SampleScan 2D Plus

Barcode reader for single 2D / 1D tubes and plates

2D Barcode Reader
SampleScan Plus is a lab barcode reader for scanning tube and plate ID codes into Excel and other databases.  The unit's rugged metal chassis and glass scanning port allow for use in a range of lab environments.

The SampleScan Plus uses a top facing scanning port that facilitates scanning 2D and linear barcodes.  The scanning unit is setup with keyboard input to allow scanned barcode data to go directly into open applications. Scanning speed is in real time for 2D codes “waved” over scanner.  The scanner will also read 1D barcode labels on most tubes and well plates.

The SampleScan Plus works with all 2D and 1D marked microtubes, cryo tubes, glass tube, and other labware.  

The 2D sample tubes feature a 2D barcode marked at the bottom of the tube.  The 2D barcode is square grid pattern optimized for small areas. The 2D code provides the tube with a unique ID number that facilitates sample tracking tasks.  


  • Instant 2D and 1D code reading
  • Scans 2D barcode when tube is vertical or angled
  • Small 4" x 4" footprint 
  • Plug and Play USB connection
  • Outputs to Excel or direct to any app
  • If your tubes are difficult to move, the scanner can be picked up by the user and turned on its side to decode the barcode!

BioMicroLab SampleScan Mini

Automation Benefits

  • Quick output of 2D or 1D tube data
  • LIMS controlled tube inventory
  • Avoid wrong tube / wrong sample errors
Want to scan a rack at a time? Consider the SampleScan Mini or the SampleScan Mini Automated with integrated rack barcode reader.

Compatible common labware

  • BioMicroLab
  • Altemis
  • Argos Polarsafe
  • Biosero
  • Biosigma
  • Corning
  • FluidX
  • Greiner Bio-One
  • LVL
  • Matrical
  • Micronic
  • Thermo Scientific (Matrix, ABgene, Nunc)
  • Wheaton
  • Ziath
  • Common glass vials (2mL - 8mL)
  • Others

Software & Operation

The SampleScan Plus connects to your computer via an included USB cable.  No software is required to activate the scanner as the device acts as keyboard input and places the scanned barcode into any open application.  Any application that accepts keyboard input, such as Excel or database entry forms will operate with the SampleScan Plus.

Typically Installed In

  • Areas handling barcoded tubes / well plates
  • Compound libraries / HTS groups
  • Biobank / Biorepositories
  • Core genomic facilities


  • QC sample tube shipments
  • Track 2D tube samples
  • Confirm tube prior to processing