Horiba launches CRP haematology analyser


Compact solution provides full blood count and C-reative protein count in four minutes

In vitro diagnostics specialist, Horiba Medical, has launched the Microsemi CRP haematology analyser.

Developed by HORIBA Medical in Japan, ‘emi’ means ‘smile’ in Japanese and stands for ‘easy-to-use, maintenance-free and intelligent’.

The Microsemi CRP haematology analyser is the latest release from Horiba Medical

The Microsemi CRP haematology analyser is the latest release from Horiba Medical

A compact addition to the Micros range, it simultaneously provides a complete blood count (CBC) and C-reactive protein (CRP) from just 18 μl of blood - all in four minutes.

Its powerful CRP analysis allows the screening of patient samples to detect the presence of inflammation caused by bacterial infections or other treatable inflammatory disease. Measurement is possible immediately after blood sample collection, making the analyser suitable for emergency testing situations.

The Microsemi CRP can also be used to assess infection and inflammatory conditions that require progressive observation. Furthermore, its micro-sampling capabilities are suitable for paediatric blood analysis, requiring just 10µL for CBC and 18 µL for CBC+CRP, and can be used with capillary, as well as venous blood samples.

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Cleve Wright, UK general manager at Horiba Medical, said: “With more than 2,000 instruments successfully being used in Japan to date, UK clinicians can now benefit from the Microsemi CRP’s accuracy, convenience and ability to support early and rapid diagnosis of patients.”