThe new CSF false-bottom tube (art. no.: 63.614.625) meets the requirements for reliable pre-analytics in Alzheimer’s disease…

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Immunoassays

Genrui – PA120

Highlights:Trustable at its accuracy: PA120 is an auto specific protein analyzer with high efficiency and accuracy. Based on proven nephelometry, PA120 has great performance. Also, the large touch screen, one-press operation and multi-item combinations will offer you a fast and convenient testing experience.Currently following tests are available: HbA1c, FDP, D-Dimer, NGAL, RBP, ß2-MG,…

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Integrated Systems

Siemens Healthineers – Atellica Solution

Highlights:Atellica Solution immunoassay and clinical chemistry analyzers, powered by Atellica Integrated Automation, feature patented bidirectional magnetic sample transport technology, the flexibility to create over 300 customizable configurations, and a broad assay menu with proven detection technologies.Product availability will vary by country.

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Immunoassays

Mindray – CL-2000i Chemiluminescence Immunoassay System

Sample throughput: Up to 240 tests / hNo of channels: 36Assays: 68Dimensions: 2,150 × 1,020 × 1,200 mm (w × h × d)Weight: 750 kgHighlights:High throughput: up to 240 tests per hourMeasurement principle: enhanced ALP-AMPPD methodReagent carousel: 36 reagent positions with non-stop refrigeratingSample handling: up to 300 samples can be loaded in one batch, sample loading and…

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Immunoassays

Mindray – CL-900i Chemiluminescence Immunoassay System

Sample throughput: Up to 180 tests / hNo of channels: 15Assays: 68Dimensions: 860 × 740 × 560 mm (w × h × d)Weight: 130 kgHighlights:High throughput up to 180 tests per hourOne of the smallest benchtop CLIA analyzerReagent capacity with 15 positionsSingle cuvette systemDual substrate and automatically switch the empty oneIntuitive software interface, easy access to all…

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Immunoassays

Beckman Coulter – Access Procalcitonin (PCT)

Highlights:Access PCT aids physicians in the risk assessment of ­critically ill patients for progression to severe sepsis or septic shock. With results you can trust in approximately 20 minutes, Access PCT allows. Access PCT allows healthcare providers to integrate procalcitonin testing into their routine sepsis workups on core laboratory analyzers as a primary or reflex test programmed…

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Immunoassays

Beckman Coulter – SARS-CoV-2 Assays

Highlights: The Access SARS-CoV-2 IgG (1st IS) assay and the Access SARS-CoV-2 IgM assay detect antibodies to the receptor-binding domain (RBD) of the spike protein which may be important to identify an immune response.Adding SARS-CoV-2 IgG (1st IS) and / or IgM testing to assess COVID-19 patients provides greater clinical clarity for patient assessment. Access SARS-CoV-2 IgG (1st IS)…

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Immunoassays

Beckman Coulter – Access High Sensitivity Troponin I (hsTnI)

Highlights:The Access hsTnI assay provides the advanced diagnostic capabilities necessary to aid physicians in diagnosing at risk patients for acute myocardial infarction earlier and discharging ­non-acute patients faster.In comparison to standard troponin assays, high-sensi­tivity assays demonstrate significantly improved precision at and below the 99th percentile upper reference limit…

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Immunoassays

Beckman Coulter – Access 2 Immunoassay System

Dimensions: 500 × 900 × 610 mm (h × w × d)Weight: 91 kgSample throughput: Up to 100 / hAssays: > 50 pre-programmed, bar-coded immunoassay methodsHighlights:Designed to have the robustness of a reference-lab immunoassay analyzer in the convenient size of a benchtop instrument, the Access 2 delivers quality, reliability and speed without sacrificing valuable floor space.…

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Immunoassays

Mindray - CL-8000i Chemiluminescence Immunoassay System

Dimensions: 2305 × 1150 × 1180 mm (w × h × d)(Single module + SD)Weight: 789 kg (Single module + SDM)Sample throughput: 500 tests/hSample position: 300Reagent position: 36Assays: 67Highlights:The CL-8000i is an upgraded immunoassay analyzer with high throughput up to 500T/H. CL-8000i helps improve medical quality and operational efficiency using technologies such as VU-Mix…

