Siemens Healthineers Scientist Helps Pioneer Highly Accurate Rapid Test for Malaria – Block Scientific’s August Newsletter

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Malaria is one of the ten deadliest diseases, and still infects hundreds of millions of people every year. Modern medicine had no automated blood test that could accurately detect malaria. Changing the paradigm, Dutch hematologist Jan van den Boogaart and Austrian biochemist Oliver Hayden at Siemens Healthineers developed the first automated, computer-based blood test for malaria. According to one of the developers, the malaria test has been developed with an accuracy rate of 97 percent. The technology is based on a conventional hematology analyzer, specifically Siemens’ Advia 2120 system, a high-throughput device for complete blood count and the differentiation of blood cells. With the newly invented blood test method, the Advia 2120 hematology system can run malaria tests automatically as part of a full blood panel.

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Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine found that a drug used to treat malaria may protect fetuses from the Zika virus. In mice studies, researchers found that the Zika virus infects the fetus by manipulating the body’s normal barrier to infection. In humans, Zika virus infection during pregnancy can cause severe brain damage in infants. According to the researchers, the malaria drug hydroxychloroquin effectively blocks viral transmission to the fetus. This drug is approved for use in pregnant women for other medical purposes.

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Below are some of our products from Siemens, DRG International Inc, and Drucker Diagnostics.


Siemens Advia 2120 hematology analyzer is designed for use in medium- to large-volume laboratories. The device uses a combination of light scatter, cytochemical staining, and nuclear density on two independent channels to measure the total and differential white cell counts. The Advia 2120 system can routinely analyze biological fluid samples in addition to blood.


– Parameters: 30: 5-pt Differential
– Throughput: 74-120 samples/hour
– Reduces manual operator intervention
– Improves turnaround time

QBC Malaria Test System with ParaLens Advance, Microscope, and Centrifuge is a complete transmission light microscope and epi-fluorescence microscopy system for malaria parasite staining and review.

QBC Malaria Test System Includes:

– Research grade microscope with 4x, 10x, 40x and 100x objectives
– ParaLens Advance microscope attachment with 60x objective
– QBC Capillary Centrifuge (120/230 V, 50/60 Hz operation)
– QBC Malaria Test (Box of 2000)

Chikungunya IgG-ELISA is intended for the qualitative determination of IgG class antibodies to Chikungunya in human serum and plasma (citrate). It is a useful immuno-enzymatic measurement of IgG-class antibodies to Chikungunya based on the ELISA (Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay) technique.


– Incubation: 60/30/30/30/15 min
– Stand. Range/Sensitivity: neg., pos., cut-off control >90%
– Specimen: 10 uL serum or plasma
– Type: Qualitative
– Method: MTPL

The DRG Dengue Virus IgM Enzyme Immunoassay Kit provides materials for determination of IgM-class antibodies to Dengue Virus in serum. This kit is intended for Research Use Only.

See More Products from Siemens, DRG International, and Drucker Diagnostics

Beckman Coulter ACL Elite Coagulation Analyzer

$411.00/Month with Installation, Training, Delivery and $4.500.00 Reagent Credit

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