Nova Biomedical announced the next addition to the Stat Profile product line with the Stat Profile Prime ES Comp Plus. Prime ES Comp Plus provides STAT electrolyte testing as well as optional serial batch testing on whole blood, serum, or plasma.
Prime ES Comp Plus is the only electrolyte analyzer that offers a complete electrolyte profile, including ionized magnesium. Ionized magnesium, along with ionized calcium, is an important electrolyte in maintaining strong and rhythmic cardiac function and vascular smooth muscle reactivity.
Prime ES Comp Plus's unique design utilizes maintenance-free cartridge technology, which consists of individual cartridges for sensors and calibrators. Each cartridge is ready to use and easily replaced in seconds. This design optimizes the life of each cartridge, improves analyzer uptime, and eliminates the maintenance, downtime, and inconsistent performance of older electrolyte systems.
Nova’s innovative MicroSensor Card offers Na, K, Cl, iCa, iMg, pH, and Hct. Credit card sized, the MicroSensor Card is automatically calibrated and always ready to deliver a complete electrolyte profile in about 60 seconds. MicroSensor cards can be replaced in less than half the time of older cartridge systems, which can take more than one hour to calibrate and can remain unstable with drift, frequent re-calibrations, and reduced throughput for even longer periods of time. Stat Profile Prime’s Clot Block sample flow path protects the MicroSensor Card from blockages and prolonged downtime caused by blood clots.
“We at Nova Biomedical are extremely excited to launch the next addition to the Stat Profile Prime platform with Prime ES Comp Plus. Prime ES Comp Plus represents the latest electrolyte testing technology and further demonstrates Nova’s leadership and history of innovation. There is a sizable, unmet need globally for reliable, low-cost electrolyte analysis. Prime ES Comp Plus helps meet this need by providing Na, K, Cl, iCa, pH, and Hct analysis, as well as the Nova Biomedical-exclusive analyte ionized magnesium.” said Brad Bullen, BS, RCP, sales product line manager at Nova.
Compact, lightweight, and simple-to-operate with a color touchscreen, Prime ES Comp Plus may be used in a fixed location virtually anywhere in the hospital or clinic, or operated on a mobile cart with a battery back-up. The new analyzer also offers an optional 10-sample tray for serial batch testing.