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Fast, user-friendly decoding for cryoboxes and ANSI/SLAS tube racks

The BioMicroLab SampleScan Cryo is a high-speed reader with built-in technology to ensure optimal operation in cold environments and when scanning frozen labware. Designed for decoding both 81/100 format cryoboxes and SBS format racks, the BioMicroLab SampleScan Cryo outputs barcodes in under 3 seconds and is available with an integrated 1D reader to decode the rack ID from any side.

High-speed camera-based decoding
High-speed camera-based decoding

With its camera-based technology for capturing and decoding the barcode, the SampleScan Cryo decodes an 81/100 cryobox in less than 3 seconds, and a 96 well rack in under 1 second.

Optimized for cold environments
Optimized for cold environments

The SampleScan Cryo is optimized for use in cold environments. An Active Condensation Reduction system inside the instrument eliminates frost and fog for continual scanning of frozen labware while anti-fog treatment applied to the scanner window provides additional benefit.

Rack orientation guide enables precise positioning
Rack orientation guide enables precise positioning

An indicator pointing to position A01 shows the operator exactly where to place the rack for successful data capture every time.

Compatible with a wide variety of labware
Compatible with a wide variety of labware

The SampleScan Cryo decodes 2D barcodes on the base of cryotubes, cryo vials, glass vials, and others in a wide range of 81/100 format cryoboxes and ANSI/SLAS standard labware.

Intuitive software interface
Intuitive software interface

BioMicroLab’s SampleScan Software captures the 2D barcode image, decodes the barcode, and outputs the data in a user configurable .csv (excel-like) file format for easy integration with your sample database system.

Reliable, easy to use scanning systems

The BioMicroLab SampleScan™ full rack and single tube barcode scanners are easy-to-use, reliable, and integrate well with other systems.

BioMicroLab’s user-friendly SampleScan instruments scan, decode and output the unique ID number encoded in the two-dimensional barcode on the bottom of the sample tubes, the embedded rack ID on the base of the rack, and the one-dimensional barcode on the side of the rack. The SampleScan Software captures the 2D barcode image, decodes the barcode(s), and outputs the data in a user configurable .csv (excel-like) file format for easy use with your sample database system.

This easy-to-use Windows based application provides point-and-click control of the scanner and an on-screen display of the barcode image with colorful visual scan status for quick confirmation of the scanning process. Barcodes are also displayed on the screen so the user can quickly evaluate any non-decodable barcodes.

  • Software is configurable for a variety of rack formats
  • Automatically captures rack IDs (with 1D Auto Model)
  • Data output files are user defined and customizable (.csv format)
  • Rescan or manually edit barcode data
  • Single tube scan displays 2D code on screen and pastes into any open application
  • Network connectivity with TCP/IP
  • Cryoboxes (81/100 format as well as legacy 5×5, 9×9 and 10×10 formats)
  • 12, 24, 48, 96 and 384 ANSI/SLAS format tube racks
  • Honeycomb style racks
  • 2 mL cryovials
  • 4 mL glass vials with 2D barcodes
  • Cryovials with 2D barcodes
  • Custom racks
  • Scans 96 well rack in less than 1 second, 384 well format in less than 3 seconds, 81/100 format cryobox in less than 3 seconds
  • Anti-fog treatment
  • Active Condensation Reduction System
  • Leak proof design
  • Rack orientation sensor
  • Camera-based decoding technology
  • Missing tube detection
  • Scans 2D embedded barcode on the base of the rack
  • Scans 1D linear barcode Rack ID (1D Auto Model) from any side
  • Compatible with ANSI/SLAS standard tube racks and more
  • Compatible with Cryoboxes
  • SDK toolkit included to enable transfer of output files directly to LIMS or to integrate with laboratory robotics
  • LIMS compatible (SampleScan software outputs .csv to send to LIMS)

Technical Specification

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Dimensions SampleScan Cryo: 6.25″ D x 6.25″ W x 9.5″ H (16 x 16 x 24 cm)
SampleScan Cryo with 1D Auto: 8.25″ D x 6.25″ W x 11.5″ H (21 x 16 x 29 cm)
Electrical 100-240VAC ~ 50/60Hz, 1.25A; Universal power supply (or supplies) with US, UK, Euro or user specified
Weight HS Cryo: 7.5 lbs (3.4 kg)
HS Cryo with 1D Auto: 8 lbs (3.68 kg)
Operating Environment -4° F to 95° F (-20°C to 35° C)
System Requirements Operating System: Windows 10, 8, 7USB Ports: One – Cryo; Two – Cryo (with 1D Auto)