FluidX™ Dual-Coded Sample Tubes

FluidX Next-Gen dual-coded tubes feature a 2D code and human readable number on tube base, allowing compatibility with low throughput manual, semi-automated or fully automated workflows on integrated platforms.

  • Next Generation manufacturing techniques
  • Codes readable without removing tubes from racks
  • Suitable for cryogenic storage
  • Made from high-quality virgin PP
  • Available in 96-well format SBS racks or bulk

  • Designed and developed with broad compatibility in mind, the tubes perform without compromise in conjunction with automated barcode reading, capping and sample management systems from FluidX and all other industry-recognized manufacturers
  • Provides a lifelong and secure chain of custody for samples in biobanks, compound libraries and a broad range of biological and chemical stores, including cryogenic storage
  • Developed to exceed the demands of sample security, management and tracking in modern high density storage applications
  • Each tube features a permanently laser etched 2D code and human readable number on tube base, allowing compatibility with low throughput manual, semi-automated or fully automated workflows on integrated platforms
  • Manufactured using an advanced manufacturing process which results in a one piece tube from high quality virgin polypropylene

Secure sample storage and tracking

  • Permanently laser etched 2D code on base and human readable number on the base, ensuring a permanent link between sample and data
  • 2D codes readable without removing tubes from racks
  • High contrast 2D codes are more reliably readable in frost or condensation conditions
  • 100% quality control, each tube is tested to ensure both readability and uniqueness
  • Leak tested to ensure sample security
  • External thread tubes provide greater working volume than internal thread tubes
  • Suitable for sealing with screw caps or TPE septum caps
  • Suitable for cryogenic storage*

Capping options

  • Automation friendly screw caps provide flexibility to use tubes across a range of industry-recognized automated tube handling platforms
  • Deforming compression seal is more effective than a silicone alternative
  • Cap and tube manufactured from the same material, preventing differential expansion during freeze-thaw cycles
  • Double start thread engages in a maximum rotation of 180°, facilitating automation
  • Non-silicone seal means the cap can never be overtightened

TPE septum caps

  • A cost effective sealing option for samples that are only accessed occasionally
  • Septum caps are supplied in 96-format back mats to facilitate automation

Racking options

96 format SBS racks

  • TwistLock: prevents tubes rotating within the rack to enable automated capping and de-capping of screw caps; provided as standard with the option available to remove
  • TubeLock: prevents tubes from falling out, even in lidless racks; useful in manual workflows; activate by applying pressure on the tube top, clicking it into place; tubes can be ordered pre-locked or non-locked
  • LidLock: enables racks to withstand a 1m drop test for added sample security
  • Automatic rack orientation: a unique 2D code rack identifier readable at the same time as the tube 2D code; for automatic rack orientation and secure sample tracking
  • Direct laser etching: a cutout window on the rack sides allow the linear barcode to be read more easily; linear barcodes can be laser etched directly onto racks

Cryo racks

  • 136.2mm x 136.2mm PC cryobox rack option available for cryogenic sample storage, holding 196 tubes in 14×14 array
  • Open bottom for 2D code decoding on FluidX Perception HD LF reader
  • Can be supplied with a unique 2D code identifier which can be read at the same time as the tube 2D code, for more secure sample tracking