Fully Automated IFA Analyzer

AESKU Diagnostics Fully Automated IFA Analyzer 2018-03-01T16:25:27+00:00

Fully Automated IFA Analyzer

HELIOS is a revolutionary system that automates the complete pipetting and image capturing of IFA (immunofluorescence) tests.

It is the first and only system to automate this process completely from beginning to end – offering unparalleled process control, traceability, standardization, ease of use, and maximum efficiency by requiring technical intervention only for expert review.

IFA Processing and Image Capturing

The HELIOS processor is capable of performing all IFA processing and reading automatically.

IFA Processing

The HELIOS uses the robust and widely adopted HELMED IFA Software, which is compatible with most IFA test kits, regardless of their manufacturer. However, non-AESKU slides will be processed without reading.

Image Capturing

This module starts automatically after slide processing is complete or can be used independently from other modules. The well imaging positions and image number is user configurable for all AESKUSLIDES tests, prior to reading. A Pre-Classification suggestion ( + or – ) is performed for each image for AESKUSLIDES ANA HEp2, ANCA, and nDNA.

Result Confirmation

All IFA analysis data can be loaded and evaluated patient by patient. The evaluation process is complemented by the AESKU pattern library. The “show all negatives” option displays all pre-classified negative results, helping to save reporting time by automatically releasing the negative results with the push of a button. The “sample overview” option allows all results related to one sample to be compared side by side. Activating the pattern recognition tool give the Helios the ability to autonomously suggest the most probable IFA patterns for Hep-2, ANCA, and nDNA.
Estimated Endpoint Titer
In addition, an End Point Titer determination from one serum dilution can be performed atomatically.

Configuration

This module is used to manage pre-classification settings and user rights.

LIS

The LIS Module sends all classified results to the LIS. ASTM standard connection configuration is done via a user-friendly interface.

AESKUSLIDES® IFA Test Kits

Simplify your routine autoimmunity sample screening with AESKUSLIDES®. The Immunofluorescence (IFA) product line from AESKU.GROUP is designed to fit in with lab automation needs.

  • All parameters from this product line are pre-programmed and validated for use in HELMED® and HELIOS® IFA Processors.
  • The major patterns found on the AESKUSLIDES® are collected in the HELPS+ software and HELIOS® device software image library.
  • The AESKUSLIDES® product line comprises a complete panel of cell and tissue based slides and kits for the detection of major autoantibodies.
  • Easy handling: ready to use reagents and controls with vials that fit directly in the HELMED® and HELIOS® racks.
  • Full traceability: every Slide is labeled with product barcode and individual number.
  • Components such as wash buffer, sample buffer or mounting medium are common amongst the entire product range.
  • Vacuum sealed slides provide long shelf life.
  • Especially formulated mounting medium allows its use in the HELMED® and HELIOS® IFA Processors.
  • Strong hydrophobic teflon mask coating of the slides avoids cross contamination and requires minimal conjugate volumes.