March 5, 2009--Diagnostica Stago Inc. announces the introduction of the STA-R Evolution® Expert Series analyzer for mid- and high-volume coagulation labs. The STA-R Evolution Expert Series analyzer provides simultaneous testing for clotting, chromogenic and immunologic assays, providing high throughput of both routine and coagulation specialty assays. The analyzer is the next generation of the proven and highly successful STA® platform that incorporates Stago's patented VDS (Viscosity-based Detection System) technology, barcoded, pre-calibrated reagents and software-managed maintenance. It is the perfect solution for those clinical labs that are, or are developing, a coagulation "Center of Excellence."
Advanced features, incorporating Windows XP® software, optimize sample management and provide optimum security and complete traceability of patient results. In addition to a comprehensive QC program, new dedicated certification/accreditation features and computer specifications, the analyzer includes a built-in CD/DVD burner and USB ports to enhance workflow and laboratory productivity.
Diagnostica Stago Inc. is the exclusive provider of the Diagnostica Stago Hemostasis product lines in the United States and offers a complete system of coagulation instruments and optimized reagent kits for research as well as for routine analysis.
The STA family of hemostasis analyzers, STA-R®, STA, and STA Compact® are capable of performing clotting, chromogenic and immunologic testing. The STA family offers an extensive test menu including an automated, quantitative D-Dimer in <10 minutes. Each of the analyzers features walkaway testing, positive barcode identification of reagents and samples, and standardization of reagents, QC and consumables. The STA-R is perfect for high volume, robotic capable laboratories. For medium sized labs the STA Compact provides all of the flexibility of the larger systems but a lower throughput. The START® 4 semi-automated clotting system is designed for low volume testing.