Pentra C200

HORIBA Medical Clinical Chemistry Analysis Pentra C200

Reliabilty and accuracy


  • 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)


Product 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)
  • Automatic Sample Dilution: from 1/2 to 1/30,625
  • ISE: 20 µL (Indirect) or 93 µL (Direct)
  • Automatic Post Concentration: from x2.0 to x 20.0
  • Automatic Re-run

Calibrator/Control Handling

  • Calibrator/Controls Positioning on Sample Tray in the Refrigerated 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


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Segment: Medical
Manufacturing Company: HORIBA ABX SAS
Base product: Pentra C Series

A high degree of automation, ergonomics and quality of results in one compact bench top analyser

User friendly interface via ergonomic and intuitive software providing all the functions you need

Proven technology delivering the best quality of result



System Size75.5 cm x 72.5 cm x 57 cm (W x L x H)
System Weight95 Kg
PrinterOptional Laser printer
Sound level< 60 dBa
Operating temperaturefrom 15 to 30°C
Operating Humidityfrom 45% to 85%
Total Power Requirements600 VA
WaterDe-ionized/Distilled Water - 10L Tank
Water specificationsResistivity > 5 MegOhms
Conductivity < 0.2 µS/cm

Computer & Sofware 

Operating systemWindows XP
Data processing10.4” 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 ManagementLevey Jennings, statistics, lot number management and 10 Westgard rules
Logs with multi level security access 
Automatic user functionsProgrammable wake-up function
Maintenance workhour table
Automated maintenance process
Export of archived dataUSB 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

SensorPhoto diode
Organ function & metabolism control
Organ function & metabolism control
Clinical Chemistry can measure the blood levels of many proteins, enzymes, ions. These blood levels are related to the activities of many organs and to the general metabolism of the patients. The functions of organs thus explored, are essentially related to the hepatic, pancreatic, renal, muscular or even cardiac functions.
Abnormal metabolism diagnosis
Abnormal metabolism diagnosis
The clinical chemistry dosages of proteins, enzymes and ions, provide the measurement of concentrations for all of these analytes. When these measurements reveal blood molecular concentrations outside normal values, the interpretation of the results may lead to the diagnosis of pathological metabolism.
Disease & metabolism monitoring
Disease & metabolism monitoring
Clinical chemistry instruments allow the monitoring of certain diseases, just as they allow the monitoring of specific molecules or drugs.
Drugs detection
Drugs detection
A particular application in clinical, chemistry that allows the detection of illicit, natural or synthetic products. It's about detecting the abnormal presence in the urine or in the blood of drugs of abuse.

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