Advancing Dry Technologies

Dry technology
In 1978, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics introduced patented thin-film dry slide technology—revolutionizing the field of diagnostics by providing clinical professionals with the means to receive high-quality results quickly, efficiently, and economically. Since that time, we have continued to evolve dry chemistry to meet the needs of our customers, help them to be successful, and make diagnostics accessible—because with the mounting pressure to increase capacity, eliminate waste, overcome labor shortages, and improve quality, results matter now more than ever.

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Enabling unique capabilities for exceptional laboratory experience

The beginning: A vision of simple elegance

Dry technology began with a vision of simple elegance. At launch, dry chemistry addressed the needs of the time, many of which remain relevant today:

  • Timely and accurate results
  • Excellent precision
  • Extended calibration times
  • Small sample size
  • No reagent or sample preparation
  • High efficiency of reportable results
  • Direct ISE
  • Direct measurement of BuBc

The present: Unlocking more features and capabilities of dry technology

As technology evolved, more features and capabilities of dry technology were unlocked, to bring:

  • High system quality
  • Timely and accurate results
  • Reliability
  • Simplicity of operation
  • Ease of ownership
  • Efficiency
  • Clinical relevance
  • Predictability
In addition to VITROS® MicroSlide Technology, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics has introduced VITROS® MicroTip Technoloy and VITROS® MicroWell Technology.

The future: Solutions to drive efficiency, throughput, and reliability

We are continuing the heritage of dry chemistry innovation to deliver increased efficiency, throughput, and reliability. To stay abreast of the latest product developments, sign up for our email news updates below.
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VITROS® 5600 Integrated System

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VITROS® MicroSlide Technology

High-quality results, minimal operator interventions, exceptional ease of use, and high reportable result efficiency with innovative layered dry slide technology

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VITROS® MicroTip Technology

Special chemistry menu offerings and user-defined assays without the cost, maintenance, carryover, and contamination risks of traditional water-based systems

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VITROS® MicroWell Technology

Fewer unnecessary dilutions, repeats, and redraws with Enhanced Chemiluminesce detection

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