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Nov. 12, 2013

Sysmex Wins Awards in 2013 Local Commendation for Invention of Kinki

  Sysmex Corporation (HQ: Kobe, Japan; Chairman and CEO: Hisashi Ietsugu) received several awards at the 2013 Kinki Local Commendation for Invention, sponsored by the Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation. The Company received the "Chairman's Prize from the Hyogo Institute of Invention and Innovation" for one invention and "The Encouragement Prize for Invention" for three other inventions. Local commendations for invention, which are awarded to engineers and researchers who create superior technologies and designs, have a history dating back to 1921.

Our Award-Winning Inventions

(1) Chairman's Prize from the Hyogo Institute of Invention and Innovation
 

Invention: Blood Coagulation Analyzer (Patent Number: 4829716)
  This invention relates to a blood coagulation analyzer used to test for thrombotic tendency in the blood such as myocardial and cerebral infarctions stemming from lifestyle-related diseases, as well as for hemophilia and other hemorrhagic tendencies in the blood.
  Generally, in coagulation analysis a single plasma sample can satisfy some five or six testing parameters. As sample measurements are performed simultaneously, clinical labs testing numerous samples need analyzers that can conduct coagulation testing quickly and efficiently.
  With this invention, retained portions of the measurement sample are variously arranged. Switching periodically, multiple light wavelengths are impinged on the measurement samples. Selecting multiple elements of light wavelength data from measurement samples that have been subjected to light enables rapid multiparameter measurement.
  As a result, many samples can be measured in a short period of time, contributing to quick and efficient coagulation testing.
  This technology is employed on the CS-5100, CS-2000i and CS-2100i automated blood coagulation analyzers.


(2) The Encouragement Prize for Invention
 

Invention: Reagent for Measuring D-dimer Using Monoclonal Antibodies (Patent Number: 4448754)
  This invention relates to a reagent for measuring D-dimer, which is a marker helpful in diagnosing various types of thrombosis and disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC).
  D-dimer testing reagents used in the past were able to use only the reactivity of DD/E fractions of either high or low molecular weight, so were unable to get an overall picture of D-dimer.
  With this invention, monoclonal antibodies are produced that are certain to react with the DD/E fractions of either high or low molecular weight, allowing the overall measurement of D-dimer.
  This technology is used in LIAS AUTO® D-Dimer NEO.
 

Invention: Sampling Analyzer and Method for Promoting Standardized Reagents (Patent Number: 4873969)
  This invention relates to a sampling analyzer used for measuring the number and types of white blood cells.
  In the past, different designated reagents were used as the hemolysis agents used for measuring numbers of white blood cells and for measuring types of white blood cells, as the measurement frequency differed. This situation caused instrument operating costs to mount and prompted an increase in the number of reagents managed. In some cases, labs were unable to use hemolysis agents employed in low-measurement-frequency white blood cell classification tests before these reagents passed their expiration dates. 
  This invention involves the use of a standardized reagent as a hemolysis agent for measuring numbers as well as types of white blood cells. As a designated reagent is used only in staining for measuring types of white blood cells, the result is a sampling analyzer, wherein the primary measurement mode is used for measuring the number of white blood cells and the secondary measurement mode is used when classifying white blood cells.
  Using a common hemolysis for measuring the number of white blood cells as well as classifying the white blood cells reduces instrument operating costs.
  This technology is used in multiparameter automated hematology analyzers, including the XS-1000i, XS-800i and XS-500i.
 

Invention: Microscope and Auto Focusing Method for a Microscope (Patent Number: 4708143)
  This invention relates to an automatic microscope employed in a Automatic blood cell analyzer.
  The automatic microscopes of conventional hemogram automated analyzers tended to generate residual vibration after adjusting the focus position for the smear sample, and the focus could not be accurately trained on the white blood cell until the vibration stopped.
  This invention uses an autofocus that operates even if a relative vibration is generated between the smear sample and the lens rather than waiting to autofocus until the vibration has halted. This approach substantially improves processing speed compared with previous instruments.
  This invention should increase the speed of clinical diagnostics and enhance testing accuracy.
  This technology is employed in the HEG-L Automatic blood cell analyzer.

 
History of Local Commendation for Invention of Kinki Awards Received (Past Five Years)

  • 2012 Local Commendation for Invention of Kinki
    "The Encouragement Prize of the President of Japan Patent Attorneys Association:" Method for Monitoring Suction of Liquid Sample,
    "The Encouragement Prize for Invention:" Direct Nucleic Acid Amplification Method,
    "The Encouragement Prize for Invention:" Sample Analyzer,
    "The Encouragement Prize for Invention:" Reagent for Measuring White Blood Cell and Hemoglobin Concentration
  • 2011 Local Commendation for Invention of Kinki
    "The Encouragement Prize for Invention:" Quality Control Method Used in a Control Device,
    "The Encouragement Prize for Invention:" Method for Cleaning Dispensing Pipette of Automated Analyzer,
    "The Encouragement Prize for Invention:" Sheath Flow Forming Apparatus,
    "The Encouragement Prize for Invention:" Particle Analyzer and Automated Particle Analysis Method
  • 2010 Local Commendation for Invention of Kinki
    "The Encouragement Prize of the Commissioner of Japan Patent Office:" White Blood Cell Classification and Counting Method
    "The Encouragement Prize for Invention:" Sample Preparation Solution for Immunochromatography,
    "The Encouragement Prize for Invention:" Fluid Suction Device,
    "The Encouragement Prize for Invention:" Coagulation Analyzer
  • 2009 Local Commendation for Invention of Kinki
    "The Prize of the Director-General of Kinki Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry:" Reagent for Analyzing Formed Elements in Urine,
    "The Encouragement Prize for Invention:" Image Filing System,
    "The Encouragement Prize for Invention" Reagent for Measuring Antiphospholipid Antibodies and Antiphospholipid Antibody Measuring Method,
    "The Encouragement Prize for Invention:" Blood Analyzer
  • 2008 Local Commendation for Invention of Kinki
    "The Encouragement Prize of the Commissioner of Japan Patent Office:" HCV Reagent,
    "The Encouragement Prize for Invention:" Particle Image Analyzer,
    "The Encouragement Prize for Invention" Reagent and Method for Erythroblast Classification and Counting,
    "The Encouragement Prize for Invention:" Automatic Slide Preparation Apparatus

       

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