Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc announced the launch of its IH 1000 blood screening system.

The IH 1000 is a fully-automated, high-throughput system designed for the blood transfusion laboratory utilizing the industry accepted gold standard ID-System gel card technology. The new system offers full automation, integrated QC and validation, intuitive software, and walk-away convenience for blood banking laboratories.

"With the introduction of IH 1000, Bio-Rad offers a compelling new system designed specifically for the transfusion laboratory," said John Goetz, Bio-Rad Vice President and Group Manager Clinical Diagnostics. "Our customers who have already worked with the IH 1000 during our testing phase have said the system delivers the highest level of automation as well as improved workflow advantages — without sacrificing the quality of the result."

Source: Bio-Rad Laboratories