Horiba Medical ltd, out of Kyoto, Japan, received FDA clearance for the Pentra C200, a fully automated benchtop clinical chemistry analyzer. Designed as an economical option for smaller laboratories, the Pentra C200 combines automation and quality of results into one compact system. The model operates via a ‘plug and play’ concept for reagents, samples, cuvettes and waste management. All samples and reagents are scanned by the internal barcode reader which guarantees a positive identification prior to use. The closed refrigerated compartment extends on-board stability of samples and reagent.
The system accepts various tubes and cups to cover all kind of samples like serum, plasma, urine, CSF or homogenous fluids. Several cassettes with reagent panels are available to run assays specifically on electrolytes (Na), enzymes (ALAT), general chemistry (Cholesterol) or proteins (HbA1c).
A large on-board cuvette capacity (192) ensures over two hours of true walk away time without any user intervention required. Samples are measured using bi-chromatic light absorbance in 8 different wavelengths ranging from 340 to 700 nm at a maximum speed of 360 samples per hour.
The Pentra C200 comes with a 10.4” inch color LCD touch screen, 4 USB ports and a connection to your laboratory information system.
Press release: The Pentra C200 receives 510(k) clearance from the US FDA
Product page: Pentra C200