Horiba Medical

Pentra C200 Overview

  • Fixed cycles provide continuous throughput of 90 colourimetric tests/hour
  • Optional high throughput ISE module (270 tests/hour)
  • Reagent management with unique “Pentra” cassette
  • Fully automatic cuvette management – 2 racks of 96 single use cuvettes
  • Dedicated waste compartment for used cuvettes and contaminated liquid
  • Integrated computer and cooling unit (Peltier)

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General Description

  • Analysis Method Types:
    • Spectrophotometry: Colorimetry and Turbidimetry
    • Potentiometry: Direct (Serum or Plasma) and Indirect (Urine)
  • 15 parameters per reagent tray
  • Optional ISE Module (Na+, K+, Cl-)
  • Maximum Throughput: up to 360 test/h (140 tests/h in standard configuration)
  • CE Marked

Sample Handling

  • Sample Capacity: 15 positions in refrigerated compartment
  • Dedicated stat position in Random access
  • Positive Sample Identification: Integrated Barcode Reader
  • Sampling Needle: Level, and Shock Detection
  • Sample Collection Format: 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 10 mL (diameter: from 13 to 6mm)
  • Sample Specimen: Serum, Plasma, Urine, CSF, Homogeneous Fluids
  • Sample Volume: 2 to 45 µL (0.1 µl increment)
  • Dilution Ratio: from 1 to 30,625
  • ISE: 20 µL (Indirect) or 93 µL (Direct)
  • Automatic Re-run

Calibrator/Control Handling

  • Calibrator/Controls Positioning on Sample Tray in the temperature controlled compartment
  • Automatic Standard Dilution Series:
    • Dilution Factors: Main Direct 1/2 – 1/175
    • Dilution Factors: Main Indirect 1/176 – 1/30 6258

Reagent Handling

  • 15 parameters on board in a closed refrigerated area (8-15°C)
  • Positive Reagent Identification: Integrated Barcode Reader
  • Reagent Needle: Level Detection and shock detection
  • Reagent management with cassettes: Automated Reagent On-board Stability Check plus continuous test countdown check by capacitive effect.
  • Reagent Volume: from 20 to 350 µL

Reaction System

  • Reaction Volume: 120 to 450 µL
  • Reaction Temperature: Air bath at 37°C
  • Photometer Reaction Cycle:20 seconds
  • Homogenization with Stirring Paddle
  • Reaction Time: 1 to 29 cycles
  • Disposable Acrylic Cuvettes
  • Automatic Cuvette Changer
  • Cuvette Capacity: 192 cuvettes (2 racks of 96 cuvettes)
  • 7 Integrated Calculation Algorithms



System Size

75.5 cm x 72.5 cm x 57 cm (W x L x H)

System Weight

95 Kg


Optional Laser printer

Sound level

< 60 dBa

Operating temperature

from 15 to 30°C

Operating Humidity

from 45% to 85%

Total Power Requirements

600 VA


De-ionized/Distilled Water – 10L Tank

Water specifications

Resistivity > 5 MegOhms
Conductivity < 0.2 µS/cm

Computer & Sofware

Operating system

Windows XP

Data processing

10.4” inch Color LCD Touch Screen
Database Capacity: 100,000 results
Processor: 400 MHz
RC 232C: Patient results, QC to LIS with ASTM protocol

Intuitive and ergonomic software

Quality Control Management

Levey Jennings, statistics, lot number management and 10 Westgard rules

Logs with multi level security access

Automatic user functions

Programmable wake-up function
Maintenance workhour table
Automated maintenance process

Export of archived data

USB key in Microsoft Excel format

Audible alarms

Interactive Help

HTML Format

 Optical System

Tungsten-halogen Lamp

Measurement Principle

Bi-chromatic light absorbance
Choice of 8 wavelengths from 340 to 700 nm
Wavelength selection with filter wheel


Photo diode