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PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: March 2013: Chemistry Analyzers

Benchtop Chemistry Analyzer
Small size, fully featured
The CLC480 benchtop chemistry analyzer from Carolina Liquid Chemistries Corp, Winston-Salem, NC, has a small footprint but comes with the features of a floor model. It has an extensive menu and uses Carolina 480 table 2 bkgrndreusable reaction cuvettes. Its own water system eliminates the need for changing reaction cuvettes. The analyzer can detect more than 80 general chemistry tests, including urine drug test and adulterants: 6-AM, AMPH, BARB, BENZ, BUP, CARI*, COCM, COT, EDDP, EtG, ETHA, FENT*, MEP*, METD, METH, OP, OXYC, PCP, PROX, TAP*, TCA, THC, TRAM*, XTSY, ZOL*, aldehyde, BUN, chromate reagent, halogen, nitrite, oxidant, pH reagent, specific gravity, and more (* for forensic use).
Carolina Liquid Chemistries Corp
(877) 722-8910; www.carolinachemistries.com

Chemistry Analyzer
Economical option for new labs
The BS200 chemistry analyzer, distributed by Carolina Liquid Chemistries Corp, Winston-Salem, NC, is Carolina BS200capable of performing up to 225 tests per hour. It offers random access and is automated. The BS200 has bidirectional LIS interface transmission with an optional ISE module and internal bar code reader. It is an economical choice for low-volume laboratories just starting out, with a refrigerated compartment holding 40 samples and 40 reagent positions. The BS200 has a reversed optic system with 8 wavelength: 340~670 nm.
Carolina Liquid Chemistries Corp
(877) 722-8910; www.carolinachemistries.com

Floor Model Chemistry Analyzer
Quiet, energy efficient
The CLC720 chemistry analyzer from Carolina Liquid Chemistries Corp, Winston-Salem, NC, takes up less space, makes less noise, and is more Carolina clc720 hi resenergy efficient, using 20 amps versus 30. Its design includes forward compatible software. The internal modular sections make repairs and maintenance easy. Its software runs on Windows 7 or Windows XP. The analyzer performs up to 550 tests per hour and offers a menu of more than 80 general chemistries to include urine drug tests and adulterants: 6-AM, AMPH, BARB, BENZ, BUP, CARI*, COCM, COT, EDDP, EtG, ETHA, FENT*, MEP*, METD, METH, OP, OXYC, PCP, PROX, TAP*, TCA, THC, TRAM*, UCREA, XTSY, ZOL*, aldehyde, BUN, chromate reagent, halogen, nitrite, oxidant, pH reagent, specific gravity, and more (* for forensic use).
Carolina Liquid Chemistries Corp
(877) 722-8910; www.carolinachemistries.com

Fecal Immunochemical Test Analyzer
Small size, 8-minute turnaround time
The OC-Auto Micro 80 from Polymedco Cancer Diagnostics LLC, Corltandt Manor, NY, is a fully Polymedico OC-Autoautomated FIT (fecal immunochemical test) analyzer detecting human hemoglobin in stool. It performs up to 10 samples per rack and has an 8-minute turnaround time. The completely closed sampling bottle, elimination of dietary restrictions, and single-patient sample increases compliance over guaiac testing. The instrument measures 12.5 inches wide x 21 inches deep x 16.5 inches high, and weighs 57 pounds. Hospitals, laboratories, and physician office laboratories are all suited to use it.
Polymedco Cancer Diagnostics LLC
(800) 431-2123; www.polymedco.com

Fecal Immunochemical Test Analyzer
Performs 280 samples per hour
The OC-Sensor Diana from Polymedco Cancer Diagnostics LLC, Corltandt Manor, NY, is a high-volume, fully automated FIT (fecal immunochemical test) analyzer detecting human Polymedico OC-Sensor Dianahemoglobin in stool. It performs 280 samples per hour with LIS capability. Test results are delivered in approximately 13 minutes and subsequent results are immediate. The completely closed sampling bottle, elimination of dietary restrictions, and single-patient sample increases compliance over guaiac testing. The instrument measures 24.8 inches wide x 22 inches deep x 22 inches high, and weighs 133 pounds. The Diana is best suited for laboratories, reference laboratories, and hospitals.
Polymedco Cancer Diagnostics LLC
(800) 431-2123; www.polymedco.com

