December 20, 2007 - Siemens Medical Solutions Diagnostics recently announced the introduction of the MicroScan WalkAway plus Systems for mid- and high-volume clinical diagnostic microbiology laboratories.
The systems offer simultaneous automation of overnight, rapid and specialty panels that test for both gram negative and gram-positive bacteria. The WalkAway plus Systems also offer advanced automation features that improve laboratory productivity by decreasing system maintenance activity. The two new instrument models - a 40- panel capacity model for medium-volume laboratories and a 96-panel capacity model for high-volume laboratories - will replace the current WalkAway SI 40 and 96 Systems.
The Siemens' MicroScan technology was introduced as the first advanced technology based on the sound microbiology principles of true minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) testing. This principle remains the most sensitive method to determine bacteria's susceptibility to antibiotics. The new WalkAway plus Systems combine MIC technology with new automated features, including automated maintenance and dial-up system diagnostics capability, according to the manufacturer.
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