Among special features, the system offers in-line pressure monitoring, foam avoidance, enhanced exception management features, ratio calculation and STAT rerun capabilities
The Access Immunoassay System from Beckman Coulter, Inc. Fullerton, Calif., is a random access bench-top analyzer that performs a variety of assays, with standard panels and specialty applications. Combining chemiluminescent technology with a broad menu, the company says the Access system is designed for profile testing in the core lab or STAT and emergency testing in the rapid response/STAT lab. The device handles up to 100 tests per hour. Its carousel design allows easy placement of both samples and reagents.
This device features a test menu of 24 resident assays and allows any test to be run at any time. On-board refrigeration promotes reagent stability. The devices reaction vessel loader provides capacity for up to three hours of continuous sample processing
Integrated reagent packs contain all necessary assay-specific reagents in self-resealing bar-coded packs requiring no reagent preparation. Automatic onboard waste disposal is self-sealing and is easily replaced, reducing exposure to biohazards.
PerkinElmer Life and Analytical Sciences, Inc. Boston, Mass., manufactures the AutoDELFIA automatic immunoassay system, which is aimed at larger and medium-sized routine diagnostics or population screening laboratories. It automates all sample and reagent handling as well as all assay stages, including measurement.
Loading capacity is 432 primary sampling tubes and results for up to eight different tests can be derived from one sample. The