BD recently announced the CE-IVD certification for the BD FACSDuet automated flow cytometry system. The new fully automated sample preparation instrument enables clinical laboratories to improve their efficiency by reducing errors and limiting the manual user interactions required to run assays on the BD FACSLyric clinical flow cytometer.
The BD FACSDuet system builds new capabilities into the BD portfolio of clinical flow cytometry solutions. Collectively, these solutions may help clinical laboratories improve accuracy and repeatability of their assays by minimizing manual steps that can introduce errors.
Physical integration between the BD FACSDuet system and the BD FACSLyric clinical flow cytometer allows technicians to load samples and reagents onto the BD FACSDuet system and receive data once the samples are fully processed from the BD FACSLyric clinical flow cytometer. Data integration using the BD FACSLink middleware solution, offers bidirectional communication between the instruments and connectivity with laboratory information systems.
The BD FACSDuet automated flow cytometry system is available as an in vitro diagnostic instrument in Europe and is targeted to be available in other geographies as soon as regulatory milestones are secured. The current platform automates the lyse-no-wash process. Existing systems can be field upgradable as laboratory needs evolve.