Sysmex Europe has launched its sample preparation system PS-10 for IVD use in the EMEA region. By automating the sample preparation work in clinical flow cytometry laboratories, the PS-10 helps establish workflows which are more efficient, relieving staff from manual work, easing their burden of documentation and assisting in the standardisation of clinical flow cytometry testing.
Sysmex says their aim is to establish a solution that automates processes from sample preparation to the reporting of measurement results to help clinical flow cytometry laboratories reach a new level of workflow efficiency and deliver their services with absolute confidence in the results. The launch of the PS-10 and associated reagents is the first step towards such an integrated clinical flow cytometry solution.
The PS-10 flexibly and intelligently automates many of the manual steps in the preparation of samples for flow cytometric analysis. As a programmable system, it offers efficient sample processing for both routine and complex tests. The standardisation of sample processing reduces human handling errors and improves confidence in the results. The PS-10 provides traceability of samples, reagents and processing steps, thus easing the burden of documentation.
To accommodate protocols with wash steps, the PS-10’s rotors are compatible with the Rotolavit II-S automated cell wash centrifuge (Hettich Group), which automatically carries out the routine washing steps when preparing samples.
Following the launch in North America, the PS-10 has been CE marked, indicating that the product complies with the European IVD Directive.