The FLOW Solution

The future of laboratory developed testing

The FLOW Solution is specifically designed for laboratory developed testing in qPCR. It offers workflow standardization and data automation for laboratories performing in-house or laboratory developed tests (LDT) with a high number of samples and a high variety of targets.

It is a flexible and versatile solution designed for the complexity of a broad molecular test menu and large diversity in sample types. It provides full traceability of data and direct communication to the LIS. The FLOW System’s intelligent data management software seamlessly connects all steps, from primary sample to qPCR result, bringing a new standard of result safety.

 

The FLOW Classic is a non-IVD system consisting of four instruments:

Ideal for large size labs
Uses two pipetting instruments for high throughput capabilities

  • Scale for large amounts of testing
  • Integrates Roche Data Management and FLOW Software

Creates a linear workflow.


The FLOW Flex is a non-IVD system consisting of three instruments:
Ideal for medium size labs

  • Offers medium-throughput capabilities
  • Delivers flexibility to add additional devices as throughput increases
  • Combines primary sample handling and PCR setup to one pipetting instrument for improved cost efficiency
  • Integrates Roche Data Management and FLOW Software
  • Creates a nonlinear workflow
     
Primary Sample Handling Instrument

This GMP manufactured liquid handler by Hamilton works for a variety of different sample types and flexibly accepts primary and secondary sample tubes. It prepares samples for nucleic acid purification and pipettes directly into MagNA Pure 96 Processing Cartridge.

MagNA Pure 96 Instrument

This GMP manufactured, CE-IVD registered solution offers high speed nucleic acid isolation for up to 96 samples in less than one hour using barcoded, prefilled trays with ready-to-use reagents. Expanding connection of up to three MagNA Pure 96 instruments fulfills high throughput requirement. Read More

FLOW PCR Set Up Instrument

The second liquid handler is also GMP manufactured by Hamilton. It prepares 96- and 384-well qPCR plates in data driven mode and allows high-speed, multi-dispensing options.

Roche qPCR Instrument

Our world-class qPCR instruments stands for accuracy, speed and sensitivity. Multiple instruments can be added to one FLOW Solution. Read More

FLOW Software

The FLOW Software communicates with the customer’s laboratory information system (LIS), receiving sample and associated analysis request information to generate work lists.

 

  • Maximise result safety while reducing errors to a minimum
  • Increase productivity with faster turnaround time and extensive throughput possibilities
  • Experience a more convenient and easy workflow
  • Reach your full potential with one versatile solution that fits your needs
  • Approach emerging and future needs with our proactive system
  • Get access to comprehensive solutions from the leader in in vitro diagnostics

The heart of the solution – the FLOW Software
The FLOW Software communicates with the customer’s laboratory information system (LIS), receiving sample and associated analysis request information to generate work lists.

  • Seamlessly connects and manages all FLOW components
  • Works as the one communication hub to LIS
  • Provides high variability of configuration options
  • Minimal manual interventions ensure result safety
  • Integrated intelligence, such as integrated control concept, efficient PCR plate setup
  • Traceability; all steps are saved
  • Error handling guidance
  • Complete integration of all assays and data

FLOW Reagents Concept - Full process control and multiplexing

RNA Process Control Kit

  • Internal control to monitor the entire workflow from sample preparation to RT-qPCR
  • Ready-to-use, nuclease-resistant, standardized RNA control
  • Contains all reagents required: generic control particles, dilution buffer, generic control detection assay and LightCycler® Multiplex RNA Virus Master


DNA Process Control Kit

  • Internal control to monitor the entire workflow from sample preparation to qPCR
  • Ready-to-use, nuclease-resistant, standardized DNA control
  • Contains all reagents required: generic control particles, dilution buffer, generic control detection assay and LightCycler® Multiplex DNA Master

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 maximum sensitivity due to high yields and excellent purity of sample eluates

Modular Testing Options

  • Identify applications that fit your needs by visiting ldtsolutions.roche.com
  • Increase efficiency and throughput by combining single assays to build customized multiplex panels
  • Eliminate labour-and time-intensive development and benefit from Roche reagents on the FLOW Solution
  • For ordering information please contact us

LightCycler® Multiplex RNA Virus Master

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

Molecular Lab

cobas® 4800 system
 
 
cobas® 6800 / 8800 systems
 
 
COBAS® AmpliPrep / COBAS® TaqMan® system
 
cobas p 480 instrument
 
 
cobas s 201 system
 
 
 
MagNa Pure System Family
 
 
 
qPCR Instruments