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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”)
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
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
ARIES® Systems Posters
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.

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Learn More About the ARIES® Systems
Toll Free: +800 29 39 49 59
Request Form: Request Information

 

 

Ordering Information

 

Luminex Online Order Management
Email: orders@luminexcorp.com
Phone: +31 (0)73 800 1900
Fax: +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.
  1. Validation of LIS compatibility must be performed by the user.
  2. Some assays may involve sample pre-processing.

 

Some assays may involve sample pre-processing.

† These products are for Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures. Please contact Luminex at support@luminexcorp.com 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 support@luminexcorp.com 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 (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.