Roche Molecular Diagnostics are proud to announce the introduction of the cobas p 630 Instrument with CE Mark and the AMPLILINK 3.3 Series Software. With this introduction, Roche has the only pre-analytical instrument that unites primary tube handling with fully automated sample preparation, amplification and detection for molecular diagnostics. The AMPLILINK 3.3 Series Software is the latest version of the widely adopted software that integrates the cobas p 630 Instrument with the market leading COBAS® AmpliPrep/COBAS® TaqMan® System.
Combined with AMPLILINK 3.3 Series Software, the cobas p 630 Instrument specifically addresses the needs of high throughput virology testing labs by reducing hands-on time, a critical measure for lab efficiency. The complete system consisting of the cobas p 630 Instrument, COBAS® AmpliPrep Instrument and COBAS® TaqMan® Analyser provides you with a flexible and integrated solution with automated pre-analytics and real-time PCR diagnostic testing for a broad menu of important molecular tests (HIV-1, HCV, and HBV).
About the cobas p 630 Instrument and AMPLILINK 3.3 Series Software
The cobas p 630 Instrument provides a state-of-the art, automated pre-analytical solution for primary tube handling and features full sample traceability and process surveillance. These features effectively eliminate manual steps, pipetting errors, and the associated risks of repetitive stress injuries.
The automation features include
- de-capping and capping of the sample tube
- pipetting Roche controls from control tubes to sample tubes
- pipetting samples from primary tubes to multiple sample tubes.
cobas p 630 Instrument with consumable racks loaded
The cobas p 630 Instrument is compatible with a variety of standard primary tubes. Bar-code tracking from primary tube to result ensures full sample traceability. Maximum sample throughput is 154 samples per hour.
S-tube de-capper module of the cobas p 630 Instrument
The AMPLILINK Software, a Windows® operating system-based application, is designed to deliver maximum flexibility, efficiency, and integrity to the laboratory's workflow from sample input through results output. AMPLILINK 3.3 Series Software manages the operation of the connected COBAS® Instruments and Analysers. One AMPLILINK data station is capable of supporting up to 3 COBAS® AmpliPrep Instruments and 3 Analysers (combination of COBAS® AMPLICOR®, COBAS® TaqMan® and COBAS® TaqMan® 48 Analysers), together with the cobas p 630 Instrument for pre-analytics.
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