Two Next Generation Diagnostic Platform s Available in Europe

Two Next Generation Diagnostic Platform s Available in Europe

Two next-generation clinical laboratory systems are now commercially available in Europe. The Vitros 5600 integrated system and the high-capacity Vitros 3600 immunodiagnostic system are next generation platforms that were designed to address the needs of mod­ern clinical labs, giving patients and clinicians high-quality and reliable test results.

The Vitros 5600 system is designed to integrate clinical chemistry and immunoassay testing and can perform more than 100 different chemistry, immunoassay, and infectious disease assays on a single, high-quality system. Individual samples are accessed independently and in parallel for chemistry and immunoassay testing. This approach optimizes turnaround time and productivity by intelligently accounting for variable sample and test mixes. In addition to its current broad menu, which includes user-defined applications, the Vitros 5600 integrated system will be able to run new tests for earlier detection of diseases.

The Vitros 3600 immunodiagnostic system is designed for medium- to high-volume labs. Three Vitros technologies are combined into a single sys­tem: Microwell technology that with enhanced chemiluminescence enables exceptional assay performance with small sample volume requirements across a broad range of diseases; MicroSensor technology that automatically performs sample quality indices checks on the immunoassay system; and Intellicheck technology that verifies analytical performance and reduces error potential by providing real-time operator notification and tracking.

The systems were developed by Ortho Clinical Diagnostics (High Wycombe, UK; www.orthoclinical.com). David Atkins, Ph.D., vice president of Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, said, „Our mission has always been to give health professionals the highest quality tools to determine the best treatment. The introduction of the Vitros 5600 integrated system and Vitros 3600 immunodiagnostic system continues this mission with next gen­eration instruments that have a broad, world class menu of assays and the capacity to support future high-impact tests.”

Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company, delivers high quality in-vitro diagnostic products that give health care professionals around the world the knowledge they need to make better treatment decisions sooner.

lmage: The Vitros 5600, designed to inte­grate clinical chemistry and immunoassay testing (Photo courtesy of Ortho Clinical Diagnostics).