Bio-Rad Laboratories has launched the IH-500, a fully automated random access system for blood typing and screening.
Providing small and medium-size transfusion medicine laboratories with fast and reliable results in a 24/7 environment, the IH-500 system is available in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and Latin America.
IH-500 can handle the entire range of Bio-Rad ID gel cards for ABO blood grouping, reverse testing, phenotype, Rh-subgroups, antibody screening, antibody identification, single antigen testing, direct AHG testing (DAT), and crossmatch.
The system incorporates a six-axis robot transport arm offering a high level of automation and minimising user operations. IH-500 also offers enhanced safety checks, extended reagent storage, and dynamic sample work flow management that provides additional efficiencies.
The seamless integration of IH-500 with IH-Com (software for data management and results interpretation) and IH-Web (software for remote result management) significantly improves the workflow from small labs to large lab networks.
“We are pleased to introduce the IH-500 automated blood typing system, a new and advanced generation of technology that has the flexibility to offer a cost-effective solution for both small and mid-volume labs,” said John Hertia, Bio-Rad executive vice president, president, Clinical Diagnostics Group.
“The system reduces user operations and provides many new efficiencies to our customers,” he said.
Can operate as stand-alone system or as a bench-top analyzer, offering a high level of flexibility towards customised solutions
As part of the total system solution, the IH-500 can be connected with other Bio-Rad instruments to create one seamlessly integrated lab system
Incorporates proven industrial technology to provide a robust and reliable system
Offers patient safety through established ID gel card technology as well as photo quality/clear results
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