A POC acute care analyser for the management of patients with cardiovascular disease symptoms, the Stratus CS 200 Acute Care Diagnostic System is designed to enhance simple operation and instrument management at the point of care to help facilitate rapid decision making and optimal patient care. The analyser has a user-friendly, touch screen interface that makes it easy to navigate through menus. A barcode reader eliminates the need for manual entry and reduces potential for error. The system also offers bi-directional connectivity, which allows for safe and secure results transmission with third-party data managers, and provides capability for remote operator lock-out and monitoring of calibration dates. In addition, the Stratus CS 200 system automatically spins whole blood into plasma for testing, reducing the risk of biohazard exposure and ensures results will be comparable to lab tests run on plasma samples. The Stratus CS 200 system delivers a robust cardiac assay menu, including high-sensitivity Troponin I. First results are available in as fast as 14 minutes, and subsequent results available in as little as four minutes. Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the number one cause of death globally. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2008, an estimated 17.3 million people died from CVDs, representing 30 percent of all global deaths. This number is expected to grow to 25 million by 2030. For patients with CVD, it is critical that their acute care be timely, safe and effective.