Nova Biomedical unveils new blood glucose reference analyser for the lab

Nova Biomedical has released Nova Primary, a rapid, accurate, easy to use, blood glucose laboratory analyser. Nova Primary fills the need for a new glucose reference analyzer to replace the YSI STAT PLUS 2300 Glucose and L-Lactate analyser.

Manufacturers of blood glucose measuring devices and clinical diabetes researchers have relied on the YSI 2300 as a reference and correlation analyser. However, as of July 2021, YSI, Inc. will no longer support the analyser, and its discontinuation has left a critical industry void. The Nova Primary analyser fills that need. It will be available for sale in CE regulated countries as of January 2021. The Nova Primary was also submitted to the US FDA for 510(k) clearance in November 2020 and is anticipated to receive clearance by the FDA in the first half of 2021.

Like the YSI 2300, Nova Primary uses a single, reusable glucose electrochemical sensor based on glucose oxidase and has a measurement range of 10-900 mg/dL. It uses a small, 25 microlitre venous whole blood or plasma sample which is internally diluted like the YSI. Results are available in approximately 2 minutes. Nova Primary’s large colour touchscreen display and intuitive, iconbased graphical user interface make it very straightforward to use. A single calibrator pack uses RFID data management to monitor the pack expiration date and number of samples remaining, eliminating the need for separate reagent bottles and daily monitoring of their levels.

In clinical laboratory studies using venous whole blood and plasma it demonstrated excellent correlation to the YSI 2300 and is traceable to US NIST glucose standards. The Nova Primary uses a comma delimited (.csv) format data output that can be downloaded via the integrated USB data port. The analyser measures 17 in x 11 in x 18 in (44 cm x 28 cm x 46 cm).

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