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Tech news: April 2022

This month's top tech news stories


Tube decapping

The new LabElite Handheld DeCapper provides rapid and repeatable decapping and capping of 48- and 96-format racked tubes.

This semi-automated device bridges the gap between manual and fully automated sample de/capping tasks for those who see greater efficiencies with less physical strain.

It is available in 6- and 8-channel formats and incorporates the same interchangeable adapter technology used in Hamilton’s automated benchtop decappers.

Siemens Healthineers

POCT analysis

The epoc Blood Analysis System with epoc NXS Host from Siemens Healthineers is being rolled out across a number of sporting venues in the UK, including the Brighton Marathon and a Premier League football club.

The system is helping to optimise on-site medical assessments, improve patient pathways and accelerate clinical decision making. It can facilitate lab-quality blood testing at the side of the patient in one minute.

Menarini Diagnostics

Innovation in HPLC

The HbNEXT is a ground-breaking addition to Menarini’s high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) portfolio.

The range already boasts interference-free HbA1c Boronate affinity analysis from the Hb9210 Premier and cation exchange from the Hb9210 Resolution for haemoglobinopathies. The HbNEXT uses cation exchange HPLC for haemoglobin analysis with true flexibility.

Using the same analytical column and with no reagent change, the operator can switch between HbA1c and haemoglobinopathy chromatography modes.

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