SCIEX has launched the new Topaz Prep Station and FDA-approved Vitamin D 200A Assay Kit to streamline workflows to simplify sample preparation.
The products add to SCIEX’s existing industry leading solutions and services, to deliver the power of mass spectrometry to clinical laboratories performing routine diagnostic assays and innovative clinical research applications.
The Topaz Prep Station supports the Topaz LC-MS/MS System, a Class I Medical Device designed to simplify adoption for new mass spectrometry users, while still offering the functionality needed for more advanced users.
The new FDA-approved Vitamin D 200A Assay Kit is a locked, pre-validated assay that allows labs to perform vitamin D analysis in-house, and employs automated sample preparation on the Topaz Prep Station to deliver highly accurate results to support medical decisions and quality patient care.
Together, the Topaz Prep Station and the Vitamin D 200A Assay Kit enables clinical diagnostic testing labs to:
Increase laboratory productivity – fully automated, “walk-away” sample preparation frees up laboratory staff to perform other tasks
Further reduce sample preparation times and streamline workflows, with the pre-developed FDA-approved assay kit
Provide more consistent and accurate results, and minimize human error due to connectivity with the Topaz LC-MS/MS System
Easily handle large sample volumes — ideal for busy laboratories
Ensure continuous sample tracking, via tube and plate barcode scanning
The Topaz System makes the move to mass spectrometry simple and efficient by providing clinical diagnostics laboratories a complete LC-MS/MS package, with an easy-to-use, intuitive user interface that allows users to build proficiency quickly.
SCIEX global marketing and clinical diagnostics vice president Aaron Hudson said: “We are excited to offer our latest developments, designed to bring the reliability and accuracy of LC-MS/MS to clinical labs. While supporting our rapidly growing portfolio of innovative solutions, SCIEX aspires to provide cutting edge technology while reducing the complexity for the user.”
Earlier this year, SCIEX launched the Citrine MS/MS system, the front-line alternative for clinical diagnostics. With its unique combination of sensitivity and speed, the Citrine system enables trace level analysis, comprehensive panels and the measurement of both large and small molecules.
At AACC, SCIEX will showcase the Topaz LC-MS/MS System, the Topaz Prep Station and the Citrine MS/MS medical devices at booth #3909. In addition to its medical devices portfolio, SCIEX will feature clinical research innovations and workflows that support efforts in biomarker discovery and validation, recognizing that new biomarkers today could be applied as routine diagnostic assays of the future. SCIEX’s partnership with Phenomenex, a global leader in separation science techniques, also leads to a wide range of workflow and data quality-enhancing solutions, which will be displayed at the booth.
Throughout the week, experts from SCIEX will provide a series of in-booth seminars and a round table discussion on how mass spectrometry technology can be seamlessly adopted in any clinical lab.
Source: Company Press Release