cobas® 8800 System

Welcome to the future of molecular testing

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Unlock your lab’s potential with automation, consolidation, integration and standardization

In the face of healthcare’s rapidly changing landscape, many laboratories are looking for sustainable long-term solutions. End your search with the cobas® 8800 System, the first very high throughput, fully integrated laboratory automation system with a broad menu.

Fewer touchpoints, higher throughput. Better value.
cobas® 8800 System



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cobas omni Utility Channel CE-IVD
cobas omni Utility Channel Primer/Probe Set
cobas® Plasma Separation Card
Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) CE-IVD


Maximize the potential of real-time PCR testing

As healthcare shifts from volume to value, the cobas® 8800 System can help you elevate the value your laboratory provides your organization. Since 2014, more than 800 cobas® 6800 and cobas® 8800 Systems have been installed on five continents, helping laboratories automate, consolidate, integrate and standardize molecular testing like never before.

Absolute automation for absolute efficiency

Transform “walk-away” time into “work-away” time. With minimal and intuitive interactions, laboratories can reduce the potential for human error, maximize safety and free-up technicians for higher value-added tasks.


With the Molecular Work Area’s modular design, you can easily integrate pre-analytical automation solutions to further streamline workflows, reduce the risk of cross contamination, and elevate efficiency to new heights.


Standardizing process for optimal outcomes

The cobas® 8800 System requires no sorting or batching of samples, no reagent preparation, and no manual set up of runs.

Standardized workflows across a broad menu of assays allow for optimized resource management, reducing training requirements and numbers of suppliers.

  • Ready-to-use reagents do not require thawing, mixing or pouring
  • Automated onboard storage and refrigeration system enable ready access and maintain inventory of consumables and reagents
  • Radio-frequency identification (RFID) and barcodes ensure full traceability from sample in to results out
  • Uni- and bi-directional LIS interface simplifies order and result handling
With a broad on-demand assay menu, the cobas® 8800 System allows you to run the tests you want, when you want.
  • Process up to 3 different tests from a single patient sample
  • Perform 3 tests simultaneously on up to 4 thermocyclers
  • Handle high-priority samples quickly and easily with a dedicated priority lane
The cobas omni Utility Channel allows you to broaden your menu and achieve greater testing flexibility. This dedicated open channels brings the workflow efficiencies of IVD test to high-volume laboratory developed tests (LDTs) and third party assays, standardizing workflows and minimizing the opportunity for error.







Sabin laboratory case study


Today, Sabin laboratory is well-prepared to address the current and future needs of their customers. Their recent integration improved overall testing flexibility, automation, and efficiency.

Embrace end-to-end integration

From standalone physical connectivity to advanced virtual integration, the Molecular Work Area revolutionizes the way laboratories of all sizes approach molecular testing.


The cobas® 8800 System can be linked to pre- and post-analytical solutions, connected across disciplines, and enhanced with cutting-edge data solutions. The Molecular Work Area is truly in a class of its own.

Proven partners for laboratory transformation

Powered by Nobel-prize winning PCR, Roche’s leading diagnostic solutions continue to transform laboratories around the world.

Roche Healthcare Consulting gives you access to our world-class service team, comprised of more than 2,000 technical and field experts in more than 70 countries. Roche introduced the world to PCR and is committed to driving laboratory innovation into the future.

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Package inserts

Access package inserts through your country’s Roche Diagnostics Website.