Blue Ocean Introduces First load & goâ„¢ Flow Cytometer for HIV/CD4 Monitoring at International AIDS Conference
Blue Ocean Biomedical introduces the LG Series Flow Cytometry Systems, the first fully automated, load & go systems for counting CD4 cells and other lymphocyte subsets.
Pembroke Pines, FL (PRWEB) July 15, 2011
Blue Ocean Biomedical introduces the LG Series Flow Cytometry Systems, the first fully automated, load & go systems for counting CD4 cells and other lymphocyte subsets. These subsets (percent and absolute counts of T cells, B cells, and NK cells) are used in immune status monitoring for HIV-positive patients and in other medical conditions. This system is being launched at the International AIDS Society (IAS) conference which is being held in Rome, Italy, July 17-20.
“Current flow cytometry systems require highly skilled operators and the workflow is slow, labor-intensive, and complicated,” said Ernie Thomas, president of Blue Ocean. “With the LG Systems, the operator merely loads up to 40 blood tubes and the system does all the rest automatically. This is the first flow cytometer that takes multicolor CD4 panels to the routine clinical level.” All interested parties are invited to visit the Blue Ocean exhibit (booth #303) at the IAS conference in Rome.
Note: The Blue Ocean LG Series flow cytometers conform with the requirements of the European IVD Directive. They are not available in the United States. Blue Ocean’s CR Series systems are for Research Use Only and are available in the US and internationally.
About Blue Ocean Biomedical
Blue Ocean Biomedical, an ISO 13485 certified and privately-held company based in Pembroke Pines, FL, specializes in the development, manufacture, and commercialization of automated load & goÃ¢“¢ flow cytometry systems for immune monitoring and related applications (http://www.blueoceanbio.com). Blue Ocean systems are optimized to address the needs for moderate-to-high-demand applications where test results are desired in less time, with greater efficiency and at substantially lower costs. The company’s patented new LG and CR Series Automated Cytometry Systems combine automated sample preparation and analysis in one integrated system that is Simple, Smart and Efficient.
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