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Agilent Technologies, Dako Omnis (Molecular, 2018)

Agilent Technologies, Dako Omnis (Molecular, 2018)

Automated molecular platforms, October 2018

Contact Information

Agilent Technologies
Santa Clara, CA

Name of instrument Dako Omnis
Country where designed/Manufactured/Reagents manufactured Switzerland/Switzerland/Denmark, U.S.
Instrument FDA cleared or approved/Platform yes/preanalytical
First year sold in U.S./Sold internationally/Installed 2013/2013/2013
Dimensions in inches (H × W × D)/Footprint in square feet/Noise generated in dB 60.4 × 57.1 × 31.2/—/63.7 dBA
Supplied with UPS/BTU yes/1,200 V
Physical contamination control features yes
List price/Price for sample extraction and amplification detection modules $195,000/—
Purchase options/Minimum test volume requirements straight purchase, reagent rental, lease/test mix dependent
Co. performs installation, operation, and performance qualifications/Electrical requirements yes/120, 220–240 VAC
Labor and parts warranties/Advanced operator training 1 year/no
Delivery time/Delivery charges/Installer/Time to install on site 1 week/$5,000/Dako field engineer/3 days
Training location/No. of techs that can receive initial training/Length of training/Retraining at company facility on and off site/2/4 days off site/yes
Test menu Dako Omnis validated probes; open for third-party probes
No. of tests for which analyzer has FDA-cleared applications/CE mark none/4
Tests available on instrument in U.S./Outside U.S. yes/yes
Tests not available in U.S. but submitted to FDA/Available in other countries only yes/yes
Research-use-only assays/Tests in development yes (user’s choice)/—
Open-channel capabilities/Start-up and preparation time yes/1–10 min.
Model type of sample-handling system/Maximum sample load capacity automated prepared on glass slide/15 ISH
Minimum specimen volume/Sample volume flexibility/Other sample volumes available 1 sample per glass slide/yes (any sample placed in the slide’s recommended area)/—
Minimum dead volume/Pediatric sample volume/Primary tube sampling —/adult or pediatric samples/no
Sample tube sizes/Sample barcode reading/Autodiscrimination in 1D or 2D —/yes/yes
Sample barcode languages/Sample types available in open mode
Clot detection/Open extraction platform/Sample types (open extraction) no/no/—
Amplification reagents or methods supported FISH, CISH, immunofluorescence, IHC, double stains, magenta detection
No. of different assays onboard at once/Programmed or calibrated at once 15/15
Tests per container set/Multiple reagent configurations supported 21 tests per vial/yes
Reagent container placed directly on system/Onboard test auto inventory yes/yes
Determines reagent volume in container/Reagent barcode reading/Reagents barcoded yes/yes/yes
Monitors expiration date/Auto lot recognition or calibration yes/yes
Auto detection of adequate reagent or specimen/Reagents available yes/liquid
Reagent reconstitution required/Chemical contamination control yes/yes (concentrated probes and buffers for Dako Omnis validated probes)
Onboard test auto inventory/Capable of inventory monitoring by barcode yes/yes
System is open to homebrew/General-purpose reagents allowed yes/yes
Same capabilities when third-party reagent used/Lot sequestering available yes/yes
Closed-vial stability for amplification reagents/Extraction reagents
Storage temp. requirement for amplification reagents/Extraction reagents
Shipment temp. requirement for amplification reagents/Extraction reagents
Minimum/Maximum reagent shelf-life guarantee 2 years/3 years
Autocalibration or autocalibration alert/Multipoint calibration supported no/no
Assay calibrations required by end user/Calibrants can be stored onboard no/no
Multiple calibrant lots stored for same assay/Required calibration frequency no/—
Length of assay calibration/Typical calibration frequency
Onboard real-time QC/Supports multiple QC lot numbers per assay yes/no
Auto shutdown*/Instrument warm-up time/Onboard software reviews QC no/—/yes
Total number of controls per batch for 24 tests/48 tests/72 tests/96 tests
Walkaway capacity/Tech hands-on time (both for batch of 96 samples) yes (slide based on 15 samples)/1–10 min.
Uses disposable pipette tips/Maximum number of pipette tips stored no/—
Time between start and initial result/Instrument automatic shutdown 3:45–4 hrs./no
Startup programmable/Remote system monitoring/Waste required for disposables yes/yes/yes
Windows technology/Mouse or touchscreen/Modular add-on capability yes/mouse and touchscreen/no
Service contracts available/Mean time between failures/To repair failures M–F, 8 am–5 pm/—/5.1 hrs.
Turnaround time for problem solving by phone/Email/Field service yes/yes/problem dependent
No. of U.S. field reps/Service engineer on-site response time/Hours and days available 29/1–2 days/M–F, 7 am–5 pm
Guaranteed response time/Modem servicing avail./System diagnose own malfunctions no/yes/yes
Order parts via modem/Onboard error codes/Maintenance training demo module no/yes/yes
Average maintenance time for lab personnel/Onboard maintenance records daily: 10 min.; bi-weekly: 25 min.; monthly: 56 min.; yearly: dependent on amount of ISH run yearly/yes
Preventive maintenance per year for sample extraction/Amplification detection
Downtime for preventive maintenance/Spare parts on site 20 hrs. annually/no
Software and LIS interface:
• Patient demographics and insurance data available via rules-based architecture yes
• Data retrieval or Internet connectivity yes
• Online real-time help, QC, stats, and management reports/Evaluates results validity no/no
• Priority processing yes
• Supports accession No. redundancy/Specimen carrier and level identification yes/yes
• Unique barcode per container/Multistop routing (1 tube to many workstations) yes/no
• Specimen scheduling/Routes test to workstation/Automatic reflex, repeat, dilutions yes/yes/no
• Sample storage and retrieval software supports CLSI standards no
• LIS(s) interfaced live with lab automation systems/How LIS(s) interfaced with LAS yes/—
• QC results transferred automatically to LIS/Data-management capability no/yes
• Interfaces operational in active user sites yes
• Rules-based control subsystem/Process control via control subsystem yes/yes
• LIS operates simultaneously with assays running yes
• Uses LOINC to transmit orders and results/Unidirectional interface capability no/yes
• Results immediately transmitted to LIS/Interface available to auto specimen-handling system yes/no
• Stores QC lot files/Worklist edit capability/Viewable PCR graphs no/yes/no
• Can print, archive, transmit data yes
Distinguishing features (supplied by company) 45 slides per day including overnight run; nontoxic hybridization means no formamide exposure to the operator, minimizing health risks to technicians; low probe dispensation value, below 100 µL; protocol flexibility to adapt to preanalytical conditions of the sample
*for calibration and controls
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