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ARKRAY Japan: Blood Biochemical Analyzer "The Lab 004"

ARKRAY Japan: Blood Biochemical Analyzer "The Lab 004"


Blood Biochemical Analyzer for Primary Health Centre and/or Small Hospital
"The Lab 004" is a small simplified blood testing device applicable for kidney and liver function testing on patient living with HIV and/or Diabetes. This device is not composed of complicated system of motors, making it durable and practically repair free. Its dry biochemistry technology allows us to use in environments where there are not sufficient water supply and drainage systems. It can be powered by a mobile battery as well as the included AC adaptor, hence it can be used in the areas where electricity supply is unstable.

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                                                  Fig. 1 Images of “The Lab 004”

Major Features and Advantages

(1) Reagent by Dry Biochemistry Technology
(2) For kidney and liver function screening
(3) For monitoring damage from long-term side effects of drugs (anti-HIV drugs, Diabetes, etc.)
(4) Compact, portable and usable in Mobile Clinics
(5) Powered by mobile battery or AC adaptor
(6) Easy operation and Maintenance-Free

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Technology Data

Possible applications

“The Lab 004” is recommended to be installed in rural primary healthcare facilities to offer patients with high quality and efficient medical testing services.
It is portable in size, has no limitation from water or drainage supply, and affordable. It can be used in a wide range of facilities such as mobile clinics, remote facilities up to urban healthcare centres.
Therefore it is helpful for medical personnel even in rural areas to give proper medical advice to patients. For example, in case they realize abnormality, they can adjust the type and dosage of drug in time to prevent or minimize the damage on patients’ kidney and liver.

Competitive advantage

”The Lab 004” is a compact simplified blood testing device yet applicable in kidney and liver function testing.
・A line-up of renal and hepatic test parameters.
It doesn’t require a water supply system or a drainage system, hence it is easy to install in a wide range of facilities. (small rural clinics, Mobile Clinics, etc.).
It passed the dust proof test hence measurement will not be affected by dust especially experienced in rural facilities.
The device is easy to operate, and interpretation of results is simple.
・The device is maintenance-free, so no special handling training is required.
・The device reagents are also individually packaged in individual aluminum packages, so you don’t have to worry about deterioration of remaining unused regents as the case with bottle-type reagents.
・No waste of reagents.
・In addition, ARKRAY offers compact urine analyzers, blood glucose meters and HbA1c analyzers used in the field of diabetes, and measurement kits used in the field of infectious diseases, which can easily be installed in small clinics.

The sales price is expected to be less than $1,000/unit. There is possibility of discount negotiations for customers who buy in bulk. Price of the measurement reagent is $2/test.


Sample: serum or plasma
Parameter: Creatinine, uric acid, serum calcium, AST, ALT
Measurement principle: Dual wavelength transmitted light measurement
Measurement time: Approximately 4 to 5 minutes (depending on the item)
Sample volume: 4 μL
The sample (serum or plasma) can be obtained by a common centrifuge from whole blood (about 100 μL).

Dust proof : IPX 0 
External dimensions: W: 110 × D: 225 × H: 54 mm
Weight: 0.6 kg
Voltage: DC 5V
Warranty: 1 year

Technical maturity / Past record of introduction

CE marking certification in 2019

“The Lab 004” device was just launched in February 2020.
Device performance evaluations are being planned in primary healthcare of several countries in sub-Saharan Africa region. ARKRAY is currently looking for distributors in regions of Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.

Information on patent related to this technology

Patent No. JP6059457

Company Data

Name ARKRAY Inc.
Address Yousuien-nai, 59 Gansuin-cho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 602-0008, Japan
Capital Undisclosed
Contact person

Mr. Hironobu YOSHINAGA
Tel: +81-50-5527-9306
Corporate website:

Number of employees Approx. 3000 (as of 31 March, 2020) 
Date of company foundation June 1960
The type of business

Manufacture: Medical testing system for blood and urine


International operation

Number of employees for international operation 
Approx. 2000
Overseas offices City, Country Name of Company (if applicable)


ARKRAY America, Inc.


ARKRAY Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.


ARKRAY Europe, B.V.


ARKRAY Factory Ltd.




Color Trading Sp. z o. o.


ARKRAY Europe, B.V. ARKRAY Middle East Branch


ARKRAY Industry, Inc.






ARKRAY Global Business, Inc. Seoul Sales and Service Office



Modality of business transaction

ARKRAY is looking for a distributor; to consign sales, provision of reagents and after service.

Export of product

We would like to export our products directly from Japan and have a local company as a distributor without having local staff.


Contact Person(s)

Mr. Hironobu YOSHINAGAE-mail:
Mr. Hironobu YOSHINAGAE-mail:

*Please mention that you saw UNIDO's website when making the first contact with the company.

Registered Category

  • Human Health Technologies : Monitoring and diagnostic equipment