Instrumentation Laboratory Announces Exclusive Worldwide Distributor Agreement With Thermo Fisher Scientific For Hemostasis Lab Automation System

--ACL TOP® Hemostasis Testing System Connected to Thermo Scientific™ TCAutomation™ Laboratory Automation System Creates Unique Hemostasis Work Cell--

Aug 11, 2015, 08:30 ET from Instrumentation Laboratory

BEDFORD, Mass., Aug. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Instrumentation Laboratory Company (IL) today announced they have signed an International Distribution Agreement with Thermo Fisher Scientific appointing IL as the exclusive worldwide distributor for the Thermo Scientific TCAutomation Laboratory Automation System (LAS) in the field of Hemostasis. IL will offer state-of-the-art "Hemostasis Lab Automation Work Cell" solutions, comprised of their ACL TOP 700/750* LAS Hemostasis Testing Systems, integrated with the TCAutomation LAS**.

Hemostasis labs considering automation to standardize their testing processes and help manage heavy workloads can now rely on the Hemostasis expertise of IL, the worldwide market leader in Hemostasis diagnostics, coupled with the automation expertise of Thermo Fisher, to provide them with tailored automated solutions.

"In today's healthcare environment, hospitals all over the world are being asked to do more with less. The IL-Thermo Fisher Hemostasis Work Cell is an ideal solution for laboratories who seek to increase the efficiency of their operations, while enhancing the quality of their Hemostasis laboratory test results," said Ramon Benet, CEO at IL. "The excellent performance of our ACL TOP 700/750 LAS testing systems, which are ideally suited for lab automation integration, will be further enhanced through the Thermo Fisher TCAutomation LAS."

In 2012, IL signed an agreement with Thermo Fisher allowing IL to distribute the TCAutomation LAS. IL then successfully implemented their ACL TOP 700 LAS systems on the TCAutomation LAS in several key customer sites. Now, IL and Thermo Fisher further strengthen their partnership by entering into this exclusive distribution agreement in the field of Hemostasis.

"This new agreement marks an important expansion in our partnership with IL," said Marc Tremblay, President of Clinical Diagnostics at Thermo Fisher. "We are excited to combine our fully featured TCAutomation solution with ACL TOP 700/750 LAS systems to create a complete and optimized automation offering in the field of Hemostasis."

Designed to offer laboratories a truly efficient workflow through modularity, flexibility and connectivity, Thermo Scientific TCAutomation system helps manage the increasing workloads and improve quality. Interfacing ACL TOP 700/750 LAS Hemostasis Testing Systems with TCAutomation system and automating the key pre- and post-analytical steps, such as decapping, centrifugation, aliquoting, sorting, storing and recapping, introduces a compact automation Work Cell solution for Hemostasis testing.

The ACL TOP Family of Testing Systems is the leading Hemostasis instrument family in the world, delivering efficiency, flexibility and superior performance. For routine to specialty testing in mid-to-high volume labs, each system in this standardized platform provides the same quality results, same comprehensive reagent portfolio, same powerful and intuitive software and same features and usability.  Models include: ACL TOP 300 CTS, 500 CTS and 700/CTS/LAS. Now, new ACL TOP Family 50 Series***, introduced by IL in Western Europe and Japan earlier this year, offers assay-specific pre-analytical sample checks, advanced lab accreditation support and advanced quality management, representing a true breakthrough in Hemostasis testing. Commercialization will continue in a phased global process through 2016, based on regulatory registrations and other considerations. Models include: ACL TOP 350 CTS, 550 CTS and 750/CTS/LAS.  

Thermo Scientific TCAutomation system offers flexible and cost-effective solutions for automating the most labor-intensive pre and post- analytical tasks. The open concept of TCAutomation system supports direct interfaces to a wide range of analyzers. TCAutomation systems are easily expandable with additional modules, offering laboratories a smooth way to meet future needs and requirements, and to manage today's demands for increasing efficiency, productivity and safety.

*ACL TOP 750 not available in all countries.

**TCAutomation LAS integration in North America is pending

***ACL TOP Family 50 Series not available in all countries.

Instrumentation Laboratory (www.ilus.com), founded in 1959, is a worldwide developer, manufacturer and distributor of in vitro diagnostic instruments, related reagents and controls for use primarily in hospitals and independent clinical laboratories. The Company's product lines include Critical Care systems, Hemostasis systems and Information Management systems. IL's GEM® product offerings, part of the Critical Care line, include the GEM Premier4000 analyzer with Intelligent Quality Management (iQM®), GEM Premier 3500, GEMweb® Plus Custom Connectivity, and GEMdraw arterial blood samplers. The IL Hemostasis portfolio includes the ACL TOP® Family of Hemostasis Testing Systems, fully automated, high-productivity analyzers, comprised of the ACL TOP 700/700 CTS/700 LAS, ACL TOP 500 CTS and ACL TOP 300 CTS models; now the new ACL TOP Family 50 Series, including ACL TOP 750/750 CTS/750 LAS, ACL TOP 550 CTS and ACL TOP 350 CTS models, offers advanced automation and quality management features. IL also offers the ACL AcuStar®, ACL ELITE®, and other Hemostasis analyzers, along with the comprehensive HemosIL® line of reagents.  IL is based in Bedford, Massachusetts.

The Instrumentation Laboratory logo, GEM, GEMweb, iQM, HemosIL, ACL, ACL TOP, ACL ELITE, ACL AcuStar and Premier are trademarks of Instrumentation Laboratory Company and/or one of its subsidiaries or parent companies, and may be registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office and in other jurisdictions. Thermo Scientific and TCAutomation are trademarks of Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. All other product names, company names, marks, logos, and symbols are trademarks of their respective owners.

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