Our new and improved pocket-sized laboratory
Since we introduced the CUBE in 2013, thousands of them have been installed all over the world. Countless tests are processed on its platform every day – the CUBE is easy to operate and delivers fast and precise results. The CUBE-S is the next evolutionary step for our CUBE instrument range and the latest product of our intensive research and development efforts. It adds two assays to the already extensive CUBE test portfolio:
- Microalbumin and
Thanks to these new tests, the CUBE-S is of particular interest to internists, cardiologists, diabetologists and gynaecologists who want test results in a matter of minutes, not days. This instrument allows the physician to offer a patient an immediate diagnosis during a single visit and it facilitates the immediate and precise management of ongoing therapies.
Measuring CRP with the CUBE-S: Automatic haematocrit value correction
The CUBE-S is designed to automatically include a patient’s individual haematocrit values when calculating CRP (C-reactive protein) values – making the measurement results from whole blood even more accurate.
|Parameter||Field of use||Sample material||Sample volume|
|ASO||Infection diagnostics||Whole blood / Serum||5 µl|
|CRP||Inflammation status||Whole blood / Serum||5 µl|
|hsCRP||Cardiological risk||Whole blood / Serum||20 µl|
|Cystatin C||Diabetes monitoring /Renal diagnostics||Whole blood / Serum||20 µl|
|Haemoglobin||Iron deficiency disorders||Whole blood||20 µl|
|HbA1c||Diabetes monitoring||Whole blood||10 µl|
|PT (INR)||Coagulation monitoring||Whole blood||20 µl|
|Microalbumin||Diabetes monitoring /Renal diagnostics||Urine||20 µl|
|D-Dimer||Coagulation monitoring /thrombosis diagnostics||Plasma||20 µl|
|Ferritin||Iron deficiency disorders||Serum||50 µl|
|FOB||Colorectal cancer screening||Faeces||40 µl|
|K+ Potassium||Cardiological risk||Serum / Plasma||20 µl|
|Lipoprotein (a)||Cardiological risk||Serum / Plasma||10 µl|
|Troponin I||Cardiological risk||Serum||50 µl|
Subject to change without notice
- Fully automated analysis
- Reliable cartridge system
- Integrated QC self-test
Tablet PC communication interface
- Android app-based operation
- Quick data entry with pictographs
- Latest data transfer technology for eHealth services
- News and feedback option at the push of a button
- Bluetooth and USB connection
- Data transfer to printer or host
- Pre-set calibration curve
- Identifies lot expiry date
- Identifies remaining number of tests
- Updates for testing procedures without need to modify the instrument’s software
- Weight: 2.4 kg
- Dimensions: 16 x 13 x 14.5 cm
- Bluetooth printer
- Seiko DPU-414 thermal printer (recommended)
- Barcode reader
- Ability to connect to a PC, HIS or LIM via Bluetooth or USB
What type of regular maintenance does the CUBE-S instrument require?
The CUBE-S instrument has been designed to be maintenance-free – it does not require any regular maintenance. The instrument is calibrated at the factory and has an internal self-check procedure during every measurement to ensure that it is functioning properly. The calibration curve, the expiry date or the cut-off value for each test is encoded on the RFID card provided with each test kit.
Does the software need updating?
The CUBE-S has embedded software and new versions are released for free when new features (such as new user information, new tests, new languages) or functionality improvements are added. If you like to use the new features, all you need to do is updating the CUBE-S app. The procedure is just as simple as updating any app on an Android phone: go online and press “update”.
If you intend to continue using the CUBE-S instrument as is and do not need new features, there is no need to update the software.
How are software updates delivered?
New software updates are automatically pushed on to your CUBE-S tablet PC as soon as you are online (e.g. connected to a wireless network). Just follow the instructions on the display.
How can I clean the instrument?
The exterior of the instrument and tablet PC can be cleaned using a lint-free cloth dampened with water. A mild detergent may be used if necessary. No liquid should be allowed to run onto the edges of the display, the measurement well, or the connectors. Do not use organic solvents or corrosive substances. Spillages of potentially infectious material should be wiped off immediately with absorbent paper tissue and the contaminated areas swabbed with a standard disinfectant or 70% ethylalcohol. Materials used to clean spills, including gloves, should be disposed of as biohazardous waste.
How often do I need to quality check the system?
The CUBE-S, being a point-of-care system, uses single-use reagents. Therefore all Rilibäk requirements (Part B1 of the “Richtlinie der Bundesärztekammer”) are met. As a result, the instrument is exempt from the obligation to perform a round robin test and internal measurements are to be performed once a week.