A global diagnostics and biotechnology company




EKF is a leading global diagnostics and biotechnology company specializing in the development, production, and distribution of innovative medical technologies and patient-centric solutions.

EKF delivers diagnostic technologies and biotechnology solutions that empower healthcare and medical providers to make informed clinical decisions through point-of-care testing and life sciences applications.

EKF is listed on the London Stock Exchange's AIM market. 

A diverse business, with one objective: To improve healthcare for everyone

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Point of Care

EKF Point of Care (POC) analyzers are designed for use within doctors' surgeries, clinics, blood banks and hospital and private laboratories to provide fast and accurate results at an affordable price.

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Central Laboratory

EKF Central Laboratory division manufactures a wide spectrum of reagents for use in hospital laboratories. It also supplies benchtop automated and semi-automated analysers, as well as centrifuges and some rapid test kits.

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Life Sciences

EKF Life Sciences specializes in producing enzymes and contracted custom products for use in medical diagnostics, pharmaceuticals and industry. EKF Life Science facilities are based in two locations in Indiana, USA.


Contract Manufacturing

EKF Contract Manufacturing provides specialized services to the diagnostics and healthcare industries for the production of custom kits. With facilities in the US, UK and Germany EKF is able to provide bulk formulation, dispensing and kitting services, as well as provide advice and guidance on Regulatory requirements. EKF's end-to-end service also includes sourcing, print and compilation of packaging, IFUs and labelling.

HemataStat II


HemataStat II microhematocrit centrifuge

EKF Diagnostics’ HemataStat II™ is the world’s leading microhematocrit centrifuge.

Hematocrit is the measure of the amount of red blood cells in relation to the amount of plasma. HemataStat II provides a quantitative hematocrit reading for up to six blood samples from one 60 second spin.

HemataStat is ideal for blood banks, laboratories and also veterinary settings where several samples need to be measured at any one time. The multi-lingual display provides easy to follow instructions to ensure accurate results every time.

Blood samples are held in clear disposable holders allowing safe and easy maintenance of the centrifuge.

HemataStat is CLIA waived and also has CE marking for sale in the European Market.


  • Spin time of 60 seconds for up to six samples
  • Accuracy: +/- 0.5 % Hct
  • Step by step instructions on screen
  • Backlit touch screen
  • Optional rechargeable battery pack for field use
  • Calibrated to NCCLS reference method
  • 5,670 ­ 6,390 RPM
  • Whisper quiet operation
  • Built-in tachometer
  • 1,538 ­ 2,312 RCF
  • Dimensions: 127 mm (h) x 177 mm (w) x 279mm (d)
  • Weight: 907 g


HemataStat II™ is ideal for high-volume blood analysis settings such as blood banks, hospital laboratories and veterinary clinics. The on-screen instructions provide a step-by-step guide to sample preparation and measurement.

The HematatStat method has six simple steps:

  1. Fill between one to six tubes with blood until they are a half to three quarters full
  2. Seal the tubes using HemataSEAL tube sealant
  3. Set the centrifuge to spin for one minute
  4. Remove the first tube and position it on the built-in reader tray
  5. Move the slider to each of the three specimen interfaces (sealant / red cells, red cells / plasma and plasma / air), pressing the ‘ENT’ button to mark each one
  6. The hematocrit result is displayed immediately after the third entry

HemataStat II accessories

HemataCHEK® Hematology Reference Control

  • Ensures proper day-to-day performance of your microhematocrit centrifuge
  • Provides assay values for HemataSTAT® as well as other microhematocrit centrifuges
  • Requires no refrigeration
  • Two-year expiration from date of manufacture
  • 31-day open vial stability
  • Available in Low, Normal and High levels. Six vials per box, 2.5mL per vial.


100% Plastic Heparinized Capillary Tubes

  • Eliminate the risk of infectious disease transmitted by blood via broken glass
  • Packaged 200 tubes per vial, 5 vials per box

Mylar® Wrapped Glass Heparinized Capillary Tubes

  • Mylar® wrapped tubes offer an added layer of safety without compromising accuracy. The possibility of accidental breakage is significantly reduced, particularly when pressing the tube into sealing clay. If a fracture occurs the Mylar® wrap will help contain the sample as well as any broken glass
  • 75mm length, 1.1 Inside Diameter (ID)
  • Packaged 200 tubes per vial, 5 vials per box

Self-Sealing Mylar® Wrapped Glass Heparinized Capillary Tubes

  • The self-sealing plug eliminates the use of clay sealant and minimizes possible tube breakage
  • 75mm length, 1.1 Inside Diameter (ID)
  • Packaged 100 per vial, 20 vials per box

HemataSEAL® Tube Sealant

  • Clay-based sealant maintains excellent retention during centrifugation, even in plastic tubes
  • Non-toxic, non-hardening, non-drying
  • Light color produces a sharp contrast line with blood for easy reading
  • Each plastic tray has 24 numbered positions for sample identification
  • Packaged 10 trays per box

