Abbott, Abbott Park, Ill, has introduced Alinity, a harmonized family of next-generation systems across immunoassay, clinical chemistry, point of care, hematology, blood and plasma screening, and molecular diagnostics. The line of products is currently under development and not yet available for sale.

Each Alinity platform will include a number of features designed to help institutions, clinicians, and laboratorians better navigate through a pressure-packed healthcare environment.

Designed with universal, intuitive interfaces as well as common software and hardware, Abbott’s Alinity systems will have the ability to work together, providing greater capacity and simplifying the user experience. Several of the platforms will be designed to run more tests in less space, generate test results faster, and minimize human errors.

“Abbott’s Alinity portfolio is unprecedented in the industry,” says Brian Blaser, executive vice president of diagnostic products at Abbott. “With our unified family of testing instruments, we’ll be able to offer more efficiency, flexibility, and confidence to health systems, and better help doctors and nurses get the results they need to improve decisionmaking and patient care.”

Abbott expects Alinity launches to begin later this year and continue into 2017. The systems are supported by Abbott’s AlinIQ, the first-of-its-kind, combined professional services and informatics solution that assists labs in achieving greater operational productivity with their existing resources. AlinIQ launched worldwide in April 2016.

To develop each next-generation platform, Abbott’s research and development teams engaged with thousands of clinicians, scientists, lab technicians, and healthcare executives.

“Abbott’s Alinity systems are being built from the ground up based on customer insights, using the latest technologies suitable for testing today and in the future,” says Dennis Gilbert, PhD, vice president of research and development for diagnostic products at Abbott. “Whether it’s an easy-to-use software interface, running more tests faster, or the ability to run any test at any time, our Alinity platforms are designed to include these features and more without any compromise in performance or quality.”

The Alinity name is derived from the combination of three key attributes: alignment, innovation, and unity. The suite of products aims to align with customer goals, provide innovative solutions to address the challenges of today while anticipating those in the future, and work in unity, according to the company.

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