PC100 Thrombocyte / Platelet Counter – Fast, Easy & Accurate

Platelet Count from a drop of blood PC100™ PLATELET COUNTER

The PC100 Platelet Counter is a highly portable point-of-care device that accurately counts cells (platelets / thrombocytes) in minutes.

The automatic cell counter for thrombocytes or platelets is able to accurately count platelet concentrations in whole blood as well as in Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). The platelet counter is a device which removes the need to count thrombocytes manually and is a cost effective, small and a flexible alternative to flowcytometers. The measurement principle is based on patented optical imaging technology. All parts that come into contact with blood are disposable – no contamination, no cleaning time. The total blood sample preparation and automatic counting is typically done within 15 minutes.

PC100 Thrombocyte / Platelet Counter
PC100 Platelet Counter
FAST

Full platelet count including blood sample preparation within 15 minutes.

ACCURATE

Highly accurate and reproducible from 20μl of blood or 10μl of PRP. Medically validated by Maastricht University Hospital.

EASY TO OPERATE

The device uses disposable counting slides making it is fast, clean and accurate.

COUNTS LOW TO HIGH

It counts platelets in whole blood within the range [20-600] platelets per nl and [250-3600] in PRP. 

EXPERTS ABOUT THE PC100

Prof. Dr. Hugo Ten Cate
Maastricht University Medical Centre
Clinical Thrombosis & Hemostasis Department

INTRODUCTION TO MAKING A CELL COUNT WITH THE PC100

Quick overview of how to make a cell (thrombocyte / platelet) count using venous whole blood. All steps required from preparing the blood sample to executing the cell count with the PC100 are shown.

SPECIFICATIONS of the PC100 Platelet Counter

MEDICAL IVD DEVICE

In Vitro Diagnostics Devices, non-Annex II List A and B in conformity with the Council Directive98/79/EC. In conformity with EN15223-1:2016, EN13612:2002, EN ISO18113-1:2011, EN ISO 18113-3:2011, EN61010-2-101:2002, EN61326-2-6:2006, EN62304:2006, EN 62366:2008 and 2011/65/EU.

PC100 platelet counter - MEDICAL IVD DEVICE
PC100 DISPOSABLE KIT

Eppendorf vials with reagent (1:25 for whole blood and 1:100 for PRP) & disposable counting slides.

PC100 DISPOSABLE KIT
Accurate results
ACCURATE RESULTS

Results comparable to flow cytometry (gold standard) & manual count.

PC100 alternative to Automated Hematology Analyzer devices
PC100 COMPUTER

The PC100 software runs on Windows 10 (x64) machines with free USB3 and USB2 ports (i7, 8GB RAM, 250GB SSD recommended).

FAST COUNTING

Complete blood sample preparation & platelet count typically within 15 minutes.

PC100 tray - Fast platelet counting
PC100 SOFTWARE

Easy to operate software. Single click measurements. Advanced research mode for more measurement details.

Smart platelet counting software

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

PLATELET COUNTER DEVICE

  • Cell Size: 2-20 μm, optimized for platelets
  • Cell concentration range 20-600 plt/nl for whole blood, 250-3600 plt/nl for PRP
  • Device counting time: between 8-15 minutes
  • Dimensions [W x D x H]: 120 x 230 x 310mm
  • Weight: 5kg
  • Indicators: power (green)
  • Buttons: power on/off
  • Connections:
    • Power
    • USB 2 (control)
    • USB 3 (camera)

PC100 SOFTWARE

  • Normal counting mode
  • Expert view mode
    • View cell count details
    • Image with count result per location

DISPOSABLE KIT

Disposable PC100 Eppendorf vials with reagent 1:25 (480 μl) for whole blood

  • Quantity: 100pcs/box
  • Function: lysing Red Blood Cells (RBC)

Disposable PC100 Eppendorf vials with reagent 1:100 (990 μl) for PRP

  • Quantity: 100pcs/box
  • Function: lysing Red Blood Cells (RBC)

Disposable PC100 Glass counting slides with dual chambers

  • Counting chambers: dual for double pass measurement
  • Dimensions: 75 × 25 × 1.8 mm (W x D x H) with a chamber depth of 100 μm.
  • Material: coated glass
  • Quantity: 25pcs/box

COMPUTER

  • Minimal Intel i5, 1.8GHz, 4GB RAM or more (recommended Intel i7, 2.4GHz, 8GB RAM, 250GB SSD/HDD or equivalent)
  • 1 free USB 3.0 port
  • 1 free USB 2.0 port
  • 6GB of free space on hard disk or more
  • Supported OS: Windows 10 (x64)

Note: computer is not included!

CONTENT

  • PC100 Platelet Counter Device
  • Platelet Counter Software
  • Power Supply:
    • Input: 100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 1.4-0.7A
  • Cables
  • Instruction manual

Counting results

The PC-100 Platelet Counter shows the count results in number of platelets per nanoliter. There is also the possibility to see the count results in more detail.

Counting results of the PC100 platelet counter
Counting results of the PC100 platelet counter

ACCURACY & PRECISION OF the PC100

PC100 WHOLE BLOOD MEASUREMENTS

Close agreement between the counted platelet values of the PC100 Platelet Counter and MUMC (Sysmex® XN-9000 Automated Hematology System is deemed as the golden standard device for platelet counting). Results of regression analysis showed that the PC100 Platelet Counter can count blood platelets with an average bias (inaccuracy) of -3.362 (-2.312%) across the concentration range of 20-600 plt/nl. Accuracy is thus above 95%.

The PC100 Platelet Counter counts platelets with an average precision of 97.5% in the range of 20-600 platelet/nanolitre.

PC100 PRP MEASUREMENTS

Close agreement between the quantified platelet values of the PC100 Platelet Counter and MUMC – Sysmex® XP-300 Automated Hematology System, which is deemed as the golden standard device for platelet counting. Results of regression analysis showed that the PC100 Platelet Counter can quantify PRP platelets with an average bias (inaccuracy) of (2.0%) across the concentration range of 250-3600 platelet/nanolitre. Accuracy is thus above 95%.

VALIDATION & CERTIFICATION

VALIDATION

The platelet counter PC100 is validated for human whole blood and PRP measurements. The validation ranges for whole blood are [20-600] and for PRP [250-3600] plt/nl. The validation was performed by Maastricht UMC+, Clinical Thrombosis & Hemostasis Department in the Netherlands.

CERTIFICATION 

The PC100 is CE IVD certified and complies with all Medical guidelines and regulations.

In Vitro Diagnostics Devices, non-Annex II List A and B in conformity with the Council Directive98/79/EC. In conformity with EN15223-1:2016, EN13612:2002, EN ISO18113-1:2011, EN ISO 18113-3:2011, EN61010-101:2002, EN61326-2-6:2006, EN62304:2006, EN 62366:2008 and 2011/65/EU.