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




Sekisui Diagnostics
DiagCor Bioscience
comments powered by Disqus
Life Technologies

Channels

Clinical Chemistry

view channel

Red Blood Cell Folate Level Is a Biomarker for Risk of Neural Tube Defects

The importance of maintaining high red blood cell (RBC) levels of folate during pregnancy to reduce risk of neural tube defects was confirmed in a review of results obtained by a large study of expectant mothers in China. A team of American and Chinese researchers worked with results obtained from 247,831 participants... Read more

Microbiology

view channel
Image: The adult free-living female Strongyloides stercoralis with a row of eggs within the body of the nematode (Photo courtesy of the CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

Rapid Serological Assay Developed for Strongyloidiasis

Several imperfect methods exist for diagnosing strongyloidiasis and stool examination with microscopic identification of larvae considered the gold standard diagnostic procedure, showing good specificity... Read more

Pathology

view channel
Image: The BD Viper LT System for fully automated, integrated molecular testing on a table top analyzer (Photo courtesy of BD Diagnostics).

Modern Methods Accurately Detects Cervical Cancer

The newer Papanicolaou test (Pap tests) and human papilloma virus (HPV) screening more accurately identify precancerous cellular changes that potentially develop into cervical cancer. Compared to a... Read more

Lab Tech.

view channel
Image: RNAscope detects TP63 mRNA expression in human prostate tissue (Photo courtesy of Advanced Cell Diagnostics).

RNA Biomarker Assay Now Manufactured According to Strict ISO Regulatory Criteria

A line of diagnostic kits that measures RNA biomarkers with single-molecule sensitivity is now being manufactured under the stringent requirements of ISO 13485:2003 certification. Advanced Cell Diagnostics, Inc.... Read more

Industry News

view channel

Social Diagnostics Start-Up to Provide Simple, Affordable Tests Worldwide

The Royal Tropical Institute (KIT; Amsterdam, Netherlands) is establishing a nonprofit, social diagnostics company that develops and markets tests for the diagnosis of poverty-related diseases. Infectious diseases have a global impact; they take no account of national borders and influence the stability of societies... Read more
 
Copyright © 2000-2014 Globetech Media. All rights reserved.