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Siemens Showcases Broad Array of Innovative Diagnostic Solutions at 2010 AACC and ASCLS Annual Meetings and Clinical Lab Expo
Jul 28, 2010 (12:07 PM EDT)


Focus is on breakthrough information technologies and comprehensive instrument portfolio and test menu — designed to meet the growing needs of clinical laboratories

ANAHEIM, Calif., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics is showcasing a broad array of new products, services and solutions for clinicians at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry's 2010 Clinical Lab Expo in Anaheim, California from July 27 through July 29, 2010 (Booth #4820). The exhibit highlights "The Power of Possibilities" — demonstrating how Siemens is focused on putting the power behind all the possibilities through choice, people, performance and innovation. In addition to featuring customized diagnostic solutions that help customers stay competitive, Siemens is also hosting a number of in-booth educational presentations on topics such as process management, Vitamin D assessment, procalcitonin monitoring, parathyroid hormone standardization, healthcare reform and allergy testing.

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"Siemens has a strong legacy of innovation and we are excited to share our newest products and solutions with our clinical laboratory customers," said Michael Reitermann, CEO, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics. "Our goal is to help clinicians explore the possibilities for their lab, hospital or physician office by providing leading-edge products and scientific and technical expertise."

The company's latest instruments, assays and technologies, displayed at AACC/ASCLS, include:

Breakthrough Information Technologies

syngo® Lab Process Manager — This process management software for clinical laboratories simplifies workflow with an integrated technology platform that consolidates and visualizes critical information at one central location.

Personalized Education Plan (PEP) — This is the only fully personalized education software in the diagnostics industry built on knowledge, skills and job-specific laboratory responsibilities that can be accessed anywhere at anytime. (Patent pending.)

LabPro Information Manager — A single database and interface connection for multi-user access, this system expands microbiology data analysis and reporting capabilities.

New Instruments and Automation Solutions

VERSANT® kPCR Sample Prep — A universal system for the isolation of DNA and RNA in multiple molecular applications, this system offers enhanced sample identification and quality extraction in PCR (polymerase chain reaction) results. (Not available for sale in the U.S.)

CLINITEK Status® Connect System — This point-of-care instrument, in conjunction with the Multistix® family of urinalysis test strips, provides flexible connectivity, data integration and operational control to reduce risk in POC testing environments.

IMMULITE® 2000 XPi Immunoassay System — Offering enhanced hardware and software features, this system combines proven reliability with the largest automated immunoassay menu available in the industry. (Not available for sale in the U.S.)

Sysmex® CS-2000i / CS-2100 Automated Blood Coagulation Analyzer — This coagulation analyzer automatically performs pre-analytical sample quality checks helping labs deliver high quality results on the first test run. (Not available for sale in the U.S.)

Dimension Vista® 1500 System and ADVIA® Automation — The ADVIA®  LabCell® and WorkCell® automation systems can now be connected to the Dimension Vista® 1500 Intelligent Laboratory System combining the benefit of an integrated chemistry and immunoassay system with the productivity and capacity of a high-volume automation system.

ADVIA® Automation Centrifuge Module — Designed for peak performance with its 72-tube capacity, this enhanced centrifuge processes up to 300 patient samples per hour.

StreamLAB® Automation Refrigerated Storage Module — Improving management of post-analytical processes, this module provides automatic on-track storage and archival of completed samples.

New Assays

Analyte Specific Reagent (ASR) Allergens — Forty (40) newly FDA-cleared ASR allergens have been added to the IMMULITE® test menu.  

Fully Automated Immunosuppressive Drug (ISD) Panel — Available on Dimension Integrated Chemistry Systems, this full menu of ISD tests now includes Cyclosporine, Cyclosporine Extended Range, Tacrolimus and Sirolimus assays.

Myeloperoxidase (MPO) Immunoassay — The fully automated MPO assay on the Dimension System predicts a patient's risk of major adverse cardiac events during assessment of acute coronary syndrome, such as myocardial infarction or need for revascularization.

New Hepatitis Assays — A fully automated hepatitis panel is available on the ADVIA Centaur® CP System, including HBeAb and HBeAg. (Not available for sale in the U.S.) Its automated HBsAg confirmatory testing saves time and reduces risk of transcription errors.

Procalcitonin Testing — This new fully automated chemiluminescent immunoassay is now available on the ADVIA Centaur CP System. (Not available for sale in the U.S.)

Syphilis Screen — Available on the IMMULITE® System, this fully automated assay qualitatively detects antibodies to Treponema Pallidum, eliminating the risk of manual transcription errors associated with traditional syphilis testing.

Educational Presentations and Workshops

Today's Lineup: Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Industry-Sponsored Workshop

  • 7:00 a.m.8:30 a.m.- Leveraging the Benefits of High Sensitivity Troponin: Practical Laboratory Application and Physician Education, Anaheim Marriott Hotel, Marquis Ballroom-South

In-Booth Presentations

  • 10:00 a.m. -- Healthcare Reform Demands Optimizing Lab Operations
  • 11:00 a.m. -- Procalcitonin: Sounding the Alarm in the Septic Patient
  • 1:00 p.m. -- Assay Investigation Model: Take AIM Against Allergic Disease
  • 2:00 p.m. -- Parathyroid Hormone (PTH) Standardization: Moving Toward a More Reliable Result
  • 3:00 p.m -- A True Assessment of Total Vitamin D: Measuring Both D2 and D3
  • 4:00 p.m. -- Process Management: A New Era in Diagnostics IT

Media Breakfast, Panel Discussion and Webcast — Yesterday, Siemens hosted a panel discussion on "Breaking New Ground in Information Technology." Panel participants included Veronica Luzzi, Ph.D., Associate Director, Chemistry, Henry Ford Hospital; Sheryl Wilson, BS, DLM (ASCP), MHA, Supervisor, Laboratory Communications, Alegent Health; and Sherrie Hoffman, BS, MT (ASCP), Technical Specialist, LAB/LIS, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. To see a re-broadcast of this event, log onto www.usa.siemens.com/aaccwebinar.

For more information about Siemens at the 2010 AACC/ASCLS Clinical Lab Expo, please visit www.usa.siemens.com/aacc.

The Siemens Healthcare Sector is one of the world's largest suppliers to the healthcare industry and a trendsetter in medical imaging, laboratory diagnostics, medical information technology and hearing aids. Siemens offers its customers products and solutions for the entire range of patient care from a single source – from prevention and early detection to diagnosis, and on to treatment and aftercare. By optimizing clinical workflows for the most common diseases, Siemens also makes healthcare faster, better and more cost-effective. Siemens Healthcare employs some 48,000 employees worldwide and operates around the world. In fiscal year 2009 (to September 30), the Sector posted revenue of 11.9 billion euros and profit of around 1.5 billion euros. For further information please visit: www.siemens.com/healthcare.

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