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FDA Clears Abbott's i-STAT® 1 Wireless Point of Care Testing System
Date:3/29/2011

ve rapid access to information that can help determine if a patient is having a heart attack.

The i-STAT 1 Wireless handheld is certified for compatibility with existing wireless networks. It is also is compatible with point-of-care data management systems used with earlier versions of the i-STAT System.  The i-STAT 1 Wireless is the latest innovation from Abbott Point of Care, the U.S. market leader in bedside testing. The company offers the largest menu of diagnostic tests in a handheld platform and is used in nearly 2,000 hospitals in the U.S. and nearly 1,000 emergency departments.

About the i-STAT System

i-STAT 1 Wireless is a fully integrated system with a comprehensive test menu that enhances bedside testing workflow.  The i-STAT System can aide the physician in accelerating patient care decision making by quickly providing patient results that can be acted upon. Weighing just 18 ounces, the intuitive analyzer needs only two or three drops of blood to provide lab quality results.  Blood is added to disposable cartridges that contain test reagents; the cartridge is then inserted in the analyzer; and results are provided in minutes. In addition to cardiac markers, other i-STAT tests include chemistries, blood gases, electrolytes, and tests for lactate, hemoglobin, coagulation, and hematology.  In the U.S., the i-STAT System is used in nearly 2,000 hospitals and in nearly 1,000 emergency departments. Some 50,000 i-STAT analyzers are used worldwide and process about 100 million test cartridges a year. The system is relied on by clinicians in emergency departments, intensive care units, operating rooms, catheterization labs, outpatient clinics and physician offices. Technical support is available 24 hours a day. To learn more, visit www.abbottpointofcare.com.

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