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Immunoassays

Lifotronic – Automated ECL Immunoassay Analyzer eCL 9000

Dimensions: 1282 × 1000 × 1665 mm (h × w × d)Weight: 550 kgSample loading capacity: 150 samples + 15 STAT positionsReagent loading capacity: 40 reagent kitsSample throughput: 300 tests/hHighlights:Electrochemiluminescence (ECLIA) methodologyHigh accuracy and sensitivityWide application rangePerfect quality control systemFully automatic operationLCD color tough screen &…

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Immunoassays

Beckman Coulter – UniCel DxI 800 Access Immunoassay System

Dimensions: 1,700 × 1,710 × 970 mm (h × w × d)Weight: 630 kgSample throughput: Up to 400 tests / hAssays: > 50 preprogrammed, bar-codedimmunoassay methodsHighlights:The UniCel DxI 800 includes proven chemiluminescent technology and one of the highest throughput systems available on the market. High-volume labs can decrease process steps and improve turnaround time by…

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Integrated Systems

Siemens Healthineers – Dimension EXL 200 Integrated Chemistry Systems

Highlights:Dimension EXL 200 Integrated Chemistry System integrates chemistry and immunoassay testing in a compact system ideal for smaller-sized laboratories. Consolidate testing with a broad menu, including cardiac, thyroid, and automated-pretreatment immunosuppressive drugassays. Transition easily and correlate results between core and satellite labs using the partnership of the Atellica…

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Automation

Siemens Healthineers - Atellica Integrated Automation

Highlights:Atellica Integrated Automation provides integrated automation in 6 m2. By integrating automation into Atellica Solution* chemistry and immunoassay analyzers with little or no additional footprint, labs can automate several tasks associated with chemistry and immunoassay testing. The system provides intelligent software, decapping, and independent control over samples with the…

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Automation

Siemens Healthineers – Aptio Automation

Highlights:Aptio Automation combines intelligent technologies with Siemens Healthineers workflow expertise in adaptable, multidisciplinary track designs with intelligent routing, single-sample flow and primary tube sampling. Choose from a selection of pre- and post-analytical processing modules and automation-ready chemistry, immunoassay, hematology, hemostasis and specialty testing analyzers.…

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Infertility

Beckman Coulter launches Access AMH Advanced

Beckman Coulter announced the launch of an AMH test that uses a validated cut-off to aid in the assessment of poor ovarian response. This new assay helps clinicians predict poor ovarian response in those who plan to undergo controlled ovarian stimulation as part of an in vitro fertilisation (IVF) protocol.

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Labs processing 2,000 to 5,000 tests a day

Workflow automation solutions for mid-volume laboratories

Clinical diagnostics company Beckman Coulter announced the European launch of the DxA 5000 Fit, a workflow-automation solution designed to fit into medium-sized labs that run fewer than 5,000 tests a day. The clinical laboratory has gone through trial by fire in 2020, where total testing was 245% of baseline volumes, with ~55% being SARS-CoV-2 molecular tests. Despite vaccines, many industry…

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After overcoming a Corona infection

Covid-19: Study on long-term antibody protection

Does overcoming a SARS-CoV-2 infection protect against reinfection? The “Rhineland Study”, a population-based study conducted by DZNE in the Bonn area, is now providing new findings in this regard. Blood samples taken last year indicate that an important component of immunity – the levels of specific neutralizing antibodies against the coronavirus - had dropped in most of the study…

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POC Troponin I analysis

Expediting the diagnosis of heart attack

Siemens Healthineers announced the company's Atellica VTLi Patient-Side Immunoassay Analyzer has obtained CE mark and is expected to be available later this spring. The Atellica VTLi analyzer provides lab standard, high-sensitivity cardiac troponin I (hs-cTnI) test results to clinicians in eight minutes using a patient's fingerstick blood sample. With this industry first technology, Siemens…

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Coronavirus infection response

SARS-CoV-2 IgG II antibody test launched in CE Mark countries

Clinical diagnostics company Beckman Coulter launched its Access SARS-CoV-2 IgG II assay in countries accepting the CE Mark. The new Access SARS-CoV-2 IgG II assay quantitatively measures a patient’s level of antibodies in response to a previous SARS-CoV-2 infection. The ability to establish a quantitative baseline to evaluate an individual’s immune response to the SARS-CoV-2 virus allows…

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High-sensitivity troponin I assay

