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ARIES® and ARIES® M1 System Product Details

 

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.

 

Stephen Young, PhD., D (ABMM), Director of Research and Clinical Trials at TriCore Reference Laboratories, takes an in depth look at ARIES®.

 

 

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.

 

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)38 cm x 61 cm x 100 cm
(15.7” x 23.6” x 39.3”)
39.1 cm x 61.2 cm x 64.5 cm
(15.4” x 24.1” x 25.4”)
Weight60 kgs (134 lbs)35.6 kgs (78.5 lbs)
Power Supply120 volts (US) or 220 volts (EU)
Startup TimeLess than 5 min
Hands-on TimeLess than 2 min/sample2
Time to ResultLess than 2 hours
Throughput12 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 Volume200-400 μL
ProcessingTwo Independent modules (1-6 samples/module); allows Random Batch and STAT testingOne module (1-6 samples/module)
Data InputHandheld/internal bar scanning/manual
PCIntegrated touchscreen
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows Embedded 7
ConsumablesARIES® assay cassettes
Ancillary Equipment (optional)Printer for ARIES® instrument
Heat SourcePeltier
Heat Output (BTU)2730850
Operating Temperature15° C to 35° C (59° F to 95° F)
Temperature Control55° C to 95° C (131° F to 203° F) within +/- 0.5° C55° C to 95° C (131° F to 203° F) within +/- 1.0° C
ConnectivityNetwork and 5 x USB Type-A Ports
Network SettingsIntegrates bidirectionally with LIS either through HL7 or CSV file formats
DetectorPhotodiode

 

Optical Channels
Channels123456
Ex/Em390/475464/517525/556557/588594/624630/690
ARIES® Systems Posters
Research Use Only (RUO)†
In Vitro Diagnostics (IVD)*

 

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.

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Learn More About the ARIES® Systems
Toll Free:1-877-785-2323
Request Form:Request Information

 

 

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 NamePart Number
ARIES® Two Module System (IVD)ARIES-M12V1-IVD
ARIES® M1 System (IVD)ARIES-M6V1-IVD

 

ARIES® Core Components
Included ComponentsARIES® SystemARIES® M1
Instrument
MagazinesTwoOne
Two Sample Prep Trays
Handheld Barcode Scanner & Stand
System Operation Manual IVD
Quick Guide IVD
Power Cord
Optional Components
Printer for ARIES® Instrument, Dell C1760nwCN-PC13-01 (US)
For all others, contact your country office for information.
  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.

The ARIES® instrument is a class 1(I) laser product.

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.