Canon U.S.A. (Lake Success, New York) reported expansion of its line of digital radiography (DR) systems with the introduction of the Canon CXDI-60G portable flat panel detector. The CXDI-60G succeeds the CXDI-31, which the company calls the world's first portable cassette-type DR system. Features include low power consumption and a detachable sensor cable for maintenance and installation. The model's detachable sensor cable, which provides power to the unit and transfers data, enables room-to-room installation from multiple locations such as the patient's bedside or wheelchair, trauma or intensive care unit (with an optional power box and PC) and fits into most neo-natal incubator trays. Canon U.S.A. develops imaging solutions.

Tecan (Durham, North Carolina) has introduced the new Cavro Omni Robot, a general purpose OEM liquid handling robot for a wide range of applications within clinical diagnostics, life sciences and analytical chemistry. The robot's closed-loop positioning system provides assurance of knowing exactly where the pipetting probe is located at all times, while its high payload opens up a broad range of capabilities for automation solutions. Using the Cavro Integration Kit, any Tecan Cavro pump or robot can be set up for evaluation in a matter of minutes. The Cavro Fusion Software included in the Cavro Integration Kit automatically recognizes the device, and pumps and robots can even be operated simultaneously via an intuitive graphical user interface.

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