New lab chemistry and hematology analysers were launched at Shenzen, China, product conference in April 2009. The products are intended to bridge the capabilities gap between mid- to high-output level labs.
The new BC-5300 and BC-5380 hematology analysers are compact, economical, and free of daily maintenance. The analysers require a 20 sampling volume, offer 5-part differentiation, and 27 measured parameters. Both analyzers use the impedance method for WBC, RBC, and PLT counting; feature semiconductor laser scatter combined with chemical dye method, and advanced flow cytometry. Also featured are whole blood and diluted counting modes, and the capability to flag abnormal samples. The analyzers process at a rate of 60 samples per hour. The BC-5380 features a 30-sample capacity autoloader and random access for improved walkaway automation, and close tube sampling functions. Throughput for closed tube sampling is 50 samples per hour.
The hematology analysers include a local area network (LAN) port, come with user-friendly software featuring a variety of customizations for operations and reporting, have a data storage capacity for 40,000 results including graphical information, and support health level 7 (HL7) protocol.
The BS-380 Chemistry analyser is a strategically positioned addition to the BS- family, has fully automated, discrete, random access functions for routine, STAT, urine and homogenous immunoassays. The chemistry analyzer can process 300 samples per hour.