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A multi-purpose automatic dry-chemistry analyzer featuring remarkably short turnaround time, a touch screen interface and reliability.

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A New Generation of Clinical Chemistry

Safety and Simplicity in Operation, Compactness, Diversity in Tests…. ALL in ONE

DRI-CHEM from FUJIFILM is a dry chemistry analyzer which can perform multiple test parameters of Clinical Chemistry. 
It has a built-in auto-pipetting system, requires no calibration*1 and no water, providing easy preparation and maintenance. The new DRI-CHEM NX500 delivers results using a simple 3-step procedure. With its quick, easy operation and compactness, 
“Real Time and Borderless” Clinical Chemistry is made possible.

*1 Except for CRP

Simple 3-step procedure

[photo] Gloved hand setting slide and sample inside machine and pressing start

Fully Automated Procedure 
    1. Set the slide (Dry Slide Reagents). 2. Set the sample. 3. Press START. 

No Parameter Input Required 
    Information of the parameter is incorporated in the bar code printed on the back of every slide.

[image] Machine function: Dry slide reagents identified and samples applied, placed inside incubator, results measured/displayed, and slide placed in disposal

Easy operation by touch screen

5.7 inch VGA, 640 5 480. Qwerty touch Key board. Basic Mode / Advanced Mode are available according to user preference. 
(Basic Mode: displays operation procedure for one sample only.   Advanced Mode: displays operation procedure for one sample and measurement status for previous measured samples.) 

No pre-treatment of sample required

Plasma Filter (PF) can cut the turn around time and the pre-treatment process of the sample. It can generate plasma sample by aspirating and separating the whole blood inside the PF within 1 minute. Just set the PF on top of the sample tube and press START.

[image] Result list view with list of test results on screen, labeled by patient name and other modes: Help mode, Basic mode/Advanced mode
[image] Illustration of sample tube of red blood with yellow plasma separating from blood and accumulating at the top of tube
  • * PF function is available in NX500 only.
  • * TCO2: not applicable

Only 10μL/Test

[photo] Dropper applying drop of fluid to FUJI DRI-CHEM Slide

Each test needs only 10μL of sample. 
(CRP needs 5μL/test, ISE needs 50μL/3 tests). Manual pipetting can be also performed when less sample available.  Less invasive for newborn at NICU.

Automatic dilution

[photo] Machine automatically diluting samples inside incubator

Dilution, a time consuming process, is also automated in FUJI DRI-CHEM. Just set the ratio of dilution and press START. Dilution test also can be performed simultaneously with the regular tests, requiring no separation of tests.

No calibration required*2 QC card system

[photo] QC card with barcode and labeling printed on card

A magnetic card called QC card will adjust the lot variability in the slide reagents. 
A QC card comes with every reagent box. The analyzer memorizes the lot adjustment information once a QC card is swiped. No need to swipe QC in every measurement for the same slide lot.

  • *2 CRP: Further calibration by liquid calibrators is needed.
  •  ISE: QC card system is not used.


[image] Calculated Parameter settings screen with Yes/No options and test results screen with list of measurements labeled by patient name

The NX500 analyzer can provide results for 6 calculated parameters. No need for external calculation for commonly used parameters.

Minimize the risk of biological hazard

[photo] Disposal box open and pulled out with disposed slides inside tray - box labeled with yellow biohazard sticker in corner

Slide reagents after measurement will be automatically discarded to the disposal box, minimizing the risk of contamination.

A range of sample tubes can be used

Blood Collection Tube (φ13~16 × 75~100mm) 
FUJI PLAIN TUBE (0.5mL, 1.5mL) 

USM function

[image] Ready to test screen with patient name and ID information and User ID input creation screen

Addressing the requirement in strict laboratory management

USM (User Safety Mode) function is now introduced to 
NX500 as a selectable function.

Main features

  1. User ID registration system; Non-registered person cannot operate NX500. For this application, Operator ID Editor Kit (option item) is necessary to register and edit operator ID on your PC.          
  2. No result reporting from expired colorimetric slides.
  3. Expanded data transmission; Operator ID, Slide information (Lot/expiry) and Analyzer ID 

Accurate and reliable test results from long term and field-proven technology & experience

The FUJI DRI-CHEM slide reagent has high reliability and stability brought by fine chemical technology cultivated through the long history of FUJIFILM in photographic film manufacturing. 
Less variation of results between operators, high result reproducibility and daily precision, 
and excellent correlation with wet chemistry are its remarkable features.

[image] GOT/AST chart with results of using FUJI DRI-CHEM slide reagent with IFCC standardization method

IFCC standardization method (no PALP) (U/L)

[image] GLU chart with results of using FUJI DRI-CHEM slide reagent with Hexokinase method

Hexokinase method (mg/dL)

[image] K chart with results of using FUJI DRI-CHEM slide reagent with Emission flame method

Emission flame method (mEq/L)

[image] CRE chart with results of using FUJI DRI-CHEM slide reagent with Enzymatic method

Enzymatic method (mg/dL)


Colorimetric method slide
(Enzymes, General chemistry, and Immunology)

This multilayered slide is composed of dry chemical ingredients needed for the reaction and other functional materials. It quantifies enzymes and chemicals using colorimetric method.

Composition of multilayered analytical film
[image] DRI-CHEM Slide composition of multilayered film - Spreading layer, Reflection layer, Reaction layer, Transparent support film, and Spectrophotometer

Potentiometric method slide

Each slide comes with an ion selective film electrode for each of Na, K, and Cl. Slides quantify electrolytes in the sample by a potentiometric method.

Composition of multilayered film electrode
[image] Potentiometric method electrolytes slide - electrode terminal, potentiometer, pertition materials, and multilayered film electrode