- cobas pro integrated solutions enhances automated procedures to overcome key challenges in lab management
- This new Serum Work Area solution in the cobas family minimizes hands-on time and maximizes productivity through automated procedures
- This new innovation offers flexibility for future changing testing needs, enabling labs to further deliver quality patient care
Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that its recently launched cobas® pro integrated solutions is now available for countries accepting the CE mark. This next generation of innovation in the Serum Work Area marks a significant milestone in evolving laboratory diagnostic workflow and continues with Roche’s long tradition as leader in lab consolidation. By improving operator experience to help streamline and simplify equipment and processes, Roche is advancing clinical outcomes to improve patient care.
Offering excellent performance, with a simple-to-use and newly designed interface, cobas pro integrated solutions is breaking new ground in Serum Work Area. It has re-set standards for reliability, maintenance and efficiency, by lowering the cost of healthcare delivery and increasing patient satisfaction. It allows for up to 2,200 tests per hour with three modules working in parallel and perfectly synchronized in order to improve efficiency.1 Furthermore, cobas pro integrated solutions boasts up to 3.25 hours less operating time2,3, while 93% of Roche Immunoassays have reaction times of 18 minutes or less.4,5 Shortening the time in delivering results to physicians and patients across a number of therapeutic areas, including pregnancy, core lab/HIV testing and blood screening, is vital to clinical decision making.
The new cobas pro integrated solutions offers several advanced features, including automated maintenance and cobas AutoCal, together with an intelligent, on-the-fly reagent loading concept. Inspired by insights from Roche Diagnostics’ customers, these features aim to optimize the day-to-day experience of laboratory professionals, supporting them in focusing their time on the tasks that matter and spending less time on manual operations.
cobas pro integrated solutions introduces key innovations including cobas SonicWash, which is an ultrasonic probe cleaning on the Clinical Chemistry and Ion-Selective Electrode analytical units which assures sample integrity, as well as efficient and flexible sample routing; together with the cobas AutoCal, which is an automated calibration procedure on the clinical chemistry analytical unit which saves precious hands-on time. These advanced features are designed with patients’ health in mind, as they reduce time between diagnosis and treatment plans with greater accuracy.
This new generation of Serum Work Area solutions has been inspired by our tireless mission to help improve speed and reliability of treatment decisions for patients and their families,
said Thomas Schinecker, Head of Centralised and Point of Care Solutions at Roche Diagnostics.