Siemens Showcases Innovative Products and Educational Offerings
New technologies help improve laboratory efficiency and quality of patient test results
DEERFIELD, Ill., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Siemens Healthcare
showcases new and innovative solutions that automate workflow in
the clinical laboratory through system consolidation and
inter-connectivity of systems in booth #415, Exhibit hall A,
McCormick Center, at the 2009 American Association for Clinical
Chemistry (AACC) Expo in Chicago, Illinois July 21-23, 2009.
Educational workshops sponsored by Siemens and in-booth
presentations will cover topics such as sepsis, allergy, women's
heart health, and the financial crisis and healthcare reform.
Siemens will sponsor workshops highlighting the latest thought
leadership on topics ranging from new tools to aid in the early
identification and treatment of sepsis and the emerging trend of
automated testing for infectious disease to the financial crisis
and healthcare reform. Additional in-booth presentations will
highlight how Siemens is helping address several of today's most
critical healthcare issues, including the growing incidence of
heart disease in women and recent advancements in the use of
diagnostics to help improve the management of liver disease.
Siemens will also share highlights from its latest research and
development initiatives with over 30 scientific poster sessions
during the Expo.
In addition, as part of the Siemens Disney alliance -- a twelve
year strategic partnership based on Siemens commitment to the
delivery of quality healthcare and Disney's legacy of caring for
children -- the Siemens booth will feature a presentation on the
important role 3gAllergy(TM) blood test plays in the early
detection of allergies in children.
"We are excited to share our latest products and solutions with
clinical laboratory customers," said Donal Quinn, CEO, Siemens
Healthcare Diagnostics. "Our product designs result from
collaborating with customers, staying focused on their needs and
working together to take diagnostics to the next level."
The Siemens booth at this year's 2009 AACC will feature a number
of Siemens newest instruments and assays, including:
-- Dimension EXL(TM) with LM (LOCI module) System, integrating chemistry and immunoassay testing on a single instrument; uses the LOCI advanced chemiluminescence technology and includes a number of automated, productivity-enhancing features. -- Dimension Vista 500 System, offering ultra-integration of technologies including LOCI advanced chemiluminescence technology and onboard automation for enhanced sensitivity and efficiency. -- IMMULITE 2000 XPi System, offering enhanced hardware and software to help medium- to high-volume laboratories incorporate the comprehensive immunoassay menu of specialty assays and allergy testing into routine workloads (Under development; not available for sale in the U.S.). -- ADVIA Centaur CP Immunoassay System, offering consolidated routine and infectious disease testing on a single platform. -- VersaCell(TM) with ADVIA Centaur XP System Connectivity, providing an affordable automation solution for labs consolidating immunoassay and/or chemistry testing. -- StreamLAB with ADVIA Centaur XP System Connectivity, bringing new connectivity options, improved workflow efficiency and a broader consolidated test menu. -- CLINITEK AUWi Automated Urinalysis Workcell System, combining two of the most widely used and reliable urine analyzers, the CLINITEK Atlas Automated Urine Chemistry Analyzer and the Sysmex UF-1000i(TM) Urine Cell Analyzer. With a common sample track and workflow management software, this new system offers true walkaway automated urninalysis, from chemistry to microscopy. -- CLINITEK Status Connect System, which along with the Multistix family of urinalysis testing strips is providing data management to efficiently manage in-office or point-of care urinalysis testing, including advanced security features, QC reminders and connectivity to the laboratory information system or EMR. (Under FDA review; not available for sale in the U.S.). -- RAPIDPoint 340/350 Blood Gas Systems, offering the right balance of efficiency and value for low- to mid-volume critical care patient testing sites. Both systems use a small patient sample size and the ability to interface with hospital and laboratory information systems. -- VERSANT kPCR System Sample Prep, featuring advanced automation and the power to process a wide variety of sample types and volumes. The fully automated sample preparation platform uses Siemens proprietary extraction technology to provide quality-extracted nucleic acids with high efficiency. (Under development; not available for sale in the U.S.).
Siemens will also feature the newest assays from their extensive
test menu, including INNOVANCE D-Dimer, an aid in the diagnosis of
deep vein thrombosis and INNOVANCE antithrombin tests an aid in the
diagnosis of antithrombin deficiency and other coagulation
disorders; Hemoglobin A1c to monitor patients with diabetes;
CardioPhase hsCRP for cardiac risk assessment; Cystatin C for
identifying kidney dysfunction; Berichrom Heparin calibrators and
controls used with tests that monitor heparin levels; and new
concentrated reagents that are diluted automatically on any ADVIA
chemistry system on a per-test basis.
The Siemens Healthcare Sector is one of the world's largest
suppliers to the healthcare industry. The company is a renowned
medical solutions provider with core competence and innovative
strength in diagnostic and therapeutic technologies as well as in
knowledge engineering, including information technology and system
integration. With its laboratory diagnostics acquisitions, Siemens
Healthcare is the first integrated healthcare company, bringing
together imaging and lab diagnostics, therapy, and healthcare
information technology solutions, supplemented by consulting and
support services. Siemens Healthcare delivers solutions across the
entire continuum of care - from prevention and early detection, to
diagnosis, therapy and care. Additionally, Siemens Healthcare is
the global market leader in innovative hearing instruments. The
company employs around 49,000 people worldwide and operates in 130
countries. In the fiscal year 2008 (Sept. 30), Siemens Healthcare
reported sales of euro 11.2 billion, orders of euro 11.8 billion,
and Sector profit of euro 1.2 billion. Further information can be
found by visiting www.siemens.com/healthcare.
Source: Siemens Healthcare
CONTACT: Lance Longwell of Siemens Medical Solutions USA,
Web Site: http;//www.siemens.com/healthcare
Posted: July 2009