Roche launches the new cobas c 513 analyser, meeting increasing demand for HbA1c testing of people with diabetes

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The FINANCIAL — Roche announced on October 5 that its new, dedicated high-throughput HbA1c testing solution, the cobas c 513 analyser, is now available for countries accepting the CE mark.

“The increasing number of people with diabetes is challenging healthcare providers and is putting a significant strain on healthcare systems,” said Roland Diggelmann, COO, Roche Diagnostics. “With the cobas c 513, Roche is meeting the dedicated and growing testing needs of our customers.”

With the new cobas c 513 analyser, Roche is replacing its existing dedicated HbA1c analyser, the COBAS INTEGRA 800 CTS, which has been a successful and well-established solution. The cobas c 513 analyser further increases laboratory efficiency by doubling the already market-leading throughput of the INTEGRA 800 CTS from 200 to 400 patient results per hour. The cobas c 513 achieves this performance with the same footprint, according to Roche.

The cobas c 513 features direct results reporting, thereby minimising the risk of result misinterpretation and eliminating the need to perform time-consuming, manual result interpretation. This saves valuable time and laboratory resources while ensuring high quality of results.

Furthermore, the cobas c 513 analyser provides a higher on-board test capacity. Enabling laboratories to load the analyser with more tests at a time saves laboratory space, releases lab resources and ensures a smooth workflow. The new analyser also offers closed tube sampling, which reduces hands-on time, prevents sample contamination and ensures operator safety for laboratory personnel.


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