, a provider of blood testing analyzers, has announced the global release of its EasyCell assistant cell image analyzer
. The analyzer automates and simplifies the cell differential process by locating and preclassifying white blood cells. It typically reduces sample review times by 50%, compared with the manual differentiation process using microscopes, while helping technologists achieve improved efficiency, accuracy, and precision. At the 2012 AACC Annual Meeting
, the company announced the global availability of the EasyCell following a successful clinical evaluation at Children’s Hospital Boston.
The EasyCell uses optical pattern recognition software to automatically locate white cells on a blood smear. The images are stored digitally, preclassified and presented for review by cell type on an LCD screen. The analyzer also presents images of red cells and platelets. A 30-position carousel enables walkaway operation, and a stat slide port permits immediate testing without disrupting a sample run.
“The precise cell preclassification enhanced our technologists’ confidence in their analyses,” said Kyle Riding, medical technologist, Children’s Hospital Boston, and lecturer, Department of Medical Laboratory Science, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, in a press release
issued by Medica Corp. “In addition, the instrument was highly reliable, easy to learn and maintain, and fit well in the laboratory’s workflow.”
The EasyCell is on display at booth 5044.