The new Xprecia Stride Coagulation Analyzer (Picture courtesy: http://www.siemens.com)
Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics has announced the launch of a portable coagulation analyzer, the Xprecia Stride Coagulation Analyzer. It delivers fast and reliable Prothrombin time testing (PT/INR) for point-of-care monitoring and management of oral anticoagulation therapy (OAT) with warfarin.
The winner of the internationally respected Red Dot Award: Product Design for 2015, the analyzer includes a number of innovations and features. It weighs just 300g, and can be held at any angle and brought directly to the patient's finger for efficient and comfortable blood sample application.
"The Xprecia Stride Coagulation Analyzer is among the most radical, user-friendly redesigns of a point-of-care coagulation analyzer since they became widely available more than 20 years ago," said Dr David Stein, CEO, Siemens Diagnostics Point of Care Business Unit. He added, "Our analyzer is designed to be safer, more efficient and more ergonomically friendly than the products available today. The Xprecia Stride Analyzer uses simple icons and animation in a color display more commonly found in smartphones than medical instruments. Receiving the Red Dot award validates this unique product design and reinforces our efforts to bring a highly usable, lab-accurate coagulation analyzer to the point of care."
To help increase workflow efficiency and usability, an integrated bar-code scanner simplifies data capture for accurate calibration of new lot numbers prior to testing.