Speeding up diagnosis of myocardial infarction

The new generation troponin I assay unveiled by Beckman Coulter is helping improve heart attack diagnosis. Delivering high sensitivity, and rapid result turnaround times, every element of the Access hsTnI assay has been redeveloped and updated, including the antibodies and the paramagnetic particles used. As specialists in developing and manufacturing products that simplify and automate complex…

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Coronavirus assay receives CE Mark

Quantitative Covid-19 test to measure neutralizing antibodies

Siemens Healthineers announced its SARS-CoV-2 IgG Antibody Test (sCOVG) has proven to measure neutralizing antibodies and has achieved CE Mark. The test is an enhanced version of the assay which became available globally this summer. It demonstrates the ability to detect neutralizing antibodies and reports quantitative results measuring the amount of neutralizing antibodies present in a patient's…

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Cardiac troponin I concentration measured at POC

Triage aided by a quick sensitive test

Large proportions of patients can be safely triaged either to rule out discharge or rule in lifesaving management – if following the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Guidelines Class I recommendation of two serial measurements of hs-cTnI on admission and after one hour, if there are assay specific cut off values for the 0/1 algorithms. The Pathfast hs-cTNI assay is an approved system to…

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In countries accepting CE Mark

Beckman Coulter launches SARS-CoV-2 IgM antibody test

Beckman Coulter announced the launch of its Access SARS-CoV-2 Immunoglobulin M (IgM) assay in countries accepting the CE Mark. The new IgM antibody test demonstrated 99.9% specificity with 1,400 negative samples and 100% sensitivity at >18 days post symptom onset and post positive PCR. Beckman Coulter’s IgM assay is part of a full suite of testing solutions the company is developing to…

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Quality aspects

Lab automation – economic aspects and Covid-19

The academic teaching Karlsruhe Hospital, at the University of Freiburg, is the largest hospital providing tertiary care in the Middle Upper Rhine Valley. Every year, 63,000 in-patients and 180,000 out-patients are treated in the 1,500-bed facility with 50 departments and 30 out-patient clinics. Inevitably, a hospital of this size has a central lab. We spoke with Dr Horst Mayer, managing senior…

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Review sheds doubt

Major flaws in evidence base for COVID-19 antibody tests found

Major weaknesses exist in the evidence base for COVID-19 antibody tests, finds a review of the latest research published by The BMJ. The evidence is particularly weak for point-of-care tests (performed directly with a patient, outside of a laboratory) and does not support their continued use, say the researchers. Serological tests to detect antibodies against COVID-19 could improve diagnosis and…

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COVID-19 diagnostics

SARS-CoV-2 IgG antibody test receives FDA Emergency Use Authorization

Beckman Coulter announced that its Access SARS-CoV-2 IgG assay has received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Beckman Coulter has already shipped tests to more than 400 hospitals, clinics and diagnostics laboratories in the U.S., and has begun distribution of the new antibody test globally to countries that accept the FDA EUA and CE Mark. The…

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COVID-19 detection

New analyzer detects virus antibodies in 20 minutes

Researchers at Hokkaido University have succeeded in detecting anti-avian influenza virus antibody in blood serum within 20 minutes, using a portable analyzer they have developed to conduct rapid on-site bio tests. If a suitable reagent is developed, this technology could be used to detect antibodies against SARS-CoV-2, the causative virus of COVID-19.

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Volunteering against the coronavirus

Scientists on Standby portal to support COVID-19 testing recruitment

Scientists on Standby has been rapidly conceptualised and launched in response to the COVID-19 crisis and in anticipation of the increasing pressure on UK diagnostic testing laboratories and facilities in the coming weeks and months. The portal enables scientists with relevant skills and experience to volunteer their time, expertise and support for COVID-19 screening and testing.

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IgM/IgG identification

Coronavirus antibody test in development

In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Beckman Coulter announced that it is developing assays to identify IgM and IgG antibodies to the coronavirus or SARS-CoV-2. The assays will be designed for use on any of its high-throughput Access family of immunoassay systems, including the Access 2 and DxI series installed globally. Research has shown that after infection with SARS-CoV-2, viral…

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Lab advances against doping

A powerful tool for sports drug testing

Due to the scientific and technical developments in recombinant DNA technology and protein engineering since the early 1980s, therapeutic proteins have emerged as one of the most important classes of new pharmaceuticals. Currently, more than 200 protein and peptide based drugs have gained approval by the USA’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and many more are under preclinical or clinical…

