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May 2009 Clinical Laboratory News: New Products

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May 2009: Volume 35, Number 5

Blood Collection Tube Labels

Vacuette Labels

The new Greiner Bio-One blood collection tube labels provide a visual reference to ensure sample volumes are within ± 10% fill range, allowing labs to easily eliminate quantity not sufficient (QNS) samples and the necessity to re-draw patients. This new label will reduce costs associated with QNS samples and patient redraws.
VACUETTE

Water Purification System

The Milli-Q Reference system delivers ultrapure (Type 1) water customized to fit a broad range of research areas while conserving lab resources. This system incorporates a new purification strategy that combines initial purification of Type II feed water with individualized final purification. Depending on their application, scientists can install a variety of polishing cartridges to remove specific contaminants at the point of delivery. Users can automatically fill lab containers with the desired amount of water using accurate, hands-free volumetric dispensers, and a graphic screen displays water quality and system status. A comprehensive range of service programs are available to install, maintain, validate, and calibrate the Milli-Q Reference system.
MILLIPORE

Laboratory Information Management System

LABWORKS LIMS 6.1 delivers a laboratory information management system with a zero footprint Web client. This new solution can be effectively deployed with minimal user training and is designed to perform on a variety of Web browsers. With multiple packages available, LABWORKS 6.1 is a flexible platform that can be quickly deployed and configured to support the unique needs of labs.
PERKIN ELMER

Tumor Marker Assay

The Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA) test for the Olympus AU3000i is a paramagnetic chemiluminescent immunoassay for the in vitro quantitative measurement of CEA in human serum or lithium-heparin plasma. Each CEA kit is sufficient to process 200 tests, and contains CEA reagents, a single ready-to-use calibrator, and a single ready-to-use control.
OLYMPUS