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Siemens Healthineers introduces fully automated coagulation hemostasis analyzer

MDBR Staff Writer Published 23 November 2016

Siemens Healthineers has introduced a fully automated high-volume coagulation analyzer designed to streamline and unify hemostasis testing.

The CE-marked Atellica COAG 360 system is claimed to be the first analyzer to unify five methodologies on one testing platform, helping laboratories to replace up to three stand-alone systems.

The methodologies comprised of clotting (optical and optomechanical), chromogenic, immunologic, high-sensitivity luminescence based immunoassay (LOCI) technology, and platelet aggregation.

The Atellica system offers intelligent reagent and consumable management services, including continuous loading, unloading and real-time monitoring.

The system enables to provide faster test results for all samples and increases insight into hemostatic disorders, as it incorporates high-sensitivity immunoassay using LOCI technology and platelet aggregation testing.

According to Siemens, PSI checks and advanced preanalytics detect underfilled or overfilled samples, in addition to accurately identify assay-specific hemolytic, icteric, and lipemic (HIL) interferences using nine pre-defined levels.

Atellica COAG 360 system is currently marketed in Europe.

Siemens Healthineers laboratory diagnostics president Franz Walt said: "By combining five technologies in one platform—a first in hemostasis testing—the system reduces manual processes, labor, and costs, enabling labs to stay competitive.

“It also gives hemostasis professionals control and simplicity so they can focus on driving better business and clinical outcomes and spend less time managing operations."

In August, Siemens Healthineers launched new mid-volume Sysmex CS-2500 fully-automated coagulation analyzer.

Featuring multiwavelength scanning and PSI technologies, the system can be used for primary-tube sample-volume checks, clog detection and assay-based preanalytical sample-quality checks for hemolysis, icterus and HIL interference.


Image: Siemens Healthineers’ new Atellica COAG system. Photo: courtesy of Siemens AG.