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WorldLab & EuroMedLab 2023

The 25th International Congress of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (WorldLab) and 25th European Congress of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (EuroMedLab) was hosted by the Italian Society of Clinical Biochemistry and Clinical Molecular Biology (SIBioC), on the occasion of their 55th Annual congress at the new Rome Convention Center from 21-25 May 2023.

The biannual EuroMedLab congresses continue to act as leading forums in the field of laboratory medicine and clinical chemistry, bringing together scientists, laboratory specialists, clinicians, and industry to enable scientific exchange.

The Scientific Program Committee put together a multidisciplinary programme covering a wide range of themes, such as basic concepts, advanced diagnostics and techniques used in lab medicine.

The programme featured lectures, oral presentations, posters, educational workshops and industry exhibits.

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Mindray launches M1000 chemistry and immunoassay integrated system

Mindray hosted an academic forum in partnership with the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC), the European Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (EFLM), and the Italian Society of Clinical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SIBioC) at a historic hotel in Rome.

The forum, themed “Updates on Laboratory Automation: Moving Towards Standardization,” brought together over 100 laboratory diagnostics professionals from 17 countries across the world. The forum provided a valuable opportunity for industry peers to collaborate and exchange their latest research findings, ideas, and innovations aimed at advancing laboratory medicine toward greater standardization.

Watch the Mindray Academic Forum here: https://youtu.be/IyVyJ0KVCRc

Mindray exhibited a line-up of IVD innovations, including its Total Laboratory Solutions and new products in haematology, clinical chemistry, and immunology.

At the Mindray booth, the All-in-One Hematology Solution generated a lot of buzz due to its ability to simplify haematology testing workflows and provide easy operation. This solution offers end-to-end automation, beginning with tube sorting and CBC analysis and extending to the measurement of ESR, CRP, SAA, and HbA1c using only one EDTA tube, as well as smear preparation and digital slide reading. Its impressive features make it a great choice for central or core laboratories with high volumes of samples and the need for quick turnaround times.

At the event Mindray launched their new M1000 Chemistry and Immunoassay Integrated System < https://www.mindray.com/en/products/laboratory-diagnostics/chemistry/large-test-volume/m1000 >. This innovative system is specifically designed for large-scale laboratories and boasts several advanced technologies, including 360-degree sample scanning and decapping, FS-sampling, ultrasonic washing and mixing, PDR optical platform, and real-time CO2 monitoring. It simplifies laboratory processes and efficiently generates highquality patient reports while maintaining a short turnaround time.

Watch: M1000 Integrated System:
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https://youtu.be/AJx2vLxFchs

Educational workshops

Mindray has formed partnerships with hospitals and medical institutes globally to carry out clinical research and studies on disease diagnosis and management. Mindray sponsored two educational workshops at Worldlab-Euromedlab, where distinguished European laboratory experts presented the latest and most advanced research findings in clinical diagnostics to the audience.

During the academic presentation, Prof. Emanuela R. Galliera from the University of Milan discussed the uses of the novel sCD14-ST test in diagnosing osteoarticular infectious diseases. She highlighted the test’s ability to provide valuable insights into disease severity,

treatment monitoring, and prognosis in postoperative joint replacement infections. Prof. Sergio Bernardini from the Tor Vergata University School of Medicine in Rome discussed the pros and cons of applying AI technology in medicine. He also highlighted the differences in big data analysis across disciplines and the associated challenges with practical implementation in the laboratory. In addition, Prof. Bernardini cited the example of digital morphology as an AI application in laboratory diagnostics, and used the sepsis research collaboration between Mindray and Tor Vergata as an example of the successful implementation of this technology.

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M1000 Chemistry and Immunoassay Integrated System for large-scale laboratories

Beckman Coulter showcases DxA 5000 total laboratory automation system

Beckman Coulter showcased a number of products at its booth. One of these included the DxA 5000 total laboratory automation system, which houses proprietary intelligence to drive fast and consistent turnaround times for all samples and reduces manual processing steps.

The DxA 5000’s comprehensive pre-analytical sample inspection helps reduce costs by taking unsuitable samples out of the work-
flow. The DxA 5000’s intelligent route scheduler calculates the most efficient routes for all samples, with users reporting turnaround time reductions of up to 25%. It can identify up to 80% of the most common pre-analytical errors using the industry’s most comprehensive pre-analytical specimen check. Users can control every aspect of their workflow, from accession to archive, through full integration with a middleware data management.

Functions of DxA 5000

Preanalytical – Universal centrifugation protocol of four minutes 4000g can reduce process time with synchronized, dual centrifuges. Aliquoter provides access to dual aliquoting system with liquid-level detection to enable smart aliquoting. Sample quality detection helps reduce the potential for release of erroneous results and helps accelerate time to result by quickly alerting the laboratory when a new patient sample is needed. Single point of entry supports various tube types including blood and urine and sizes for batch loading with STAT samples having the highest priority. Throughput of up to 1,200 tubes per hour.
Analytical – The rack-builder unit is designed to feed high-throughput analyzers multiple tubes at one time to increase efficiency and avoid bottlenecks on the main automation line for haematology, coagulation and chemistry analyzers. Direct-track sampling is designed to connect to immunoassay, serology and chemistry analyzers in addition to coagulation instruments.
Post Analytical – Pre-storage volume detection helps ensure adequate sample volume for all ordered tests along with the archive information so that it can be known (along with sample stability) for subsequent retrieval/add-on needs. Storage and retrieval facilitates fast and efficient retrieval of all specimen sizes stored in less than 90 seconds with the option for manual retrieval.

To find out more, visit: www.BeckmanCoulter.com/DxA

Beckman Coulter DxA 5000

Panasonic exhibits broad range of sensors

Panasonic Systems and Solutions, a division of Panasonic Industry Europe, showcased a comprehensive range of solutions for laboratory automation at the EuroMedLab 2023 in Rome, Italy. This included a broad portfolio of sensors and automation components for laboratory diagnostic devices as well as for total workflow automation.

Compact convergent reflective sensor – For example, their latest development, the BE-C14 compact convergent reflective sensor, is able to detect blood collection tubes and tube holders in a range of 2mm to 8mm. With a thickness of only 3.5mm, the sensor is very compact and ready for industrial use.
Micro-photoelectric sensors – Their micro-photoelectric sensors provide precise control over sample flow during sample vessel transportation and can be easily implemented due to their compact size.
Laser sensors – Using analogue and contactless measurement capabilities, their laser sensors can accurately determine liquid levels and verify the presence, conformity, and proper positioning of caps and other moving samples.
Ultra-compact ionizers – To ensure flexibility in laboratory equipment setup, Panasonic offers the world’s smallest sensors, including ultra-compact ionizers that effectively neutralize static charges in testing vessels. This prevents electrostatically charged particles from sticking together and stops liquid drops from adhering to the top edge or sidewalls of test tubes.
Leak detection sensors – Leak detection sensors are also available to enhance safety and facilitate smooth operation by detecting possible spills of washing or reagent liquids.

Panasonic Euro Med Lab 2023

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