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Immunoassay

The quantitative measurement of cardiac troponin I concentration

Pathfast hs-cTnI is a chemi-luminescent enzyme immunoassay (CLEIA) for the quantitative measurement of cardiac troponin I (cTnI) concentration in whole blood or plasma at the point-of-care (POC). Reagents are single use in all-in-one cartridges and up to six tests in parallel can be analysed,’ the manufacturer Mitsubishi reports. ‘Low concentrations of cTnI can be analysed by using high…

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Laboratory workflow

Sophisticated tech transforms Spanish lab

Touring the laboratory at the Clínic de Barcelona Hospital, Dr José Luis Bedini revealed how the latest Siemens Healthineers technology has transformed workflow to deliver quicker results, improve efficiency, conserve energy, and thus make the team of technicians very happy! In recent months the Core Lab Operative Area at Hospital Clínic de Barcelona has undergone a transformation due to the…

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IT Solutions

Siemens Healthineers shows the power of data in the lab at AACC 2019

At the 71st AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo, Siemens Healthineers features in Booth #1039 its innovative IT solutions to combat the laboratory’s staffing challenges, limited budgets, and the increasing complexity in sample management and testing. “We will be demonstrating the power of our broad IT offerings and how the data they deliver, and artificial intelligence, can…

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Innovations for the clinic

Thermo Fisher Scientific showcases clinical lab equipment at AACC 2019

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is showcasing its latest instruments, assays and software for improving speed, accuracy and usability across clinical and research labs during the 71st American Association for Clinical Chemistry Annual Scientific Meeting and Clinical Laboratory Exposition (AACC 2019). Thermo Fisher is exhibiting in booth 2110 at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, Calif., August…

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Hematology

Early sepsis indicator helps identifying patients at risk

The critical element of testing for sepsis lies not so much in the location but in the timing and rapidity of results, according to Professor Jeannine T. Holden from Beckman Coulter Early identification enables treatment protocols to be delivered more quickly, offering better patient outcomes. Those most at risk, suggests Holden, are not patients within the intensive care unit – who are already…

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Improvement of cardiac care

Rapid myocardial infarction verification

The use of troponin assays to rule in or rule out myocardial infarction (MI) rapidly is critical on several levels. The quick result can reassure the patient that they have not had a heart attack and can return home safely; or, in the event of MI, the relevant treatment can start very soon. It also ensures that clinicians can make the right decision with confidence. Troponin levels have been the…

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To the core

Mass spec needs experienced operators

As mass spectrometry proves to be a more consistent and accurate tool in biochemical measures, with acknowledged advantages over immunoassays, its role in diagnostics has escalated. Headed by Professor Ruth Andrew, the pioneering Mass Spectrometry Core Facility at the University of Edinburgh, aims to offer researchers access to expert scientists and specialist resources to support clinical…

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Liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry

LC-MS: Calling for easy-to-use platforms

Liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC-MS) is an established powerful tool in routine clinical use and clinical research. However, to further capitalise on its benefits, instrument and consumables vendors should continue to improve accessibility and ease-of-use, according to Dr Debadeep Bhattacharyya, senior marketing manager for clinical and forensic at Thermo Fisher Scientific. Remarkable…

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Heroin, fentanyl, carfentanyl

Mass Spec detects illicit drugs

As a synthetic opioid approved for treating severe pain, fentanyl has shown clear medical benefits. However, in recent years, continuous abuse of fentanyl and its derived analogues substances has become a major public health issue – overdoses and deaths associated with illicitly-manufactured fentanyl rose dramatically.

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Mass spectrometry in patient care

LC-MS/MS: Why qualitatively high-value analysis is cheaper in the end

In the past, we repeatedly focused our attention on developments in the clinical application of mass spectrometry-based methods in patient care. Various aspects became significant. Today, the use of Liquid Chromatography Triple Quad Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) for therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) can be considered today’s standard, although classically applied immunoassays continue to be…

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New hematologic biomarker

FDA clearance for early sepsis indicator

A major milestone on its strategic mission to lead in sepsis diagnostics, Beckman Coulter announced that its Early Sepsis Indicator has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Sepsis is a global healthcare crisis that affects more than 30 million people worldwide. The Early Sepsis Indicator is a first-of-its-kind, hematology-based cellular biomarker that is…

