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Latest Generation Random Analyzer System Unveiled at the AACC Clinical Lab Expo

By LabMedica International staff writers
Posted on 01 Aug 2013
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Image: The Siemens VersaCell X3 System (Photo courtesy of Siemens).
Image: The Siemens VersaCell X3 System (Photo courtesy of Siemens).
The latest generation random access clinical chemistry and immunochemistry analyzer is receiving its debut at the AACC (American Association for Clinical Chemistry) Clinical Lab Expo in Houston (TX, USA), from July 30-August 1, 2013.

The Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics (Tarrytown, NY, USA) is unveiling the advanced VersaCell X3 system at the Clinical Lab Expo.

The newest model of Siemens’s longstanding VersaCell System, the new VersaCell X3 Solution now offers the benefits of automation without the space or budget considerations of a track-based system. VersaCell X3 Solution’s arrival compliments the recent launch of the Siemens Aptio Automation platform, designed for the growing needs of medium- to very high-volume laboratories.

The VersaCell X3 Solution delivers several advantages. The new platform maintains its small footprint and upright design, but now connects up to three Siemens analyzers through a single robotic sample interface for increased productivity gains. By supporting a customized mix of chemistry, immunoassay and/or integrated systems and associated assay menus, VersaCell X3 Solution helps labs to reduce operator sample handling, better prioritize staff work and eliminate pre- and post-analytical processing—all through one-touch sample management.

A new priority drawer on the VersaCell X3 Solution provides eight new STAT positions and frees up 50 sample positions for routine processing, enhancing STAT management and increasing overall sample routing flexibility. Modifications to VersaCell X3 Solution’s signature robotic arm also enable it to support both rounded and flat-bottom tubes, and the incorporation of a docking plate reduces service intervention time for all connected systems. A centralized screen on VersaCell X3 Solution provides consolidated, single-operator access to all connected analyzers, and further data consolidation is achievable through a connection to Siemens’ CentraLink Data Management System.

“Siemens strives to be a trusted partner for labs of all sizes and central to that goal is helping them identify and capitalize on their workflow excellence potential,” said Dave Hickey, CEO of the IT Business Unit at Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics. “The introduction of VersaCell X3 Solution is yet another way Siemens delivers on this mission through its ability to help labs streamline nonautomated environments and enhance operational efficiency, all at a cost they can justify.”

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