The geneLEAD VIII, distributed by Diagenode Diagnostics in Europe, is a new all-in-one automated molecular diagnostics platform for infectious diseases testing and much more… The geneLEAD VIII represents a unique CE-IVD solution to support the clinical microbiology laboratories in their daily challenges.
This instrument named geneLEAD VIII is manufactured by Precision System Science (PSS), company focused on Life Science and In Vitro Diagnostics automated systems for more than 34 years. This instrument is designed to carrying out small series of tests (1.000 to 4.000 tests/year), from nucleic acid extraction to patient result in 1.5 hour. It provides 8 independent tracks to perform up to 8 different samples/tests in parallel: extraction only, amplification only or extraction and amplification. Its unique robotic arm, movable on a single axis, guarantees a strong reliability and robustness and therefore maximum availability in the laboratory. Six fluorescent channels are available for real-time monitoring (FAM, HEX, Rox, TAMRA, Cy5 and Cy5.5) allowing the development of complex multiplex assays. The geneLEAD VIII also includes a complete contamination prevention and control system (UV, HEPA filter, secure door closure, consumables design...). Its small footprint (77 x 35 x 70 cm) represents a real plus in the laboratory allowing the connection of 6 instruments to one PC in a limited space (48 tests in parallel) and then support the potential increase of test volumes.