HORIBA Medical launches Pentra DX Nexus haematology analyser


Advanced high throughput benchtop system provides 120 samples an hour

Haematology specialist, HORIBA Medical, has launched an advanced high throughput haematology analyser, the Pentra DX Nexus.

The new benchtop analyser offers reliability, efficiency and quality combined with enhanced ease of use and a reduced environmental footprint.

Offering 50 parameters and a throughput of 120 samples per hour, the system is compatible with Haemcell, HORIBA’s integrated laboratory solution. Functionality is further enhanced by accompanying new features of the ABX Pentra ML data manager and an optional combination with SPS evolution slide maker/stainer.

As well as providing rapid analysis and meeting laboratory needs for precision and productivity, the large, colour touch-screen of the integrated computer has a virtual keyboard and intuitive software. In addition, multiple USB ports enable easy data transfer and hardware connections.

Satisfying accreditation requirements, another feature is its ability to display information related to every sample run. A pop-up window on the data manager displays identification, lot number, the expiry date of reagents and controls, and the status of quality control at the time of every result.

The system also brings benefits to the laboratory environment. The new laser source offers reduced heat and noise output and power consumption, requires minimal space, yet delivers improved and additional parameters. Additional sample racks offered on the instrument are also compatible with most pre and post-analytical systems available today.

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Cleve Wright, UK general manager of HORIBA Medical, said: “With its new colour touch screen and smart access to various functionalities, the Pentra Nexus is an exciting addition to our broad range of Pentra haematology analysers. All are designed to meet our many differing customer requirements, both in the laboratory and at the point-of-care.”