Features | Partner Sites | Information | LinkXpress
Sign In

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




77 ELEKTRONIKA
CELLAVISION AB
KARL HECHT GMBH & CO KG

Channels

Genetic Tests

view channel
Image: Histopathology of tuberculoid leprosy in a skin section (Photo courtesy Dr. D.S. Ridley, Wellcome Images).

Genes Discovered Influence Risk of Developing Leprosy

Leprosy, a chronic dermatological and neurological disease, is caused by infection with Mycobacterium leprae, and its manifestation, progression and prognosis are strongly associated with the proficiency... Read more

Hematology

view channel
Image: Plastic bag containing 0.5 to 0.7 liters of packed red blood cells in citrate, phosphate, dextrose, and adenine (CPDA) solution (Photo courtesy of Fresenius HemoCare).

Transfusion Protocols Compared After Cardiac Surgery

Unnecessary blood transfusions may increase healthcare costs both directly, because blood is an increasingly scarce and expensive resource, and indirectly due to the complications associated with transfusion.... Read more

Microbiology

view channel
Image:  Scanning electron micrograph of Pseudomonas aeruginosa from cultured biofilms in the respiratory tract of patients with cystic fibrosis (Photo courtesy of Science Photo Library).

New Method Tests for Cystic Fibrosis Infection Pathogens

A new method of testing the most common cause of life-threatening infection in people with cystic fibrosis could improve efforts to study and combat the illness. Cystic fibrosis is a serious genetic... Read more

Industry News

view channel

Latin America’s IVD Sector Exceeds USD 2 Billion, Brazil leads

The Latin American in vitro diagnostics (IVD) sector was estimated at USD 2.4 billion in 2014. Population growth, government insurance, newly insured patients, and updated healthcare facilities have driven growth in the region and will continue to propel demand, according to Kalorama Information (New York, NY, USA).... Read more
 

Events

06 Apr 2015 - 08 Apr 2015
07 Apr 2015 - 09 Apr 2015
13 Apr 2015 - 16 Apr 2015
Copyright © 2000-2015 Globetech Media. All rights reserved.