Instrumentation Laboratory Announces Contract for Multi-Parameter Testing Products with Broadlane

Friday, July 25, 2008 General News
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LEXINGTON, Mass., July 24 Instrumentation Laboratory (IL)today announced that Broadlane, Inc., a leading supply chain services company,has awarded the Company with a five-year contract covering its critical careproducts and services. Broadlane, based in Dallas, TX, counts among itsclients more than 915 acute care hospitals, more than 2,600 sub-acute carefacilities and more than 18,000 physician practices.

The contract covers IL's portfolio of critical care analyzers, reagents,consumables and service, including IL's flagship products, the new GEM(R)Premier(TM) 4000 and the GEM Premier 3000 analyzers for blood gas, electrolyteand metabolite testing, new GEMweb(R) Plus information management system forthe GEM analyzers, GEM PCL Plus, a portable coagulation analyzer and GEM OPL,a portable CO-Oximeter.

"Broadlane's selection of our critical care product line is a testament tothe flexibility offered by the GEM Premier 4000 analyzer," said Brian Durkin,Director of Sales and National Accounts at IL. "This instrument is far morethan a blood gas analyzer and we look forward to adding an even broaderspectrum of testing to the GEM Premier 4000 in the future."

The GEM Premier 4000 is a revolutionary blood gas analyzer, withintegrated CO-Oximetry, that quickly provides consistent, accurate,lab-quality results throughout the hospital. Self-contained cartridgesincorporate all components for patient testing and are maintenance-free.Onboard Intelligent Quality Management (iQM(R))automates quality control andcontinuously detects, corrects and documents to assure quality results andcompliance, 24/7, regardless of operator or testing location.

iQM, coupled with its cartridge-based technology and ease of use, allowsthe GEM Premier analyzers to be used throughout the hospital, at the point ofcare and in the lab. The flexibility of the many cartridge sizes and menusmakes the GEM Premier analyzers ideally suited to meet the needs of thediverse hospital market.

Instrumentation Laboratory (, founded in 1959, is a worldwidedeveloper, manufacturer and distributor of in vitro diagnostic instruments,related reagents and controls for use primarily in hospitals and independentclinical laboratories. The company's product lines include critical caresystems, hemostasis systems and information management systems. IL's GEMproduct offerings, part of the critical care line, include the new GEM Premier4000 analyzer with Intelligent Quality Management (iQM(R)), GEM Premier 3000analyzer, GEM OPL(TM), a portable whole blood CO-Oximeter and the GEM PCLPlus, a portable coagulation analyzer. IL's hemostasis portfolio includes theACL TOP(R) Family of Hemostasis Testing Systems, fully automated,high-productivity analyzers, including the ACL TOP and the new ACL TOP 500CTS. IL also offers the ACL ELITE(R) and ELITE PRO, other hemostasisanalyzers and the HemosIL(R) line of reagents. IL is based in Lexington,Massachusetts.

SOURCE Instrumentation Laboratory

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