Clinical Chemistry Analyzers

Pictus 400 – Reliable, Accurate and Simple

Pictus 400 is a compact bench top, fully automated clinical chemistry analyzer for small to medium laboratories that wish to acquire higher end technology at a lower end price.

Key Features and Benefits

High Throughput

The fully automated clinical chemistry analyzer delivers a throughput of up to 360 tests per hour while retaining a small footprint, ease of use, and a high level of efficiency. The system is very economical to operate by utilizing a comprehensive line of low cost reagents and reusable cuvettes via an onboard wash station.

Cost Effective

With low instrument cost, low cost reagents, and reusable cuvettes, the 400 clinical chemistry analyzer provides one of the lowest cost reportable results the industry has to offer.

Easy to Operate

The system utilizes Windows-based software, barcodes for sample and patient identification, and primary tube sample capability to ensure ease of use for the end user.

Intelligent Sample Management

The multi-function probe offers crash detection and liquid level sensing, while also mixing and pre-heating reagents as needed.

Space Saving

The 400 clinical chemistry analyzer requires only 85 cm of bench space and has a built-in power supply. With a depth measuring under 47 cm, it easily fits onto most laboratory countertops.

Large Data Management Capability

QC package includes Levy-Jennings plots and Westgaard rules and stores up to 100,000 patient results on board.


  • Up to 280 tests/hour depending on configuration
  • 360 test/hour with ISE
  • 48 positions
  • Primary tubes with barcode option
  • Accepts pediatric micro-samples
  • Sample volume: programmable 2–100 μl
  • Continuous loading
  • Sample pre-dilution
  • 48 cooled position reagent carousel with barcode reader
  • Reusable cuvettes
  • Reagent probe heater
  • Auto dilution
  • Liquid level sensor
  • Washing outside and inside probe
  • 80 position reaction tray with 5 steps washing station
  • Water consumption: 20 L /10,000 tests
  • Dual beam
  • ISO 9001-2000, ISO 13485, CE, EMC, IEC 61010-1
  • Multi-tasking Windows-based software
  • Interface: bi-directional RS 232C, according to ASTM protocols
  • Power requirements: 85 to 230 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 400 VA
  • Size (Width x Depth x Height)
    85 cm x 58 cm x 47 cm
    34 in x 18.8 in x 23.2 in
  • Weight – 64 kg, 186 lbs


ISE Unit

Na+, K+ and CI- measurements on serum or urine samples

Barcode reader

Reads all common barcodes used for test requisition and reagent identification.

PC Requirements

PC compatible with Celeron 2,4 GHz, 256 MB RAM, 40 GB or larger Hard drive, CD ROM, Super VGA 15” Color screen, with Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7 Operating system


Most printers supported by Windows can be connected.

Pictus 500 (P500) -Intelligent Walk Away Chemistry

The P500 is a bench top, fully automated Clinical Chemistry system comprised of advanced Windows-based software, state of the art components and user-friendly interface provide a long life platform for analytical excellence. The system includes a full range of reagents, controls and calibrators.

*The products/features (mentioned herein) are not commercially available in all countries

Key Features and Benefits

  • Intelligent software
  • High quality components
  • Multi-functional pipetting arm
  • User friendly interface
  • Uninterrupted workflow
  • Inventory management
  • Remote access & diagnostics
  • Cost effective operation

*The products/features (mentioned herein) are not commercially available in all countries. Due to regulatory reasons their future availability cannot be guaranteed. Please contact your local Diatron organization for further details.


