Digital Cell Morphology Technology Integrated with Hematology Platform
Digital cell morphology has been successfully integrated with a cell counter and slide preparation device, thus eliminating the need to manually load the slide for analysis.
Since 2001, CellaVision (Lund, Sweden) has had a successful distribution arrangement with Sysmex (Milton Keynes; United Kingdom) together both parties created the market for digital microscopy analysis. Now the two companies have codeveloped a product, which integrates CellaVision Digital Cell Morphology technology with the Sysmex XN-series hematology platform. The product, DI-60, will be part of the global Sysmex product portfolio for hematology laboratories.
Now that digital cell morphology has been successfully integrated with a cell counter and slide preparation device, the need to manually prepare and load the slide for analysis has been eliminated. In this manner, the hematology workflow will become smoother and more efficient.
The target market is primarily clinical laboratories with medium to large sample volumes. With the DI-60 product, Sysmex enhances their product portfolio of digital cell morphology products, including the CellaVision DM96 and DM1200 systems. Similar to CellaVision’s other products the DI-60 automates work traditionally performed manually under a microscope. Test results are stored digitally with images of blood cells and other patient information, increasing the efficiency while improving the quality of the manual differential.
Sysmex plans to present the DI-60 for the first time at the trade fair IFCC EUROMEDLAB 2013 in Milan (Italy), on May 19–23, 2013.
Image: The Sysmex XN-series hematology platform (Photo courtesy of Sysmex).