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Sofia 2 Fluorescent Immunoassay Analyzer

Sofia 2 is a small bench top analyzer that uses advanced fluorescence detection with an ultraviolet LED energy source. Sofia 2 collects hundreds of data points on the test strip contained inside of a Sofia FIA Test Cassette. Sofia 2 uses proprietary algorithms to analyze the data, interpret the signals and determine the results automatically to give you an objective result you can rely on.

Sofia 2 offers an easy-to-use interface, customizable settings, flexible workflow, barcode technology and Virena® connectivity. Results are reported automatically on the screen and can be stored in Sofia 2, optionally printed on an external printer, or sent to Virena.

Sofia 2 has two modes that can be used depending on your workflow requirements.

Sofia 2 WALK AWAY mode may be most convenient for reading a single patient sample. In this mode, Advance Result Technology (ART) can provide results in as few as 3 minutes. The patient sample is dispensed into the Test Cassette and the Test Cassette is immediately placed in Sofia 2. Sofia 2 will automatically develop the Test Cassette for the required time period (pre-programmed for each test), scan the Test Cassette periodically, and display the test result.

Sofia 2 READ NOW mode may be most convenient for reading several patient samples. In this mode, the patient sample is dispensed into the Test Cassette. The user then manually times the development period outside of Sofia 2. This can be done on the counter or bench top using a timer.* Once the development time is complete, the Test Cassette is placed in Sofia 2 where it is immediately scanned and the test result is displayed within one (1) minute.

*Refer to the assay-specific Package Insert for the required development time.

Features & Benefits

FeatureBenefit
User interface

Intuitive, fast and easy-to-use interface allows operators to quickly run patient samples or navigate stored data

Objective, automated results

Eliminates operator to operator variability often associated with interpreting visually-read test results. Results are displayed on-screen, printed to an external printer, and/or sent to Virena effortlessly

Data Management

Results can be reported and stored in multiple ways to meet your data management needs:

  • USB storage provides PC storage and analysis capabilities
  • Optional printing on an external printer allows for storage of hardcopy results which may enhance post-analytical processes
  • Test, QC, and Calibration results stored on-board
  • Virena wireless connectivity
Fluorescent technology

Optimized performance

Two development modes

Offers flexibility by accommodating specific workflow demands

Walk away automation

No need for operator to wait for results

Security

Offers supervisors the ability to set access rights by operator to prevent unauthorized use or use by untrained operators

Barcode technology

Reduce time and errors associated with manually recording patient and operator ID

Connectivity

Reduce time manually recording test results

Battery

Can be used anywhere testing needs to be done

Product Specifications

Product Spec NameProduct Spec Data
Dimensions

22 cm deep x 12 cm wide x 12 cm high

Weight

2 lbs (1 kg)

Power supply input

100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz, self-switching (U.S./ International), 2.93

Analyzer input

7.5V DC 2.5A

Replacement battery

Li Po rechargeable

Display

4-inch color LCD touchscreen

LAN interface

RJ45 connector

Operating temperature

15°C to 30°C/59°F to 86°F

Operating humidity

20% to 85% RH non condensing

Operating altitude

2000 m maximum

Shipping and storage temperature

–20°C to 55°C

Shipping and storage humidity

20% to 85% RH non condensing

Patient test result storage

1000 tests maximum

QC results storage

200 results maximum

Calibration results storage

200 results maximum

Ordering Information

Catalog NumberDescriptionKit Size / Case Size
20299

Sofia 2 (analyzer)

1
20314

Sofia 2 Install Pack

1