Automation Systems Announces Vendor-Independent Point-of-Care Data Management Position
VA - January 25, 2001 - Medical Automation Systems (MAS; Charlottesville,
VA) has announced that they positioned themselves with all of
their business partnerships and strategic alliances so that all
point-of-care devices can be integrated into the company’s
state-of-the-art RALS®-Plus data management system.
goal from the inception of our business in 1994 was to provide
data management solutions for all point-of-care testing,” said
Gregory A. Menke, MAS President and CEO.
“We started the business supporting just critical care
applications , then we added the glucose
RALS-G and now we
have come full circle back to a total vendor-independent
position for all point of care applications with RALS-Plus.”
the Spring of 2001, MAS plans to launch the first version of
RALS-Plus, a modular designed, vendor-independent information
management system. The devices
included in the initial launch will be all of the Roche
Diagnostics glucose devices including the new AccuChek Inform,
the Roche CoaguChek Pro DM for coagulation, the Roche Chemstrip
101 and the AVL Opti for blood gas.
Additional devices, such as Biosite’s Triage System for
cardiac and congestive heart failure markers, ITC’s Hemachron
coagulation devices, Bayer’s Clinitek 50 urinalysis device,
and a full range of manual tests will be introduced in versions
of the RALS-Plus software scheduled for release throughout the
first year. Ultimately,
RALS-Plus will interface to all manufacturer’s point-of-care
devices and applications, including glucose.
will continue to support the relationship they have developed
with Roche Diagnostics over the past three years.
“We have nearly 250 RALS-G glucose data management
customers connected to Roche devices throughout the U.S. and
Canada and we will continue to support those customers and the
Roche sales and marketing efforts,” Menke says.
“We greatly value the relationship we have developed
with Roche over the past several years and have no desire to
Automation Systems (www.medicalautomation.com) is a privately
held company based in Charlottesville, Virginia. The
company was formed in 1994 by licensing RALS®, a
Remote Automated Laboratory Systems technology from the
University of Virginia.