Monthly Archives: December 2015

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29 12, 2015

Welcome 2016: Set Meaningful Goals and Work to Achieve Them

By |December 29th, 2015|Clinical Lab|Comments Off on Welcome 2016: Set Meaningful Goals and Work to Achieve Them

The U.S. diagnostic and medical laboratories industry is growing rapidly in terms of technological advancements, output, demand for laboratory equipment and services, and employment. The New Year is the time for laboratories to celebrate their achievements, think about how to avoid past mistakes, and weigh in what they hope to accomplish in 2016. Rather than [...]

28 12, 2015

Top News Stories of 2015

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Block Scientific is a leading provider of quality lab equipment worldwide. As 2015 comes to a close, it is time to review our top influential posts of this year. Our posts aim at keeping lab professionals up-to-date with the latest changes in the clinical diagnostics industry and make them aware of the arrival of new [...]

23 12, 2015

Clinical Chemistry Analyzers Market Analysis 2015-2023

By |December 23rd, 2015|Clinical Chemistry Analyzers|Comments Off on Clinical Chemistry Analyzers Market Analysis 2015-2023

Clinical chemistry testing is one of the most important areas in clinical laboratory analysis and has advanced dramatically in recent years. Used in medical laboratories of all sizes, chemistry analyzers test whole blood, serum, plasma, and urine samples. Applications include monitoring of diseases such as diabetes, testing for metabolic functions or cardiac markers, and drugs-of-abuse [...]

21 12, 2015

Clinical Chemistry Analyzers – Select the Right Option

By |December 21st, 2015|Clinical Chemistry Analyzers|Comments Off on Clinical Chemistry Analyzers – Select the Right Option

Fast and accurate clinical chemistry testing is crucial when it comes to improving the quality of care. Clinical laboratories - from high-throughput clinical labs to point-of-care settings are now equipping themselves with advanced clinical chemistry analyzers to test for analytes such as proteins, enzymes, and electrolytes, allowing efficient monitoring of diseases such as diabetes, testing [...]

18 12, 2015

Choosing a Hematology Analyzer – Factors to Consider

By |December 18th, 2015|Hematology Analyzers|Comments Off on Choosing a Hematology Analyzer – Factors to Consider

Modern hematology analyzers come with advanced capabilities and can process hundreds of samples accurately within a short span of time. Hematology lab tests include assessments of blood formation and blood disorders. Examples of hematology tests include full blood count, white blood cell counts, complete blood counts, reticulocyte analysis, and coagulation tests. Hematology analyzers differ in [...]

16 12, 2015

Drug of Abuse Testing Made Easy with Olympus AU400 Chemistry Analyzer

By |December 16th, 2015|Drugs of Abuse Testing Reagents, Olympus AU400|Comments Off on Drug of Abuse Testing Made Easy with Olympus AU400 Chemistry Analyzer

Drug of abuse testing takes place in a variety of settings - hospitals, clinical laboratories, physician offices, and homes. High quality lab equipment such as analyzers and ready-to-use assays are important for fast, accurate and consistent drug test results. Olympus AU400 is one such chemistry analyzer that also features tests for therapeutic drug monitoring, including [...]

14 12, 2015

Global Drug of Abuse (DOA) Testing Market to Hit $3.9 Billion by 2020

By |December 14th, 2015|Drug Testing|Comments Off on Global Drug of Abuse (DOA) Testing Market to Hit $3.9 Billion by 2020

According to the P&S Market Research report, the global drug of abuse testing market is expected to reach $3.9 billion in 2020. Major factors that lead to the growth of DOA testing are increased use of illicit drugs and the need of testing at organizational level. Drug testing is mainly recommended for medical, legal as [...]

11 12, 2015

Abbott i-STAT Improves Clinical Decision Making – Finds European Study

By |December 11th, 2015|Abbott i-STAT, Abbott Laboratories|Comments Off on Abbott i-STAT Improves Clinical Decision Making – Finds European Study

Abbott’s i-STAT, a portable blood clinical analyzer, has been found to improve decision making in healthcare settings. Data presented at the European Society for Emergency Medicine (EuSEM) Congress held in October 2015 in Italy confirmed that the i-STAT handheld analyzer has the capability to provide clinicians with the information needed for quick decision making, thereby [...]

9 12, 2015

Measures to Promote Safety in Clinical Laboratories

By |December 9th, 2015|Clinical Laboratories|Comments Off on Measures to Promote Safety in Clinical Laboratories

Lab testing is the standard part of diagnosing various types of diseases. However, the laboratory can be a hazardous environment to work in unless there are appropriate safety policies and procedures in place. The emergence of highly infectious diseases such as Ebola, hepatitis and HIV, has made health and safety in clinical laboratories an increasingly [...]

7 12, 2015

Lab Centrifuges – Evolution and Development

By |December 7th, 2015|Benchtop Centrifuge, Lab Centrifuges|Comments Off on Lab Centrifuges – Evolution and Development

Centrifugation, an important laboratory process, involves the separation of substance of diverse densities using centrifugal force. Clinical centrifuges have come a long way since their inception and it is worth taking a look at the milestones in the evolution and development of this reliable piece of lab equipment. A Brief History of Centrifuges Benchtop centrifuges [...]