Bioanalyte Analyzer Shortens Measuring Time

April 25, 2016
Pharmaceutical Technology Editors

Beckman Coulter Life Science’s new Vi-Cell Metaflex is designed to be operational for more than 22 hours a day.

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences unveiled its new, small footprint bioanalyte analyzer, the Vi-CELL MetaFLEX, at INTERPHEX 2016.

Designed for micro- to large-scale cell culture applications, the biochemistry analyzer delivers accurate bioanalytical analysis, measuring pH, partial pressure of oxygen, partial pressure of carbon dioxide, glucose, lactate, and electrolytes. The Vi-CELL MetaFLEX is designed to be operational more than 22 hours a day, with a turnaround time of less than 60 seconds. The analyzer’s sensor cassette is based on thick-film technology-several layers of ceramic slabs, microelectrodes, membranes and miniaturization of conventional electrodes. The result is a shorter measuring time and smaller sample size.

The instrument is able to store up to 2000 results on-board, with an automated sampling arm so that samples can be introduced from a syringe, tube, microfuge, or Vi-CELL sample cup. The only consumables required are the sensor cassette and solution pack. The solution pack includes reagents, wash solutions, quality control (QC) controls, and waste collection. Inserting a new cassette and solution pack is the only maintenance needed. The Vi-CELL MetaFLEX’s quality management system automatically measures three dedicated QC solutions, detecting and correcting any failures and locking out any parameter that fails QC.

Source: Beckman Coulter