Beckman Coulter has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its automated microplate system and associated reagents.
The PK7400 system is a high-throughput single analyzer designed for large laboratories and blood donor and plasma centers. It can process up to 300 samples per hour, the company noted.
The automated microplate system uses prosperity liquid and readymade regents. Users can run up to 12 tests per sample, including ABO blood grouping, Rh typing, weak D testing, Rh-Kell phenotyping, and syphilis screening.