  • Throughput (tests/hour) 300, typical 215, 480 with ISE
  • Sample Racks/Positions per rack:  5 / 19
  • Samples on-board capacity: 95
  • Sample volume (μL): 2 – 100
  • Optional direct 4-ISE module
  • Reaction volume (μL): 180 – 500
  • PMMA reusable/single use cuvettes on board (in segments of five): 80
  • Time to first result (seconds): 45
  • Serum, plasma, urine, CSF and other sample types can be used
  • Refrigerated reagent tray: 7 – 9 ⁰C
  • Refrigerated on-board single reagents/tests: 72
  • Water Consumption (Litre/hour) ≈2
  • Up to 3 different reagents per test
  • Internal Barcode Reader for samples, sectors and reagents
  • Crash and collision detection
  • Reagent pre-heater
  • Clot detection
  • QC:  graphical and statistical; Westgaard rules indicated,
  • Levey-Jennings plots, twin QC and box whisker plots
  • Weight (kg/lbs) 95 / 209
  • Dimensions (Width x Depth x Height) (cm) 90 x 66 x 62


  • Optional direct 4-ISE module
  • Optional stand/cabinet
  • Optional auto fill / drain unit for system wash & waste

Diatron offers a comprehensive range of high quality Clinical Chemistry Reagents for its analyzers.



Pictus 700 – The Smart Choice

Diatron is proud to introduce the newest member of the Pictus family, the Pictus 700. The 700 is a fully automated, random access, floor model clinical chemistry analyzer.

Key Features and Benefits

High throughput

By utilizing a second reagent tray and second robotic arm, the Pictus 700 clinical chemistry analyzer achieves a throughput of up to 720 tests per hour while occupying minimal space. The unit is extremely economical, requiring no external water supply, no 220V electrical requirement, and utilizes reusable cuvettes via an on-board wash station. This open system is very flexible and can run most general chemistry and drugs of abuse assays as well. The system is very easy to operate and is ideal for medium to large volume laboratories that require flexibility, high throughput, and easy use.


The Pictus 700 clinical chemistry analyzer incorporates a 95 position patient sample tray reducing the number of required daily runs. It also has programmable auto dilution for out-of-range tests. The reagents are very stable, requiring few calibrations, thus saving time and money. The 72 reagent positions (75 w/ISE) and onboard refrigeration allow for many tests to be kept on the analyzer at the same time.

Cost Savings

The fully automated chemistry analyzer does not need an expensive water treatment that involves expensive upfront costs and the continual purchasing of filters. More savings will be realized by utilizing low cost reagents, calibrators, and controls, reducing the overall cost per reportable result. Furthermore, the extended service pricing is comparatively low versus other models of this type.

Easy to Operate

The Pictus 700 utilizes Windows-based software for its operation and is very intuitive with barcoding for sample and reagent identification. It also accepts many sizes of primary tubes. Periodic maintenance is minimal and easy to perform.

Space Utilization

This fully automated clinical chemistry analyzer, although a floor model, takes surprisingly little space in the laboratory.


  • Up to 600 tests/hour, max. 720 tests/hour with optional ISE unit
  • Sample volume – 2 to 100 μl/tests (in increments of 0.2 μl)
  • Sample tray – 95 (5 racks x 19 positions) ID barcode equipped positions for routine,
  • stat and control samples and standard solutions
  • Maximum number of simultaneous tests – 36 double to 72 single reagent tests, + 3 with optional ISE unit
  • 1 to 3 reagents, 2 to 500 μl/tests each (in increments of 1μl) final total solution volume 180 to 500 μl/test
  • Reagent bottle capacities – 72 cooled positions
  • Barcode Reader for reagents
  • Water consumption – 3L/hour
  • Dual beam system
  • Enzymes, Drugs, Turbidimetric tests
  • Automatic pre-dilution and post dilution (ratio 1:5 to 1:100)
  • Full quality control – Levy-Jennings plots, Westgaard multi-rules
  • Windows-based software
  • Power requirements – 110/220 V, 50/60 Hz, 2.0 kVA
  • Size (Width x Depth x Height)
    97 x 67 x 100 cm
    38.2 x 26.4 x 39.4 in
  • Weight – 115 kg; 253.5 lbs


ISE Unit

Na+, K+ and CI- measurements, Samples: on serum or urine.

Other electrolytes on request

PC Requirements

PC compatible with Celeron 2.4 GHz, 256 MB RAM, 40GB Hard Disc or bigger, CD ROM, Super VGA 15” Color screen, with Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 Operating system


Most printers supported by Windows can be connected. Printouts can be optimized by the customer:

Results analysis, work list, patient sample list, quality control, calibration curvesand more.