The FLOW Solution

Enhance your workflow with the FLOW Solution

The FLOW Solution is flexible in design, offering configurable semi-automated testing solutions for different laboratory needs. This customisation enables increased capacity, with dual function robotics, as well as the ability to transition from 96-well to 384-well plates to accommodate increases in testing volumes. In addition, the FLOW Solution enables full traceability from primary sample to qPCR results.  The modular instrumentation concept allows you to truly configure your lab, your way. 


FlOW Classic

Consists of 2 x PSU instruments, 1 x MagNA Pure 96 Instrument and 1 x LightCycler® 480 Instrument

  • Increases throughput with concurrent use of instrumentation
  • Enables instrument redundancy with two PSU instruments


Consists of 1 x PSU Instrument, 1 x MagNA Pure Instrument and 1 x LightCycler® 480 Instrument

  • A single instrument, with dual functionality, for sample loading and PCR set up
  • Install a solution with potential to grow
  • Increase automation and reduce hands on time


FLOW Fusion
Consists of 2 x PSU Instruments, 2 x MagNA Pure 96 Instruments and 2 x LightCycler® 480 Instruments

  • Connect two FLOW lines
  • Use variable workflow options
  • Incorporate instrument redundancy


FLOW Ultra
Consists of 2 x PSU Instruments, 3 x MagNA Pure 96 Instruments and 5 x LightCycler® 480 Instruments

  • Manage outbreaks without bottleneck
  • Achieve higher throughput
  • Incorporate instrument redundancy






Primary Sample Handling Instrument
  • Accepts different sample types
  • Accepts primary and secondary tubes
  • Pipettes sample into MagNA Pure 96 Processing Cartridge
  • Clot detection capabilities
  • Process tracking and data archiving
MagNA Pure 96 Instrument
(Nucleic acid isolation and purification)
  • Extracts DNA, RNA and total nucleic acids from a wide range of starting materials
  • Uses glass particles technology
  • Processes up to 96 samples in less than one hour using barcoded, ready to use reagents
  • Ensures high quality, reproducible nucleic acids yields with optimised purification protocols
FLOW PCR Set Up Instrument
  • Performs primary sample handling (in the FLOW Flex configuration) and PCR setup
  • Eliminates complex manual pipetting with automated sample and master mix dispensing into 96 and 384 well plates
  • Combines assays with the same PCR profile on the same plate, improving turnaround time
  • Enables retest and reflex options from processed eluates
Roche qPCR Instrument
  • Cycling in less than one hour
  • Generates data with high sensitivity and temperature homogeneity
  • Offers scalability with interchangeable 96 and 384 well blocks
  • Increases throughput by connecting multiple LightCycler® 480 Systems
  • Supports a wide range of qPCR chemistries and up to six targets per well for multiplexing assays 
FLOW Software

Automating data management to enhance result reliability


  • Connects and manages all FLOW instrumentation
  • Enables bi-directional interfacing with existing LIS
  • Automates result interpretation
  • Minimises manual intervention to ensure results reliability 
  • Ensures full tracking and tracing of the entire process

The FLOW software is designed to standardise workflow, minimise manual intervention and reduce the risk of transcription errors, ensuring result reliability.  Results interpretation is standardised with customisable data analysis, including internal control monitoring to reduce potential for intra-lab variability.  Assay reliability is further enhanced with the ability for automated quality and positive control monitoring.  

The FLOW software offers configurable instrumentation setup with the ability to add up to three MagNA Pure 96 Instruments and five LightCycler® 480 Systems.

Overall, the FLOW software when integrated with the laboratories LIS, reduces the need for time-intensive paper reports and sample work lists, enables process tracking and automates result interpretation and reporting.

MagNA Pure 96 DNA and Viral NA Kits

  • Take advantage of the universal pathogen protocol to access a great variety of sample types and materials in a single run
  • Work with small and large volumes
  • Achieve sensitivity due to high yields and purity of sample eluates

Modular Testing Options

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  • Increase efficiency and throughput by combining single assays to build customised multiplex panels
  • Eliminate labour-and time-intensive development and benefit from Roche reagents on the FLOW Solution
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LightCycler® Multiplex RNA Virus Master

  • Proven performance for multiple sample types and viral parameters (sensitivity, linearity, curve shape)1
  • Multiplexing capability
  • Optimised for RNA Process Control Kit and LightMix® Modular Kits

LightCycler® Multiplex DNA Master

  • Proven performance for multiple sample types and viral parameters (sensitivity, linearity, curve shape)2
  • Multiplexing capability
  • Optimised for DNA Process Control Kit and LightMix® Modular Kits


References :

  1. Based on the results of duplex reactions using primers and UPL probes specific for G6PD and β2M run on the LightCycler® 480 System.

  2. Based on the results of the efficiency and linearity of Singleplex and 4-plex of four different assays on the LightCycler® 96 System, and 1:4 dilutions and triplicate multi-operator assays in Singleplex and duplex on the LightCycler® 480 System.

Molecular Lab

cobas® 4800 system
cobas® 6800 / 8800 systems
COBAS® AmpliPrep / COBAS® TaqMan® system
cobas p 480 instrument
MagNA Pure System Family
qPCR Instruments