AVL Scientific enters point-of-care blood gas analysis market
This article was originally published in Clinica
AVL Scientific, the US subsidiary of Austrian company AVL, has begun shipping its Opti 1 portable blood gas analyser for the point-of-care testing market. This represents the company's entry into a market in which it will compete with US companies Diametrics, i-Stat and Mallinckrodt. The Opti 1 system, which weighs under 4.5 kg, measures pH, PCO(2) and PO(2) and features automated sample introduction.