RX imola

Maximised superior productivity and efficiency in clinical chemistry testing

The RX imola is a fully automated bench top system capable of handling the workload of a medium throughout laboratory with a throughout of 560 tests per hour including ISE. With random access and STAT capabilities, the RX imola provides rapid, comprehensive testing with a small laboratory footprint. This analyser also has the advantage of extremely low maintenance and minimal reagent usage, meaning the RX imola has no hidden costs.


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Features & Benefits

Low Reagent Volume

The RX imola requires low reagent volume: R1: 150 - 350µl (1µl increments) R2: 20 - 250µl (1µl increments) and sample volume of just 2 - 35µl (0.1µl increments).

Multiple Calibration Options

Up to 10 user defined multipoint rules with 6 different calibration options available to ensure the most accurate results.

Reusable Pyrex® Cuvettes

The RX imola uses 90 permanent Pyrex® cuvettes with cuvette check function ensuring only clean and viable reaction vessels are reused.

Emergency Samples

The unique loading hatch of the RX imola allows emergency samples to be analysed quickly and easily at any time if required.

Laboratory Efficiency

With a liquid level sensor, crash, bubble and clot detection system on board, the RX imola ensures laboratory efficiency with minimal disruption.

Cost Consolidation

The RX imola is a cost effective system that delivers consistently high quality results, ideal for the workload of a medium to high throughput laboratory.


Height 690 mm, 27in
Depth 582 mm, 23in
Length 970 mm, 38in
Weight 150kg, 331lbs


Throughput 400 photometric tests per hour, 240 ISE tests per hour
Analyser Accreditation CE marking in compliance with In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Device Directive 98/79/EC, FDA 510k cleared and UL certification
Analyser Type Compact, fully automated random access benchtop clinical analyser
Assay Tests Endpoint, kinetic, biochromatic, turbidmetric, sample blanking, reagent blanking and ISE
Maintenance Daily maintenance-less than 5 minutes. No rear access required. Simple twice yearly preventative maintenance service.
Data Management Storage of up to 30,000 patient reports, search facility, test counter
Test Channels 60 photometric channels, 3 direct ISE tests - sodium, potassium and chloride
Sleep mode User defined sleep mode capabilities with automatic wash and instrument prep


Reagent Capacity Removable tray with 60 cooled positions (30 positions for 100 or 50ml bottles and 30 positions for 20ml bottles)
Reagent Cooling 8-15°C
Reagent Identification Automatic barcode reagent identification
Reagent Inventory Calculation of remaining reagent volume and tests available, alert for shortage, expired reagent and expired calibration
Reagent Pipette Dedicated twin reagent micropipette with liquid level sensor and crash detection, Rinsed inside and outside with purified water
Reagent Volume RPT1: 150 to 350μl, RPT2: 20-250μl ( in 1μl increments)
Sample Addition Immediate sampling interruption for addition of samples via removable panel
Sample Capacity Removable tray with 72 positions for samples, 20 cooled position for controls and calibrators
Sample Dead Volume 100μl in primary tubes
Sample Dilution Pre-dilution and automatic re-assay with diluted, reduced or increased sample volume Dilution mixture 100-350μl consisting of 2 –35μl of sample and 20 – 350μl of diluent
Sample Identification Barcode sample identification
Sample Pipette Dedicated sample micropipette with liquid level sensor, crash detection, bubble detection and 4 levels of clot detection. Rinsed inside and outside with purified water
Sample Tube Size Multiple primary tube sizes (diameter 13 to 16mm, height 75 to 100 mm), paediatric cups
Sample Type Serum, Plasma, Urine, CSF and supernatant
Sample Volume 2 to 35μl (0.1μl increments)
STAT Sampling Immediate STAT sampling interruption


Minimum Reaction Volume 150μl
Stirring Speed Dual 5-speed rotating stirrers rinsed with purified water
Stirring System Paddle type rotating stirrer cleaned with purified water


Temperature 37°C±0.3
Cuvettes 90 reusable Pyrex® cuvettes with 5-year lifespan, min volume 150μl, Max volume 450μl, 8-stage cuvette washing system
Cuvette Size 8 (W) x 6.23 (D) x 30 (H)mm
Cycle Time 9 seconds
Water Consumption 18L per hour
Water Requirements NCCLS type 1 or 2 purified water supply at pressure [0.15-0.34Mpa]


Detector Method Direct absorbance in cuvette (bichromatic and monochromatic)
Detection Principal 12 wavelengths: 340, 380, 415, 450, 510, 546, 570, 600, 660, 700, 750 and 800 nm
ISE Tests Integrated ISE unit
Light Source Halogen tungsten lamp (air-cooled, 6 months service life)


Quality Control Interactive Levey Jennings Charts, Daily, monthly and batch QC with data archiving, Automatic QC and Automatic calibration
Calibration Principal Factor, Linear, 2 point, point to point, spline, log-logit and exponential. Up to 7 calibrators
per test


Input Voltage 100 -240Vac
Power consumption <900 VA
UPS Requirements 1230 W (analyser and PC)
LIMS Connectivity Bi-directional; ASTM standard (RS232 connection)


Operator Interface 15” LCD display and printer externally connected. Windows® XP based user
interface 100-249 VAC, 1230 Watt approx

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