Beckman-Coulter Gen-S Hematology Analyzer
Manufacturer : Beckman-Coulter
Model : Gen-S
Beckman-Coulter Gen-S Hematology Analyzer Highlights
Automated reticulocyte counts from closed vial sample aspiration to result transmission, permit you to enjoy significant productivity gains. Compared to manual methods, each automated count saves up to 10 minutes of valuable operator time. In addition, automated counts give you the assurance of greater accuracy.
Lowest Review Rate
Beckman Coulter raises the efficiency and productivity of your laboratory by lowering your review rate to a level never before possible. This achievement is the result of combining two revolutionary new technologies that prepare and analyze cells better than ever before. IntelliKinetics™ application technology better prepares cells for analysis in a wide variety of working environments and clinical conditions. Working in conjunction with IntelliKinetics technology, AccuGate™ software technology increases the precision of results and flagging thereby reducing false positive and false negative rates. VCS analysis with IntelliKinetics and AccuGate technologies let you see cells like you have never seen them before.
Gen·S™ Total System
· Service from the organization ranked number one in the industry for 15 years in a row by an independent testing agency**
· A limited grouping of just four reagent packs that handle all your routine hematology testing needs
· A full range of Beckman Coulter controls and calibrators are available to keep system performance in check
· Beckman Coulter’s worldwide Interlaboratory Quality Assurance Program (IQAP) which permits you to compare the performance of your instrument against others in its peer group
· Zero routine daily maintenance
Flexible, Expandable Technology
Beckman Coulter technologies are the most powerful tools available for blood cell analysis. These proven proprietary technologies have been enhanced to provide the greatest sensitivity and efficiency of any measurement system for blood cell analysis available today.
For example, what makes VCS Technology so exceptional and useful? VCS is a superior, single-channel technology; a patented system for the detection of white and red cell sub-populations. A special flow cytometer combines a fluidic-based sample delivery system with a multi-probe detection system that characterizes cell properties by three independent yet simultaneous measurement probes. The three output signals are combined to three-dimensionally define all cell populations and sub-populations. An open architecture technology, VCS now provides breakthrough analyses such as reticulocyte count, proving that this platform is open-ended and expandable.
A Closer Look at the Power of Beckman Coulter Technologies–The Coulter Principle
The most sensitive, most represented and universally accepted expression of true volume. Additional processes further ensure the quality and precision of the red, white and platelet counts.
• Three independent counts for WBC, RBC and Plt
• Extended counting for cytopenic samples
• Pulse editing technology for accurate cell volumes
• High resolution histograms using 256 channels
• Patented log-fitting platelet algorithm eliminates RBC interference
• Sweep flow technology prevents recirculating red cells and improves platelet accuracy
The only single channel analysis system using a flow cytometer that enhances the power of laser light scatter with 2 electrical energy probes to interrogate cells in their near-native state. With its proven efficiency, reliability, productivity, sensitivity and specificity, VCS is your assurance of quality within your laboratory.
Uses the Coulter Principle.
As radio frequency (RF) energy penetrates the cell, information is gathered about the cell size and internal structure.
When an unstained cell is struck by a laser beam, the scattered light spreads out in all directions. Using a proprietary new detector, Median Angled Light Scatter (MALS), signals are collected to obtain information about cellular granularity and cell surface structure. The application is primarily used for classifying WBC and reticulocyte sub-populations.
By correcting the Conductivity signal so that is is no longer influenced by cell size, we obtain a measurement that is related only to internal structure including nuclear size, density and Nuclear/Cytoplasmic ratio.
Rotated Light Scatter (RLS) – Complex light scatter signals are also influenced by cell size. Like opacity, RLS eliminates cell size from the light scatter signals, providing data that is more specifically related to internal structure.
Other Applications – When a cell is stained or bound with latex spheres coated with specific monoclonal antibodies, these stained or bound cells produce discernible changes in Volume, Conductivity, Opacity and Light Scatter. The AccuGate Technology on the Gen·S System 2 can isolate and quantify these cells. This application is primarily used for reticulocytes and IRF.
GEN·S™ On-Line Help
Advanced Windows NT™ Operating System
Nothing is more critical than delivering quality results to physicians in a timely manner. That’s why the Gen·S features Windows NT, the operating system of choice for critical applications.
And because the Gen·S features the extremely user-friendly Microsoft® Windows™* interface, these tasks become remarkably easy and less time-consuming for operators to perform. The multi-tasking power of Windows NT* gives you the flexibility to conveniently accomplish a wide variety of tasks.
Among a host of other valuable features, you may simplify regulatory reporting using system-wide monitoring and recording. And when new tools become available, Windows NT will easily accommodate them. Right now, Windows NT improves your laboratory’s efficiency, responsiveness and ability to manage risk.
The Gen·S Workstation software allows you to define how you want to operate the instrument and how you want it to communicate back to you. User-defined rules automate decisions in control handling, slide preparation, setting patient result limits, delta checking, reflex test management, automatic verification and more. You gain operator speed, efficiency and greater overall productivity.
On-Line Multimedia Help and Training
Never again spend time looking for help in hard copy manuals and procedural guides. The Gen·S HELP System puts everything you need to know and use at your fingertips. HELP consists of text, graphics, animation and video elements. Context-sensitive HELP on every subject is available for each staff member at all times from any screen. With the flexibility of self-paced instruction, you experience fewer workflow interruptions and less unproductive operator time, translating into lower costs.
Remote Communications and Diagnostics
A Gen·S modem link gives Beckman Coulter Customer Service the remarkable ability to identify and resolve problems before they impact your operations. The modem permits data transmission instantly from anywhere in the world. You are only a phone call away from a Beckman Coulter specialist who can talk you through an issue while seeing everything you can see, and more. This new, higher level of customer support maximizes system up-time and minimizes time-on-site disruptions, giving you greater peace of mind.
Weight: 110 Lbs.
Dimensions: 14(H) x 39(W) x 15(D) inches
Diluter-120 Lbs, Power Supply-125 Lbs, Optional Slide Maker-101 Lbs.