Rechargeable Batteries

  • Optional battery pack provides convenience for field use, blood bank mobiles and point of care
  • Battery pack is charged overnight or an equivalent period of time to obtain maximum capacity
  • LCD shows percentage of remaining battery pack capacity and warns of low battery

HemataSTAT® Carrying Cases

  • Each locking heavy-duty case holds 2 HemataSTAT® centrifuges, power supplies and other supplies
  • Provides safe and convenient transport for field use, blood bank mobiles and point of care
  • Extra durable, high-impact polyethylene material can withstand rough treatment
  • Dimensions 18” x 13” x 9”

From enzymes to test kits - a world of diagnostics

EKF is a leading point-of-care diagnostics and central laboratory assay manufacturer with an estimated 80,000 hemoglobin, hematocrit, HbA1c, glucose and lactate analyzers in regular use across more than 100 countries.

EKF specialises in developing tests for use in diabetes and anemia diagnosis and management, as well as providing a portfolio of reagents for use in clinical chemistry analyzers. During the COVID-19 pandemic EKF developed and expanded its contract manufacturing capabilities in three countries to be able to provide a full suite of services to third party customers.

Diabetes and HbA1c analyzers

The EKF range of HbA1c analyzers and glucose analyzers deliver fast and reliable results that provide both diabetes practitioners and patients with the information they need to make clinical or lifestyle decisions in minutes.


Hematology and hemoglobin analyzers

EKF offers an extensive range of hemoglobin and hematocrit analyzers that provide physicians, blood bank professionals, and nutritional and paediatric nurses with fast and accurate results they can rely on. Choose between analyzers with different measuring methodology, features and connectivity options to suit your budget and requirements.


 Women’s Health

The EKF women’s health range aims to improve healthcare outcomes for women and children by providing physicians with a suite of products including pregnancy testing, anemia screening, fetal scalp lactate testing and post birth creamatocrit measurement.


Sports Performance

Train like the best. Track athlete performance over time with regular lactate testing using Biosen C-Line. As used by leading athletic institutes and world famous soccer clubs throughout Europe.

Central Laboratory reagents and analyzers

EKF Diagnostics is also a global manufacturer of central laboratory products including Stanbio Chemistry reagents, benchtop laboratory analyzers, rapid tests and centrifuges. Stanbio chemistry reagents can be used on the majority of analyzers found in hospital laboratories around the world.


Life Sciences

EKF Life Sciences' has been offering high quality enzyme fermentation and contract manufacturing services for over 20 years. Our facilities in Elkhart and South Bend, Indiana, are designed to produce a wide range of clinically important enzymes used in many diagnostic applications. EKF Life Sciences contract fermentation enzymes can be provided either in bulk or supplied in customer branded packaging.


Contract Manufacturing

EKF provides tailored services for third party business seeking to outsource their bulk formulation, kitting and logistics requirements. With sites across three countries, including multiple locations in the USA, EKF is able to provide scalable manufacturing solutions as well as advice on regulatory and marketing issues that often provide significant challenges to businesses.


EKF is one of the most responsive medical device suppliers we have ever worked with as a distributor. For us it has been an absolute pleasure to work with EKF Sales and marketing team for the last 10 years. Staff changes, level of service remains high. The open and friendly communication with sales and logistics, backed by excellent marketing support and technical service helps us to easily overcome the challenges we face with on our local market. Our customers are delighted with their best-in-class Biosen devices for measuring glucose and lactate. In my opinion, the Biosen product is unbeatable for the moment


Ganka Pavlova
EKF Distributor in Bulgaria

“We distribute the Hemo Control product in Peru and we find it to be a very reliable, resistance and versatile product that works brilliantly for us.  Peru is a country of difficult geography and our teams have had to endure extreme cold, unbearable heat and vast differences in altitude (from sea-level right up to 4,500 meters). The Hemo Control analyzers are installed in sea-level establishments operating in temperatures over 35°C and in the mountains, at more than 4,500 meters above sea level at far lower temperatures. We also have establishments in the jungle, with the Hemo Control operating in the hot and humid climate”

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David Gallo
EKF Distributor in Peru

"We have been enjoying working with EKF Diagnostics as their distributor in the Philippines for more than 5 years. They have good quality products that satisfy our clients, and they have a top notch sales and support team"


Maristel Lim
EKF Distributor in Philippines

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70 million+ tests sold to 300+ distributors in 100+ countries. Every year.


Read our guides

We have written a series of guides to help medical professionals understand more about point-of-care testing for anemia, diabetes, ketosis and lactate measurement.

Find out more about the different methods for testing, the symptoms, the associated conditions and understand how POCT can help deliver accurate results in minutes.

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In the 25 years since EKF was founded it has grown from a humble electrical engineering company into an international, stock market-listed medical technology business


EKF Diagnostics Investors

EKF Diagnostics Holdings plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange. The ordinary shares are traded on the AIM market. For Investor Announcements, Company information and background to the Board of Directors and Advisors view the Investors section of this website.


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