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.
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.”