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Press Release 2015

Sysmex Wins Awards in 2015 Kinki Local Commendation for Inventions

DateOct 6, 2015
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  Sysmex Corporation (HQ: Kobe, Japan; Chairman and CEO: Hisashi Ietsugu) received several awards at the 2015 Kinki Local Commendation for Inventions, sponsored by the Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation. Local commendations for inventions, which are awarded to inventors who create superior technologies and designs, have a history dating back to 1921.

 

  In accordance with our mission, “Shaping the advancement of healthcare,” as stated in the corporate philosophy for the Sysmex Group, we work to develop new technologies that can be employed in higher-value-added products and services we provide to patients and customers. In recognition of these efforts, in the 2015 Kinki Local Commendation for Inventions Sysmex received “The Encouragement Prize of the Commissioner of Japan Patent Office” for one design and “The Encouragement Prize for Invention” for three inventions.
  We received “The Encouragement Prize of the Commissioner of Japan Patent Office” for the “Sample Analyzer (Design Registration Number: 1419306).” This prize accords a high rating to the XN-Series fully automated hematology analyzer, created using the Silent Design® concept, which represents a fundamental revision of product design, including usability.

  Going forward, Sysmex aims to reduce the burden on patients and contribute to increases in the quality of testing. At the same time, we aim to develop superior technologies that instill customers with confidence. 
 

Our Award-Winning Inventions

(1) The Encouragement Prize of the Commissioner of Japan Patent Office

Design: Sample Analyzer (Design Registration Number: 1419306)
  This design, which relates to a sample analyzer used by clinical labs to analyze blood specimens, is employed in our flagship product, the XN-Series fully automated hematology analyzer.
  In addition to improved functionality and performance, the evolution of the Silent Design® concept employed in the XN-Series fully automated hematology analyzer represents a fundamental revision in product design, including usability, with the aim of enhancing lab environments and reducing the burden on clinical laboratory technologists. This human-centered design, which takes clinical laboratory technologists’ motions into account, achieves more accurate and faster in vitro diagnostics (IVD) and contributes to improved patient quality of life (QOL).
  This design also received the “Invention Implementation Achievement Award,” which is given to the representatives of companies recognized for their outstanding achievements in practical applications. In addition, this design received the “Good Design Award” in Japan in 2011 and the globally authoritative “iF product design award 2013” in Germany, as well as the “German Design Award.”

(2) The Encouragement Prize for Invention

Invention: Bacteria Detection Method and Reagent (Patent Number: 3837006)
  This invention relates to a bacteria detection method and reagent for determining the number of bacteria within urine specimens to a high degree of accuracy. A reagent made from a diluted solution with an acidic pH that includes inorganic salts and cationic surfactants and a staining solution that includes dye is used to stain bacteria, and these bacteria are detected using a flow cytometer. As a result, even if the specimen contains crystals, amorphous salts, cell debris and other impurities, the invention enables the highly accurate detection of bacteria in the urine in only one minute.
  This invention is used on the UF-1000i, UF-500i, UX-2000, UFII SEARCH-BAC, UFII PACK-BAC, UXII SEARCH-BAC and UXII PACK-BAC.

Invention: Flow Cytometer (Patent Number: 4763159)
  This invention relates to a flow cytometer used for the particle analysis of circulating blood cells and formed elements in the urine.
  Conventional flow cytometers use slits to block out a portion of the laser beam emitted by a laser light source, which reduces the usage efficiency of the light source. This invention uses the combination of a condenser lens and a cylindrical lens to adjust the light beam’s focus. As a result, the light from the laser source is employed more effectively without using slits. Consequently, particles can be measured with a higher level of sensitivity and accuracy.
  This invention is used on the UF-1000i, UF-500i, UX-2000, XN-Series, XN-L-Series and LC-1000.

Invention: Hematology Analyzer (Patent Number: 4745030)
  This invention relates to a fully automated hematology analyzer capable of determining the number of red blood cells and the types of white blood cells. By employing an avalanche photodiode as the photodetector for measuring white blood cells, the invention allows for a substantially more compact instrument.
  This invention is used on the XS-Series, XN-Series and ProCyte Dx.

History of Kinki Local Commendation for Inventions Awards Received (Past Five Years)

  • 2014 Kinki Local Commendation for Inventions
    “Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Encouragement Prize for Invention:” Reticulocyte Hemoglobin Analyzer,
    “The Encouragement Prize for Invention:” System for Using 3D Motion Imaging to Display Operating Procedures,
    “The Encouragement Prize for Invention:” Automatic Pipette Tip Supplier,
    “The Encouragement Prize for Invention:” Amplification Inhibitor Detection Method Used in Nucleic Acid Amplification Analysis
  • 2013 Kinki Local Commendation for Inventions
    "Chairman's Prize from the Hyogo Institute of Invention and Innovation:" Blood Coagulation Analyzer,
    "The Encouragement Prize for Invention:" Reagent for Measuring D-dimer Using Monoclonal Antibodies,
    "The Encouragement Prize for Invention:" Sampling Analyzer and Method for Promoting Standardized Reagents,
    "The Encouragement Prize for Invention:" Microscope and Auto Focusing Method for a Microscope
  • 2012 Kinki Local Commendation for Inventions
    "The Encouragement Prize of the President of Japan Patent Attorneys Association:" Method for Monitoring Suction of Liquid Sample,
    "The Encouragement Prize for Invention:" Direct Nucleic Acid Amplification Method,
    "The Encouragement Prize for Invention:" Sample Analyzer,
    "The Encouragement Prize for Invention:" Reagent for Measuring White Blood Cell and Hemoglobin Concentration
  • 2011 Kinki Local Commendation for Inventions
    "The Encouragement Prize for Invention:" Quality Control Method Used in a Control
    Device,
    "The Encouragement Prize for Invention:" Method for Cleaning Dispensing Pipette of Automated Analyzer,
    "The Encouragement Prize for Invention:" Sheath Flow Forming Apparatus,
    "The Encouragement Prize for Invention:" Particle Analyzer and Automated Particle Analysis Method
  • 2010 Kinki Local Commendation for Inventions
    "The Encouragement Prize of the Commissioner of Japan Patent Office:" White Blood Cell Classification and Counting Method,
    "The Encouragement Prize for Invention:" Sample Preparation Solution for Immunochromatography,
    "The Encouragement Prize for Invention:" Fluid Suction Device,
    "The Encouragement Prize for Invention:" Coagulation Analyzer


 


   

 

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