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Blood: banking, collection, instruments; and donor systems.

Automated PFH

An in vitro diagnostic DiscretPak Plasma-free Hemoglobin (PFH) reagent test kit for automated analyzers is available. Made specifically for widely used discrete chemistry analyzers, this multipurpose, automated PFH method removes much of the imprecision of current manual tests. For high-volumes, 125-mL to 1,000-mL sizes are available; for low-volumes, 25 mL to 50 mL; all methods require only a single reagent. Reagents are formulated mainly as stable liquid but can be formulated as dry blends. It takes only three to five minutes to dissolve all DiscretPak reagents. Extended linearity provides for reductions in repeat rates; and minimizes manual sample dilutions and attendant potential for introducing errors, analytical and clerical labor, and additional supplies.

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Shorten TAT for blood-bank samples

The StatSpin Express 3 High-Speed Centrifuge shortens turnaround time for blood typing and screening by seven to eight minutes. It spins at 7,200 rpm and provides quality samples in only two minutes compared to traditional equipment that takes a minimum of 10 minutes. With just three settings, the StatSpin Express 3 is simple to use. Select two-, three-, or five-minute button and press "start." The unit "beeps" when spinning stops. The lid remains locked, for safety's sake, until the rotor comes to a complete stop. Process as many as eight samples at once in tubes from 1.5mL to 10mL in size.

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Next-gen model expands menu

The TANGO/optimo Automated Blood Bank analyzer is now marketing its expanded test menu. Already approved for patient and donor ABO/Rh testing, antibody screening using a pooled, two-or three-cell screen, and donor ABO and RH confirmation testing, the expanded test menu options include antibody ID-8 and ID-11 cell panels; weak D testing; Rh and Kell phenotyping; cross match; and direct antiglobulin test. This next-generation analyzer offers seven-day, on-board storage of liquid and microplate reagents, and has advanced intuitive features, including automated quality-control testing, batch validation, on-demand volume verification, automated, streamlined maintenance, and new reporting capabilities.

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Analyzer for small labs

The BC-3200 Auto Hermatology Analyzer, with closed-tube sampling technology and a small frame, is ideal for small laboratories. An easy-to-use instrument with its automatic analysis cycle and "intelligent" alarm (sounds when the wrong tube is used), the BC-3200 has automatic internal and external needle cleaning. It has a four-position tube holder for sampling, along with a micro sampling of 13 [micro]L and comes equipped with comprehensive QC programs and fully automatic calibration. The BC-3200 can house 35,000 patient results with a histogram, and conveniently displays patient data for review on a large, color LCD. It also offers a customizable, programmable multiformat print-out.

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Technology in a tube

A new website featuring this company's line of blood-collection tubes was announced recently. CytoChex BCT is designed for the preservation of whole-blood samples for immunophenotyping by flow cytometry. This direct-draw collection tube contains a preservative that maintains the integrity of cellular CD markers for up to seven days. FDA-cleared for collection, transport, and storage of HIV-infected patient samples, and preserves the HIV CD panel of markers for up to 14 days at room temperature. Not yet cleared for diagnostic procedures are Rare-Cell BCT. Cell-Free DNA BCT, another of the company's products, is for research only.

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Track blood products beyond blood bank

BloodTrack is a comprehensive suite of solutions that extends control of blood products beyond the blood bank. BloodTrack Courier is a kiosk-based system used at remote refrigerators to electronically track blood units and monitor inventory levels, while BloodTrack HemoSafe is an automated 150-compartment refrigerator that provides controlled allocation of blood in locations such as the operating room and/or the emergency room. Once the blood unit arrives at the bedside, nurses use a hand-held PDA with BloodTrack Tx to scan the blood unit and the patient's bar-coded wristband to ensure the right patient receives the right blood.

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Small to full-size centrifuge packages

From this full line of centrifuges for spinning blood tubes, application-specific packages combine a centrifuge with the appropriate rotor and accessories, and have been developed to provide optimized performance and convenience. Packages range in capacity from eight to 78 blood tubes and range from small to full-size benchtop models. A variety of other clinical and blood-bank applications may be performed, and this comprehensive line allows users to choose the best package based on capacity needs, bench space available, and budget. All centrifuges offer quiet performance with microprocessor-controlled, digital operation. Many have programmable speed and time, RPM/RCF changeover, and are capable of storing between three and 98 complete programs

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Practical, time-saving solution

The VACUETTE QUICKSHIELD Complete Plus takes the guesswork out of venipuncture. The "flash" window that provides visual confirmation of a successful vein penetration makes this product unique. QUICKSHIELD Complete Plus can help eliminate needle manipulation in the vein. It is no longer necessary to thread in the needle; and by simply removing the protective cap from the needle, the holder is ready to use. The QUICKSHIELD Complete Plus safety tube holder comes with pre-attached VACUETTE VISIO PLUS needle, sterile and single packed, for safe, simple blood collection. Other VACUETTE safety products include safety blood-collection sets and the QUICKSHIELD blood-transfer unit.

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Date:Sep 1, 2008
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