FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 2, 2015
Contact: Brad Bullen
(781) 647-3700 ext. 570
Nova Biomedical Simplifies Electrolyte Testing with Next Generation Stat Profile Prime Electrolyte System
Waltham, MA - Nova Biomedical is pleased to announce that the next addition to the Stat Profile product line, Stat Profile Prime ES, has gained CE mark certification for release in CE regulated countries. Prime ES incorporates Nova Biomedical’s innovative no-maintenance sensor card technology for a smaller, faster, and less expensive electrolyte analyzer. Compact and lightweight, Prime ES provides a comprehensive electrolyte profile including Na, K, Cl, iCa, and iMg in just 60 seconds from 50 microliters of whole blood.
Stat Profile Prime’s no-maintenance technology comprises a single MicroSensor Card™ that contains all sensors for Na, K, Cl, iCa, and iMg with a 32-day use life, and a reagent cartridge containing all calibration reagents. The MicroSensor Card and reagent cartridge are both maintenance free and easily replaced in seconds. This design optimizes the life of each, improves analyzer uptime, and reduces costs.
Credit card-sized, the MicroSensor Card is always calibrated and ready to deliver a stat electrolyte profile. Stat Profile Prime’s Clot Block™ sample flow path protects the MicroSensor Card from blockages and downtime caused by blood clots. A unique safety sample port aspirates samples directly from syringes, tubes, cups, and ampules, eliminating sample transfer steps and saving time. Acceptable samples include whole blood, serum, plasma, urine, and cerebrospinal fluid.
“We at Nova Biomedical are extremely excited to launch the next addition to the Stat Profile Prime platform with Prime ES. Prime ES represents the latest electrolyte testing technology and further demonstrates Nova’s leadership and history of innovation,” said Brad Bullen, BS, RCP, sales product line manager at Nova. “There is a sizable, unmet need globally for a reliable, low cost electrolyte analyzer with a complete electrolyte test menu. Prime ES addresses this need with a menu of Na, K, Cl, iCa, and iMg. iMg is an important electrolyte along with K and iCa in maintaining strong and rhythmic cardiac function and vascular smooth muscle reactivity. No other electrolyte analyzer provides all of these important electrolytes.”
Simple to operate with a color touchscreen and built-in barcode scanner for positive patient ID, Stat Profile Prime ES may be used in a fixed location virtually anywhere in a hospital/clinic or operated on a mobile cart with a battery back-up. An optional 10-sample removable tray provides serial batch testing for serum, plasma, and urine samples. Prime ES patient results can be easily interfaced to the LIS/HIS with the industry standard POCT 1-A2 connectivity format.
About Nova Biomedical
Incorporated in 1976 and based in Waltham, MA, Nova Biomedical is a world leader in the development and manufacturing of state-of-the-art, whole blood, point-of-care and critical care analyzers, as well as providing the biotechnology industry with the most advanced instruments for cell culture monitoring. Nova is one of the fastest growing in vitro diagnostic companies in the world. Nova’s biosensor technology is incorporated in products ranging from handheld meters for glucose self- and point-of-care testing to critical care whole blood analyzers designed for rapid measurement of over 20 analytes. Nova’s biotechnology-specific BioProfile line has pioneered comprehensive cell culture testing, providing over 20 critical cell culture tests with over 12 unique instrument offerings for broad range of cell culture applications. Nova employs over 1,100 people worldwide and has wholly owned subsidiaries located in Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, and Taiwan. Certified by the International Organization for Standardization, Nova has manufacturing operations located in the U.S., Taiwan, and Brazil. www.novabiomedical.com