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Nova Biomedical Launches New, CE Marked Hemoglobin and Hematocrit Meter System -- Nova Biomedical

Nova Biomedical is pleased to declare the latest addition to the StatStrip line of handheld, hospital meters with the StatStrip Hemoglobin and Hematocrit Meter System (StatStrip Hb/Hct), which has gained CE mark certification and is now available in all CE regulated countries. StatStrip Hb/Hct is the only point-of-care (POC) meter to measure hemoglobin and hematocrit for exact anemia screening and blood loss monitoring—a breakthrough made possible because of new, patented electrochemical technologies developed by Nova.

StatStrip Hb/Hct provides measured hemoglobin and hematocrit results, which are more exact than calculated results, with excellent correlation to laboratory reference methods. With a finger stick capillary sample and results in 40 seconds, StatStrip Hb/Hct provides the real-time accuracy that supports increase clinical decision making in a variety of healthcare settings. These include blood banks and temporary blood collection locations, dialysis centers, primary care clinics, hospitals, and oncology clinics.

For instance, in blood banks, StatStrip Hb/Hct provides safe and effective blood donor screening and avoids false deferrals. For patients receiving dialysis, StatStrip Hb/Hct supports maintain Hb target levels and also monitor erythropoiesis stimulating agents (ESAs) to the lowest actual dose. In emergency care settings and in hospitals, StatStrip Hb/Hct can aid in rapidly evaluating blood loss, initiating treatments more quickly, and monitoring critically ill patients who are at risk for low hemoglobin and hematocrit. In oncology clinics, StatStrip Hb/Hct can support proactively recognize patents at high risk for chemotherapy-induced anemia and direct treatment accordingly.

StatStrip Hb/Hct's single-use biosensors do not need calibration or coding, and testing is as easy as glucose self-testing. StatStrip Hb/Hct supports decrease costs by eliminating the need for blood drawing supplies, venous phlebotomy, and laboratory testing. Wired and wireless connectivity for data integration with patient records are available. Compact and lightweight, StatStrip Hb/Hct is less than half the size and weight of other POC systems that measure only hemoglobin.