ARKRAY Awarded Urinalysis Agreement by Novation

Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 21, 2015 – U.S. ARKRAY, Inc. has been awarded a three-year agreement for automated urinalysis with Novation. Under this agreement, members served by Novation, which include members and affiliates of VHA Inc., UHC, Children’s Hospital Association and Provista LLC, will have access to reduced costs and improved terms and conditions for the AUTION HYBRID™ AU-4050 urine chemistry and sediment analyzer, AUTION MAX™ AX-4030 urine chemistry analyzer, and related supplies and services.

“We recognize the important role being filled by Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs) such as Novation in helping the members they serve realize significant cost savings through standardizing to quality suppliers such as ARKRAY,” said Dan Sobiech, General Manager of U.S. ARKRAY, Inc. “The ARKRAY AUTION™ product line offers maximized workflow efficiency, minimized hands-on time, and reduced subjectivity of results in a much smaller amount of space than similar products on the market. We are very pleased to have an agreement with Novation, and look forward to providing the highest levels of value and support to the members served by Novation across the United States,” concluded Sobiech.

The innovative AUTION HYBRID AU-4050 integrates proven urine chemistry testing with advanced flow cytometry technology for the identification of formed elements within urine specimens. The fully-automated urine analyzer consolidates these two technologies into a space-saving design which is 30-50 percent smaller than competitive analyzers. The combined technology minimizes the risk of missing bacteria and other critical cellular components while analyzing patient urine specimens. The AUTION HYBRID AU-4050 is a high capacity system that processes up to 200 chemistry samples an hour and delivers rapid turnaround times with results in as little as two minutes fifteen seconds.

The AUTION MAX AX-4030 is a fully-automated urine analyzer that leaves the operator free to work in other areas of the lab with a simple load and go approach. This urine chemistry analyzer performs ten chemical analyses, color and clarity assessment, and specific gravity simultaneously. With proven dual wavelength reflectance and proven performance of the AUTION Sticks, this system will standardize urine chemistry testing with automation, confidence, and reliability.


About U.S. ARKRAY, Inc.

U.S. ARKRAY, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of ARKRAY, Inc. of Kyoto, Japan. ARKRAY, Inc. was founded in 1960 and celebrated its 55th anniversary in the diagnostic product industry in 2015. ARKRAY is a global leader in urinalysis instruments, and continues to develop innovative laboratory diagnostic and monitoring products including automated systems for urinalysis, HbA1c analysis, and blood glucose monitoring. For more information, please visit