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Pathology testing

Multimillion-Dollar investment in the Atellica Solution in Australia

Integrated healthcare provider Primary Health Care has joined forces with Siemens Healthineers to deploy more than 70 Atellica Solution immunoassay and clinical chemistry analyzers. This marks Siemens Healthineers largest contract for in vitro diagnostics testing in Australia, and one of its most robust sales of the Atellica Solution. The analyzers are integrated with Atellica Diagnostics IT…

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Testing technology

Vitamin D testing: LC-MS outperforms immunoassays

In recent years, clinicians have increasingly focused on vitamin D deficiency. Studies show that previous reference values – particularly for Vitamin D3 – were most probably set too high. Liquid chromatography with mass spectrometry (LC-MS) can help achieve more precise measurements of vitamin D levels than previously established immunoassay procedures, explains Dr Torsten Binscheck-Domass,…

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Lab equipment

It takes a team

Clinical laboratories need to meet greater testing demands, improve efficiency, and deliver reliable, high-quality results, while at the same time, facing an increasing shortage of skilled employees and growing budget constraints. Both patient and physician satisfaction are frequently tied to the time it takes to receive lab test results. In a recent survey commissioned by Siemens Healthineers,…

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Lab equipment

Atellica Solution gets 'thumbs up' from early adopters

Clinical laboratories are challenged to meet greater testing demands, improve efficiency, and deliver reliable, high-quality results, while facing an increasing shortage of skilled employees and growing budget constraints. Recognizing that technology can play a critical role in addressing each of these challenges, Siemens Healthineers brought to market the Atellica Solution immunoassay and…

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Combined power

LC-MS research and routine use

LC/MS, i.e. the combination of liquid chromatography (LC) with mass spectrometry (MS) – an analytical method developed primarily for environmental analysis and live science – remains a keen topic in the medical laboratory. In recent European Hospital issues, we have outlined various reasons why this procedure is in increasingly popular in the medical lab. Here we continue with an interview…

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Clinical practice

LC-MS/MS enters the medical laboratory

Over the last four years, Dr Thomas Stimpfl and his team have integrated mass spectrometry into routine analysis. The analytical technique liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry (LC-MS) combines the physical separation capabilities of liquid chromatography (or HPLC) with the mass analytical capabilities of mass spectrometry (MS). LC- and MS procedures were not originally developed for…

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Mass spectrometry

Analytics meets diagnostics

Up to the early 16th century, essentially medical diagnostics was limited to uroscopy – the observation of a urine sample in a uroscopy flask with a candle providing light. One hundred years later, the first microscopes were developed and from then on the development of technical devices and instruments boomed. Combining chromatography instruments and mass spectrometers began with the sole…

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Immunoassay and clinical chemistry analyzers

This is why laboratories worldwide adopt the Atellica Solution

LBM Bioesterel in France, Arcispedale S. Maria Nuova in Italy and Friarage Hospital in the United Kingdom are among the first laboratories to install the Atellica Solution immunoassay and clinical chemistry analyzers. The trending motivators for installing the latest innovation from Siemens Healthineers include the unprecedented flexibility to automate redundant and complex procedures to simplify…

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Analytics meets diagnostics

A brief history of mass spectrometry

Up to the early 16th century, essentially medical diagnostics was limited to uroscopy – the observation of a urine sample in a uroscopy flask with a candle providing light. In a visual examination the doctor would determine the colour of the urine as well as cloudiness and precipitates, followed by a smell and taste test. The information he gathered provided the basis of his diagnosis. 100…

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Point-of-care testing

Advancing lateral flow immunoassays

‘Lateral flow immunoassays (LFIs) have evolved rapidly in the past 30 years, from the original crude and simple qualitative tests, to more complex multi-analyte and quantitative assays,’ reports BBI Solutions, a firm that has been raising the performance of lateral flow tests with the development of technologies for next generation diagnostics.

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Augmenting antibody services and assay development

Acquisition: BBI gains MBS

BBI Solutions (BBI), immunoassay developer and reagent supplier, acquired Maine Biotechnology Services Inc. (MBS) in July 2017, adding antibody development to the firm’s end to end assay development services. This also strengthens BBI’s reagents antibodies portfolio, providing a wide range of high quality biomarkers for infectious disease.

