BEDFORD, Mass., Aug. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Instrumentation Laboratory (IL) introduced several key innovations in Hemostasis at the 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 2-4. Giovanni Russi, Vice President of Worldwide Marketing and Service, outlined the new product offerings in a presentation entitled, "New Innovations in Hemostasis Automation and Service Enhancing Lab Efficiency," on August 3rd, at the meeting.
The presentation described the new ACL TOP® Family 50 Series Testing Systems, with advanced automation for routine and specialty testing. Completely standardized, each of the five models integrate pre-analytical sample integrity checks, advanced quality management and lab accreditation tools ─ a true breakthrough. Additionally, the benefits of new HemoHub™ Intelligent Data Manager, including unmatched operational performance and clinical decision support from a single workstation, along with HemoCell™ Specialized Lab Automation, the first automated workcell solution designed specifically for Hemostasis testing, which optimizes workflow. Complementing the new system offerings are several novel reagents including HemosIL® Readiplastin®, the first liquid PT assay, delivering excellent performance with ready-to-use convenience and HemosIL HIT-Ab (PF4-H), the first on-demand, fully automated qualitative immunoassay for the detection of anti-platelet factor 4/heparin (PF4/H) antibodies, commonly found in patients with Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia (HIT).
"For over three decades, IL has been at the forefront of Innovation in Hemostasis diagnostics. Our unique expertise, passion and focus has enabled us to become the market leader in Hemostasis diagnostics worldwide," said Russi. "This year is particularly significant for us with the launches of five outstanding products/product lines, including the ACL TOP Family 50 Series, a broad and standardized platform of systems. Each of our new product offerings will help our customers achieve their goals of delivering better patient care, while reducing healthcare costs."
New ACL TOP Family 50 Series Testing Systems
These new systems offer all of the standardization benefits of the ACL TOP Family, plus unprecedented pre-analytical quality assurance, risk- management and laboratory accreditation benefits. Automated pre-analytical sample integrity checks identify under-filled sample tubes, abnormal sample aspiration potentially caused by clots, and assay-specific interference from hemolysis, icterus and lipemia. Additionally, the ACL TOP Family 50 Series systems offer enhanced laboratory accreditation tools to automate documentation for compliance with quality standards. Models include: ACL TOP 750/CTS/LAS, ACL TOP 550 CTS, ACL TOP 350 CTS.
New HemoHub Intelligent Data Manager
For central control of Hemostasis testing, HemoHub delivers unmatched operational performance, QC management and clinical decision support, all from a single workstation. With flexibility to meet specific lab operational needs, HemoHub is scalable for an unlimited number of patient files and analyzer connections, and features a KPI-configurable dashboard and configurable statistical report formats. Simple rerun and reflex processing, sample alert flags, simplified sample-bank inventory and sample routing optimized to each lab's needs, enhances workflow and efficiency. Plus, HemoHub provides easy access to patient result histories, patient-parameter configured rules and integrated accreditation support, to help ensure quality patient care.
New HemoCell Specialized Lab Automation
The world's first and only automated workcell designed specifically for Hemostasis testing, HemoCell centralizes control of Hemostasis testing. Integrating the Thermo Scientific™ TCAutomation™ Laboratory Automation System, ACL TOP 750 LAS system and HemoHub Intelligent Data Manager, HemoCell improves throughput, reduces turnaround times and pre-analytical issues. Additionally, operator exposure to biohazards are reduced and Hemostasis expertise in the lab is retained.
New HemosIL HIT-Ab(PF4-H) Assay
The first, fully automated, on-demand assay for Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia (HIT) on a Hemostasis testing system, HemosIL HIT-Ab(PF4-H) for use on ACL TOP Family of instruments, detects anti-platelet factor 4/heparin (PF4-H) antibodies associated with HIT. Unlike existing manual processes, HemosIL HIT-Ab(PF4-H) is a liquid, ready-to-use qualitative immunoassay that delivers results in minutes—on-demand, 24/7—allowing clinicians to make timely, well-informed therapeutic decisions, ultimately minimizing patient risk and reducing costs.1,2 A severe immunologic adverse reaction to a Heparin complex, leading to venous and/or arterial thrombosis, and potentially death, diagnosis is key to positive patient outcomes and may prompt initiation of alternative anticoagulants.
New HemosIL ReadiPlasTin Assay
Expanding the Company's growing portfolio of liquid, ready-to-use assays, HemosIL ReadiPlasTin offers high sensitivity, low ISI ≈1.0, and no reconstitution errors. The new Prothrombin Time (PT) assay ensures accuracy and demonstrates excellent performance, comparable to the gold-standard HemosIL RecombiPlasTin® 2G assay. Additionally, the assay requires no acclimation time or pipetting, reducing manual reagent handling, while recombinant human tissue factor and synthetic phospholipids components provide lot-to-lot consistency. HemosIL ReadiPlasTin is fully validated for use and stable for ten days in original vials on ACL TOP Family and new ACL TOP Family 50 Series Hemostasis Testing Systems.
Today, IL is the leading manufacturer of instruments and reagents for Hemostasis in vitro diagnostics testing worldwide. IL has continually been at the forefront of innovation in Hemostasis testing for over thirty years.
- Caton, S, et al. Assessing the clinical and cost impact of on-demand immunoassay testing for the diagnosis of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia. Thromb Res. 2016 Apr;140:155-62. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.thromres.2016.01.025
- Warkentin, TE. Demand on-demand testing for the diagnosis of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia. Thromb Res. 2016 Apr;140:163-4.. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.thromres.2016.02.015
Instrumentation Laboratory (www.instrumentationlaboratory.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 GEM® product offerings, part of the Critical Care line, include the GEM Premier™ 4000 analyzer with Intelligent Quality Management (iQM®), GEM Premier 3500 and GEMweb® Plus Custom Connectivity. The IL Hemostasis portfolio includes new ACL TOP Family 50 Series Hemostasis Testing Systems, in addition to the original ACL TOP® Family of Hemostasis Testing Systems, fully automated, high-productivity analyzers. IL also offers HemoCell™ Specialized Lab Automation, HemoHub™ Intelligent Data Manager, ACL AcuStar® system, ACL Elite® system, and other Hemostasis analyzers, along with the comprehensive HemosIL® line of reagents. IL is based in Bedford, Massachusetts.
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