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Assistant Cell Image Analyzer for Hematology Labs Released

By Labmedica International staff writers
Posted on 18 Jul 2012
Image: Medica's EasyCell Assistant. Inset shows white cell surrounded by red blood cells (Photo courtesy of Medica).
Image: Medica's EasyCell Assistant. Inset shows white cell surrounded by red blood cells (Photo courtesy of Medica).
AACC 2012: A cell image analyzer for hematology laboratories automates and simplifies the cell differential process by locating and preclassifying white blood cells.

Called EasyCell and manufactured by Medica Corporation (Bedford, MA, USA), the analyzer employs optical pattern recognition software to automatically locate white cells on a blood smear. It digitally stores their images, preclassifies, and then presents them for review—grouped by cell type—on a liquid crystal display (LCD) display.

The analyzer also presents images of red cells and platelets, enabling red cell morphology and platelet estimates. With its 30-position carousel, the EasyCell offers walkaway operation and a stat slide port permits immediate testing without disrupting a sample run.

EasyCell reduces sample review times by 50% over the manual differentiation process using microscopes, while helping the technologist achieve improved efficiency, accuracy, and precision.

Doug Moe, vice president of business development, Medica Corporation, said, “The EasyCell assistant lowers cost by substantially cutting the time technologists require to perform manual blood cell differentials and correctly classify normal cells."

A clinical evaluation at the Children’s Hospital Boston (Boston, MA, USA) confirmed the EasyCell efficacy in the hematology laboratory environment.

In an announcement at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Expo being held July 15-19, 2012 in Los Angeles (CA, USA), the company said it is now accepting orders for the EasyCell solution and will have instruments available for global shipment during the third quarter of 2012.

Related Links:

Medica Corporation
Children’s Hospital Boston




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