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Helena Biosciences provide an integrated testing solution including instrumentation, reagents and software for coagulation and platelet function systems.

CoaDATA
Semi-automated Coagulometers

The CoaDATA family are a series of compact semi-automated, opto-mechanical coagulation analysers, available in 1, 2 and 4 channel configurations designed for clotting assays using plasma.

  • Cuvettes preloaded with magnetic stirring bars
  • Integrated thermal printer for 2 and 4 channel instruments
  • Turbodensitometric measuring principle providing comparable performance to fully automated coagulation systems
  • Accurate and precise clot detection
  • Excellent performance with lipaemic and icteric samples
  • High-capacity on-board reagent storage and long-term reagent stability for maximum assay flexibility
  • Extensible, open system, with pre-programmed tests and support for future developments such as D-Dimer and whole blood
CoaDATA Semi-automated Coagulometers

Detection principle
Opto-mechanical
1, 2 or 4 channel LED optics utilising 870nm wavelength
Suitable for icteric and lipaemic samples​

Measurement
Clotting

Sample processing
Plasma samples

Micro-volume testing — minimum test volume of 150μl
4, 16, or 18 sample incubation positions
Turbodensitometric measuring principle providing comparable performance to fully automated coagulation systems

C-Series
Semi-automated Coagulometers

The Helena C-Series is a family of compact, semi-automated, photo-optical coagulation systems designed to perform clotting, chromogenic and immunoturbidimetric assays using plasma.

  • Double determination and mean value generation
  • STAT profile for up to 4 tests
  • Autosense optics allow true results without negative interferences from icteric or lipaemic samples
  • Low intra-assay and inter-assay CVs for all instruments in the normal and pathological range (PT, APTT CVs: <2%; FIB CV: <3%)
  • Integrates easily with barcode scanner for automated patient ID and intelligent data-management software
  • Stir-bar and ball free reaction vessels are supplied as single and double micro-cuvettes for fast and effective sample handling
  • Easy to maintain and clean, guaranteeing almost zero service requirements and a long product life with optional and cost free updates
  • Micro volume testing for excellent reagent savings and a low cost per test
  • Reagent stir position with magnetic stir bar
C-SeriesSemi-automated Coagulometers

Detection principle
Photo-optical

1, 2 or 4 channel laser optics utilising 405nm wavelength
Suitable for icteric and lipaemic samples
​Auto-start triggered by reagent addition

Measurement
Clotting
Chromogenic
​Immunoturbidimetric

Sample processing
Integrates easily with bar-code scanner for automated patient ID and intelligent data-management software
6, 12, or 24 sample incubation positions
Micro-volume testing — minimum test volume of 75μl

AggRAM
Light transmission Aggregometer

The Helena AggRAM offers fully customisable platelet aggregation and Ristocetin cofactor testing using light transmission aggregometry on plasma.

  • Flexibility – customise your assay test sequence, calibration, dilutions, volumes, run times, display parameters, input additional agonists and create new screens
  • Half-volume – fully optimised half volume settings, including programmable stirrer speed
  • Powerful data handling – automatic calculation of slope, max% aggregation, time to max aggregation, lag phase, secondary slope and area under the curve (research use only) with full manual edit options
  • Security – operator log on with password level protection
  • Database – extensive database for patient results, quality control and standards. Data retrieval with the safety of full automatic backup
  • Interface – LIMS uni-directional host interface
  • Quality control – Levey-Jennings display of QC data based on assigned Westgard rules with integrated corrective action log
  • Available PC/Printer option
AggRAM Light transmission Aggregometer

Detection principle
Light transmission
4 channel laser optics utilising 650nm wavelength

Measurement
Aggregation
Agglutination​

Sample processing
Plasma sample
Micro-volume testing (min cuvette volume 150ul
4 or 8 patient samples per run
12 sample incubation positions
4 ambient reagent positions