SEATTLE, WA – 15 JUNE 2017 – Blood Cell Storage Inc. (BCSI) announced today the immediate availability of our new, cost-effective tablet computer for BCSI’s TrakStation® and TrakPod® technology for benchtop and large format incubators. BCSI is a world leader in pH monitoring of live cells.
The new tablet, from ASUSTEK Computer, Inc. (ASUS) is part of the Transformer series of products and provides better processing capabilities than the previous generation of instrument. Specifically:
- 1.44 GHz Intel Atom x5-Z8350 processor
- 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM Memory
- 128 GB Intel HD Graphics
- 10.1 Inch 1280 x 800 touchscreen
- Bluetooth 4.0
- Wireless IEEE 802.11 ac
- “Kickstand” included for easy set-up and desktop or bench use
“We are pleased to announce our new TrakStation instrument ahead of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) convention,” said Russ Aldrich, CEO of BCSI. “We will be demonstrating this new product along with our latest software release, Version 1.0.7, at Booth G55 in Geneva, Switzerland from 2 – 5 July 2017.”
TrakStation and TrakPod are the latest generation of continuous pH monitoring laboratory instruments from BCSI. The TrakStation has the capability of monitoring and logging pH data from one (1) to eight (8) chambers simultaneously. The system provides lab managers or clinicians with assurance of a stable incubator pH environment throughout the five (5) to seven (7) day IVF cycle. In contrast to systems that spot monitor pH, this unique surrogate continuous pH monitoring approach does not require opening and closing of incubator doors, thus allowing an uninterrupted incubation cycle and promoting better outcomes for IVF procedures.
The system requires no expensive calibration or adjustments during its use. One disposable sensor lasts the entire 7-day cycle and is replaced between cycles. A reusable QC alignment tool adjusts the instrument to factory specifications in under ten (10) seconds after each cycle is complete; the QC alignment tool is replaced annually.
Blood Cell Storage Inc. (BCSI), based in Seattle, Washington, is an international laboratory instrument and medical devices company. BCSI’s patented technology and products benefit patients, clinicians, researchers, pathologists and doctors. In addition to IVF monitors, the company’s fluorescent dyes, micro-fluidics, nucleic acid extraction capabilities and automated systems reduce healthcare costs and improve patient outcomes. BCSI is represented in over twenty (20) countries world-wide and has OEM relationships with Astec, Labotect and Esco Medical.
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Blood Cell Storage, Inc.