FEASTERVILLE, Pa.—Boekel Scientific was recently awarded a patent for its Blood Collection Mixer, covering the design of the color touch screen interface. Boekel Scientific is a U.S.-based manufacturer of blood banking equipment, medical devices, and laboratory equipment.

The interface features a large pictorial that indicates fill volume and percent complete. The purpose is to simplify operation in high-throughput donor areas. Boekel Scientific’s new Touch Screen Blood Collection Mixer was designed in conjunction with stationary and mobile blood collection experts, according to a release from Boekel.

The unit is reported to incorporate the functionality needed for the busiest donor stations with features to improve efficiency and ease of operation. It has a small footprint, integrated lifting handles, a magnetically attached tray, long-life interchangeable battery, and an extremely precise scale, the manufacturer said. Boekel Scientific manufactures the blood collection mixer and other blood banking, laboratory, and medical devices at its Feasterville, Pennsylvania headquarters.

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