Carolina Liquid Chem Launches New Analyzer
|The CLC 720. Photo compliments of Carolina Liquid Chemistries.|
The device, called the CLC 720, is about the size of a chest-type home freezer. It can run 400 tests an hour, testing for 100 different blood-chemistry findings, such as glucose, cholesterol and drugs of abuse.
It’s is the first product to be launched from the new Wake Forest Biotech Place in the Piedmont Triad Research Park.
“This chemistry analyzer is the first in its class to be designed since the 1990s,” said Phil Shugart, president of the company, which moved its headquarters to the Triad from California in 2007.
“The CLC 720 is the newest, most technologically sophisticated chemistry analyzer in America. We took advantage of the latest advances in software, electronics, motion control and fluidics in order to offer customers a truly exceptional product.”
He said the system generates less heat, operates more quietly and consumes 40 percent fewer chemicals, 25 percent less water, 20 percent less serum and 50 percent less electricity than devices of comparable capacity. The CLC 720 also takes up 25 percent less space and is less expensive than other systems in its class.
“With its large menu, small footprint and easy Windows 7 software, it’s an excellent fit for a large clinic, small- to medium-sized hospital or a small reference lab,” Shugart said.