Beckman Coulter launches tabletop analyser for small labs

It’s designed to complement the company’s haematology analysers, including the DxH 690T for mid-volume and DxH 900 for high-volume

Beckman Coulter has launched the DxH 560 AL, a tabletop analyser designed to reduce the time and resource constraints faced by small to mid-sized laboratories. With the device’s auto-loading functionality, closed tube aspiration and walkaway capabilities, Beckman says, users can continually add up to 50 samples, provide safety against blood-borne pathogens and spend less time on manual instrument tasks.

The machine reportedly delivers results in 60 seconds or less and is suitable to use with difficult-to-draw patients (infants, oncology and elderly) as it needs a 17 μL sample - less than a drop of blood. It has privacy and security features including customisable user login, paperless data management and fully traceable automated timeouts that guards patient electronic personal health information.

“With proven performance and low-cost to operate, the DxH 560 AL includes the analytical strengths and data management capabilities of high-throughput analysers in a small footprint,” said Peter Soltani, PhD, Senior VP and General Manager of haematology at Beckman Coulter. “The industry-leading functionality and auto-load capabilities of the DxH 560 AL enables smaller labs to reap the same efficiency and productivity benefits as their larger counterparts without blowing the budget.”

The launch is part of Beckman Coulter’s DxH 500 series of small footprint tabletop haematology analysers, including the DxH 500 and DxH 520. The series of analysers include dynamic gating for its 5-part differential, eliminating rejected results and lowering manual interventions.

It’s designed to complement the company’s haematology analysers, including the DxH 690T for mid-volume and DxH 900 for high-volume and connected workcell solutions for ultra-high-volume facilities.

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