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Core lab and near patient instrumentation for haematology and infectious diseases
HORIBA UK Ltd, Medical showcased its approach to ‘hub and spoke’ laboratories at the IBMS Congress 2019. On display a wide range of instrumentation for central laboratory and near patient use, and also a newly CE-marked benchtop instrument for rapid infectious disease detection. Visitors to the stand were also invited to support leukaemia research by making an origami crane bird.
The main laboratory ‘hub’ area on HORIBA’s stand featured its top-of-the-range high-throughput haematology analyser, the Yumizen H2500 and a fully-automated haemostasis instrument, the Yumizen G800. The stand also featured compact analysers designed for use in ‘spoke’ laboratories; including the unique Microsemi CRP with simultaneous blood analysis and CRP measurement, the Yumizen H550 6-Diff haematology analyser with auto-sampler, and semi-automated haemostasis instruments.
HORIBA will also demonstrated the newly CE-marked Pockit Central benchtop iiPCR instrument for the detection of infectious diseases. The Pockit Central incorporates DNA extraction for a “sample-in, result-out” solution; and delegates were invited to hear how it can be used for the rapid detection of C. difficile and Norovirus, as part of the free seminar programme on ‘Introducing New Technology’.
Fold a crane for Bloodwise
The HORIBA stand also featured a display of origami crane birds as part of its sponsorship of leukaemia research charity, Bloodwise. The link between origami cranes and leukaemia goes back to 1955 in Japan; and as well as explaining the story, the HORIBA team were also showing visitors how to fold an origami crane. For every crane added to the stand, HORIBA UK Ltd will make an extra donation to Bloodwise.
ABOUT HORIBA UK Ltd - Medical:
Resulting from over 30 years of understanding and meeting its customers’ individual needs, the HORIBA UK Ltd Medical team holds a wealth of expertise and is a well-respected and renowned specialist in the design, manufacture and support of automated in vitro diagnostic systems.
HORIBA Medical facilitates the entire analytical process, both in the laboratory and at the point of care, from process and analyser optimisation, analysing samples and managing data to remote monitoring and e-Learning. Furthermore, in addition to NHS and private healthcare settings, HORIBA Medical products are proving their worth in many other areas, including: sports science, food and beverage, pharma and nutraceuticals, and clinical research.
HORIBA Medical’s product and service combinations all deliver quality results, flexibility, security and process efficiency. These merits in turn ensure effective clinical decision making, enhanced patient care pathways and improved patient outcomes.