Norma Icon-3

Icon-3: Smart, Elegant, Innovative

The Icon-3 is a smart, 3-part differential hematology analyzer that sets new standards in terms of features, functions and style. This iconic laboratory device combines cutting edge technology with a fresh and elegant design. The Icon 3 provides a 22-parameter complete cell blood count report that includes histograms for WBC, RBC and PLT.

What makes this device special and innovative is its microfluidics technology that enables to reduce reagent consumption by approximately 75% compared to other analyzers on the market. Furthermore, the Icon-3 has not only one of the smallest dimensions (280 x 216 x 320 mm) within its class, but it measures capillary blood samples as well, which allows it to be used in Emergency Departments, Pediatrics Departments, in ICUs or in private clinics. The Norma Icon-3 has definitely changed the hematology landscape: there is no other analyzer like the Icon.

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We are proud to announce that the Icon-3 has been awarded with the world’s most acknowledged product design prize, the Red Dot. The Product Design competition has existed since 1954. Its award, the Red Dot, is an internationally recognized quality seal - an advantage reserved exclusively for competition winners. Red Dot stands for belonging to the best in design and business.

Red Dot also invited Norma to represent its company and its hematology analyzer, the Icon-3, on the Red Dot 21 online platform. Red Dot 21 is the online platform for design of the 21st century, and as a service of Red Dot, it vouches for integrity and design excellence.

Highlights and Best Features

  • 3-part differential hematology analyzer that provides a 22-parameter complete blood cell count report
  • Open and closed tube sampling
  • Possible to measure from capillary samples
  • Volumetric impedance method for detection of white blood cells (WBC) and red blood cells (RBC) and photometrical method for the measurement of hemoglobin (HGB) levels
  • Compact size – the smallest hematology analyzer ever manufactured
  • Extremely low reagent consumption – 75% less compared to other analyzers on the market
  • Smallest sample volume processing – 2.5 µL processed whole blood
  • 10.1” LCD touch screen – easy to use, straightforward navigation
  • Remote Access – a convenient online diagnostic tool

Technical Specifications

Parameters WBC, LYM, MID, GRA, LYM%, MID%, GRA%, RBC, HGB, HCT, MCV, RDWsd/cv, MCH, MCHC, PLT, MPV, PCT, PDWsd/cv, PLC-R%, PLC-C
Measurement Technology  • Volumetric impedance method for WBC and RBC
• Photometrical method for HGB
Histograms WBC, RBC, PLT
Sampling mode Closed and Open vial mode
Sample volume aspirated • Closed vial: 38 uL whole blood
• Open vial: 13 uL whole blood
Processed 2.5 uL whole blood
Throughput 60 tests per hour
Precision (CV. Max) WBC: 3%, RBC: 2%, MCV: 1%, HGB: 2%, PLT: 5%
Storage capacity 40,000 (max.) test results including scattergrams, histograms and patient data
User interface  • 10.1” LCD with capacitive touch screen
• Resolution: 800×1280 (portrait)
Languages English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Polish, Russian, Bulgarian, Hungarian, Romanian, Greek, Turkish, Slovenian, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Ukrainian, Chinese (Simplified)
Connectivity 2 x USB ports
Dimensions (HxWxD) 280 x 216 x 320 mm
Net weight 8.7 kg
Power External power supply, 12 VDC, 5A (100-240 VAC 50-60 Hz)
Power Consumption Maximum 45W
Reagents Diluent, Lyse, System Solution