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Mar 22, 2024

Contributing to Reducing Manual Tasks Before and After Measurement for Streamlined Testing Operations

ARKRAY Releases a New Model of Glucose
(Blood Glucose) Measurement Instrument,

Equipped with an Automatic Rotating Sample Barcode Reading Function and Sample Map Feature

ARKRAY, Inc. (hereinafter "ARKRAY", headquarters located in Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto) released a glucose (hereinafter blood glucose) measurement instrument, the ADAMS Glucose GA-1180 on Wednesday, March 13, 2024. For about 50 years, ARKRAY has been engaged in the field of blood glucose measurement instruments, which are used to measure blood glucose levels, a testing item for diabetes.The new model, ADAMS Glucose GA-1180, is equipped with a sample container rotation function to automatically read container barcodes for measurement, eliminating the need for users to manually align and place containers before measurement. In addition,the sample map is a feature that visualizes the positions and measurement status of samples. This feature facilitates easier identification of samples that require re-measurement, thereby reducing the effort required to search for samples. These elements contribute to streamlining testing operations and reducing the number of tasks required in the busy laboratory environment.

ARKRAY's latest released model, the ADAMS Glucose GA-1180 measures blood glucose, a testing item for diabetes.
As one of the solutions from ARKRAY's ADAMS series (systems for automatic diabetes testing), new functions have been added to improve usability on top of its fundamental purpose of providing highly accurate and fast blood glucose measurements.

Automatic rotating sample barcode reading function

Automatic rotating sample barcode reading function

Automatic rotating sample barcode reading function *Pictured with the STAT port cover removed

To read the barcode on the sample container, existing
instrument models required users to manually align the
direction of the measurement containers before placing
The GA-1180 is equipped with an automatic rotating
sample barcode reading function
.With this feature, the
necessity to manually align the orientation of containers
has been eliminated. Preventing errors caused by faulty
barcode readings leads to fewer tasks for users during

Sample map

Sample map

With existing products, when results that called for re-measurement were issued, it was necessary to confirm the hard-copy results against the IDs attached to sample containers to identify the applicable samples.The GA-1180 is equipped with a sample map feature that displays the measurement status of samples. Since this function allows users to immediately identify samples that require re-measurement, the need to check each ID one by one when looking for samplesis eliminated.

With the introduction of a 10.1-inch tablet as the operation panel, it is now possible to display more information at once compared to existing models. The graphical display includes figures and illustrations
for intuitive operation.

ARKRAY will continue to develop products that address a wide range of needs to support those at the frontline of diabetes treatment.

Product Profile

Name ADAMS Glucose GA-1180
 Measurement sample Whole blood, serum, plasma (blood limited to venous blood), and urine
 Measurement item Glucose
 Measurement principle Amperometry based on GOD-immobilized enzyme membrane and electrode for hydrogen peroxide detection
 Measurement range Whole blood measurement mode: 0 to 500 mg/dL
Normal measurement mode (serum/plasma): 0 to 1,000 mg/dL
High-range measurement mode (urine): 0 to 5,000 mg/dL
 Sample consumption volume Approx. 30 µL
 Processing speed Up to 156 measurements/hour (23 seconds/sample)
 Required sample volume Sample tube:
approx. 13 mm or wider in diameter, 1 mL or more
approx. 15 mm or wider in diameter, 2 mL or more
Sample cup: 150 μL
Urine sample tube: 2 mL or more
 Sample container Sample tube: (approx. 13 or 15 mm in diameter) x (75 to 100 mm in length)
Sample cup: 500 µL spec.
Urine sample tube: (approx. 16 mm in diameter) x (105 mm in length)
 Sample loading capacity Up to 100 samples
 Operation and display Tablet
 Data storage capacity 10,000 samples
 External communication Ethernet, RS-232C-compliant
 Reagent information management function Reagent information available through display and printing (ON/OFF available for printing)
 Operator management function Operator ID management function (ON/OFF available)
 Usage environment Temperature: 10 - 30°C,
Humidity: 20 - 80% RH (no condensation)
 Power supply 180 VA
 Dimensions Main unit: approx. 530 (W) x 460 (D) x 590 (H) mm
 Weight Main unit: approx. 35 kg
Sample loader: approx. 5 kg
Medical device notification no. 25B1X00001000067
Classification Class I (General medical device)/Specially designated maintenance-control-required medical device

This product will be distributed by ARKRAY Marketing, Inc. ARKRAY Marketing, Inc. is ARKRAY's distributor in Japan.