5th January 2023 Product update: rapidmicrobiology staff writer
VIDAS® KUBE™ - the Next-generation VIDAS® System Receives CE Marking
The VIDAS® KUBE™, is the next generation automated immunoassay system to be added to bioMérieux's VIDAS® range.
This innovation will benefit clinical labs and food industries by providing results to help speed up patient care and protect consumers. Launched over 30 years ago, VIDAS® has transformed the field of immunoassays offering laboratories universal access to a simple, automated and robust technology providing fast and reliable results.
Featuring a single-test concept in an all-in-one kit, VIDAS® is currently used in more than 160 countries by 25,000 laboratories. It is still one of the most widely used immunoassay system in clinical laboratories worldwide*.
VIDAS® KUBE™, the latest addition to this innovative range, combines advanced technology with the recognized values of the VIDAS® solution.
The new VIDAS® KUBE™ features a stackable and modular benchtop design and easy implementation that will benefit clinical diagnostic labs. It is compatible with the existing broad routine test menu covering emergency and critical care, immunochemistry, and infectious diseases.
Part of bioMérieux’s Corporate and Social Responsibility strategy is dedicated to continuously lowering its own carbon and environmental footprint and that of its customers. VIDAS® KUBE encompasses this ethos and has been specifically eco-designed to reduce energy consumption.
Pierre Boulud, Chief Operating Officer, Clinical Operations, adds: “Bringing innovation to all our customers, whether they are new to automation or wanting to upgrade to advanced technology, is key to bioMérieux. VIDAS KUBE® is the next-generation analyzer that will progressively replace MINI VIDAS® and VIDAS® instruments. It incorporates the latest technologies and is a testimony of bioMérieux’s continued long-term commitment in fighting infectious diseases. Together with our customers, we are writing the new chapter of the already successful 30-year history in immunoassay
The commercial launch of VIDAS® KUBE™is planned in selected countries at the beginning of 2023, extending gradually as of Q2 to the rest of the world.
VIDAS® KUBE™ for Industrial Food Labs
VIDAS® KUBE™ will also benefit industrial microbiology food labs. It is compatible with the existing Industry pathogen test menu. This instrument has been validated for use in methods requiring ISO 16140‐2:2016, AOAC-RI** and AOAC-OMA*** certifications.
“For industrial labs, consumer safety is paramount, even as production speeds up. They need simplified automation for same-day, accurate results to ensure no compromise of product safety and quality, explains Yasha Mitrotti, Executive Vice-President, Industrial Microbiology. We can meet for sure this need with VIDAS® KUBE™.”
* According to internal market research.
** Association of Official Analytical Chemists Research Institute
*** Association of Official Analytical Chemists - Official Methods of Analysis
Date Published: 5th January 2023
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