November 2007 Clinical Laboratory News: New Products

November 2007: Volume 33, Number 11



The new mLINE Macro Volume Pipettor with the 10-mL tip provides a way to handle large volumes of liquid. The pipettor features excellent chemical resistance and is compatible with most liquids. Safe Cone filters can be installed into the tip cone to minimize the risk of contamination. The pipettor is fully autoclavable and adjustable in 20-µL increments. A light touch operates both pipetting and tip ejection.

Syphilis IgG Kit

The BioPlex 2200 Syphilis IgG kit simultaneously detects three of the most clinically relevant Treponema pallidum antibodies using recombinant protein. Clinicians can use the kit as a diagnostic clinical screen for past or present syphilis, as well as a diagnostic confirmatory test. The kits run on the BioPlex 2200 system, which offers fully-automated, random access multiplex testing.

DOA Point-of-Collection Test

The Rapid STAT test is a new oral-fluid, point-of-collection test that combines the incubation benefits of the original OralStat oral-fluid device with the flexible product platform of the urine-based Rapid TOX cassette. The new Rapid STAT features a customizable menu that consists of up to six DOAs, including cocaine, opiates, amphetamines, PCP, methamphetamines, and THC. The Rapid STAT also uses the same sample handling procedure of the OralStat EX to maximize drug recovery and provide easy transport for confirmation of positive results.

POC Glucose Analyzer

The ABL 80 FLEX offers accuracy, stability, and interference-free glucose performance on a portable POC analyzer. With a measuring range of 0–75 mmol/L, the analyzer is largely insensitive to p02 levels, and provides results independent of hematocrit and plasma protein. The analyzer’s sensor cassettes can be stored at room temperature, and don’t require any special handling.

Troponin I Assay

The VITROS Troponin I ES assay offers improved sensitivity with demonstrated precision across the entire measuring range. Designed for the VITROS ECi/ECiQ System with Intellicheck technology, the assay demonstrates precision and sensitivity at the normal decision level to meet the ESC/ACC guideline for acceptable imprecision in a high sensitivity troponin I assay.

Hand-Held Dispensers

The Repeater stream and Repeater Xstream feature an easy-to-read illuminated display. The Repeater stream is suited for standard pipetting and dispensing, and the Repeater Xstream performs titration and aspirating of supernatants.

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