Specimen Identification

The TubeWriter 360 solves most labeling and printing needs for specimen identification via either its barcoding feature, or simply an alphanumeric identifier.

Below are some typical specimen identification applications:

Clinical Laboratories: Patient Name, Date and 1D Scannable Barcode for Specimen Identification

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BD Vacutainer with 1D Code

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Glass Blood Tubes


A typical clinical lab must process thousands of patient samples each day.  Removing peel-and-stick vial labels and labeling each tube by-hand is an expensive and error-prone process.

The TubeWriter 360 labels clinical tubes, whether glass or plastic.  BD Vacutainers, or their MonoJet counterparts.  Glass or plastic tubes.

Sometimes a clinical lab will use the TubeWriter 360 as a secondary labeling method with a supplemental internal identification number for each sample.

High-throughput Research: Aliquots with Unique Alphanumeric Identifier

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Strip Cluster Tube Aliquots

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Culture Tube Aliquot

Research involves finding the needle in the haystack. And the haystack can get quite large with multiple high-throughput aliquots.The TubeWriter 360 frees researchers from hand labeling hundreds of aliquots. With either strips or individual tubes, a set of 1,000 aliquots can be labeled in a matter of 30 minutes or less.

High-throughput Research: Unique Barcode Replication in Alphanumeric format
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The TubeWriter 360 cuts preparation time for large-scale tube labeling work, ensures sample integrity at low temperatures and requires no learning curve – perfect for specimen identification.

Any Tube, Any Labware, Any Size: The TubeWriter 360 prints on anything that will fit under the inkjet printhead including the side or top of any tube, histology cassette, microscope slide, cryovial, and more. Never go back to messy handwriting or sticky lab labels again.

Barcode Printing = Positive ID: Barcode standards such as Data Matrix, Linear, 2D, Code 128, Code 39 are all possible using the TubeWriter 360 tube labeling system. This enhanced capability allows you to integrate your barcode scanners to read the tubes and record data into your systems for accurate automated specimen identification. Rather than worrying about reading text, take your samples and start scanning them.

Positive identification means no human errors during the tube labeling process.

Industrial Inkjet Technology: TubeWriter 360 employs an ink-delivery system used in over a quarter of a million systems world-wide.  The inkjet technology has been tested and re-tested in harsh industrial conditions.

LIMS or Excel Integration: Using the TubeWriter 360 tube labeling system is as easy as opening Excel and pressing print. TubeWriter 360 software receives text from Excel to be printed onto your labware.

Confirm each line of print and number of tubes to be printed and you are ready to go.

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