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University of Louisville Testimonial on the ARIES® Systems

Sample to answer, real time PCR systems designed for improved laboratory efficiency and workflow

ARIES® and ARIES® M1 Systems

 

The ARIES® Systems are Luminex’s sample to answer, real time PCR systems that are crafted to increase laboratory efficiency, ensure result accuracy, and fit seamlessly into today’s lean laboratory. ARIES® allows your lab to control each aspect of the sample to answer testing process, from sample accessioning through result reporting.

Designed for Improved Lab Efficiency and Workflow

 

  • Universal Assay Protocol may enable multiple sample types and up to 12 different IVD assays to be run together in a Random Batch.
  • Simultaneous STAT and batch testing on a single ARIES® System.
  • Flexible throughput options with the ARIES® two module system or ARIES® M1.
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ARIES® Systems

Designed for Seamless Integration and Testing Accuracy

 

  • Internal barcode scanning matches samples to cassettes, enabling Position Independent Results no matter where each cassette is placed.
  • Bidirectional LIS connectivity enables electronic ordering.1
  • Integrated touchscreen PC eliminates the need for computer peripherals, maximizing valuable bench space.

ARIES® Cassettes

 

The ARIES® Systems cassettes contain all of the reagents needed to run PCR testing on a sample. The extraction, purification, amplification, detection reagents, and Sample Processing Control (SPC) are all contained in the cassette. ARIES® cassettes are color coded and can be stored at room temperature, eliminating the need for freezing and thawing of reagents that take up freezer space and add time to preparation. For IVD samples, everything needed to run a sample is contained in the ARIES® cassette and the attached PCR tube.

 

Specifications
  ARIES® ARIES® M1
Physical Dimensions (Approximate) 39.1 cm x 61.2 cm x 95 cm
(15.4” x 24.1” x 37.4”)
39.1 cm x 61.2 cm x 64.5 cm
(15.4” x 24.1” x 25.4”)
Weight 63.5 kgs (140 lbs) 35.6 kgs (78.5 lbs)
Power Supply 120 volts (US) or 220 volts (EU)
Startup Time Less than 5 min
Hands-on Time Less than 2 min/sample2
Time to Result Less than 2 hours
Throughput 12 samples in less than 2 hours
48 results in 8 hours
6 samples in less than 2 hours
24 results in 8 hours
Sample Input Volume 200-400 μL
Processing Two Independent modules (1-6 samples/module); allows Random Batch and STAT testing One module (1-6 samples/module)
Data Input Handheld/internal bar scanning/manual
PC Integrated touchscreen
Operating System Microsoft Windows Embedded 7
Consumables ARIES® assay cassettes
Ancillary Equipment (optional) Printer for ARIES® instrument
Heat Source Peltier
Heat Output (BTU) 2730 850
Operating Temperature 15° C to 35° C (59° F to 95° F)
Temperature Control 55° C to 95° C (131° F to 203° F) within +/- 0.5° C 55° C to 95° C (131° F to 203° F) within +/- 1.0° C
Connectivity Network and 5 x USB Type-A Ports
Network Settings Integrates bidirectionally with LIS either through HL7 or CSV file formats
Detector Photodiode

 

Optical Channels
Channels 1 2 3 4 5 6
Ex/Em 390/475 464/517 525/556 557/588 594/624 630/690

Available ARIES® Assays

Interested in learning more about the ARIES® Systems?

 

Call us toll free at 1-877-785-2323 or fill out this form to have a Luminex representative get in touch with you.

 

ARIES® System


Ordering Information

 

Luminex Online Order Management
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 1-512-336-3550
Toll Free: 1-866-401-5450
Fax: 1-512-219-0544
Fax (Europe, Middle East, India, Asia): +31 (0)73 800 1998
Instrument
Product Name Part Number
ARIES® Two Module System (IVD) ARIES-M12V1-IVD
ARIES® M1 System (IVD) ARIES-M6V1-IVD
ARIES® Core Components
Included Components ARIES® System ARIES® M1
Instrument
Magazines Two One
Two Sample Prep Trays
Handheld Barcode Scanner & Stand
System Operation Manual IVD
Quick Guide IVD
Power Cord
Optional Components
Printer for ARIES® Instrument, Dell C1760nw CN-PC13-01 (US)
For all others, contact your country office for information.

ARIES® Resources

 

 

Documents:

Research Use Only †

 

ARIES® Bordetella Assay (RUO)Product Information


ARIES® C. difficile Assay (RUO)Product Information


ARIES® Flu A/B & RSV Assay (RUO)Product Information


ARIES® GBS Assay (RUO)Product Information


ARIES® Group A Strep Assay (RUO)Product Information

 

 

ARIES® System

In Vitro Diagnostics*

 

ARIES®—Welcome to the New Way to Work (IVD)Product Information


ARIES®: Welcome to the New Way to WorkProduct Information, Canada


ARIES® Frequently Asked QuestionsProduct Information


ARIES® M1 SystemProduct Information


ARIES® M1—Welcome to the New Way to Work (IVD)Product Information


ARIES® Extraction KitProduct Information


ARIES® Bordetella Assay (IVD)Product Information


ARIES® C. difficile Assay (IVD)Product Information


ARIES® Flu A/B & RSV Assay (IVD)Product Information


ARIES® GBS Assay (IVD)Product Information


ARIES® Group A Strep Assay (IVD)Product Information


ARIES® HSV 1&2 Assay (IVD)Product Information


Lean Lab: Delivering More with LessWhite Paper


SYNCT™ Software Basics and Connection with ARIES®Product Information

Videos:

University of Louisville Testimonial on the ARIES® Systems

University of Louisville Testimonial on the ARIES® Systems


ARIES® - Welcome to the New Way to Work

ARIES® – Welcome to the New Way to Work


Experience an ARIES® System & SYNCT™ Software Enabled Lab

Experience an ARIES® System & SYNCT™ Software Enabled Lab


Luminex® Technology ARIES® System Software

Luminex® Technology ARIES® System Software

St. John Providence Testimonial on the ARIES® Systems

St. John Providence Testimonial on the ARIES® Systems


Introducing the ARIES® System from Luminex

Introducing the ARIES® System


ARIES® Review: TriCore Reference Laboratories

ARIES® Review: TriCore Reference Laboratories


Luminex Spotlight Series: Simplifying Molecular Diagnostics

Luminex Spotlight: Simplifying Molecular Diagnostics

Posters:

Research Use Only †

 

Quantitative Detection of BK Virus in Whole Blood, Plasma and Urine Using a Commercial Sample-to-Answer, Automated SystemPoster


Evaluation of Quantitative LDTs as well as TaqMan Based LDTs in a Sample to Answer Format on the ARIES® PlatformPoster


Validation of ARIES® HSV 1 and 2 Using Formalin-Fixed Paraffin-Embedded TissuePoster


Comparison of ARIES® Group A Streptococcus (IUO) Assay with Culture for Laboratory Detection of Acute PharyngitisPoster


Evaluation of the ARIES® Group A Strep Assay for the Detection of Group A Streptococcus in Throat Swab SamplesPoster


Comparison of Two Multiplex Molecular Assays for the Detection of Herpes Simplex 1 and 2 and Varicella Zoster VirusPoster


Evaluation of the Luminex ARIES® System for the Detection of Bordetella Pertussis DNA directly from Clinical SamplesPoster


Multiplexed, Real-time PCR Detection of Anaplasma phagocytophillum and Ehrlichia spp. in Whole Blood Specimens Using the Luminex ARIES® InstrumentPoster


Evaluations of the Luminex ARIES® System for the Detection of Varicella Zoster DNA Directly from Clinical SamplesPoster


Evaluation of the Fully Automated Luminex ARIES® Real-Time PCR Instrument for Rapid Detection of Influenza A/B and Respiratory Syncytial Virus in Urgent SamplesPoster


Performance of a molecular diagnostic, MultiCode based, sample-to-answer assay for the simultaneous detection of Influenza A, B and Respiratory Syncytial VirusesPoster

 

 

ARIES® System and Tray

 

ARIES® Systems

In Vitro Diagnostics*

 

Comparative Evaluation of Three Molecular Devices for Simultaneous Detection and Identification of Influenza Viruses A, B and Respiratory Syncytial Virus in Cancer PatientsPoster


A Multi-Center Clinical Evaluation of the ARIES® C. difficile Assay, a Sample to Answer, Real-Time PCR Assay for the Detection of Toxigenic C. difficile in Symptomatic SubjectsPoster


A Novel Real Time PCR Assay for the Detection of Babesia microti in a Highly Endemic Area Using Luminex ARIES® SystemPoster


Evaluation of the Luminex ARIES® System for the Detection and Quantification of BK virus DNA in Plasma Samples from Kidney Transplant RecipientsPoster


Detection of Enterovirus and Parechovirus in Plasma Specimens of Pediatric Patients in ChicagoPoster


Multiplexed, RT PCR Detection of Mycoplasma pneumonia, Chlamydia pneumoniae and Legionella pneumophila in Broncho-alveolar Lavage (BAL) and Oropharyngeal (OP) Swabs SpecimensPoster


