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Overview
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The cobas® 6000 analyzer series provides customizable solutions for efficient, top-quality mid-volume testing.

 

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Standardization

Drive lab efficiency with standard instrumentation, reference ranges, consumables, and usage.

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Reliability

Minimize downtime with industry-leading engineering and service.

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Expansion-ready

Easily manage peak testing volume and scale efficiently with the modular analyzer design.

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Rapid TAT

Speed up turnaround time for high-volume and STAT assays, for a new level of fast service.

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7 different series configurations

Flexible modularity offers individualized solutions to easily meet your challenging workflow needs. System design allows for easy system reconfiguration on-site to meet the changing needs and growth of your laboratory into the future.

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Core Unit

Simple operation with continuous loading and unloading

Loading capacity of 150 samples in two trays of 75

Load 5-position racks via dedicated STAT port with rerun buffer or by tray

Unique 5-position rack for more efficient sample handling

Smart track rotor for intelligent sample handling

Single control unit for all modules

Take a deeper look at the cobas 6000 system

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cobas 6000 explore: Application showcase

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cobas 6000 3d build: Application showcase

 

cobas c 501 module

Clinical chemistry, homogeneous immunoassays, ISE, HbA1c (whole blood measurement).

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Throughput of up to 1,000 tests/hour

60 reagent channels plus 3 ISE's

Reagent loading on the fly

Specimen integrity via serum indices (parallel processing), clot and liquid level detection

Contact-free ultrasonic mixing

Automated rerun and dilution

 

 

cobas e 601 module

Heterogeneous immunoassays including cardiac markers, anemia, bone and tumor markers, hormones, and infectious diseases.

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Electrochemiluminscence (ECL) technology

Throughput up to 170 tests/hour

25 reagent channels

Carry-over free disposable tips and cups

9-minute STAT applications for Troponin I and T, proBNP II, Myoglobin, hCG and CKMB

Clot and liquid level detection

Automated rerun and dilution

 

Technical Specifications

System 2nd Generation SWA: modular, analytical system platform, consolidated work area for Clinical Chemistry and Immunology, expandable and re-configurable on site 
Types of Modules
cobas c 501 module Photometric measuring unit (incl. ISE) 
cobas e 601 module Electrochemiluminescence (ECL) technology measuring unit 
Number of module combinations

7 module combinations, Up to 3 modules in one core unit

cobas c 501 modules 1 to 2 modules
cobas e 601 modules 1 to 2 modules
cobas c 501 | cobas e 601 modules 2 to 3 modules (only 2 unites of 1 module type for SWA combinations possbile)
Sample throughput Up to 120 racks/hr or 600 samples/hr

Test throughput

(theoretical max)

170 up to 2,170 tests/hr overall
1,000 up to 2,000 tests/hr with cobas c 501 modules
170 up to 340 tests/hr with cobas e 601 modules
1,170 up to 2,170 tests/hr with cobas c 501 and cobas e 601 modules

Number of channels

(reagent slots)

Up to 151 channels, in total

63 channels (including ISE, automatic setting) on cobas c 501 module

25 channels on cobas e 601 module

Sample material Serum, Plasma, Urine, CSF
Core unit analytics
Rack 5 position rack, RD standard rack
Rack types Routine, STAT, Control, Calibrator, Rerun (manual), Wash
Tray Tray with 15 racks/75 samples, RD standard tray
STAT port STAT samples are processed with true STAT interrupt
Sample container types
Primary tubes 5 to 10 mL; 16 x 100, 16 x 75, 13 x 100, 13 x 75 mm
Sample cup 2.5 mL
Micro cup 1.5 mL, (exception: cobas e 601 module)
Cups on tube Cup on top of a 16 x 75/100 mm tube; Cup on top of one non standard tube
False bottom tube (FBT) One type is definable
Sample volume 1 - 35 µL
Sample dilution 3 - 121 times
Sample clot detection Available for cobas c 501 and cobas e 601 module
Minimum sample volume
Primary tubes 700 µL
Sample cup 100 µL
Micro cup (FTB) 50 µL
Sample barcode types

Code 128; Codabar (NW 7); Interleaved 2 of 5; Code 39

System interfaces

RS 232 serial interface, bi-directional

Interface to cobas link data station for cobas teleservice functionalities and automatic download

Sample data base 10.000 routine/STAT samples
Test methods For photometric modules: 1 point, 1 point + prozone check, 2 point, 2 point kinetic, 2 point + prozone check, 3 point, 1 point + kinetics Rate A, Rate A + serum index, Rate A with blank, Rate B
Calibrator/QC input Via specified racks through the input buffer or STAT port
Calibration methods

Start-up, Re-calibration

For photometric modules: Linear, non-linear multi-points, 2 point calibration, K-factor up to 100 different calibrators pre-programmable

Storage of up to 180 curves

Preventive calibration of the stand-by cobas c and cobas e packs on cobas c 501: Two k-factor can be defined for different sample types

QC methods

For e- and photometric modules: Real-time QC, individual QC, cumulative QC

Up to 100 controls pre-programmable

Preventive QC after calibration of the stand-by cassettes/rack packs

Auto QC: QC without operator intervention (timer triggered)

Rerun/reflex function 

Automatic rerun and manual rerun

 

Automatic reflex is supported by the system, reflex request to be provided by Roche Middleware Solutions

Electrical requirements
Power requirements 230 Volts AC; 110 Volts AC 2.4 kVA (for cobas c 501 | e 601)
Frequency 50 Hz or 60 Hz +/- 0.5 %
Water/waste requirements
Water

Bacteria free, deionised water supply: resistance of < 1,0 µS/cm

Water pressure 0.5 – 3.5 kg/cm3, (49 - 343 Kpa)
Biohazards waste Separate container behind the system
L. concentrated Central drain port, diameter: = 50 mm / 2 inches
Waste drain < waste 100 mm above the floor / 4 inches
Water consumption
Max flow rate cobas c 501 module: approx. 40 L/hr
Typical consumption cobas e 601 module: approx. 30 L/hr
Operating conditions
Ambient temperature 15 to 32 °C / 59 to 90 °F
Ambient humidity 30 to 85 % (RH, without condensation)
Heat output 1.5 kW (5400 kJ/hr for cobas c 501, 4320 kJ/hr for cobas e 601)
Noise output < 65 dB
Physical dimensions
Width 188 to 498 cm / 74 to 196 inches
Core unit

69 cm / 27.2 inches

cobas c or cobas e module: 120 cm / 47.2 inches

Depth

cobas c or cobas e module: 98 cm / 38.6 inches

Core unit: 104 cm / 41 inches

Height 130 cm / 51 inches
Control unit Width: 80 cm / 31.5 inches, depth: 80 cm / 31.5 inches
Weight
cobas c 501 module 330 kg / 730 lb
cobas e 601 module 360 kg / 795 lb
Core unit (sample loader, control unit, rack rotor) 180 kg / 400 lb
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