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April 19, 2010

New ABL90 FLEX analyzer puts time on the caregiver’s side

35 seconds. That’s how fast caregivers can get blood gas results on the ABL90 FLEX, Radiometer’s next-generation, cassette-based analyzer. The unmatched short time to results enables caregivers to spend less time on testing and more on patient care.

35 seconds. That’s how fast caregivers can get blood gas results on the ABL90 FLEX, Radiometer’s next-generation, cassette-based analyzer. The unmatched short time to results enables caregivers to spend less time on testing and more on patient care. ABL90 FLEX.

Ideal for the point of care
Designed specifically for point-of-care testing, the ABL90 FLEX analyzer measures 17 parameters, including blood gas, electrolytes, metabolites and CO-oximetry from just 65μL of whole blood.

“The goal with the ABL90 FLEX was to create an analyzer that would actually decrease time spent on testing, so caregivers would have more time for patient care,” says Radiometer President Peter Kürstein. “ I believe we have succeed with that. Both in creating an instrument that offers unmatched time to results, but also one that brings Radiometer’s renowned benchtop accuracy and throughput into a compact, easy-to-use, no-maintenance analyzer”.

More time for patient care
The focus on reducing time spent with the analyzer has resonated well with experts and customers alike.

“Time is a crucial parameter in obtaining better patient outcome,” says Christopher Price, visiting professor in clinical biochemistry at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom. “As a caregiver, you need to make clinical decisions rapidly and reliably. Having an instrument that enables this not only helps increase ICU capacity, but also improves patient outcome,” Price says. “It puts time on the caregiver’s side.”

Annette Larsen, an ICU nurse at Furesø Hospital in Denmark agrees. “Time is very important for us”, Larsen says. “As a caregiver, I want to spend as little time as possible on testing and as much as possible on my patients. With the ABL90 FLEX, I can do that. It gives me more time for patient care,” she concludes.

About the ABL90 FLEX
The ABL90 FLEX is Radiometer’s latest blood gas analyzer for the point of care. The analyzer has been recently awarded the 2010 Medical Design Excellence Awards.

The blood gas analyzer is already available in some European markets, like France, Germany, Denmark and the UK. Availability in the rest of the world, including the US1, will occur throughout 2010.

For more information on the ABL90 FLEX, go to www.radiometer.com/abl90

About Radiometer
Radiometer is a world leader in the development, manufacturing and distribution of technologically advanced acute care testing solutions. Radiometer’s products and services simplify and automate all phases of acute care testing, so hospitals can get fast results, reduce their workload and the risk of errors, and improve cost effectiveness.

Radiometer is a part of the Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR).

(1) Pending FDA approval in the US and Canada

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