MultiCenter Evaluation of ARIES® Flu A/B & RSV Assay For Direct Detection Of Influenza Viruses A and B and Respiratory Syncytial Virus from Unprocessed Respiratory SpecimensPoster


MultiCenter Evaluation of the ARIES® HSV 1&2 Assay for Direct Detection of Herpes Simplex Virus Types 1 and 2 from Unprocessed Cutaneous and Mucosal SpecimensPoster


A Comparison of Two “Sample to Answer” Real-Time PCR Platforms for the Detection of Influenza A, Influenza B and RSVPoster


Comparative Evaluation of Commercial Molecular Group B Streptococcus Assays to Determine Temporal Aspects of Assay PerformancePoster


Comparison of Luminex® ARIES® HSV 1&2 Assay and Viral Culture for Laboratory Detection of Neonatal HSV Infection from Mucosal Swab SpecimensPoster


A Multicenter Workflow Evaluation of the Luminex® ARIES® System and Comparison to Commercial Automated and Manual Molecular Diagnostic PlatformsPoster


Comparison of Four Commercial Molecular Assays for Detection of Group B Streptococcus in Antepartum Rectal-Vaginal Swab Specimens Following Broth EnrichmentPoster


Comparison of Cepheid Gene Xpert Flu/RSV XC (GX), Luminex ARIES Flu A/B & RSV (LA) and Simplexa Flu A/B & RSV Direct (S) AssaysPoster


A Multi-center Clinical Evaluation of the ARIES® GBS Assay, a Sample to Answer Real-Time PCR Assay for the Detection of Group B Streptococcus in Antepartum WomenPoster


Workflow Study of Multi-Platforms vs Single Platform Testing of Routine Clinical Molecular AssaysPoster


Comparison of ARIES® HSV 1&2 Assay, Simplexa™ HSV 1 & 2 Direct and a Real-Time PCR Lab Developed Test for the Detection of HSV from LesionsPoster


A Multi-center Clinical Evaluation of the ARIES® Bordetella Assay in Patients with Clinical Signs and Symptoms of B. pertussis or B. parapertussis InfectionPoster


Improved Laboratory Workflow with ARIES®—A Time and Motion StudyPoster


Comparative Evaluation of Three Automated Platforms for the Detection of Herpes Simplex Virus in Clinical SpecimensPoster


Comparison of Three Assays for HSV 1 and HSV 2 Detection: A Look at Focus Diagnostics 3M Integrated Cycler, Luminex ARIES® System, and Roche Lightcyler® 2.0Poster


Evaluation of ARIES® HSV 1&2 and Simplexa™ HSV 1&2 Direct Assays for the Detection and Differentiation of Herpes Simplex Virus from Cerebrospinal Fluid and Swab SpecimensPoster


Diagnosis of Disseminated HSV Infection Using Plasma Samples on the ARIES Sample-to-Answer HSV 1&2 PCR AssayPoster


Performance Comparison and Workflow Evaluation of Simplexa™ HSV 1&2 Direct and ARIES® HSV 1&2 Assay for the Detection of HSV 1 & 2 in Genital and Non-genital SpecimensPoster


Detection of Herpes Simplex Virus by Three Nucleic Acid Amplification Methods and the ELVIS ID SystemPoster

Note: Luminex manufactures and distributes products mentioned in the reference materials provided on this page. The reference materials may mention use of product that has not been approved or cleared by regulatory agencies in your region or territory. Luminex is providing reference materials for customer information and does not recommend using the product inconsistent with the product’s intended use and labeling.

  1. Validation of LIS compatibility must be performed by the user.
  2. Some assays may involve sample pre-processing.

 

† These products are for Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures. Please contact Luminex at [email protected] to obtain the appropriate product information for your country of residence.

* For In Vitro Diagnostic Use. Products are region specific and may not be approved in some countries/regions. Please contact Luminex at [email protected] to obtain the appropriate product information for your country of residence.

ARIES® Systems are class 1(I) laser products.

ARIES® System Intended Use (US-IVD):

The Luminex ARIES® System is an in vitro diagnostic (IVD) platform that performs nucleic acid based tests in clinical laboratories. The Luminex ARIES® System is capable of automated extraction and purification of nucleic acids from multiple sample types as well as the automated amplification and detection of target nucleic acid sequences by fluorescence-based PCR.

ARIES® M1 Intended Use (US-IVD):

The Luminex ARIES® M1 is an in vitro diagnostic (IVD) platform that performs nucleic acid based tests in clinical laboratories. The Luminex ARIES® M1 is capable of automated extraction and purification of nucleic acids from multiple sample types as well as the automated amplification and detection of target nucleic acid sequences by fluorescence-based PCR.