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Lab Operations

Securing the Biobank and Blood Supply

Nearly 5 million people in the United States receive blood transfusions each year, mainly with donations collected, separated, and stored at blood banks. These days both private and institutional blood banks and biobanks are attracting significant amounts of investment, but they’re also facing challenges.

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Products

October 2014: Product News

Featured products include the Aura Elite ductless fume hood from Mystaire Inc, the TransferMan 4r micromanipulator from Eppendorf North America, and the QK30 barcode scanner from Denso ADC.

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Misc. Supplies

Five-Level Assayed Linearity Material

Streck’s A1c-Cellular Linearity, the only commercially available hemoglobin A1c linearity/calibration verification material with intact red blood cells, is now assayed for the Trinity Biotech Premier Hb9210 and Ultra2 instruments.

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Testing/Diagnostics

FDA Approves First Blood Glucose Monitoring System for All Hospital Settings

The StatStrip Glucose hospital meter system from Nova Biomedical is the first blood glucose monitoring system to receive FDA clearance for use throughout all hospital and professional healthcare settings, including intensive care settings, and the only FDA-cleared system for the detection and management of dysglycemia throughout all professional healthcare settings, including critical care.