cobas® 8800 System

Welcome to the future of molecular testing

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cobas® 8800 System
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Unlock your lab’s potential with automation, consolidation, integration and standardisation

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.


Long-term sustainability is here


This industry-leading system sits at the heart of the Molecular Work Area—an unrivaled efficiency and connectivity solution for laboratories looking to secure their future success. The Molecular Work Area unlocks your ability to automate and consolidate up to 90% of routine testing into a single workflow, even across disciplines. With up to 4 hours of walk-away time* and just 3 user interactions per run, lab staff are free to focus on higher-value tasks.

*May vary based on assay availability in your country

Maximise 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 organisation. As of August 2020, more than 2000 cobas® 6800 and cobas® 8800 Systems have been installed globally, helping laboratories automate, consolidate, integrate and standardise molecular testing like never before.

Unrivaled diagnostic performance, today and in the future.

Deliver trusted, reproducible results while rapidly completing your daily testing requirements. The cobas® 8800 System can run up to 96 results in about 3 hours* and up to 1,824 results from an 8 hour shift.

  • Fastest times to result
  • Unprecedented throughput
  • Minimal hands-on time

*May vary based on assay availability in your country

cobas® 8800 System throughput
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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, maximise 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.

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Standardising 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.


Standardised workflows across a broad menu of assays allow for optimised 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, standardising workflows and minimising the opportunity for error.

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cobas® 8800 System
Embrace end-to-end integration

From standalone physical connectivity to advanced virtual integration, the Molecular Work Area revolutionises 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.

*May vary based on workflow demands.


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