Clinical chemistry and immunoturbidimetric system

AMS Diagnostics LLC, Brookfield, Conn, introduces the LIASYS 330, a fast, fully automated random-access clinical chemistry benchtop for labs with small to medium test volumes, or as a backup unit for hospital labs. The analyzer can process up to 330 tests per hour (200 chemistry, plus 130 ISE). It also features durable reaction cuvettes, individually washed and tested by a software-driven QC program, which eliminates possible carryovers and delivers exceptional cost efficiencies without sacrificing the precision and quality of test results while minimizing costs and reducing medical hazardous waste. The system’s user interface allows at-a-glance updates of all system operations, including available results, time to worklist completion, reagent levels, number of remaining tests, and durable cuvette status.

AMS Diagnostics LLC
(866) 419-7839

UniCel DxI 600 Access Immunoassay System

Ideal for labs supporting 200- to 400-bed hospitals

Designed for midvolume laboratories, the UniCel® DxI 600 Access® Immunoassay System from Beckman Coulter, Brea, Calif, has the ability to process up to 200 tests per hour with continuous loading of routine and stat samples. Additionally, the DxI 600 offers an onboard capacity of up to 60 samples with refrigerated storage for 50 reagent packs. The system also features point-in-space pipetting technology aligned with CLSI guidelines and continuous loading capability. The DxI 600 can facilitate workstation consolidation and includes high-quality assays such as AccuTnI® Troponin I and Hybritech® PSA and free PSA. The system uses the same reagent pack as other UniCel and Access immunoassay analyzers.

Beckman Coulter Inc
(800) 352-3433

UniCel DxC 660i Synchron Access Clinical System

Delivers automated parallel processing

The UniCel® DxC 660i Synchron® Access® Clinical System, from Beckman Coulter, Brea, Calif, is a high-volume analyzer incorporating chemistry and immunoassay testing onto a single platform. A member of Beckman Coulter’s UniCel i class family of integrated systems, the DxC 660i processes up to 990 chemistry tests and 200 immunoassay tests per hour. Additionally, the DxC 660i offers a combined onboard capacity of up to 115 different tests from a broad menu of assays. The system features unique ClozCap™ closed-tube aliquotting and closed-tube sampling technology, which requires only a single primary sample to perform chemistry and immunoassay tests.

Beckman Coulter Inc
(800) 352-3433


Large automated immunoassay menu available

The IMMULITE 2000 from Siemens, Deerfield, Ill, is a continuous random-access immunoassay system, designed to handle workloads in medium- to high-volume labs. The analyzer processes up to 200 tests per hour, featuring the largest automated immunoassay menu of routine, specialty, infectious disease, and allergy testing. The system uses enzyme-enhanced chemiluminescence technology along with a proprietary bead washing sequence to obtain quality specificity and detection limits. Workflow-enhancing features such as primary tube sampling, automatic reflex testing, and onboard dilution have been incorporated for speed and efficiency. The system’s open architecture interfaces to Siemens laboratory automation systems (ADVIA® WorkCell, ADVIA® LabCell, StreamLAB, and VersaCell).

(877) 229-3711

AU3000i Chemiluminescent Immunoassay System

Offers up to 4 hours of walkaway time

Olympus, Center Valley, Pa, offers the AU3000i® chemiluminescent immunoassay system, designed for mid- to high-volume labs that may benefit from its large onboard capacity for reagents, consumables, and specimen tubes offering up to 4 hours of walkaway time. The analyzer performs up to 240 tests per hour and features random-access processing and stat interrupt. The analyzer runs on a Windows® operating system and comes complete with touch-screen interface and software with videos, color-coded graphics, and an integrated user’s guide. As part of the standard installation, Olympus SUPPORTVISION® provides Internet-based real-time monitoring for proactive service. Software and racks are standardized between the AU chemistry systems and the AU3000i. The AU3000i is available as a separate workstation or as a workcell connected to AU chemistry systems using TCAutomation™.

Olympus America Inc
(800) 223-0125

ADVIA Centaur XP

Performs up to 240 tests per hour

The ADVIA Centaur XP system from Siemens, Deerfield, Ill, is a fully automated, high-throughput immunoassay system. The system can perform up to 240 tests per hour to keep pace with peak load times. The system provides a portfolio of 65 disease-state assays, including cardiovascular, infectious disease, oncology, fertility, thyroid, anemia, tumor markers, therapeutic drugs, and other assays. The system is always ready with no-pause loading of reagents, samples, and supplies for continuous operation. The analyzer is automation ready, with direct-to-track sampling, allowing it to grow with labs. It provides not only onboard capacity but the flexibility to expand into automation when the lab’s needs change.

(877) 229-3711

Evidence Investigator

Benchtop semiautomated analyzer

The Evidence Investigator™ from Randox, Oceanside, Calif, is a benchtop semiautomated analyzer that utilizes Biochip Array Technology for multianalyte testing. The system has a throughput of 162 samples per hour, multiplied by the number of tests performed per biochip. A single 9 mm2 biochip acts as the reaction vessel, replacing multiple cuvettes. The company’s biochips hold up to 25 tests. The analyzer is suitable for use in a wide variety of settings, such as multiplexing for use in research, pharmaceutical, and veterinary areas. An extensive range of arrays are available to run on the Evidence Investigator, including cardiac, cytokine, drugs of abuse, cerebral, thyroid, adhesion molecules, tumour monitoring, fertility, Ranplex CRC DNA array, growth promoter, and antimicrobial arrays.

Randox Laboratories Ltd
(760) 639-1500

VITROS 3600 Immunodiagnostic System

Combines three technologies for enhanced performance

The VITROS® 3600 Immunodiagnostic System from Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Raritan, NJ, is a new high-capacity immunoassay system that provides labs with a solution to address quality, labor, and cost challenges. The system combines three technologies that are designed to consistently produce quality test results: MicroWell technology with enhanced chemiluminescence performs with small sample-volume requirements across a broad range of diseases; MicroSensor technology automatically performs sample quality indices checks; and Intellicheck® technology verifies system operations and reduces error potential by providing real-time operator notification and tracking. Additionally, the processing speed, onboard reagent capacities, and uninterrupted workflow allow labs to address peak workloads and decrease turnaround times.

Ortho Clinical Diagnostics
(800) 828-6316

AIA-360 Immunoassay Analyzer

Featuring dry reagent format

The AIA-360 immunoassay analyzer from Tosoh Bioscience, South San Francisco, Calif, is a space-efficient analyzer designed to fit into any lab environment. The analyzer features a compact 16-by-16-by-21-inch footprint, and weighs approximately 61 pounds. With a throughput of 36 tests per hour, the AIA-360 generates its first result in approximately 20 minutes. Tosoh’s AIA-Pack test cups utilize a dry reagent format that requires no premixing, premeasuring, or onboard refrigeration, and produces no waste. The dry format also ensures calibration stability of up to 90 days for most assays. AIA-Pack test cups and trays are labeled with code and lot number for automated scheduling and inventory management.

Tosoh Bioscience Inc
(800) 248-6764