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®.
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)||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”)
|Weight||60 kgs (134 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|
|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 Assays for your ARIES® Systems|
|Research Use Only (RUO)†|
|ARIES® Bordetella Assay (RUO)|
|ARIES® C. difficle Assay (RUO)|
|ARIES® Group A Strep Assay (RUO)|
|ARIES® GBS Assay (RUO)|
|ARIES® Flu A/B & RSV Assay (RUO)|
|CE Marked for In Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) Use*|
|ARIES® Bordetella Assay|
|ARIES® C. difficile Assay|
|ARIES® Flu A/B & RSV Assay|
|ARIES® GBS Assay|
|ARIES® Group A Strep|
|ARIES® HSV 1&2 Assay|
|ARIES® Norovirus Assay|
|ARIES® Systems Posters|
|Research Use Only †|
|In Vitro Diagnostics *|
|Multiplexed, RT PCR Detection of Mycoplasma pneumonia, Chlamydia pneumoniae and Legionella pneumophila in Broncho-alveolar Lavage (BAL) and Oropharyngeal (OP) Swabs Specimens|
|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 Specimens|
|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 Specimens|
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|Learn More About the ARIES® Systems|
|Toll Free:||+800 29 39 49 59|
|Request Form:||Request Information|
|Luminex Online Order Management|
|Phone:||+31 (0)73 800 1900|
|Fax:||+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.
|Resources for the ARIES® Systems|
|Research Use Only †|
|In Vitro Diagnostics*|
|ARIES® Extraction Kit|
|ARIES® Lean Lab White Paper: Delivering More with Less|
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 (CE Marked for IVD Use):
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 (CE Marked for IVD Use):
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.