Revolutionary Water Purification Systems Displayed at AACC - Don’t Underestimate the Value of Reliable Pure Water
26 Jul 2012

EMD Millipore, the Life Science division of Merck KGaA of Germany, showcased its new AFS® 10E and AFS® 15E water purification systems at AACC last week. The company also displayed its revolutionary e-solution, Millitrack®, the first, fully-embedded water purification system software designed to enable regulatory compliance for lab water purification system users.

Millitrack® is a unique, fully-embedded water purification system software which has been developed for labs that seek accreditation to the ISO® 15189:2007 standard, which is supported by CAP 15189SM accreditation, or by “The Key to Quality” workbook from the CLSI®.

Millitrack® is the first of its kind and offers users important key benefits, including full monitoring and automatic water quality archiving capabilities. Up to six months of information is stored for easy and reliable traceability. Millitrack® software provides quick access to this data, as well as enhanced data management control and remote access capabilities at any time through a web browser.

Also on display at the booth were the EMD Millipore AFS® 10E and AFS® 15E water purification systems, which integrate patented Elix® electrodeionization (EDI) technology along with several other complementary water purification techniques (e.g., pretreatment, reverse osmosis, UV lamp treatment, and final 0.22 µm filtration) in order to produce clinical laboratory reagent water (CLRW) with consistently pure and reliable water quality. Elix® EDI technology, which uses ion exchange resins that are permanently self-regenerated, ensures low, predictable running costs for users.

“For clinical laboratories that need a reliable and economical source of pure water, the new AFS® 10E and AFS® 15E systems are the perfect solution,” says Lab Water Product Manager, Maryse Gauthey. “Systems are designed to produce clinical laboratory reagent water that complies with the CLSI® guideline* ― efficiently and with low, predictable running costs. Integrated Elix® EDI technology requires no costly resin regeneration or replacement, which helps dramatically reduce costs and maintenance,” she emphasizes.

“In addition, the systems’ full monitoring and automatic water quality archiving capabilities help provide traceability for laboratories that need to fulfill accreditation needs. Up to six months of information can be stored, and users have easy access to this data through optional activation of Millitrack® software,” she explains.

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Sonia Nicholas
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