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EKF Diagnostics to Showcase New Handheld β-ketone and Glucose Analyzer at AACC 2021

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First live viewing of EKF’s STAT-Site® WB analyzer for reliable and efficient
dual analyte measurement from whole blood in seconds

Cardiff, UK – 15 September 2021 – EKF Diagnostics, the global in vitro diagnostics company, announces that it will be demonstrating its new STAT-Site® WB dual analyte measurement system at the 2021 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo. As EKF’s first face-to-face event since COVID-19 restrictions began, this will be the premiere of the new handheld analyzer for reliable and efficient β-ketone and glucose measurement from whole blood in seconds. Visitors will be able to see firsthand how easy it is to use the CLIA waived and CE marked device in professional settings to monitor the effectiveness of diabetes control programs. EKF will also be introducing its newest hemoglobin analyzer for the US market, the Hemo Control, which provides near patient hemoglobin and hematocrit results in one test as quickly as 25 seconds.
EKF’s team of point-of-care and central laboratory diagnostics experts at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, U.S., September 26-30, will also highlight the Lucica® Glycated Albumin-L. Manufactured by Asahi Kasei Pharma, it is a specific test for glycated albumin (“GA”) and is FDA cleared for sale in the U.S. where it is sold exclusively by EKF Diagnostics. This established test enables intermediate term glycemic monitoring of diabetics over the preceding 2-3 weeks.
The Lucica® Glycated Albumin-L is a quantitative, enzymatic test for use on compatible clinical chemistry analyzers as a “user defined” method. The Lucica® method has appeared in numerous published studies.
Glycated Albumin levels are not affected by the life span of red blood cells (“RBC”), and therefore it is a useful substitute when the HbA1c interpretation is problematic such as in the presence of hemoglobinopathies, iron deficiency, and anemias. Another key feature of glycated albumin is that it changes more rapidly and markedly than HbA1c. Therefore, GA is a good marker to monitor the effects of changes in therapy in patients with diabetes when more rapid treatment responses are needed.
The STAT-Site® WB and Lucica® Glycated Albumin-L test are part of a suite of other diabetes care products that EKF will be showcasing at 2021 AACC. These include its Beta-Hydroxybutyrate LiquiColor® Assay (B-HB) and Nitro-Tab Ketone Tablets, both of which provide quick and simple tests for ketosis.
Other product highlights on EKF’s stand for point-of-care and central laboratory testing include its hemoglobin analyzers, the hand-held DiaSpect Tm and the HemoPoint® H2 which offers both hemoglobin and hematocrit results in one test within 30-60 seconds. Additional analyzers on show include the Biosen RUO glucose and lactate analyzer.
EKF will also discuss its growing EKF Life Sciences business which provides contract manufacturing services, as well as manufacturing diagnostic enzymes for use in medical diagnostics, pharmaceuticals and industry. This follows recent significant investment in its longstanding fermentation facility in Elkhart, Indiana, where it has been manufacturing enzymes and related biomolecules from bacterial fermentation since 1983.
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About EKF Diagnostics or
EKF Diagnostics Holdings plc, which includes the EKF Diagnostics, Stanbio Laboratory and DiaSpect brands, specializes in the development, production and worldwide distribution of point-of-care analyzers for use in the detection and management of diabetes and anemia, and also in sports and maternal medicine. EKF products are sold in more than 100 countries around the globe, through a network of specialist distributors.
Point-of-care diagnostics: EKF Diagnostics designs and manufactures world-class diagnostic devices, as well as distributing rapid test kits for infectious diseases and pregnancy. The EKF analyzer range is used widely in GP surgeries, pharmacies, blood banks, sports clinics, hospitals and laboratories for glucose, lactate, hemoglobin, hematocrit and HbA1c measurement.
Central laboratory: EKF, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Stanbio Laboratory (Boerne, Texas, USA), manufactures a comprehensive range of clinical chemistry reagents, as well as associated analyzers. In addition, EKF Life Sciences (Elkhart, Indiana, USA) manufactures enzymes used in reagent development and also provides contract fermentation facilities.
COVID-19 testing: EKF also sells a range of COVID-19 testing products, including: PrimeStore MTM, an FDA-approved and CE marked sample containment device that allows the safe handling, transportation and analysis of test swabs and samples, which it manufactures under license; and COVID-SeroKlir, a leading ELISA-based antibody test from Kantaro Biosciences that provides a precise quantitative measurement of COVID-19 IgG antibodies.
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