1. Immunoassay Module
cobas e 801
Immunoassays are one of the main methods used for blood analysis, and are widely used to analyze more than 100 items to diagnose diseases such as cancer, viral infections and cardiac diseases. With increasing diversification in the testing workflow, immunoassay modules must meet basic performance requirements in areas such as high sensitivity and high throughput, and must also be able to withstand 24 hours of operation per day, for example, for the rapid diagnosis of myocardial infarction.
The cobas* e 801 delivers a higher basic performance than previous modules and is also better at preventing deterioration of reagents. This enables the calibration interval to be lengthened from one month to three months. The cobas e 801 is also equipped with an autoloader that allows reagent bottles to be exchanged during analysis and measurement for improved operability. This results in a paradigm shift away from “module-led” operation based on module status towards “operator-led” operation with the replenishment of reagents at the operator’s own discretion.
The cobas e 801 will also contribute to highly sensitive immunoassay testing in new fields such as intraoperative testing and emergency testing in addition to routine daytime testing.
(Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation)