SARS-CoV-2 Sample management & Processing Solutions (all RT-PCR diagnostic methods)

  • Processes batches of 96 sample tubes for transfer to microwell plates
  • Bulk Input of 50 ml tubes for pooled swab testing
  • Receipt of samples into lab
  • Barcode read and transfer to LIMS
  • De-capping of 5ml, 15ml, or 50ml tubes
  • Reagent dispense
  • Racking into any format
  • Transfer for automated pipetting
  • LIMS or EHR Interface
  • Processes 6,000 to 15,000 samples per day
  • Used for the University of Illinois SHIELD™ SARS-CoV-2 Saliva testing program
  • Used for the Broad Institute Pooled Dry Swab screening program 


    SARS-CoV-2 Sample Management & Processing Solutions

    Automation Solution for all
    RT-PCR Diagnostic Methods.

    The market leader in sample management automation for COVID-19 RT-PCR testing.

    Rapid and Compact Test Tube Processing Machine
    Process, fill, cap, and label up to 10,000 centrifuge tubes per day with a test tube processing machine that fits anywhere in your lab.
    Process Thousands of COVID-19 Diagnostics Tests a Day
    Accelerate preparation for RT-PCR testing with up to 10,000 samples per day in a small form factor.
    Accepts a Wide Range of Centrifuge Tubes Sizes
    Streamline your testing with the ability to process centrifuge tubes ranging in size from 4ml to 50ml.
    Comes Configured to Fast & Easy Deployment
    Intuitive, user-friendly tube processing machine with robust machine vision automates your RT-PCR preparation.
    Used by Leading Organizations
    Used for the University of Illinois SHIELD™ SARS-CoV-2 Saliva testing program and the Broad Institute Pooled Dry Swab screening program

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    Get a centrifuge tube filling machine shipped to your lab today.

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    CEO and Co-founder, PhotoniCare, Inc.

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