ELITechGroup Envoy 500+Benchtop Chemistry System
Includes reusable glass cuvettes
The Envoy 500+ is a fully automated chemistry system from ELITechGroup, Lincoln, RI. Running up to 490 tests per hour, the benchtop system can accommodate 20–80 patients per day, according to the company. The unit is well suited for small- to medium-sized physician office laboratories, satellite laboratories, and small hospitals. The system includes advanced software, reusable glass cuvettes, clot detection, and remote system diagnostics. Reagents for the system are manufactured, validated, and optimized by ELITechGroup to ensure quality results and optimal performance.
(800) 345-2822; www.elitechgroup.com

Carolina Liquid Chemistries CLC800 300dpiClinical Chemistry Analyzer
For mid-volume laboratories
Meeting the needs of mid-volume clinical laboratories, the CLC 800 from Carolina Liquid Chemistries Corp, Winston-Salem, NC, produces up to 400 photometric tests per hour and 800 tests per hour with ion-selective electrode. The unit measures 42 inches by 31inches by 45 inches. Included software offers built-in troubleshooting and secure remote system diagnostics capability. The two reagent compartments allow for 88 reagent positions and the use of one-, two-, three-, and four-part reagents. The system features onboard refrigeration, barcoded reagents, and an advanced photometric system with a holographic concave flat field grating, rear spectrophotometer, and light source. The design of the photometer eliminates signal attenuation interference to promote delivery of precise results.
Carolina Liquid Chemistries
(877) 722-8910; www.carolinachemistries.com

Sekisui SK500Compact Chemistry System
36 onboard assays
The compact SK500 chemistry system from Sekisui Diagnostics, Lexington, Mass, features affordability and efficiency, with a broad menu of quality Sekure reagents. The system offers throughput of up to 580 tests per hour with ion-selective electrode (ISE), and an onboard capacity of 72 patient samples. The unit is designed to minimize the use of water to 13L per day, and has 36 onboard assays (plus three ISE assays) to meet the testing needs of small- to moderate-volume laboratories. A simple and intuitive interface requires minimal training, and utilization of primary tubes and cups allows for easy deployment.
Sekisui Diagnostics
(781) 652-7800; www.sekisuidiagnostics.com

Siemens DimensionExLIntegrated Chemistry System
Built with advanced chemiluminescent technology
The Dimension EXL with LOCI module integrated chemistry system from Siemens Healthcare, Tarrytown, NY, is built with the company’s patented luminescent oxygen channeling immunoassay (LOCI) technology, an advanced approach to performing chemiluminescent assays. The system is suited for the mid-volume laboratory, the stat laboratory, and satellite laboratories partnered with a Siemens automation solution in the core laboratory. The unit features one sample area, a common reagent area, and common reagent packaging. It performs up to 440 photometric chemistry tests per hour and 187 indirect integrated multisensor technology (IMT) tests per hour on cerebrospinal fluid, plasma, serum, and urine. Also, the unit can perform up to 167 heterogeneous immunoassay tests per hour. By enabling simultaneous processing of chemistry and immunoassay applications, the system aims to maximize workflow efficiency.
Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics
(914) 631-8000; www.healthcare.siemens.com

MedTest BS-200Random Access Chemistry Analyzer
200 tests per hour
The Mindray BS-200, available from MedTest, Canton, Mich, is a benchtop, discrete, and random access clinical chemistry analyzer offering throughput of 200 tests per hour—and up to 330 tests per hour with ion-selective electrode. The unit can be used as a main instrument for small laboratories, and as a backup instrument for larger laboratories. Features include 40 positions for samples and 40 positions for reagents, a 24-hour refrigerated reagent and sample compartment, built-in barcode scanner, independent mixing stirrer, bidirectional laboratory information system interface, automatic probe cleaning, liquid level detection, horizontal and vertical collision protection, and pre- and postdilution. A multilanguage version is also available.
(866) 540-2715; www.medtestdx.com

