Platelet functional exploration

APACT® 4004

APACT® 4004 is used to study platelet aggregation in vitro in humans as well as in different animal models, including mice.

It operates with an integrated microprocessor and is composed of 4 independent measuring chambers equipped with magnetic stirrers with adjustable speed.

  • 4 photometric measuring channels
  • 4 high resolution photometers
  • Measurement sensitivity: 30,000 Thrombocytes / μL
  • LCD touch screen
  • Integrated software

Jasco HPLC chain

The Jasco HPLC chain (auto injector: AS-2057 plus, pump: PU-2089 plus, UV detector: UV-2075 plus)

The hplc chain is coupled to a UV / visible detector and has an autosampler for up to 100 samples

FACS Calibur

The FACS Calibur (BD Biosciences): 4 colors :

Osmometer Löser

The Löser cryoscopic osmometer is used to measure the osmalarite / osmolality of any solution.


Determination of the osmolarity of aqueous solutions by measuring the freezing point.

  • Pure water solidifies at 0°C, a solution at 1 mOsm / kg solidifies at -1.858°C.
  • The sample is cooled by Peltier effect in the measuring chamber.

Possible applications

  • Transfusion center: control of the physico-chemical properties of the blood and derivatives, determination of the residual glycerol after thawing.
  • Cell culture, biochemistry, marine biology, plant physiology.


  • Automatic cryoscopic osmometer
  • Large LCD display with prompts and multilingual errors
  • Saves the last 100 measurements.
  • 3 RS232 ports for printer, PC and barcode reader.
  • Automatic calibration in 2 or 3 points, 0, 300 and 900 mOsm / kg.

PFA100 Siemens

The Siemens PFA100 system performs automated detection of hereditary platelet disorders acquired or caused by platelet inhibitors. It measures the process of primary haemostasis and promotes rapid detection of its alterations.
This system makes it possible to work under conditions of high shear forces, simulating in vitro the hemodynamic conditions of platelet adhesion and aggregation following vascular injury.

  • Analysis of Platelet Function in Patients with Primary Haemostasis Disorder, such as von Willebrand Disease1
  • High sensitivity to congenital platelet disorders, such as Glanzmann thrombastenia
  • Verification of desmopressin treatment (DDAVP) in patients before surgery2
  • Evaluation of platelet function alterations due to aspirin
  • Evaluation of alterations of platelet function in different clinical situations: preoperative screening, at-risk pregnancy and menorrhagia
  • Detection of P2Y12 receptor blockade in patients receiving treatment with antagonists of these receptors

STA Compact®

The STA Compact® (Stago) is a hemostasis machine that can perform the vast majority of hemostasis tests in humans. Device rather adapted to small series (- of 50 samples)

Analyse of

  • TP
  • Plasminogen, antiplasmin et TAFI
  • TCA
  • Antithrombin
  • Fibrinogen
  • Protein C
  • Thrombin time
  • Resistance to activated protein C
  • Exogenous factors
  • Protein S
  • Endogenous factors
  • Lupus Anticoagulant
  • AntiXa
  • VWF
  • Anti-IIa
  • Microparticles
  • D-dimer, fibrin monomer and fibrin degradation products

Sysmex XE-2100

The Sysmex XE-2100 allows to make NFS (GB, GR and PLT) in 2 ways: impedance measurement and optical measurement.

Note: Automaton adapted to humans but can also allow to perform counts in different animal models if the volume of blood is sufficient (130 μL minimum per test)

Manager : Arnaud Dupuis