Biocare Medical launches innovative automated IHC instrumentation

Biocare Medical LLC is proud to present the launch of the new intelliPATH FLX automated slide stainer. This unique instrument is fully open, enabling any test, any time with any reagent.

Specifically designed with the clinical diagnostic laboratory in mind, the intelliPATH FLX offers true continuous random access using Multi-Batch Processing (MBP) technology to process 5 runs simultaneously. The Flexibility of a fully open system; use any antibody, detection system or chromogen to run multiple protocols in the same batch; select from Biocare’s validated protocols or create your own. Prioritized STAT Processing delivers results when you need them. Scheduling software prioritizes STAT cases, delivering rapid results in as little as 60 minutes.

The intelliPATH FLX features convenient walk-away automation with on-line preparation of chromogens and enzymes. Featuring scheduling software for faster slide processing and time to result. Unique simultaneous X, Y and Z (azimuthal) movement and the multi-dispensing reagent syringe decreases reagent dispensing time up to 20%. Positive slide and reagent ID, eliminates manual data entry, reducing sample ID errors.

Control up to 4 intelliPATH FLX instruments from one computer; share-data, such as protocols, reagent inventory, test and patient information. The intelliPATH FLX has uni- or bi-directional LIS interfaces; compatible with XML, HL-7 and other communication standards. Inventory management tracks the reagent lot number, expiration dates and remaining reagent volume.

The intelliPATH FLX is the only complete system for simultaneous multiplex stains, reducing lab and pathologist workload. Optimized for rapid 4-step multiplex stains the intelliPATH FLX offers greater flexibility. Perform multiplex stains in virtually the same turn around time as a single stain. Reduce total slide volume/workload resulting in reduced reagent and labor costs.

About Biocare Medical

Biocare Medical LLC is an innovator in developing and supplying world class automated immunohistochemistry instrumentation, and the full range of reagents for IHC lab testing. Biocare is the market leader in simultaneous multiplex stain IHC and antibody development which solves difficult clinical problems and accelerates turnaround time.

Biocare Medical LLC was distinguished as “Top of the Class” for histology in 2005, 2006 and 2008, and for pathology in 2008, based on lab survey results in Advance for Administrators of the Laboratory magazine. The criteria cited included “Great customer service”, “High-quality IHC antibodies and reagents”, and “Products perform exactly as described at an unmatched price and quality”. These awards recognize our commitment to patient care and the highest quality IHC and molecular pathology products.

The company’s customers include clinical histology laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, CROs, and biotechnology companies as well as academic, government, military, and other non-profit laboratories. Biocare Medical offers an expanding portfolio of integrated products to address the rapidly growing cancer and infectious disease diagnostic and research markets using tissue immunostaining and in situ hybridization methods. Biocare medical is headquartered and has manufacturing facilities in Concord, Calif., and has a global distribution network.

Posted By: Biocare Medical, LLC On: 24-Dec-2008