• New Solutions for the Medical Laboratory

Microscopy & Microtechniques

New Solutions for the Medical Laboratory

Jan 06 2009

In Hall 10, Booth C20 at Medica 2008, Olympus presented the AU480, the newest member of its clinical chemistry analyser family. With a throughput of up to 800 tests per hour, an ISE module and on board capacity of 63 different analytes, the Olympus AU480 is the ideal main
analyser for small to medium sized laboratories. It can also fit as a special chemistry or STAT analyser in large laboratories. The new AU480
maintains the Olympus heritage for precision, reliability, low maintenance requirements and exceptionally long ISE module life. It also
encompasses new Graphic User Interface software, standardised with the AU680, and master calibration established by 2-dimensional barcode. New state of the art sample and reagent volumes are also achieved by the new analyser. Sample volumes as low as 1 μl are ideal for paediatric testing. Also new to the market, Olympus will be exhibiting clinical microscopy solutions at Medica 2008. These include the Olympus CX41 microscope with FluoLED Multi, enabling easy to handle fluorescence microscopy with up to three interchangeable LED cassettes. These are controlled at the same time via a three channel electronic driver, allowing multicolour observations. LEDs are safer to use and
produce light more efficiently than other fluorescence light sources, which combined with their long lifetime produces a cost effective, energy saving solution. For telepathology applications, the new dotSlide 2.0 virtual digital microscopy system offers enhanced functionality and image quality for scanning entire slides at high
resolution and fidelity. This advanced technology makes them accessible and fully navigable from anywhere on the globe. The new Olympus dotSlide 2.0 is therefore ideal for remote review, secondary consulations and multidisciplinary team discussions, as well as for training purposes.