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Clinical Laboratory Auto­mation Module

Highly flexible automated sample preparation module for LC-MS / MS

While IA’s (Immunoassay) has been the most used technic for clinical analysis, the shift to LC-MS / MS is constantly increasing for several type of analysis like immunosuppressant, vitamin D or steroids panel, but also for several new assays including anti-coagulants, anti­biotics, plasma renin activity, etc. The change from Immunoassay to LC-MS / MS could have been faster if sample…

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Clinical testing

Total laboratory automation with Tosoh and DiaSys

Tosoh and DiaSys announce a collaboration for clinical laboratory testing with the combination of Tosoh’s new generation analyzers (AIA-CL1200 for immunoassay and G11 for HbA1c) and DiaSys’ BioMajesty JCA-BM6010 / C. Instruments are linked through Evoline and Evoline Manager, Tosoh’s open laboratory automation and middleware solution. The collaboration addresses current requirements…

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Mass spectrometry

SCIEX announces first FDA-cleared Vitamin D assay kit

SCIEX Diagnostics, the in vitro diagnostics division of SCIEX, a global leader in mass spectrometry in the life sciences industry, announced the first and only FDA-cleared (via the de novo pathway) LC-MS based Vitamin D assay kit, the Vitamin D 200M Assay, exclusively for the SCIEX Topaz System. The Topaz System is a fully integrated LC-MS platform driven by ClearCore MD, the new and intuitive…

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Immunoassay

CLIA: Advancement and market dynamic

With the combination of the basic principle of radioimmunoassay, high sensitive chemiluminescence and high specific immunoassay, the year 1977 saw the emergence of a new technology-Chemiluminescence Immunoassay (CLIA) which provided one of the best solutions for the quantification of specimens from a complex mixture with the non-radioactive nature, making it an advantage to replace RIA in…

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Innovation

A swift new lab automation system

‘Every single hour, more than 200,000 people worldwide are being diagnosed or treated with our devices,’ Michael Reitermann, COO of Siemens Healthineers, proudly reports. No reason, however, for Siemens to rest on its laurels. Quite the contrary: the company continues to drive innovation.

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Lateral flow immunoassay

Up to 10-fold increase in assay sensitivity

BBI Solutions has launched Morffi, a novel conjugate blocking technology that enhances signal intensity and improves the sensitivity of lateral flow immunoassaysThe technology, developed in-house by BBI Solutions scientists, improves the limit of detection of an assay, providing an increase in sensitivity of up to ten times and a faster time to result.

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Automation

Proven Practices for Lab Automation Success

Cost constraints, higher workloads, and a shortage of qualified staff are three distinct market trends driving demand for greater efficiency in the laboratory. The goals of automation are to make workflow more efficient, improve the turnaround time and predictability, and reduce errors - all while accommodating future growth. Automation also frees up staff for other activities. Report: Franz Walt

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Management

Consolidating with Randox Quality Control

Quality Control is our passion and with more than 30 years' experience developing QC for the in vitro diagnostics market we believe in producing high quality material that can help streamline procedures, whilst saving money for laboratories of all sizes and budgets. These qualities have been reflected in our RIQAS External Quality Assessment (EQA) programmes which, as outlined in Case Study 1,…

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SCIEX QTRAP 6500 LC-MS/MS

System demonstrates sensitivity in method development

SCIEX announced today that Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark has invested in SCIEX QTRAP 6500 technology to develop novel mass spectrometry-based assays for clinical research laboratories. Scientists at the hospital’s Department of Clinical Biochemistry are using the QTRAP 6500 LC-MS/MS system for advanced clinical research, due to its exceptional sensitivity and selectivity, which are…

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Automation

Siemens and Inpeco extend long-term partnership

Today, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics and Inpeco signed a new contract that extends the companies’ long-lasting status as preferred partners in laboratory automation. Siemens and Inpeco will be working closely together to design and deliver complex, custom solutions to help our customers meet their business and clinical needs.

