At the AACC show 2016
October 2016—Streck and Diesse Diagnostica Senese S.p.A., an Italian manufacturer of in vitro diagnostic systems, are introducing the Diesse Mini-Cube, an automated instrument for erythrocyte sedimentation rate testing in EDTA tubes. Streck will be the exclusive distributor of the Mini-Cube in the United States and Canada.
The instrument produces ESR results directly from EDTA tubes without consuming the patient sample. The closed testing system reduces exposure to potentially infectious materials, and random access improves lab workflow because no batching is required. Results are available in 20 minutes and automatically print and transmit to the LIS. The Mini-Cube has a greater than 95 percent correlation to the modified Westergren method. A barcode scanner ensures positive patient identification.
“Diesse is known by clinicians worldwide for their reliable medical devices. Their research, innovative design and continual product improvement have led to the development of the industry’s newest automated sedimentation-rate instrument,” Connie Ryan, Streck president and CEO, said in a statement.