Large-scale screening in biomedical laboratories has led to the generation of vast quantities of samples requiring time and resource management. A barcode scanner has been designed to capture data stored as 2D data matrix barcodes on cryogenic vials, saving time while reducing data entry errors. Capable of scanning up to 100 samples simultaneously, the PluraScan Barcode Reader can scan individual barcodes on each vial stored in an open-bottom cryogenic storage box simply by placing the box on the scanner. The acquired, decoded 2D data are imported directly into most laboratory information management systems and databases.
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