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Nihon Kohden Launches Two New Compact Analyzers in Celltac Series.



Tokyo, Japan, Jan 31, 2006 - (JCN) - Nihon Kohden announced on January 30 that it has launched two products, the Celltac alpha (MEK-6400) automated hematology analyzer and the Celltac Chemi (CRP-3100) immunological analyzer.

The Celltac alpha, which is 30% smaller in size than its predecessor, can automatically analyze blood cells using 18 hematological hematological, hematologic

pertaining to or emanating from blood cells.


hematological tests
total and differential white cell counts, hematocrit estimation, erythrocyte count.
 parameters. The Celltac Chemi, which is based on the latex agglutination agglutination, in biochemistry
agglutination, in biochemistry: see immunity.
agglutination, in linguistics
agglutination, in linguistics: see inflection.
 turbidmetric immunoassay, can rapidly measure C-reactive proteins (CRPs) in the blood.

By using the two products together, it is possible to measure hematocrit Hematocrit Definition

The hematocrit measures how much space in the blood is occupied by red blood cells. It is useful when evaluating a person for anemia.
Purpose

Blood is made up of red and white blood cells, and plasma.
, the number of leukocyte leukocyte (l`kəsīt'): see blood.
leukocyte
 or white blood cell or white corpuscle
 and the amount of CRP C-reactive protein (CRP)
A protein present in blood serum in various abnormal states, like inflammation.

Mentioned in: Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

CRP,
n.pr See C-reactive protein.
, which helps diagnose inflammation and infection.

The prices are set at 3,850,000 yen ($32,900) for Celltac alpha and 1,400,000 yen ($11,970) for Celltac Chemi. The company aims to sell more than 8,000 Celltac alpha analyzers and 1,000 Celltac Chemi analyzers in Japan over the next three years.

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