Nova Biomedical- Hospital Based Blood Gas and Critical Care Analyzers
The New Definition of
Simplicity for Critical Care Testing
Measures: pH, PCO2, PO2, Na, K, Cl, iCa, Glu, Lac, Hct

Nova Biomedical- Hospital Based Blood Gas and Critical Care Analyzers
ZERØ™ Maintenance Cartridge System
Lowers Costs

Stat Profile Prime Technology Delivers Exceptional Performance

Stat Profile Prime combines the revolutionary microelectronics of the consumer world with Nova Biomedical’s innovative MicroSensor Card™ technology for a smaller, faster, more powerful yet simpler and less expensive analyzer.

ZERØ™ maintenance cartridge system lowers costs

MicroSensor Card technology

Automated, true liquid quality control

10 critical care tests – results in 60 seconds

Bidirectional connectivity

Safe, simple, fast operation

Compact, point-of-care size

ZERØ Maintenance Cartridge System Lowers Costs

Stat Profile Prime’s unique cartridge system consists of individual cartridges for sensors, calibrators, and liquid quality control (QC).

Maximum analyzer uptime

Individual cartridges offer a significant benefit in analyzer uptime compared to combined sensor/calibrator cartridge systems.

Cartridge replacement in seconds

Each cartridge is ready to use and easily replaced in seconds. Cartridge RFID technology automatically captures cartridge installation time, date, lot number, test parameters, and usage. There is significant savings in analyzer uptime when replacing only a calibrator cartridge, which has no warm-up time, compared to a two- to-four-hour wait for a combined cartridge systems.

Individual cartridges lower costs

Individual cartridges offer a low-cost alternative compared to the inflexibility and waste of combined cartridge systems. For example, an analyzer used in a high volume setting will require fewer sensor cartridges than calibrators, but a low volume setting will require the reverse. In both cases, costs are reduced by using Stat Profile Prime’s individual sensor and calibrator cartridges, which have no waste compared to combined cartridge systems.

MicroSensor Card Technology


All Stat Profile Prime tests use proven Nova technology in a miniaturized, sensor card format.

Constant stat readiness

MicroSensor cards have flexible configurations:
• 200 Samples
• 400 Samples
MicroSensor Cards are automatically calibrated and always ready for immediate analysis.

Fastest replacement time

MicroSensor cards can be replaced, warmed, and calibrated in less than half the time of other cartridge systems, which take more than an hour to calibrate and can remain unstable with drift, frequent re-calibrations, and reduced throughput for even longer periods of time.

Clot Protection

The unique Clot Block™ sample flow path is designed to protect sensor cartridges from blood clot blockages.

Automated, True Liquid Quality Control

True, liquid QC provides the only reliable test of an analyzer

In the U.S., federal government regulations (CLIA) are phasing out electronic QC and are requiring true, liquid-based QC. Stat Profile Prime combines both automated, true liquid QC
and continuous electronic self-monitoring to ensure lab accuracy and uncompromised quality.

Tri-level QC cartridges automate daily QC

QC cartridges contain a 30-day supply of liquid QC material. Controls are run automatically at user-selected intervals. An optional QC lockout feature disables any analyte that is not within QC limits.

CLIA QC compliant out of the box

Stat Profile Prime’s automated QC system complies with all new CLIA requirements.1 Liquid quality controls follow the identical sample pathway as the blood sample and confirm the entire analytical process for each analyte at multiple levels of concentration. QC statistics are automatically maintained.

Complete automation

Running QC manually is one of the most time consuming aspects of critical care testing. Stat Profile Prime’s automated, true liquid QC saves hours of time each week, eliminating the need to develop, implement, and document a lengthy, risk-based quality assessment and individualized QC plan.

Supplemental quality monitoring

Stat Profile Prime provides a supplement to liquid QC by continuously monitoring the status and performance of all analytical components (including sensors, reagents, calibrations, sample integrity, software, and electronics) providing real-time, sample-to-sample assurance of correct performance.

10 Critical Care Tests – Results in 60 Seconds

pH, PCO2, PO2, Na, K, Cl, iCa, Glu, Lac, Hct

Fast throughput

Up to 45 samples/hour

Arterial, venous, or capillary micro-samples

100 microliters for full menu

Arterial, venous, or capillary micro-samples

100 microliters for full menu

Bidirectional Connectivity

Stat Profile Prime bidirectional software uploads patient and QC results to hospital and laboratory information systems using ASTM or POCT1-A2 formats. The bidirectional interface also enables download of test orders, patient identifiers, and patient demographics from the LIS or HIS to Stat Profile Prime. Complete, accurate test records are seamlessly captured for the medical record.

Safe, Simple, Fast Operation

Easy sampling from syringes, capillaries, tubes, and ampoules

A unique safety sample port protects the user from accidental contact with the sample probe and is easily accessed for all sample containers.

Easy-to-use, high-definition, color touchscreen

The touchscreen is easily operated through the use of simple and intuitive prompts and requires minimal training.

Three simple steps to initiate a full 10-test profile

1. Press “Start”
2. Scan or enter patient ID
3. Press “Aspirate”

Integrated barcode scanner

An optional integrated 1D/2D barcode scanner, conveniently located within the sample port, eliminates external handheld scanners and allows fast, error-free entry of operator and patient IDs.

Compact, Point-of-Care Size

Stat Profile Prime’s microelectronics and cartridge system result in one of the smallest and lightest critical care analyzers. Stat Profile Prime is so compact it can be located virtually anywhere in the hospital or operated on a mobile cart with a battery back-up.



1. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. (2003). Laboratory requirements, quality system for nonwaived testing, subpart K. §493.1256. Retrieved from