Blood Gas/Critical Care Analyzers
Large test menu
The Stat Profile pHOx blood gas/critical care analyzers from Nova StatProfileNova Biomedical, Waltham, Mass, offer a broad test menu. They provide a stat menu that includes blood gases, essential chemistry and hematology, and co-oximetry tests. Individual tests include pH, PCO2, PO2, SO2%, hematocrit, hemoglobin, sodium, potassium, chloride, ionized calcium, ionized magnesium, glucose, BUN, creatinine, lactate, and bilirubin. The Stat Profile was designed for ED personnel, lab personnel, OR, ICU, and any critical care area in the hospital.
Nova Biomedical
(800) 458-5813; www.novabiomedical.com

Automatic Biochemistry And Turbidimetric Analysis
Throughput of 100 tests per hour
The ChemWell-T from Awareness Technology Inc, Palm City, Fla, makes fully automatic biochemistry and turbidimetric analysis economically feasible for lower-Awareness ChemWell-T4610 copythroughput labs, specialty applications, and backup, as well as providing an economical solution for automated vitamin D testing. The PC-controlled, random-access, open system includes easy-to-use software for programming and running assays, panels, and indices with high-level options such as custom-designed reports, patient database, and complete QC package. It has a throughput of 100 tests per hour, and offers removable and interchangeable sections that can accommodate many types of common bottles, vials, and primary tubes required for a wide variety of workloads.
Awareness Technology Inc
(772) 283-6540; www.awaretech.com

Six-Filter Calculating Photometer
System offers versatility, wide range of tests
The Stat Fax 3300 chemistry analyzer from Awareness Technology Inc, Palm City, Fla, is a versatile six-filter (with capacity of eight) calculating photometer for end point and kinetic assays, featuring results Awareness StatFax3300displayed in real time on a large graphic screen. The analyzer offers bichromatic optics, with wavelengths from 340 nm (UV) to 700 nm available. Its 37°C temperature-controlled read cell accommodates round tubes, square cuvettes, or flow cell. Peltier cell cooling with additional temperature selections, and an 18-position incubation block are optional. Data can be transferred to the onboard printer, external printer, PC, or LIS. The analyzer’s memory stores more than 100 test protocols, 512 patient results, along with QC data, and standard curves for recall. It is ideally suited for laboratories that require open-system versatility and an economical solution to a wide range of chemistry testing, or a backup for auto analyzers.
Awareness Technology Inc
(772) 283-6540; www.awaretech.com

Fully Automated Analyzer
Combines biochemistry and EIA in one system
With throughput of up to 200 endpoint tests per hour, ChemWell 2910 from Awareness Technology Inc, Awareness ChemWell2910Palm City, Fla, combines biochemistry and EIA in one system that offers quality, performance, and durability. The analyzer has been used in thousands of clinical labs, research institutions, and industry applications worldwide. Its PC-controlled, random-access, open system includes software for programming and running assays and panels, and has high-level options such as custom-designed reports, patient database, and complete QC package. Versatile reagent and sample racks can accommodate many types of common bottles, vials, and primary tubes required for a wide variety of workloads.
Awareness Technology Inc
(772) 283-6540; www.awaretech.com

Clinical Chemistry System
Designed for mid- to high-volume users
The ADVIA 1800 clinical chemistry system from Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Tarrytown, NY, is an iSiemens  DX ADVIA1800deal solution for mid- to high-volume chemistry analysis. Featuring intuitive new software and capabilities, it delivers power and speed to meet demanding performance need. Its extensive and growing menu allows integration of general clinical chemistry testing with testing for drugs of abuse, therapeutic drug monitoring, special chemistry, and specific proteins such as cystatin C and CardioPhase hsCRP.
Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics
(888) 588-3916; www.usa.siemens.com/diagnostics

Intelligent Lab System
Integrates four technologies into one workstation
The Dimension Vista 1500 and 500 Intelligent Lab Systems from Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Tarrytown, NY, Siemens  DX DimensionVista1500 Angleincorporate customer-driven design to increase operational simplicity, ultra-integration of four technologies in one workstation to enhance productivity, and onboard automation to eliminate manual tasks and free up the time of technicians to address critical issues elsewhere in the laboratory. LOCI Advanced Chemiluminescence Technology offers high sensitivity and quick reaction times.
Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics
(888) 588-3916; www.usa.siemens.com/diagnostics

Integrated Chemistry Systems
Single-tube testing
The Dimension EXL family of integrated chemistry systems from Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Tarrytown, NY, delivers enhanced workflow through sophisticated Siemens  DX DimensionExLintegration that permits simultaneous processing of chemistry and immunoassays, automated testing with no manual preparation, and consolidated workstations. LOCI Advanced Chemiluminescent Technology provides fast, high-quality results, precision, and reliable accuracy. All testing can be done from one tube.
Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics
(888) 588-3916; www.usa.siemens.com/diagnostics