MUNDELEIN, Ill., March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sysmex America, Inc., a global leader in medical diagnostic testing equipment and information systems technology, today announces the launch of Sysmex WAM Select™, a middleware software platform enabling enhanced efficiency for small to medium-sized clinical laboratories. WAM Select is an easy-to-use hematology software solution for clinical laboratories with Sysmex® X-Series instruments and the XE-AlphaN™, which includes the Sysmex SP-1000i™ slidemaker/stainer. This comprehensive system includes a hematology-specific rules library with true auto-validation capability, and it is packaged to enable fast installation with minimal disruption to laboratory operations. WAM Select is the second product of the Sysmex WAM middleware portfolio.
"Sysmex America is committed to servicing the needs of all clinical laboratories so it is particularly meaningful for us to launch Sysmex WAM Select. Smaller clinical laboratories face similar challenges and scrutiny as their larger counterparts – staffing shortages, less revenue, and the need to implement quality initiatives. But regardless of size, auto-validation may now represent the greatest incremental improvement to shorten turnaround time (TAT) for both routine and STAT samples, an important metric monitored by all labs," said Ralph Taylor, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Medical Affairs, Sysmex America.
"Like its big sister product Sysmex WAM, which is used in over 600 larger laboratories in North America, WAM Select software with pre-built rules now makes hematology auto-validation for the smaller clinical laboratories with limited access to LIS resources achievable. Once TAT goals are achieved, the laboratory will have already realized significant productivity and efficiency improvements," added Taylor.
About Sysmex WAM Products
Sysmex America is the market leader in providing comprehensive decision support software for the clinical laboratory. Our ongoing commitment to WAM product development focuses on enhancing functionality and integration support that enable laboratories to achieve measurable reductions in turnaround time and process optimization.
About Sysmex America, Inc.
Sysmex America, Inc., the U.S. headquarters of Sysmex Corporation (Kobe, Japan), is a world leader in clinical laboratory systemization and solutions, including clinical diagnostics, automation and information systems. Serving customers for over 40 years, Sysmex focuses on extending the boundaries of diagnostic science while providing the management information tools that make a real difference in clinical and operational results for people worldwide. For more information about Sysmex, please visit www.sysmex.com/us.
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