MECOS Microscope-Analyzers

MECOS-C2 family of automated microscopy systems

The MECO-HEMO automated scanner-analyzer for blood smear analysis

The MECO-HEMO automated scanner-analyzer for blood smear analysis accelerates and standardizes the analysis, increases exactness, sensitivity and productivity, implements remote quality control and consultations. Automatic adaptation to the specific features of the smear provides analysis performance in conditions of usual specimen preparation quality. A doctor can perform fast visual analysis of cell morphology using sorted galleries of cells on computer screen. Increased the number of cells analyzed in routine practice provides visualization of pathological forms under their low concentration. Access to the database for remote consultations using local network or the Internet is available. 

MECOS-C2-MECO-HEMO scanner-analyzer features

Hardware platrorm

 1 M-5

 1 O-9

 4 O-9 / 8 O-9

 200 O-9 / 400 О-9

Blood smear preparation technique

Manual; mechanized; automatic; smears of varying lengths

Coloring  of smear

Standard on leukocytes (Giemsa) to analyze leukocytes, erythrocytes and platelets; standard on reticulocytes

Application of immersion oil

Manual

Manual

Automatic

Automatic

Automatic servicing of smear party

1 smear

1 smear

Automatic up to 4 / 8 smears

Automatic up to 200 / 400 smears

The choice of starting point of smear scan

 Interactive

Interactive/automatic

Automatic

Automatic

Analysis of smears rate per hour

Up to 40

Up to 90

Up to 80

Up to 70

Adaptation to the smear

Automatic adaptation of scan trajectory to the size, shape, thickness, colouring of blood smear to collect representative samples of the given volumes of  erythrocytes and leukocytes; special trajectory for  leukocytes gathering in peripheral regions of a smear

Maximum sample size

WBC up to 1500, RBC up to 2000, PLT up to 1000

Visual analysis of population of erythrocytes

The group of fields of view with correct morphology of erythrocytes saving; galleries of erythrocyte morphological types

Omissions

The likelihood of missing of nucleus-containing cell is under 0.01

Normal ranges

Preset according to age; tuned

Sorting the nucleus-containing cells

Automatic sorting on 18 types of cells with formation of galleries and potential on-line adjustments: Segmented neutrophyles, lymphocytes, monocytes, eosinophyles, basophyles, Band neutrophyles, Blasts, Myelocytes, Promyelocytes, Metamyelocytes, Plasmocytes, Variant lymphocytes, Large granular lymphocytes, Sezari cells, Hairy cells, Giant platelets, Megakaryocytes, Normoblasts, additional damaged cells and artifacts

Erythrocyte sorting

Automatic sorting on 9 types of cells with formation of galleries and potential on-line adjustments (discocytes, schizocytes, megalocytes, echinocytes, stomatocytes, elliptocytes, teardrop cells, target cells, bite cells)

Quantitative analysis of the morphology and optical density

Automatic, categorical and quantitative estimation of erythrocyte populations (Anisocytosis,Poikilocytosis, Polychromasia, Hypochromia, Microcytosis, Macrocytosis, Price-Jones graph, Ellipse and Spherical rates); Automatic nucleus-containing cells Morphometry

Analysis of platelets

Automatic generation of image galleries to view and sample adjustment; the concentration about red blood cells; histogram of the distribution of size

Sort errors

Automatic sorting error of normal leucocytes to 5%; Visual inspection and adjustment of sort galleries

Reticulocyte analysis

Option. Semi-automatic forming of image gallery sample of reticulocytes to view and adjust; the concentration about red blood cells

Result format

Image galleries of cells by type; a group of smear fields of view; the trajectory of the screening; analysis results in database and on blanks

Quality control of analysis

Automatic quality control of the smear; Automatic saving of digital models of the smear (screening at micro and macro levels, galleries of detected objects) with the possibility of visual control; Retrospective visual quality control of smears and sorting by database

Identification of specimens

The dialog in list or barcode with a scanner

Dialog in list or automatic by barcode (optional)

Quality control of lighting

Automatic

Database

Results, galleries, atlases, videos, queries, importing, exporting, editing, printing, protection

Integration and access

Receive and integration data from an external automatic hemoanalyzer; local access to database at the same time with automatic screening; local net or Internet access to database

For more details see MECOS-C2 presentation 
The same hardware platform can support multiple MECOS-C2 analysis techniques. By filling out the form on the Contacts page, you will receive our offer for the MECOS-C2 model in your chosen package.

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