BN ProSpec System

BN ProSpec System

 

The BN ProSpec® is a dedicated, compact system that offers a consolidated menu of specialty and routine reagents for reliable plasma protein testing including cardiac risk assessment, kidney diseases, nutritional assessment and iron and anemia assessment as well as innovative markers such as monoclonal kappa and lambda free light chains, Cystatin C and Carbohydrate-Deficient Transferrin (CDT).

Product Description

The BN ProSpec® is a dedicated, compact system that offers a consolidated menu of specialty and routine reagents for reliable plasma protein testing including cardiac risk assessment, kidney diseases, nutritional assessment and iron and anemia assessment as well as innovative markers such as monoclonal kappa and lambda free light chains, Cystatin C and Carbohydrate-Deficient Transferrin (CDT).

Features and benefits

The BN ProSpec® System uses our proven nephelometric technology for the determination of a large variety of assays which support the management of disease states such as iron and anemia assessment, gammopathies / immune system, kidney disease, and many others.

The BN ProSpec System is a fully automated benchtop analyzer which combines efficient workflow with cost-effective determinations for plasma protein testing needs:

  • Patient-oriented sample processing for efficient workflow
  • Convenient handling due to onboard storage of reagents and controls
  • Highly reliable patient results with optimized system components

 

The BN ProSpec provides you with:

 

Increased workflow efficiency

  • Average effective throughput of 65 tests/hour
  • Onboard capacity for up to 1.5 hour walkaway convenience
  • 24-hour onboard refrigerated reagent storage to eliminate removal of controls and reagents
  • Enhanced onboard stability – generally up to 6 weeks for reagents and 1 week for controls
  • Barcode identification for primary sample tubes, standards, controls and reagents
  • Sample auto-dilution and configurable, automatic repeat measurements for fast results with less operator intervention
  • Secure interruption of assay runs for calibration and reloading – no loss of data
  • Specimen level-detection

 

Confidence in results

  • Optimal alignment of reagents and system
  • High reliability with antigen-excess security
  • Proven nephelometric technology

 

Comprehensive solutions

  • Broad menu available from one source: Over 64 assay protocols available for determination in various body fluids
  • Consolidation of specialty and routine parameters to support disease state management

 

Innovative assays:

  • Free Light Chains (FLC) kappa & lambda assays with excellent lot-to-lot reproducibility and high antigen excess security – adding confidence to screening and monitoring of monoclonal gammopathies
  • CardioPhase® hsCRP – a trendsetting assay acknowledged as independent marker of cardiovascular risk
  • Unique, fully automated Carbohydrate-Deficient Transferrin (%CDT) assay with the specificity of HPLC
  • Cystatin C – increasing sensitivity and reliability in renal function analysis
  • Active participation in protein method standardization projects

Protis® Data Management System*

  • Delivers a comprehensive overview of results for each patient
  • Integrates test results from multiple instruments into one report
  • Simplifies data management
  • Supports a broad range of assessment programs: Iron and Anemia, Nutrition, Cardiac Risk, Kidney and CSF Assessment

Specifications

Measuring principle Nephelometry; measurement of the scattered light intensity in a fixed angle of 13 - 24 degrees
Methods More than 60 programmed assay protocols
Sample throughput Effective: Approx. 65 tests/hour depending on the assay mix
Nominal: 100 tests/hour
Analysis method Fixed-time kinetics, end-point measurement, VLin Integral
Calibration Multi-point calibration
Rack transport unit Segments for 3 control serum vials
Segments for 2 reagent vials
Segments for 15 sample tubes
Dilution unit 1 frame for max. 132 dilution cups
Size of sample tubes Diameter: 11 - 16 mm
Height: 55 - 100 mm
For pediatric samples:
conical microtubes with a maximum filling volume of 1.5 mL
Barcode types Automatic reading of different barcode types:
2/5 interleaved
Codabar
Code 39
Code 93
Code 128
Reagent volume 40 µL reagent consumption on average
Sample dilution 1 : 1 to 1 : 32,000
Level detection For samples, standards, controls, and reagents
Reaction cuvettes 90 disposable cuvettes
Measuring temperature 37 ± 1.5°C
Light source Infrared high performance LED
Wavelength 840 ± 25 nm
Detector Photodiode with integrated pre-amplifier
Instrument weight and dimensions Analyzer dimensions (width x height x depth)
109.2 cm 81.3 cm x 63.5 cm (43 in. x 32 in. x 25 in.)
Computer and monitor dimensions (width x height x depth incl. keyboard)
36.2 cm x 45.7 cm x 54.6 cm (14.25 in. x 18 in. x 21.5 in.)
Printer dimensions (width x height x depth)
40.6 cm x 26.6 cm x 36.8 cm (16 in. x 10.5 in. x 14.5 in.)
Weight
Analyzer: 115,2 kg (254 lbs.)
Computer: 5.9 kg (13 lbs.)
Monitor: 12.6 kg (27.7 lbs.)
Printer: 7.3 kg (16.1 lbs.)
Room environment Ambient temperature
18 to 32 °C (64 to 89 °F)
Relative humidity
Maintain between 30% and 85% (noncondensing)
Average thermal output
340 BTU/hr (100 W) in standby mode
975 BTU/hr (286 W) in operating mode
Water requirements
Deionized water NCClS Type 2
Microbial count must not exceed 100 CFU/ml
Electrical installation requirements Voltage
117 to 127 V/50 or 60 Hz
207 to 253 V/50 or 60 Hz
Power consumption
<140 VA (standby mode)
<400 VA (operating mode)
Host interfacing Download mode, host-query mode, ASTM
Ports 1 Serial (DB-9) (male)
1 10-Base-T/Base TX Ethernet RJ45
Computer and Printer Terminal
Windows® XP
Printer
Lexmark E260 D or DN or equivalent