SampleScan Cryobox 2D Barcode Readers

Cryobox Reader For Biobanks

2D Barcode Reader

The popular SampleScan line now includes 2D readers for Cryoboxes.  Designed for biobanks and ultra-low temperature cryobox scanning, these readers capture the barcodes and provide 2D data output in a variety of options for your database.


  • Fastest scan and decode time: 1-3 seconds
  • Decode 81/100 Cryoboxes, SBS and legacy rack formats 
  • Optional foot pedal connection allows for mouse-free operation
  • Cryobox is insulated from the scanning surface to reduce frost build up - HS Models
  • Leak proof design ensures lifelong use  - HS Models
  • Rack orientation sensor - HS Models
  • Automated Model includes Rack ID scanner - HS Cryo Automated Model
  • Single tube scan feature
  • Compatible with embedded Rack IDs

Scans one rack in 1-3 seconds

  • 96 well rack less than 1 second
  • 81/100 and 384 rack less than 3 seconds

Software Features
  • Software detects and reports missing tubes
  • Auto-rescan feature improves decoding results
  • SampleScan software provides a project based workflow for labs with a variety of rack formats
  • Output file .csv, .txt, xml, or user definable

Rack ID Scanning

  • Scan the one-dimensional cryobox ID barcode with an integrated MS-2 (included with the SampleScan HS Cryo Automated Model)

Automation Benefits

  • Quick output of 2D tube data
  • LIMS controlled tube inventory
  • Avoid wrong tube / wrong sample errors

Compatible Cryoboxes AND 96 tube format labware

  • All 81 & 100 Cryoboxes with any 2D data matrix barcoded cryovials, glass vials or tubes
  • Greiner Bio-One Cryo.s™ 81way boxes
  • Wheaton KeepIT™ 81 & 100 boxes
  • Argos Technologies PolarSafe™ 81 & 100 place cryovial boxes
  • Legacy cryo racks in 5x5, 9x9 and 10x10 formats
  • 12, 24, 48, 81, 96, and 384 well SBS racks
  • Biosero
  • Corning
  • FluidX
  • Matrical
  • Micronic
  • Thermo Scientific (Matrix, ABgene, Nunc)
  • Wheaton
  • Ziath
  • 4mL glass vials with 2D barcodes
  • Cryovials with 2D barcodes
  • High-density tube racks with offset rows and columns - 96 model
  • Others, including non-SBS format racks - please inquire!


  • QC sample cryobox shipments
  • Track 2D samples
  • Confirm cryotube locations prior to processing

Essential Tool for Labs Tracking Cryotubes

  • Biobank or Biorepositories
  • Core genomic facilities

Integration Ready Software
  • Easy-to-use software scans, decodes and outputs the 2D barcodes on tubes in cryoboxes, racks or individual tubes
  • Customizable tube profiles allow for user defined decoding settings
  • Rescan or manually edit barcode data
  • When scanning only a single tube, the decoded barcode is displayed on the screen and can be pasted into any open application
  • To integrate with LIMS, data output files are .csv format, user defined and easily customized
  • ActiveX and SDK toolkits are available to enable transfer of output files directly to LIMS or to integrate with other laboratory robotics.


  Model  Speed  Part Number & Notes
 SampleScan HS Cryo      < 3 sec / rack  Part Number: BML-SSHSC
 Camera based
 SampleScan HS Cryo  Automated  < 3 sec / rack  Part Number: BML-SSHSC-1D
 Camera based. Also Includes 1D
 barcode scanner for
 the rack ID. 
 SampleScan 96 Cryo  20 sec / rack  Part Number: BML-1CR-SS96
 Scanner based. Also scans high-
 density tube racks with offset rows