We use cookies to understand how you use our site and to improve your experience. This includes personalizing content and advertising. To learn more, click here. By continuing to use our site, you accept our use of cookies. Cookie Policy.

Features Partner Sites Information LinkXpress hp
Sign In
Advertise with Us
LGC Clinical Diagnostics

EUROIMMUN AG

EUROIMMUN is an international provider of medical laboratory products for autoimmune, infection, allergy and molecula... read more Featured Products: More products

Download Mobile App




Novel Automated IIFT System Enables Cutting-Edge Diagnostic Analysis

By LabMedica International staff writers
Posted on 02 Jun 2023
Print article
Image: The UNIQO 160 (CE-IVDR) advances diagnostic analysis for autoimmune diseases (Photo courtesy of EUROIMMUN)
Image: The UNIQO 160 (CE-IVDR) advances diagnostic analysis for autoimmune diseases (Photo courtesy of EUROIMMUN)

A newly-launched automated indirect immunofluorescence test (IIFT) system for autoimmune disease diagnostics offers an all-in-one solution to enhance the efficiency of the complete IIFT process, comprising sample preparation, incubation, washing, and mounting of slides as well as image acquisition and analysis.

EUROIMMUN (Lübeck, Germany) has introduced the UNIQO 160 (CE-IVDR automated IIFT system, a unique benchtop device that combines a fully automated processing system with a high-quality microscope and can be seamlessly integrated into existing diagnostics laboratory workflows. The device boasts the capability to process 160 primary samples and 18 slides per run, while automatically identifying individual samples, reagents, and slides using barcode recognition. This ensures a high level of reliability and traceability of both materials and samples. Additionally, the UNIQO 160 applies a mounting medium and a cover glass for incubated slides to prevent them from drying out, which is a crucial step for achieving high-quality fluorescence images.

The UNIQO 160 generates brilliant fluorescence images using its optical system's autofocus feature and three automatically interchangeable objectives (4x, 10x, 20x). The captured images are then relayed to the system's EUROLabOffice 4.0 middleware for evaluation. Ideal for medium-throughput laboratories, the UNIQO 160 is the latest addition to EUROIMMUN's range of automated laboratory solutions, joining the likes of the EUROPattern Microscope Live, EUROLabWorkstation IFA, and Sprinter XL systems. The UNIQO 160 is also expected to be compatible with the forthcoming EUROPattern Classifier, a software platform that employs cutting-edge pattern classification using artificial intelligence to assist in the final evaluation and suggest analytical results.

“Traditional IIFT processing can be tedious and time-consuming, requiring the expertise of specially trained lab technicians and a dark room,” said Dr. Bianca Huth, chief technology officer of EUROIMMUN. “The design of the UNIQO 160 system and technologies built into it alleviate laboratories of many common challenges by reducing hands-on time and creating efficiencies through end-to-end automation.”

Related Links:
EUROIMMUN 

New
Platinum Member
Flu SARS-CoV-2 Combo Test
OSOM® Flu SARS-CoV-2 Combo Test
Magnetic Bead Separation Modules
MAG and HEATMAG
Anti-Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide Test
GPP-100 Anti-CCP Kit
Gold Member
Hemoglobin Testing System
VARIANTnbs

Print article
77 ELEKTRONIKA

Channels

Clinical Chemistry

view channel
Image: PhD student and first author Tarek Eissa has analyzed thousands of molecular fingerprints (Photo courtesy of Thorsten Naeser / MPQ / Attoworld)

Screening Tool Detects Multiple Health Conditions from Single Blood Drop

Infrared spectroscopy, a method using infrared light to study the molecular composition of substances, has been a foundational tool in chemistry for decades, functioning similarly to a molecular fingerprinting... Read more

Hematology

view channel
Image: The Truvian diagnostic platform combines clinical chemistry, immunoassay and hematology testing in a single run (Photo courtesy of Truvian Health)

Automated Benchtop System to Bring Blood Testing To Anyone, Anywhere

Almost all medical decisions are dependent upon laboratory test results, which are essential for disease prevention and the management of chronic illnesses. However, routine blood testing remains limited worldwide.... Read more

Microbiology

view channel
Image: The Simplexa C. auris direct kit is a real-time polymerase chain reaction assay run on the LIAISON MDX instrument (Photo courtesy of Diasorin)

Novel Molecular Test to Help Prevent and Control Multi Drug-Resistant Fungal Pathogen in Healthcare Settings

Candida auris (C. auris) is a rapidly emerging multi drug-resistant fungal pathogen that is commonly found in healthcare environments, where it presents a challenge due to its ability to asymptomatically... Read more

Industry

view channel
Image: Beckman Coulter will utilize the ALZpath pTau217 antibody to detect key biomarker for Alzheimer\'s disease on its DxI 9000 immunoassay analyzer (Photo courtesy of Beckman Coulter)

Beckman Coulter Licenses Alzpath's Proprietary P-tau 217 Antibody to Develop Alzheimer's Blood Test

Cognitive assessments have traditionally been the primary method for diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease, but this approach has its limitations as symptoms become apparent only after significant brain changes... Read more
Copyright © 2000-2024 Globetech Media. All rights reserved.