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Swiss Army Knife for Laboratories

Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry

During the past 15 years, liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) has evolved into a vital technology used to perform routine tests in many clinical laboratories. Historically, LC-MS/MS had been used primarily by research, pharmaceutical, or commercial laboratories; however, advances in the technology, decreasing costs for basic systems, intelligible software, an increased…

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Best Places to Work

A laboratory fit for a future decade

Fostering a collaborative way of working won the UK’s Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust recognition as an elite public sector healthcare employer, recently judged one of the top 100 ‘Best Places to Work’. The trust, led by chief executive Susan Acott, has created an energy-driven, patient-focused culture within the hospital, reflected by staff at all levels. This has been the driving force…

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Mass Spectrometry

Connected components are not enough

Bringing liquid chromatography and tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) testing into clinical laboratories has been a slow process but continues to show promise to help improve patient care. The medical device industry is on the edge of fundamental breakthroughs that can help drive the adoption into more mainstream clinical laboratories. We recently sat down with Dr Bori Shushan, Mass Spectrometry…

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IVD Market

Santa’s bag full of cash

We are seeing great priority shifts in China’s funding for R&D and manufacturing expansion. Even the agency responsible for selecting the recipients has changed, Jie Ren reports from the Beijing-based market analysis consultancy Whitney Research Inc. Report: John Brosky

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Laboratory automation

On the leading edge of automation for medical laboratory testing, Siemens Healthcare rolled out an impressive suite of new products at IFCC WorldLab 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey that are ‘exactly aligned, and even anticipate, customer needs in central lab operations,’ according to Franz Walt, CEO for the Chemistry, Immunoassay, Automation and Diagnostics IT business unit within Siemens’…

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An international impact on immunoassay

Snibe, the Shenzhen New Industries Biomedical Engineering Company Ltd., is a leading Chinese biomedical technology company dedicated to developing and manufacturing clinical laboratory equipment and in vitro reagents. Founded 18 years ago and a growing force in the Chinese market, the firm is based in Shenzhen, China’s fourth largest city, situated in Guangdong Province.

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Siemens launches ‘Aptio’ at AACC 2012

Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics launched Aptio™ Automation¹, the company’s next generation laboratory automation platform, at the 2012 AACC and ASCLS Annual Meetings and Clinical Lab Expo in Los Angeles, July 15 – 19 (Booth #1701). Aptio Automation promises to transform laboratory operations by combining Siemens’ industry-leading workflow expertise with peak performance, adaptability and…

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Molecular diagnoses will become routine

Molecular diagnostics is one of the most important technological advances in clinical diagnostics, seeing the €3.6 billion market grow 10% in constant currency (CC) in 2010 and predicted continual growth well above the diagnostic industry rates. The recipe for success in this field lies in three critical components: core technology, automation and menu. During our interview with Marc Meyer, the…

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Samsung to become leading medical equipment company

To gain a deeper understanding of Asian and especially South Korean innovations in the healthcare market EUROPEAN HOSPITAL visited the 28th Korea International Medical and Hospital Equipment Show (KIMES) on 16 to 19 February. Executive Director Daniela Zimmermann had the opportunity to speak with Jae-Moon Jo, team leader in medical equipment development and Senior Vice President of Samsung…

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Siemens Fully Automated ADVIA Centaur Syphilis Assay Receives CE Marketing Approval

Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics announced today that its ADVIA Centaur® Syphilis Assay1 for the detection of antibodies against Treponema pallidum, a bacterium known to cause the sexually-transmitted disease, syphilis, has been CE-marked. Now, laboratories outside the United States can equip themselves with a new testing tool for this serious condition and drive additional workflow and efficiency…

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Four automated immunosuppressant drug tests on one integrated system

Following CE mark registration to sell a fully-automated Mycophenolic acid (MPAT) test for use on the Dimension integrated chemistry systems*, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics has become the first to offer the consolidation of four fully-automated immunosuppressant drug (ISD) tests -- Mycophenolic acid, Cyclosporine, Tacrolimus and Sirolimus – used to monitor organ transplant patients.

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Partnership delivers improvements in pathology services

Southampton University Hospitals’ Department of Laboratory Medicine has recently transformed the way it delivers its pathology service, becoming one of the largest automation installations in the National Health Service to operate under a managed service contract. This has contributed significantly to the development of a strengthened and expanded pathology network across Southern England.

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Beckman Coulter sold

USA - Over the past couple of decades, due to acquisitions California-based Beckman Coulter Inc has became one of the world’s largest manufacturers of in vitro diagnostics analysers and automation for clinical pathology laboratories. Now, in a US$6.8 billion transaction, including debt and cash acquired, the company itself been acquired by the Danaher Corporation of Washington, D.C.

