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School of Allied Health Professions news

CLS department receives equipment donation

To help advance laboratory learning, two companies have donated several pieces of laboratory equipment to the department of clinical laboratory science, School of Allied Health Professions, Loma Linda University.“With enrollment increasing dramatically this year, the department of clinical laboratory science is grateful for the equipment donations,” says Sally Greenbeck, program director.Beckman Coulter, Inc., and Dade Behring, Inc., are recognized leaders in clinical diagnostic testing. From integrated lab automation to centrifuges and blood analyzers, Beckman Coulter’s products are used around the world. Likewise, Dade Behring is dedicated to clinical diagnostics, offering a wide range of products, systems, and services designed to meet the needs of labs worldwide. Beckman Coulter, Inc., donated an Appraise® Densitometer, which is used for electrophoresis methodologies, including Paragon® Power Supplies, electrophoresis chambers, and incubators. Dade Behring donated a BN ProSpecTM Nephelometer, which performs specific protein analyses on various body fluids. These analyses help target specific diseases so physicians can give the most accurate diagnosis and treatment.Worth about $80,000, the equipment will keep the department updated on current health issues in the areas of clinical laboratory science/medical technology, cytotechnology, and phlebotomy. It will also help professors provide a cutting-edge academic environment.

TODAY news for Thursday, October 7, 2004