Fully Automated Sample-to-Result Instrument for Molecular Testing

Product Description

The geneLEAD VIII is a fully automated, sample-to-result precision instrument. Samples, reagents and consumables are placed in the instrument and the assay is started. Nucleic acids are obtained from the samples using magnetic bead extraction with process happening in the tip (Magtration®) instead of a well. Upon completion the nucleic acids are transferred to the PCR well, and the PCR master mix is added and qPCR thermal cycling started. Results are analyzed and reported directly by the instrument and can be accessed remotely using LIS system.
※This product has been notified to the regulatory authority as a medical device in Japan and, compliant with European IVD Regulation (EU) 2017/746.

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Approx. 120 min. from extraction to PCR analysis
*Time varies depending on reagent and protocol
Three operation modes selectable according to application:
  • Extraction + PCR
  • Extraction only
  • PCR only
Parallel processing of different sample types with single extraction reagent
Extracted nucleic acid (elution) can be collected for different assays, retesting or archiving
Independent temperature control per lane
6-color fluorescence for multiplex detection
Controlable up to six units of geneLEAD VIII with one laptop
Solid contamination control:
  • Hands-free and enclosed system
  • Liquid handling inside tip per lane
  • Capping mechanism for PCR zone
  • UV light decontamination
  • HEPA filter
Open platform for PCR reagent (both lyophilized and liquid reagent acceptable)


Instrument Type Bench top sample-to-result PCR system
Dimensions Approximately W350 × D700 × H770 mm
(14W × 28D × 30H inches)
Weight Approximately 80 kg. (180 lb.)
Power AC100-240V ±10%, 50/60Hz, 300VA
Number of samples 1 to 8
Temperature Control PCR Unit: 45 to 99 ℃ (8 channel independent control)
Extraction Unit: 65 to 80 ℃
Extraction Sample Volume 200, 400, 1000 µL
PCR Reaction Volume 20 to 50 µL
Detection Six-color fluorescence
Expandability LIS (Laboratory Information System) connectable
*ASTM protocol (LAN / RS232)
Other Compliant with European IVD Regulation (EU) 2017/746
Notified to the regulatory authority as a medical device in Japan

Ordering Information

Product Name geneLEAD VIII
Product Code Contact
Units 1
Price Contact

Extraction Kits and Consumables

Extraction Kits

  • MagDEA® Dx SV Prefilled reagent for total nucleic acid extraction from sample volume of 200 µL or 400 µL.
  • MagDEA® Dx SV RNA Prefilled reagent for total RNA extraction from sample volume of 200 µL.
  • MagDEA® Dx MV II Prefilled reagent for viral nucleic acid / cfDNA extraction from sample volume of 1,000 µL.

Consumable Kit

Product Name geneLEAD VIII Consumable Set
Product Code F8900
Units 48 tests
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Contents Consumables for extraction
Product Name geneLEAD VIII PCR Reaction Cassette set
Product Code F8840
Units 192 tests
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Contents Consumables for PCR
Product Name geneLEAD VIII PCR Reagent Cassette Set
Product Code F8820
Units 192 tests
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Contents Consumables for PCR
  • Magtration® and MagDEA® Dx are PSS patented technologies which is applied in more than ten countries including Japan, the United States and Europe.
  • Magtration® is a registered trademark of Precision System Science Co., Ltd.
  • Information and specifications of the products in this page are subject to change without prior notice for improvement.


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