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Instrumentation gets together with Optical Sensors:

This article was originally published in Clinica

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The Italian company Instrumentation Laboratory and Optical Sensors of the US have agreed a seven-year partnership to distribute the Gem SensiCath and Gem OpticalCAM hospital point-of-care diagnostic products and their established line of critical care products. According to the companies, the non-glucose meter POC market was worth $300 million in 1996 and is set to reach $800 million by 2001. The arrangement with Instrumentation does not affect Optical's current arrangements with Hewlett-Packard, Marquette and SpaceLabs, which will continue to sell SensiCath arterial blood gas monitoring.

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