Blood Analyzer targets veterinary healthcare market.
September 26, 2013 -
Featuring handheld, wireless design, Element POC™ provides rapid blood gas, electrolyte, metabolite, and basic blood chemistry testing. Point of care device offers data management, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, and broad testing menu that includes critical care parameters valued most by practitioners in one credit card-style test card that can be stored at room temperature.
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Heska Introduces Element POC(TM) Blood Gas-Electrolyte Analyzer
LOVELAND, Colo., -- Heska Corporation (NASDAQ: HSKA, "Heska"), a leading provider of veterinary diagnostic and specialty products, announced today that it has launched throughout North America a new rapid blood analyzer ("Element POC(TM)"). This latest generation, handheld, wireless analyzer delivers rapid blood gas, electrolyte, metabolite, and basic blood chemistry testing to the North American veterinary healthcare market, and is available exclusively through Heska.
The new Element POC(TM) is a point of care device that offers superior data management, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, and a broad testing menu that includes the critical care parameters valued most by practitioners in one comprehensive, easy to use "credit card" style test card that can be stored at room temperature. Compared to other handheld analyzers on the market, the Element POC(TM) may save veterinarians up to 50% on the costs of testing, while improving ease of use and patient outcomes.
Steve Eyl, Executive Vice President of Commercial Operations for Heska, said, "The addition of Element POC(TM) to our product line complements our existing chemistry and hematology suite and leapfrogs the competition. Element POC(TM) brings unmatched value and savings by delivering real-time critical care parameters at a price per test that will save veterinarians and their clients thousands of dollars each year. After many years of working towards this point, we at Heska are proud to secure the leadership position by bringing the world's most advanced blood-gas, lactate, electrolyte, metabolite and chemistry point of care testing to the market."
Heska Corporation (NASDAQ: HSKA - News) sells advanced veterinary diagnostic and other specialty veterinary products. Heska's state-of-the-art offerings to its customers include diagnostic instruments and supplies as well as single use point-of-care tests, pharmaceuticals and vaccines. The Company's core focus is on the canine and feline markets where it strives to provide high value products and unparalleled customer support to veterinarians. For further information on Heska and its products, visit the company's website at www.heska.com.
CONTACT: At Heska Corporation: Jason Napolitano, Executive Vice President & CFO, (970) 493-7272, Ext. 4105