SampleScan™ Mini
SampleScan Mini Barcode Reader

High speed barcode reader for microtubes

The SampleScan™ Mini decodes a 96 format tube rack in 4-5 seconds and is compatible with a range of 2D microtubes and 2D cryotubes! The scanner’s adjustable output file includes 2D tube barcodes, tube positions, and rack ID data for output to LIMS or other systems.

All our scanners come with a 5 year warranty 

Key Features

Easy to Use

Like the entire SampleScan line, the Mini is very easy to use, making it an industry favorite. With the button start option, integration friendly design, and TCP/IP network connectivity, the Mini makes scanning simple for operators.

Captures Rack ID

2D embedded barcodes on the base of racks are automatically captured, and with an optional 1D linear barcode reader that attaches to any side of the instrument, the 1D rack ID is scanned and decoded.

Scans Racks & Single Tubes

Scan a rack or simply hover a single tube over the scanner to decode a single tube directly to any open application!

Rack Orientation Guide

An indicator pointing to position A01 shows the operator exactly where to place the rack for successful data capture!
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Compatible Labware

The SampleScan Mini decodes 2D barcodes on the base of cryotubes, cryo vials, glass vial, and others in a wide range of ANSI/SLAS standard labware and others. Please inquire if you do not see your labware listed, as it still may be compatible!

  • 12, 24, 48, 96 and 384 ANSI/SLAS format tube racks
  • Honeycomb style racks
  • Single tubes
Compatible Manufacturers
  • Altemis
  • Biosero
  • Brooks Automation
  • Corning
  • FluidX
  • Greiner
  • LVL
  • Micronic
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific (Matrix, ABgene, Nunc)
  • Ziath
  • and more!


BioMicroLab’s user-friendly SampleScan instruments scan, decode and output the unique ID number encoded in the two-dimensional barcode on the bottom of the sample tubes and the one-dimensional barcode on the side of the rack. BioMicroLab’s SampleScan Software captures the 2D barcode image, decodes the barcode(s), and outputs the data in a user configurable .csv (excel-like) file format for easy user with your sample database system.

This easy-to-use Windows based application provides point-and-click control of the scanner. It provides an on-screen display of the barcode image with colorful visual scan status for quick confirmation of the scanning process. Barcodes are also displayed on the screen so the user can quickly evaluate any non-decodable barcodes.


  • Software is configurable for a variety of rack formats
  • Automatically captures 2D embedded rack IDs on base of rack
  • Automatically captures linear 1D rack IDs (with 1D Auto Model)
  • Data output files are user defined and customizable (.csv format)
  • Rescan or manually edit barcode data
  • Single tube scan displays 2D code on screen and pastes into any open application
  • Network connectivity with TCP/IP
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SampleScan™ Mini Components



  • Scans and decodes a rack in 4-5 seconds
  • Single tube scan feature sends decoded barcode to any application
  • Scanner-based decoding technology
  • Missing tube detection
  • Scans 2D embedded barcode on the base of the rack
  • Scans 1D linear barcode Rack ID (1D Auto Model) from any side
  • Compatible with ANSI/SLAS standard tube racks and more
  • LIMS compatible (SampleScan software outputs .csv to send to LIMS)

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Ordering Information

SampleScan Mini
Part Number:  BML-SSMINI

SampleScan Mini (with 1D Auto)
Includes linear barcode reader to capture 1D Rack ID
Part Number:  BML-SSMINI-1D


Mini:  10.5″ D x 6.25″ W x 2.0″ H (27 x 16 x 5 cm)
Mini 1D Auto:  10.5″ D x 7.75″ W x 4.0 H (27 x 20 x 10 cm)


Mini:  3.75 lbs (1.7 kg)
Mini 1D Auto:  4.35 lbs (1.97 kg)

System Requirements

Operating System:  Windows 10, 8, 7
USB Ports:  One (Mini);  Three (Mini with 1D Auto)


100-240VAC ~ 50/60Hz, 1.2A; Universal power supply (or supplies) with US, UK, Euro or user specified

Operating Environment

42° – 95° F (5° – 35° C)

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Other Models to Consider in the Product Line

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SampleScan HS

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SampleScan HS Cryo Barcode Reader

SampleScan HS Cryo

Decode 81/100 and legacy format cryo boxes quickly with this high-throughput reader!

SampleScan ES Barcode Reader

SampleScan E-Series

Widely compatible with most ANSI/SLAS labware, including frozen labware, this is a versatile favorite.

SampleScan Plus Single Tube Scanner

SampleScan Plus

This single tube reader quickly decodes 1D and 2D barcodes into any open application on a Mac or PC!

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