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Tech news: July

Latest tech news for July. 


Automated haematology

HORIBA has announced the go-live of the first multi-site installation of its new HELO high-throughput fully automated haematology platform within the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.

The new system is already delivering laboratory efficiencies across Cardiff in line with NHS requirements through the next generation haematology analysers installed at the University Hospital of Wales (UHW) and University Hospital, Llandough.

The sites are networked together by a single virtual server to facilitate efficient, secure cross-city working. Cardiff upgraded across the city with four new HORIBA Yumizen tracked haematology analysers at UHW and two Yumizen analysers at Llandough.


POCT analyser

EKF Diagnostics’ FDA-cleared DiaSpect point-of-care testing haemoglobin analyser has been used to study iron-deficient anaemia in a remote region of Ghana, West Africa.

A small team working in a village established that anaemia is very common among women of childbearing age, leading to blood transfusions and, more commonly, death. 

They used the analyser to measuring haemoglobin in order to confirm the prevalence of anaemia.

Benchtop system

A new benchtop automated reading and incubation system is now available for antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST).

It provides accurate MIC results for clinicians to select an effective antibiotic for critically-ill patients and safeguards future patient care through antimicrobial stewardship.

The Thermo Scientific Sensititre ARIS HiQ AST System relies on broth microdilution, the industry’s gold standard, to provide an MIC result that supports the optimisation of treatment decisions and ultimately, patient outcomes.


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