BD launches advanced automated microbiology specimen processor

4 May 2010

BD Diagnostics has launched the BD Innova Preanalytical Automated Microbiology Specimen Processor, which is designed to help increase efficiency and automate the microbiology laboratory.

By acquiring the Lab Systems division of Canadian company Dynacon, BD has added product platforms from a leader in preanalytical microbiology automation. These product platforms include the innovative InocuLAB and Innova platforms.

The BD Innova“Today’s clinical microbiology laboratories face many challenges; chief among them are a shortage of laboratory professionals and an increase in workload,” said Philippe Jacon, President, Diagnostic Systems, BD. “The addition of Dynacon’s Lab Systems portfolio demonstrates BD’s commitment to providing labs with the tools and products they need to enhance the quality of their tests results, improve turnaround times and make the most cost-effective use of their resources.”

Clinical laboratories throughout North America and Europe have used the InocuLAB system routinely for nine years to successfully process more than 42 million specimens. The recently launched Innova System, a versatile, state-of-the-art, high-throughput specimen processor, helps address laboratories’ increasing needs for preanalytical specimen processing automation due to labour shortages or increasing test volumes. It also helps reduce laboratory errors associated with specimen handling. With best-in-class flexibility, the BD Innova System accommodates the full range of microbiology specimen containers, streak patterns, protocols and workflows.

“The features and benefits of Dynacon’s Innova and InocuLAB platforms complement perfectly the capabilities of BD’s innovative product portfolio,” said Dr. Peter Hughes, Chairman, Director and Chief Executive Officer, Dynacon. “As a leader in infectious disease testing known for quality and reliability, BD is the right company to bring these successful platforms to more laboratories that need and demand reliable, high-performance, automated instruments.”

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