EKF Altair240Benchtop Chemistry Analyzer
Performs up to 480 tests per hour
The Altair 240 clinical chemistry analyzer from EKF Diagnostics, Cardiff, UK, is the company’s first fully integrated chemistry system designed for the global market. Available as a benchtop platform, the fully automated analyzer is equipped with bidirectional laboratory information system connectivity and is capable of performing up to 480 tests per hour. In addition to being supported by EKF’s broad menu of Stanbio Laboratory ready-to-use, barcoded, liquid reagents for routine and special chemistries, the Altair 240 also provides the flexibility to configure open-channel applications for many esoteric assays. The analyzer features a touchscreen menu, auto-rerun, auto-dilution, and stat interruption, while running on Microsoft Windows 7.
EKF Diagnostics
(800) 531-5535; www.ekfdiagnostics.com

MedTest BS480General Chemistry Analyzer
Includes general chemistry test menu
MedTest, Canton, Mich, offers a general chemistry test menu on the Mindray BS-480 chemistry analyzer, which meets the testing needs of mid-volume laboratories. The analyzer produces 400 photometric test results per hour and 240 ion-selective electrode (ISE) tests per hour with an overall throughput of 560 tests per hour. Advanced features include automatic processes such as automatic start-up, ISE calibration, quality control, pre- and post-dilution, probe cleaning, probe collision recovery, reagent blank checks, and rerun, among others. The exclusive distributor of the analyzer in the United States, MedTest is handling the manufacturing and distribution of reagents, calibrators, and quality control products for the general chemistry and drugs of abuse testing markets. The analyzer’s full menu includes drugs of abuse reagents for urine drug screening and a range of chemistry tests, including specialty tests such as HbA1c and vitamin D.
(866) 540-2715; www.medtestdx.com

Beckman Coulter AU5840Automated Chemistry System
9,800 tests in one hour
The AU5800 clinical chemistry system from Beckman Coulter, Brea, Calif, is equipped with random access capabilities and offers throughput ranging from 2,000 to 9,800 tests per hour. Developed for high-volume hospital core laboratories and ultra-high volume commercial laboratories, the system is available in one-module to four-module configurations with the option of including either a single or dual high-speed ion-selective electrode flow cell for increased throughput. The system offers connectivity with the company’s power processor to produce optimal integration with chemistry, immunoassay, and clinical information systems. It also features ProService remote system diagnostics connectivity, enabling field service engineers to transfer, monitor, and analyze instrument data remotely. The system includes two stat priority ports, a rerun module for the automatic repeat of critical samples, and three transportation lanes for intelligent sample management.
Beckman Coulter
(800) 526-3821; www.beckmancoulter.com

Alfa_Wassermann_ACE_AxcelPhysician Office Lab Analyzer
In-house chemistry testing
The ACE Axcel clinical chemistry analyzer from Alfa?Wassermann, West Caldwell, NJ, is FDA-cleared specifically for use in physician office laboratories. Designed to ?assist physicians in quickly diagnosing and effectively?monitoring patients, the system also delivers a reliable?revenue source and streamlines procedures for?laboratory personnel. Enabled with touchscreen functionality, Internet connectivity, and an intuitive user interface, the analyzer can be used in the diagnosis and management of diabetes, heart disease, metabolic syndrome, anemia, and other conditions. In addition to having a small footprint, the system uses liquid-ready reagents to perform single or panel testing, and requires no dedicated water system, specialized plumbing, or waste connections.
Alfa Wassermann
(800) 220-4488; www.alfawassermannus.com

Carolina Liquid Chemistries CLC1600 300dpiHigh-Volume Analyzer
Sample wheel with 140 positions
The CLC 1600 from Carolina Liquid Chemistries Corp, Winston-Salem, NC, is designed to meet the needs of a high-volume clinical laboratory. The recently FDA-cleared analyzer produces up to 900 photometric tests per hour and 1200 tests per hour when including electrolytes. Features include a Windows 7 Pro operating system, and a sample wheel with 140 positions. Holding 66 two-part reagents or 132 single-part reagents, the analyzer accommodates reagents with up to four parts. The CLC 1600 is the newest addition to the company’s product line, which also includes the CLC 480 benchtop for smaller clinical laboratories, the CLC 800 for mid-volume labs, and the CLC 6410 modular for large core and reference labs.
Carolina Liquid Chemistries
(877) 722-8910; www.carolinachemistries.com

