QIAcube Connect MDx enables continued use of trusted QIAGEN spin-column kits and eliminates the need for tedious manual steps. The innovative QIAcube Connect MDx controls integrated components including a centrifuge, heated shaker, pipetting system, UV LED and robotic gripper. This enables the QIAcube Connect MDx to fully automate more than 150 standard protocols, including several IVD protocols. (See "The QIAcube Connect MDx worktable").
The QIAcube starter pack provides everything you need to use your kits on the instrument (i.e., rotor adapters, filter tips and reagent bottles).
UV light decontamination
We understand that IVD experiments require the highest safety procedures. With the QIAcube Connect MDx’s UV light decontamination feature, you can achieve convenient and efficient worktable decontamination. This will greatly decrease the likelihood of carryover between samples, allowing a single instrument to purify DNA, RNA, pathogen nucleic acids and proteins from a vast array of sample types. (See "The QIAcube Connect MDx UV light").
New IVD software environment
You can now run IVD protocols in addition to MBA protocols on the QIAcube Connect MDx. Simply select which software environment you need before starting your protocol. At the bottom of the touchscreen, the system shows which software mode is in use. The touchscreen will guide you step-by-step through the correct loading of the work deck and selection of the protocol. (See "The QIAcube Connect MDx IVD software environment").
Traceability and process control
The QIAcube Connect MDx has improved run reports that show you the important information you need for your experiments, such as kit expiration dates, sample status, sample location and instrument maintenance information. These detailed reports help you track samples and maintain process and quality control to meet stringent IVD requirements.
The QIAcube Connect MDx provides managed user access for tracking of use and data protection. You can set up multiple users with two different roles: administrator and operator. Access to both software modes (Research mode and IVD mode) can be selected for an operator, or a restricted access to only one software mode.