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 every 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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Designed for Seamless Integration and Testing Accuracy
- Internal barcode scanning matches samples to cassettes, enabling Position Independent Results no matter where every cassette is placed.
- Bidirectional LIS connectivity enables electronic ordering.1
- Integrated touchscreen PC eliminates the need for computer peripherals, maximizing valuable bench space.
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.
|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 ?L|
|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|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows Embedded 7|
|Consumables||ARIES® assay cassettes|
|Ancillary Equipment (optional)||Printer for ARIES® instrument|
|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|
Available ARIES® Assays
Research Use Only (RUO)†
|Luminex Online Order Management|
|Fax (Europe, Middle East, India, Asia):||+31 (0)73 800 1998|
|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|
|Two Sample Prep Trays||•||•|
|Handheld Barcode Scanner & Stand||•||•|
|System Operation Manual IVD||•||•|
|Quick Guide IVD||•||•|
|Printer for ARIES® Instrument, Dell C1760nw||CN-PC13-01 (US)
For all others, contact your country office for information.
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
In Vitro Diagnostics*
ARIES®—Welcome to the New Way to Work (IVD) – Product Information
ARIES®: Welcome to the New Way to Work – Product Information, Canada
ARIES® Frequently Asked Questions – Product Information
ARIES® M1 System – Product Information
ARIES® M1—Welcome to the New Way to Work (IVD) – Product Information
ARIES® Extraction Kit – Product 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 Less – White Paper
SYNCT™ Software Basics and Connection with ARIES® – Product Information
University of Louisville Testimonial on the ARIES® Systems
ARIES® – Welcome to the New Way to Work
Experience an ARIES® System & SYNCT™ Software Enabled Lab
Luminex® Technology ARIES® System Software
St. John Providence Testimonial on the ARIES® Systems
Introducing the ARIES® System
ARIES® Review: TriCore Reference Laboratories
Luminex Spotlight: Simplifying Molecular Diagnostics
Research Use Only †
In Vitro Diagnostics*
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.
- Validation of LIS compatibility must be performed by the user.
- 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.