Randox Daytona plusBenchtop Clinical Chemistry Analyzer
450 tests per hour
Randox Laboratories, Kearneysville, WVa, has developed the RX series of clinical chemistry analyzers for high-quality testing. The RX Daytona+ is a fully automated, random access, benchtop clinical chemistry analyzer that provides rapid comprehensive routine and specialized testing with emergency stat sampling functionality. Suited for mid-volume chemistry testing, the system has a throughput of 450 tests per hour, including ion-selective electrode testing. The analyzer’s menu includes tests for antioxidants, diabetes, drugs of abuse, lipids, routine chemistries, specific proteins, and therapeutic drug monitoring.
Randox Laboratories
(866) 472-6369; www.randox.com

Arkray HYBRID AU-4050 copyIntegrated Urine Chemistry and Sediment Analyzer
Processes up to 200 chemistry tests per hour
The fully automated Aution Hybrid AU4050 analyzer system from Arkray USA, Minneapolis, integrates urine chemistry and flow cytometry technology into a small, space-saving footprint. Processing up to 200 chemistry tests per hour, the system provides a high level of bacteria detection while standardizing workflow and reducing tech-to-tech subjectivity. The unit is designed for high capacity with minimal operator intervention for true walkaway capabilities. It also streamlines urinalysis testing with automatic reflex testing, no manual dilutions, and minimal maintenance. Allowing for easy training and competency retention, the system is user-friendly and designed to provide high-quality results and improved bacteria detection for better patient outcomes.
Arkray USA
(877) 538-8872; www.arkrayusa.com

ELITechGroup Selectra ProM OpenGeneral Chemistry System
Supports remote system diagnostics
The Selectra ProM chemistry system from ELITechGroup, Lincoln, RI, is a compact, benchtop analyzer typically performing 180 general chemistry tests per hour. Recent menu enhancements include iron, lipase, magnesium, and urine chemistries. Labs running general chemistries can augment routine testing with the company’s access to moderately complex therapeutic drug monitoring and drugs-of-abuse urine testing products. Cost-effective use of consumables, onboard reagent cooling, remote system diagnostics, and minimal maintenance help keep operational costs low. The latest TouchPro software features positive sample identification, audit trail, auto validation, automated programming of reagents, test parameters, and calibration and control values. A new sample pause feature enables continuous sample loading.
(800) 345-2822; www.elitechgroup.com

High-Volume Clinical Analyzer
Up to 1,600 tests per hour
Carolina Liquid Chemistries CLC6410The CLC 6410 analyzer from Carolina Liquid Chemistries, Winston-Salem, NC, is a modular clinical chemistry analyzer for large laboratories with high-volume needs. A single module can run up to 1,600 tests per hour, while four modules can be joined together to achieve 6,400 tests per hour. An optional ion-selective electrode (ISE) module processes up to 480 tests per hour. All configurations include a 300-sample loader and intuitive software that automates numerous operational and quality control procedures. The stat function provides quick access to samples. The CLC 6410 also features technological advances that save time, water, and energy.
Carolina Liquid Chemistries
(877) 722-8910; www.carolinachemistries.com

ADVIA Chemistry XPTContinuous Use Chemistry System 
Up to 2,400 tests per hour
The Advia Chemistry XPT system from Siemens Healthcare, Tarrytown, NY, is engineered for continuous operation and timely, accurate results. The system’s advanced user interface and VeriSmart technology support accurate testing for predictable, timely, and reliable results to meet laboratories’ expanding workloads. The system offers a comprehensive menu of 117 assays and can perform up to 2,400 tests per hour. Microvolume technology reduces blood-draw requirements by using a single 30 ?L sample for up to 15 tests. Quick release of sample tubes allows parallel tube processing and rapid, predictable turnaround times, while aliquot retention enables automated, preprogrammable dilution, reflex, and rerun testing without calling back the sample.
Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics
(914) 631-8000; www.healthcare.siemens.com