Nova Biomedical- Hospital Based Blood Gas and Critical Care analyzer s

Critical Care Blood Gas analyzer
A technology evolution in critical care testing

Not yet available in the US or Canada.

Nova Biomedical- Hospital Based Blood Gas and Critical Care analyzer s
Nova MicroSensor Card Technology
Most comprehensive critical care menu: PO2  PCO2  pH  Hct  tHb  Na  Cl  K iCa  iMg  Glu  Lac  Urea  Creat  SO2%  O2HB  COHb  MetHb  HHb  tBil  

Not yet available in the US or Canada.

New Technologies Simplify Use and Offer Additional Tests

Stat Profile Prime Plus is a comprehensive, whole blood critical care analyzer that combines blood gases, electrolytes, metabolites, CO-Oximetry, and 32 calculated results in a simple, compact analyzer. Prime Plus combines maintenance-free, replaceable cartridge technology for sensors and reagents with patented, new, maintenance-free, and non-lysing whole blood CO-Oximetry technology.

Prime Plus results are produced rapidly, a complete test menu panel in about one minute, and are combined with bidirectional connectivity and a powerful data management system.


Nova MicroSensor Card™ Technology

Most comprehensive critical care menu
PO2  PCO2  pH  Hct  tHb  Na  Cl K  iCa  iMg  Glu  Lac  Urea  Creat  SO2%  O2HB  COHb  MetHb  HHb  tBil
• All Stat Profile Prime Plus biosensors use proven Nova technology in a miniaturised, maintenance-free sensor card format.
• Nova MicroSensor cards combine all 20 whole blood assays including CO-Oximetry.

Important New Assays

Urea (BUN), Creatinine and eGFR
Over 50% of patients admitted to the ICU will develop some stage of acute kidney injury (AKI).1 Stat Profile Prime Plus is the only blood gas analyzer to provide whole blood urea (BUN) and creatinine (plus eGFR) test options for rapid assessment of kidney function.

Ionized magnesium (iMg)
Disruptions in the balance of iMg, Na, K, and iCa can cause cardiac arrhythmias, reduced cardiac contraction, and cardiac arrest. Prime Plus is the only blood gas analyzer to provide a comprehensive profile of electrolytes including iMg.


New Disposable CO-Oximetry Technology Eliminates Maintenance

Prime Plus incorporates a new, patented multi-wavelength optical system that scans a continuous spectrum of optical wavelengths to enable a comprehensive CO-Oximetry panel result without lysing the sample. The optical components in contact with blood are contained in the disposable sensor card.

CO-Oximetry test menu
O2Hb   COHb   MetHb   HHb   tBil

Fast Stat Results

Prime Plus’s exceptional throughput easily handles the high sample workload of a busy critical care setting. Prime Plus delivers a 20-test critical care profile in about one minute. Competitors’ analyzers can require up to four minutes, even with fewer tests reported.

Clot Protection

Prime Plus’s unique Clot Block™ sample flow path protects sensor cards from blood clot blockages.

Individual Sensors and Calibrators Lower Costs

Individual sensor cards and calibrator cartridges are a low cost alternative to the inflexibility and waste of combined sensor/calibrator cartridge systems. For example, an analyzer in a high patient workload setting requires fewer sensor cards than calibrators, and a low volume workload setting requires the reverse. In both cases, Prime Plus eliminates waste and reduces overall consumable costs by using the full life of each card and cartridge.

Bidirectional Connectivity Patient Management
NovaNet bidirectional middleware for all Nova connected devices
NovaNet ensures timely, accurate capture of Nova analyzer test results for clinicians and managers to retrieve wherever and whenever needed.

High Level Data Encryption and Network Security

As part of Nova’s cybersecurity and protected health information (PHI) risk protection, Prime Plus analyzer s and NovaNet middleware comply with U.S. Homeland Security and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cybersecurity risk mitigation measures, and U.S. HIPAA PHI security measures.2

Automated, True Liquid QC

Liquid QC provides the only reliable test of analyzer performance
United States federal government regulations and many international government regulations have eliminated electronic equivalent QC and are requiring true liquid QC.3

Automated QC complies with U.S. CLIA, German RiLiBAK, and other international QC requirements
QC cartridges contain a 30-day supply of liquid QC material. Controls are run automatically at user-selected intervals. Prime Plus quality controls:


1. Mandelbaum T et al. Outcome of critically ill patients with acute kidney injury using the Akin criteria. Crit Care Med 2011;39:2259-2264.
2. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
3. Centers for Medicare and Medicard Services, Center for Clinical Standards and Quality/Survey and Certification Group. Policy clarification or acceptable control materials used when quality control (QC) is performed in laboratories. Baltimore, MD: CMS, April 8, 2016.

Stat Profile Prime Plus™ Specifications

Critical Care Test Menu Methodology
pH Direct ISE
PCO2 Severinghaus
PO2 Amperometric
SO2% Optical, reflectance
Hematocrit Conductivity/Na+ correction
Na+ Direct ISE
K+ Direct ISE
Cl- Direct ISE
iCa Direct ISE
iMg Direct ISE
Glucose Enzyme/Amperometric
Lactate Enzyme/Amperometric
Urea (BUN) Enzyme/Amperometric
Creat Enzyme/Amperometric


Calculated Tests
eGFR A-aDO2 Ca++/Mg++ Ratio
HCO3- a/A Normalised iCa
TCO2 PO2/FIO2 Normalised iMg
BE-ecf Anion Gap Osmolality
BE-b SBC Hemoglobin
A Base Excess O2 Saturation
pH/PCO2/PO2 Corrected to Patient Temperature
Respiratory Index (If % FIO2 value entered)
Actual Bicarbonate
Standard Bicarbonate


CO-Oximetry Tests
HHb, deoxyhemoglobin O2Hb, oxyhemoglobin
MetHb, methemoglobin COHb, carboxyhemoglobin
tHb, total hemoglobin SO2%, oxygen saturation
tBil, total bilirubin  

Compact Size

Dimensions for Prime Plus, including CO-Oximetry and bidirectional connectivity:


Other Features
Full colour, 10.1-inch touchscreen, multilingual, QC statistics, onboard data management, automatic sampler, integrated capillary adapter, optional barcode scanner, QC data storage, optional mobile cart with UPS

MicroSensor Card*
60uL Sample Volume

Electrical Power Requirement
< 90 Watts

CE Marked, For Investigational Use Only

Acceptable Samples
Whole blood (heparinized), arterial, venous, mixed venous

Communication Protocols
ASTM, HL7, or POCT01-A2 connectivity formats

* 135 uL Sample draw requirement