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TubeEye: Automated Buffy-Coat extraction and Blood Fractions Processing

TubeEyeX - Blood fraction analysis on any platform


Product Description:
Blood fractionation and Buffy-coat extraction are a labor intensive task performed for Biobanking as well as various other research and diagnostics applications.
SciRobotics TubeEye™ and TubeEyeX™ is a tube imaging and analysis solution for any platform. It enables automated and fast blood fractionation such as plasma extraction or buffy-coat separation. The module includes a camera and imaging box. Flexible analysis software automatically finds the sample while it rotated and reads any barcode label on the sample. It then  calculates the volume and height of each fraction. This information is used by the robot to perform tasks such as smart plasma aliquoting and buffy coat extraction.

  • Identify Plasma, serum and buffy coat fractions
  • Flexible fraction analysis
  • Fully automated processing
  • Automatically identify imaging windows
  • Read 1D and 2D barcodes
  • Sample tracking and image documentation of tubes
  • Affordable solution
Package includes:
  • Imaging box which includes industrial high-resolution USB camera and industrial level light.
  • TubeEye Software Package
  • Example scripts for easy setup
TubeEye™ on PosID
® brings fully-automated fast and affordable image based fraction analysis and Buffy-coat extraction to the Freedom EVO® platform.

SciRobotics TubeEye™ is the solution for the Tecan Freedom EVO® with PosID3®. The module attaches a camera directly to the EVO PosID3® module and works with standard Tecan tube racks. 
The same flexible analysis software handles the analysis and enables tasks such as plasma aliquoting and buffy coat extraction.
  • Fast - Analyse 96 Tubes within 3 minutes
  • Smart - Handle all liquid handling calculations in the software outside of the script

Compare TubeEye for PosID vs TubeEyeX:


TubeEye for PosID

Standalone carrier, takes 2 grids

PosID adapter, does not require additional space

Compatible with all robotic platforms

Compatible with all EVO systems except EVO75

Requires tube handling arm e.g. PnP

Requires PosID

Includes 1D and 2D barcode reading capabilities

Barcode reading is handled by PosID or another external readed

No need to align tube, imaging window and barcode are found while tube is turning

Tubes must be aligned with imaging window facing left

Throughput depends on tube handling time

Throughput of 30 samples / minute inc. barcode reading, imaging and analysis