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Portable Electrolyte Analyser ‘STAX-5 inspire’

Portable Electrolyte Analyser ‘STAX-5 inspire’

Techno Medica Co., Ltd.

Immediate and Precise Electrolyte Analysis for Blood Test and Hydroponics   
              
STAX-5, a point of care electrolyte analyzer is intended for in vitro diagnostic use by health care professionals. It conducts the quantitative determination of cNa+, cK+, cCl-, cCa2+, cMg2+, pH, pCO2 (partial pressure of CO2), Hct (hematocrit) by using disposal sensor card with only 10 micro liters blood. Operation is simple enough to get the analysis results with three steps. You can get reliable result in sixty to one hundred eighty seconds (depends on the type of sensor card) with printed report, and also possible to use at outdoors by battery-powered.

Beside medical use, STAX-5 is potentially useful for the measurement and quality control of fertilizer
concentration in hydroponics in the agricultural field.


                                                       Fig.1 Images of STAX-5 and sensor cards

Product video (URL)
http://www.dropbox.com/s/yk6kg34d6n133fu/Sample%20handling%20for%20STAX-5%20inspire.mp4?dl=0

Major Features and Advantages

  • Electrolyte results from finger drop of 10µL blood (Na+, K+, Cl+, Ca2+, Mg2+ and pH, CO2)
  • Easy to measure just by inserting a disposal Sensor Card
  • Rapid test result within 60 – 180 seconds
  • Built-in printer
  • Maintenance Free
  • Handy type: 95x215x86.5 (mm), 0.85kg

Product guide
Specification of STAX-5 inspire
STAX-5 inspire User's Guide

Technology Data

Possible applications

The world-first electrolyte analyser for Point-of-Care Testing (POCT)

  • Symptoms of dizziness, seizures, etc. and various symptoms with out-of-conscious condition, such as heat stroke, sunstroke and dehydration, can be easily checked in the field.
  • Clinical examination items, such as electrolyte abnormalities, acid-base equilibrium abnormalities, etc. are possible to measure in the field.
  • The concentration of the dialysate component and selection of the drip species are possible to confirm.

In the following applications, STAX-5 can help improvement of the appropriateness and safety of treatment and can reduce medical costs eventually.

STAX-5 can reduce the physical burden of the patient by easily measurable in fingertip puncture blood and earlobe blood instead of clinical tests such as electrolyte items that have been carried out in general intravenous blood collection.

Since doctors can immediately confirm efficacy of drugs and infusions by measuring in the ward by STAX-5, the it can reduce the risks of errors in blood sample transport, the temporal loss of waiting for the results of clinical tests, and the delay in the reflection of the analysis results to the patient treatment.

Since STAX-5 is relatively low implementation cost and simple operation, it is easy to introduce for the facilities that have managed dialysate fluid only by osmotic pressure and electrical conductivity. By performing the electrolyte measurement in STAX-5, it is possible to manage dialysate fluid more precisely.

STAX-5 can also be used for the measurement and quality control of fertilizer concentration in hydroponics in the agricultural field.

Competitive advantage

STAX-5 is the world-first Mg+ POCT analyzer which also can analyze Na+, K+, Cl-, pH, pCO2, Mg2+ and Ca 2+ in 10 microliters only of blood, with high precision, easily and rapidly without pre-processing. STAX-5 is easy to analyze by just inserting a patented disposal sensor card that can be used by storage for two months at the room temperature, and for one year at refrigerator.
STAX-5 can reduce the physical burden of the patient by easily measuring with small-volume blood.
Since STAX-5 is a hand-held type, and equipped with battery-powered features, built-in printers, touch panel color LCD displays, etc., it can be used even in outdoors, such as at the site of a disaster.

Performance

  1. Variety of electrolyte analysis:  Na+, K+, Cl-, pH, pCO2, Mg2+ and Ca2+
  2. Rapid analysis: within 60 to 180 seconds.
  3. Small-volume blood analysis: only 10 microliters of blood
  4. Easy to use: Handy type, 95x215x86.5 (mm), 0.85kg
                       Disposal sensor card: storage at room temperature
                       Shelf Life Time: for 2 months when storage at 8 – 30 Celsius for 1 year when storage at 2-8 Celsius
                       Built-in printer
                       Touch panel: Color LCD display
  5. Battery-powered available (& AC powered): outdoor field measurement
                                                                    DC6V (AA batteries) or AC100 – 240V, 50/60Hz, 0.6A
  6. Frame material of sensor cards: polyethylene terephthalate, it can be easily incinerated after usage.

Technical maturity / Past record of introduction

STAX-5 is the 4th generation of Techno Medica’s electrolyte analyser that has been marketed in 2014. The STAX-series has the biggest market share in Japan by installing more than 1,000 units.
The company has sales records through agents in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Nepal, and Pakistan.

Information on patent related to this technology

Patent No. JP 3761285
                JP 4041560
                JP 4436531

Company Data

Name Techno Medica Co., Ltd.
Address

5-5-1 Nakamachidai, Tsuzuki-ku, Yokohama-Shi, Kanagawa, 224-0041 Japan

Capital 1,069 Million JPY (as of 31 December, 2019)
Contact person

Mr. Eiichi GOTO
E-mail: Overseas@technomedica.co.jp
Tel: +81-45-948-1967
Corporate website:
http://www.technomedica.co.jp/t01/EnglishPage/index.html

Number of employees 223 (as of 31. March, 2019)
Date of company foundation 8 September, 1987
The type of business

In Vitro Diagnostics Analyzer, Research & Development, Manufacture, Sales, Import & Export

                  

International operation

Number of employees for international operation 
19
Overseas offices
City, Country Name of Company
(if applicable)
New Taipei City, Taiwan Techno Medica Co., Ltd.

Modality of business transaction

Partnership
Techno Medica would like to establish a long-term relationship with a local partner.
By executing sales and technical training, Techno Medica would like the local partner to entrust sales, maintenance, repair, service, and training of our products, to local customers.

Export of product

Techno Medica can execute an initial basic operation training for the local staffs at their site.

Attachments

Schematic illustration of the technology

Contact Person(s)

Mr. Eiichi GOTOE-mail: Overseas@technomedica.co.jp

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Registered Category

  • Agribusiness Technologies : Production enhancement
  • Human Health Technologies : Monitoring and diagnostic equipment