cobas s 201 system

First multi-dye, nucleic acid amplification technology (NAT) screening system for blood and plasma

The cobas s 201 system is a complete NAT solution able to meet both current and future needs of blood screening labs.

This system provides the efficiency and reliability of real-time PCR technology, modular automation, convenient ready-to-use reagents and a robust menu selection. New assays utilize multi-channel capabilities to provide real-time discrimination of major viruses.

The system is backed by world-class service and strong local support in over 140 countries.

Features and Benefits

Scalable, Modular System:

  • Flexible, mix-and-match scalability helps NAT labs work more efficiently
  • Streamlines lab workflow
  • Supports simultaneous multiple assay processing
  • Accommodates integrated backup to maximize lab productivity

Powerful Pooling and Data Management (PDM) Software:

  • Provides built-in redundancy, full system audit and data security
  • Supports various pool sizes or individual donation testing
  • Supports simultaneous pool creation to handle multiple assays
  • Provides multiple search and reporting options

Easy Sample Preparation, Large Load Capacity:

  • Automates every step of the RT-PCR-based blood screening process
  • Includes automated pooling using the Hamilton MICROLAB® STAR IVD Pipettor

Result Integrity

  • Closed-tube format requires no user interaction after sample loading is completed
  • Reduces the risk of sample contamination
  • Software-guided workflow
  • Sample and reagent ID tracked throughout process

Fast Procedure, Fast Results, Higher Throughput

  • Real-time PCR allows amplification and detection of RNA and DNA within hours