Abbott Showcases Information Management and Automation Solutions at AACC
25 Jul 2012

Abbott’s impressive, space-age booth at the AACC last week, featured equally exciting new solutions to improve data management and automation in today’s clinical laboratories.

"Today, laboratories are facing increased testing workloads, staff shortages and budget constraints," said Brian Blaser, executive vice president, Diagnostics Products, Abbott. "To help offset these challenges, Abbott provides high-quality, reliable solutions that enable laboratories to become more productive and deliver faster, more accurate results to improve patient outcomes.”

Abbott’s informatics solution, OneLab, a novel, integrated Web-based software platform to manage information flowing through the lab, was debuted on the AACC show floor. Abbott also showcased Accelerator a3600 and p540, two of the latest automation solutions, which help labs to improve efficiency and workflow. All of these solutions will be available to labs across the United States in the coming months, and attendees were treated to a preview at the meeting. OneLab is currently only available in select countries.

Abbott also displayed its expansive molecular diagnostic and point-of-care offerings at the booth. The Abbott m2000, an automated system that integrates sample preparation and extraction with real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification and detection technology, will be demonstrated at the Expo. And, Abbott will highlight five new advanced quality features on its leading i-STAT® handheld blood analyzer, designed to help hospitals better manage their point-of-care testing programs and support compliance with changing laboratory regulations.

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Sonia Nicholas
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