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Advancing POC diagnostics

Improvements in microfluidics and detection technologies are beginning to expand the range of point-of-care diagnostics beyond simple blood chemistry tests to sophisticated immuno-assays and molecular diagnostics. Though yet to see much adoption in European hospitals, these point-of-care (POC) diagnostics are coming into use in the USA, initially in emergency rooms and ICUs where fast results are…

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The future of mass spectrometry in laboratory medicine

The world consists of molecules – so do we. With the progression of measurement tools such as microscopes, centrifuges, or spectrometers, mankind is becoming better and better in identifying the substances from which our world is made. Today, with the technical developments in mass spectrometry, biomolecules can be weighted with the highest precision and accuracy ever known, placing it among…

Cancer screening made simple

Current cervical cancer screening is time consuming and expensive, but now new breakthrough technology developed by European researchers should allow large-range screening by non-medical personnel with almost immediate results and at a much lower cost.

AACC 2010

California, USA: 20,000 visitors and 700 manufacturers showing products in almost 2000 booths at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) annual meeting (July 5-29, 2010) underlined the importance of this, the world’s largest gathering of clinical laboratory professionals.

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A journey towards full automation

St Jude Medical Center, in Fullerton, California, has always taken pride in its reputation as one of Southern California’s most respected and technologically advanced hospitals. With 384 licensed beds and over 700 physicians the centre offers a comprehensive array of services and programmes, including cardiac, stroke care, a breast and cancer centres, full maternity services, orthopaedic…

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Polish blood banks counting on Ortho Clinical Diagnostics

The newest laboratory system from Ortho Clinical Diagnostics is a big success: 32 VITROS 3600 immunoassay systems are going to be used in 15 of a total of 21 blood banks in Poland in the future. They will enable roughly 800,000 blood tests to be carried out each year. This next-generation diagnosis platform is based on VITROS technologies, the best in the world, thus meeting the demands of modern…

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Beckman Coulter to aquire lab-based Diagnostics business from Olympus Corporation

Beckman Coulter, Inc., a leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of products that simplify, automate, and innovate complex biomedical tests, and Olympus Corporation, a Tokyo-headquartered precision technology leader, creating innovative opto-digital solutions in healthcare, life science and consumer electronics products, announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement…

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Changing the way we live

Marcel van Kasteel MBA, is VP of Philips and CEO of Handheld Immunoassays, a Philips Incubator venture in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, which recently announced that, by the end of this year, the first device to test for drug abuse will be marketed that will make on the spot testing simple and quick for use by the police.

On-the-spot multi-task lab-on-a-chip

A new lab-on-chip system, the ivD-platform, which quickly determines, on site, the contents and parameters of biological samples, such as blood or saliva, with the help of immunoassay or DNA analysis, was presented at Biotechnica this autumn.

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Seven years of lab re-organisation

Barcelona, Spain - The Hospital Clinic is a tertiary level University Hospital that provides a broad range of services, from basic healthcare coverage to 550,000 people, to academic and advanced research activities. Hospital Clinic is a leading institution in certain pathologies, being the reference for Spain in different areas.

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AACC emphasises preventive diagnostics

San Diego, California - 20,000 international physicians, scientists and other visitors travelled to the Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) in July, and 750 exhibitors emphasised the increasing importance of this gathering

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Beckman Coulter Launches the UniCel® DxI 600 at EuroMedLab 2007

Beckman Coulter, Inc. has launched the next analyser in its series of in vitro diagnostic offerings, the UniCel® DxI 600 Access® Immunoassay System, an innovative immunochemistry instrument designed for mid-volume laboratories, a segment which represents more than 45 percent of the immunodiagnostic testing market, worldwide.

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Beckman Coulter Launches the UniCel® DxI 600

Beckman Coulter has launched the next analyzer in its growing family of UniCel® systems, the UniCel DxI 600 Access® Immunoassay System. This instrument is designed for mid-volume laboratories, a segment which represents more than 45 percent of the immunodiagnostic testing market, worldwide.

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Company Round-up

Siemens Medical Solutions strengthens its diagnostics devision, J&J wins stent patent appeal over Boston Scientific and Medtronic, Leica extends its product range and GE Healthcare cooperates with Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität in Munich as a reference center and strategic partner in developing cell-based assay modes.

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Automated analyses

Advia LabCell Modular Automation Systems integrate clinical chemistry, immunodiagnostics, haematology, urinalysis, and other hospital and laboratory areas.

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Romania

In preparation for EU entry, Romania's laboratories are in the process of raising standards.

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