Radiometer Medical

Radiometer is a leading provider of technologically advanced acute care solutions that simplify and automate all phases of acute care testing.

 

With more than 3,200 employees worldwide and direct representation in 32 countries, we help healthcare professionals get fast and accurate information on the most critical parameters in acute care testing, including oxygen, lactate and troponin.

This is the foundation for making immediate and well-informed decisions on the treatment of critically ill patients in clinical settings such as emergency careintensive care, anesthesiology, cardiac surgeryneonatal care and wound care.

Radiometer develops, manufactures and markets solutions for blood sampling, blood gas analysis, transcutaneous monitoringimmunoassay testing and the related IT management systems.

 

Key facts

 

Radiometer develops, manufactures and markets solutions for blood sampling, blood gas analysis, transcutaneous monitoring, immunoassay testing and related IT management systems under the ABL, AQT, TCM, RADIANCE, AQURE, PICO, CLINITUBES and QUALICHECK brand names

Founded in 1935 and headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, Radiometer was a pioneer in blood gas testing, introducing the world’s first commercially available blood gas analyzer in 1954.

Today, Radiometer’s products and solutions are used in hospitals, clinics and laboratories in over 130 countries, to provide information on the most critical parameters in acute care testing.

In fact, six samples are performed every second on a Radiometer analyzer somewhere in the world. That’s 360 samples a minute, 21,600 samples an hour, 518,400 samples a day. That’s 189,216,000 samples every year tested on a Radiometer analyzer somewhere in the world.

 

Global presence

 

  • Direct representation in 32 countries
  • More than 100 distributors cover the rest of the world
  • Production/R&D companies in Denmark, USA, Switzerland,  Finland, Poland and India

Ownership

 

Radiometer is part of Danaher Corporation’s (NYSE:DHR) life sciences and diagnostics platform, offering a broad range of analyzers, consumables, software and services used to diagnose diseases and make treatment decisions in pathology labs, hospitals and other critical care settings.

Other life sciences and diagnostics companies owned by Danaher Corporation are HemoCue (part of the Radiometer Group), Beckman Coulter, Leica Microsystems, Leica Biosystems, Molecular Devices and AB Sciex.

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ICU Management

Optimizing Sepsis Management in the Intensive Care Unit: An Interview With Jordi Trafi

2016 18 Oct

“Studies continue to show that guiding antibiotic therapy based on the dynamics of PCT levels in the blood will reduce not only the use of antibiotics but also the length of stay, hereby lowering hospital costs significantly" - an interview with Jordi Trafi. Sepsis can easily escalate to the life-threatening condition septic shock which has a mortality... Read more

ICU Management

Radiometer Becomes a Gold Sponsor of the European Congress on Emergency Medicine

2016 22 Sep

Radiometer is proud to be a gold sponsor of this year’s European Congress on Emergency Medicine organized by the European Society for Emergency Medicine (EuSEM) in Vienna, Austria, October 1-5. Visitors to Booth 52 in the Hofburg Galerie will have the opportunity to see live demonstrations of Radiometer’s point-of-care (POC) testing solutions; the AQT90... Read more

ICU Management

Radiometer to Sponsor World Sepsis Day 2016

2016 01 Sep

Radiometer is proud to announce that it is sponsoring this year’s World Sepsis Day on the 13th September, continuing its commitment to the fight against this life-threatening medical condition. This initiative is a key part of the drive to improve outcomes for sepsis – the number one cause of preventable deaths worldwide – highlighting the significant... Read more

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The Benefit of Using a D-dimer Assay with a High Clinical Specificity

Webinar presented by Karin Strandberg, MD, PhD, Assoc. Prof, Consultant, Labmedicine, Skåne, Sweden

This webinar is scheduled as two sessions to accomodate for participants in different time zones.

November 29, 2016 - 12:00 PM CET (Paris, Berlin, Copenhagen)

Session 1

November 29, 2016 - 4:00 PM CET (Paris, Berlin, Copenhagen)

Session 2

About this webinar

D-dimer can be used to exclude venous thromboembolism (VTE) in outpatients. Together with a low pretest probability for VTE, a negative D-dimer can safely rule out VTE in 30-50 % of patients with suspected VTE.

To date, there is no standardisation of D-dimer tests, which causes variation in results among methods.

This webinar will discuss pitfalls and limitations of the D-dimer analyte with special focus on the performance differences among methods.

The use of D-dimer requires a method with particular performance characteristics, most importantly:

  • A high sensitivity and negative predictive value (NPV) to ensure that patients with VTE are not falsely characterized as ”not sick”
  • Acceptable diagnostic specificity to minimize the number of radiological imagings on patients without VTE
  • Good reproducibility around the cut-off (decision limit) to ensure reproducibility of whether a result is ”positive” or ”negative”.

A verification of the performance of the assay in the local clinical population is also recommended, but it is a difficult and time-consuming task. Publications on comparisons between methods are therefore sometimes used to support the choice of method and the cut-off.

Besides a sensitivity and negative predictive value (NPV) as close to 100 % as possible, a high specificity is of importance to limit the number of unnecessary radiological imagings for the benefit of the patient and to improve logistics and lower the costs of the health care costs.

Who should attend?

  • ED doctors and nurses
  • Respiratory doctors
  • Lab managers
  • POC managers
  • Cardiologists
  • ICU doctors
  • Operation theater doctors and nurses

Continuing education

US participants:

  • One PACE® credit will be provided for each session
  • Each session is approved for 1 Florida CE credit
    Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel approved number:
    50-12563

International participants:

  • A Certificate of Attendance will be available for all sessions for international participants to submit to their appropriate accrediting agencies

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acutecaretesting.org is a Radiometer-sponsored knowledge website that combines scientific literature with daily practice on topics relevant to acute care testing

On http://acutecaretesting.org/acutecaretesting.org you will find articles on clinical issues written by international experts and healthcare professionals such as physicians, clinical chemists, point-of-care coordinators, nurses, laboratory professionals and respiratory therapists.

This ensures a high level of quality and relevance on topics surrounding acute care testing.

Knowledge creating value

Topics covered on acutecaretesting.org:

  • Blood gases, electrolytes, glucose, lactate and creatinine
  • Cardiac markers, hemostasis/coagulation and sepsis
  • Point-of-care testing, process optimization and information management
  • Quality assurance, prevention of preanalytical errors and the analytical process

http://acutecaretesting.orgacutecaretesting.org is often referenced in publications and conferences as a source of information and has more than 27,000 registered users and over 21,000 subscribers worldwide.

Radiometer's acute care testing handbook

The most critical parameters in acute care testing – available in one handbook

Radiometer’s new acute care testing handbook is available as an e-book offering a practical guide to critical parameters in acute care testing such as pO2, lactate and troponin.

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About the e-book
Critical parameters in acute care testing