Siemens Healthineers has obtained the CE Mark for its Atellica Solution in Europe, and now making the product available worldwide. The product includes a sample management component, as well as immunoassay and chemistry analyzers to run the samples on. The analyzers feature a two-way magnetic system to move the samples, allowing them to whiz about ten times faster than using conventional conveyors and reducing the time to final results. The immunoassay analyzer is particularly fast, performing up to 440 tests per hour in a relatively small space considering the speed.
The system is modular, and can consist of up to ten different components. These can be placed in varying configurations, depending on the size and shape of the room in which they’ll be integrated. Anything from a straight line, to a U, or L shape designs are perfectly fine.
The Atellica can also be configured along with Siemens’ Aptio Automation system to provide a comprehensive testing platform that includes clinical chemistry, immunoassay, hemostasis, hematology, and plasma protein analysis.
Some more details about the Atellica according to Siemens Healthineers:
It can process more than 30 different sample container types, including pediatric and tube-top sample cups that can be aspirated from the primary tube. Further, by using the same reagents and consumables across different analyzer configurations, laboratories can streamline inventory and deliver consistent patient results no matter where patients are tested.
The transport technology, together with a multi-camera vision system, intelligent sample routing, and automatic quality control (QC) and calibration, give laboratories independent control over every individual sample—from routine to STAT—to deliver rapid, high quality patient results to clinicians.
Powering the Atellica Solution is a comprehensive menu of 170 assays3, including 10-minute turnaround times for key cardiac, reproductive and thyroid tests, with 50 more assays in the pipeline. The immunoassay analyzer features a patent-pending dual incubation ring design, temperature and humidity controls of the reaction environment, powerful magnets for relevant particle separation and robust washing protocols—all of which enable delivery of rapid, high precision results.
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