“The TubeWriter 360 has allowed us to rapidly print labels for a large volume of specimen tubes for COVID-19 testing with minimal effort. One or two people are able to print thousands of tubes in a matter of hours. It has certainly saved our testing lab a lot of time and effort!”

–  Jack Villani, The George Washington University

High-quality, rapid labeling of Viral Transport Media Tubes is easy with the TubeWriter™ 360 automatic tube labeler.


If you are local Health Services provider forced to make your Viral Transport Media in-house due to nationwide shortages caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and need to label thousands of tubes for sample collection per day we can help.


TubeWriter™ 360 is a high-speed inkjet printer that prints directly on labware to eliminate the cumbersome and time consuming application of adhesive labels.  The system is specifically designed to label biological specimens requiring dependable, readable labels on any tube, vial, and tissue cassette for testing.

More than 200 satisfied customers throughout the world, including pharmaceutical companies, the U.S. Army and local health care facilities, rely on TubeWriter™ 360 for vial and tube labeling for their sample collection because it can:

  • Accurately label 15ml conical tubes 70% faster than traditional methods.
  • Reduce print labeling costs by 90% or more
  • Easily integrate with LIMS, Excel or custom databases.
  • Eliminate sticky lab labels for Viral Media Transport tubes

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Streamline Viral Transpost Media Tube Labeling 

Viral Transport Media Storage Tunbes

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Eliminate the need for sticky labels in a dozen different sizes. Prevent sloppy, unreadable handwriting on important tube labels. Ensure positive specimen identification every time by adding standards-based barcodes to 15 ml collection tubes for viral swabs. Because the TubeWriter™ 360 is fast and easy to use, you can achieve all of this and more.

You can label up to 2,500 tubes in one hour by following a few simple steps:

  • Load tubes into TubeWriter™ 360.
  • Connect TubeWriter™ 360 to a computer.
  • Print data from Microsoft Excel, comma delimited files, LIMS or your custom database.

Trust Our Durable Tube Labeling

TubeWriter™ 360 prints directly onto virtually any tube, vial, or tissue cassette. The thermally stable labeling ink can stand up to liquid nitrogen exposure and extreme temperatures, such as a -80 degree C (-112 degree F) freezer commonly used in testing facilities for viral transport media storage.

The TubeWriter™ 360 uses well-tested, industrial inkjet technology. Because it does not use adhesives or stick-on vial labels, you don’t have to worry about lab labels hardening and coming off in cryogenic storage. And because there is no label, you can use automated handling racks for 15ml conical tubes used for Viral Transport Media without worrying about time-consuming jams.

Contact us to get a demo and learn more

See why thousands of scientists and laboratory workers trust TubeWriter 360 for tissue storage labeling. With its reliability, durability and flexibility, TubeWriter 360 will pay for itself. Let us show you how.


Phone: 650-906-5600

E-mail: sales@tubewriter.com