HORIBA Medical launches Pentra C200 compact chemistry analyser
An economical solution for smaller sized laboratories
[UKPRwire, Tue Sep 15 2009] HORIBA Medical has launched its new Pentra C200 compact chemistry analyser. Designed as an economical option for smaller sized laboratories, the Pentra C200 incorporates standards usually only found in larger systems. It combines a high degree of automation, ergonomics and quality of results into one compact system.
Within the Pentra C200, HORIBA Medical has used the highest technical design principles to ensure only the highest quality of results is attained. The new system features the same highly reliable ISE electrodes as those found within the proven ABX Pentra 400. It also combines the ABX Pentra reagent cassettes and internal barcode reader to make reagent identification and checking automatic and error free.
The Pentra C200 operates via a ‘plug and play’ concept for reagents, samples, cuvettes and waste management. For example, the analyser’s two 96-cuvette rack capacity combined with fully automated loader minimises cuvette management. All of this, in addition to positive sample identification via an internal barcode reader, enables highly efficient ‘walk-away’ batch analyses and offers complete peace of mind for the operator. The large colour touch screen display also provides the operator with an instant update of system and analytical status.
ABOUT HORIBA Medical:
HORIBA Medical (formerly known as HORIBA ABX) is a renowned specialist in the design and manufacture of automated in vitro diagnostic systems for haematology for over 25 years, and chemistry focused analytical solutions for over 10 years. From compact point of care (POC) to high throughput systems, HORIBA Medical has successfully developed an array of analysers and data management solutions to meet all needs, enabling analysis anywhere it is required.
Specialist bench top analysis:
In addition to large NHS laboratories and Point of Care settings, HORIBA Medical systems are also found in many areas of industry requiring specialist analysis, including sports science, food and beverage, pharma and neutraceuticals, and clinical research. The company’s benchtop analysers, such as the ABX Pentra 60C+ for haematology and ABX Pentra 400 for chemistry analysis, are proving their worth in these environments due to their exceptional flexibility and ease of use.
HORIBA Medical is one of the five major operators in the automated haematology analyser market. Headquartered in Montpellier (France), the company employs more than 1,000 staff in its sites and subsidiaries, producing nearly 7,500 analysers per year and over 8,000 tons of reagents. This makes HORIBA Medical the leading developer and manufacturer of haematology diagnostic systems in the world equipping more that 27,000 laboratories in over 110 countries worldwide.
In the UK, the foundation of HORIBA Medical is built around its excellent support network of 30 personnel. The dedicated sales, service and technical teams strive to ensure customers can work as smoothly and efficiently as possible, whatever their location. The scientific expertise within these teams provides customers with an educational and reference resource, and even assists in research and evaluation projects.