Cirdan: NI medtech 'supports lab community on the frontline'

  • Northern Ireland medtech Cirdan announced it has rapidly scaled its lab testing capacities to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The company, which also has offices in Australia and Canada, said it has been configuring its ULTRA Laboratory Information System (LIS) to facilitate the increased testing demand.

    The team is constantly developing links between its ULTRA system, instrument analysers, and external registries where COVID-19 test data needs to be reported.

    A spokesperson for Cirdan said: “Our services team has been in contact with global analyser manufacturers who have either tailored current analysers to facilitate COVID-19 testing or developed new solutions.

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    “Using analyser specifications and customer testing requirements, we have been able to develop interfaces that allow COVID-19 testing to be fully integrated into lab workflow.”

    The medtech added that it has been enhancing and developing reporting links from ULTRA across many of its customer sites, so that “rapid and precise COVID-19 result reports are instantly available to pathology databases.”

    Recently for its customer, the Northern Hospital in Melbourne, it has added COVID-19 analysers and arranged for any negative test results to be texted directly to the patient, which Cirdan said “saves the lab and GPs a lot of administration work.”

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