SampleScan™ Plus
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Barcode Reader for Single Tubes

The SampleScan™ Plus decodes all 2D and 1D marked microtubes, cryo tubes, glass tubes and other labware without the need for additional software! Simply wave the tube or vial over the scanner and the barcode is instantly decoded into any open application on your computer.

Key Features

Plug and Play Barcode Reader for 1D & 2D Barcodes

Compatible with a wide range of barcode types and powered by USB, the SampleScan™ Plus installs in seconds.

Designed for Ease of Use

The operator hovers a tube over the scanning window, or places it in the single tube holder, and the SampleScan™ Plus sounds a friendly beep and flashes an LED light indicating the scan was successful!

Robust Design

The rugged metal chassis and glass scanning port allow for use in a range of lab environments! And if your tubes are difficult to move, you can pick up the scanner itself and turn it on its side to decode the barcode!

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Compatible Labware

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

  • 2D barcoded sample tubes
  • 1D barcodes, such as rack IDs (code formats 128, 39 and others)
Compatible Manufacturers
  • BioMicroLab
  • Altemis
  • Argos Polarsafe
  • Biosero
  • Biosigma
  • Corning
  • FluidX
  • Greiner Bio-One
  • LVL
  • Matrical
  • Micronic
  • Thermo Scientific (Matrix, ABgene, Nunc)
  • Wheaton
  • Ziath
  • Others

No Software Required!

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.

The scanner detects and decodes tubes held above the window vertically or at an angle!

SampleScan Plus Barcode Reader

SampleScan™ Plus Components

SampleScan Plus Barcode Reader Features Diagram


  • Instant 2D and 1D barcode decoding
  • Scans 2D barcode when tube is vertical or angled
  • Single tube holder (included)
  • Small 4″ x 4″ footprint
  • Plug and Play USB connection
  • Outputs to Excel or direct to any app (no software required)
  • Keyboard wedge functionality
  • Scan alert sound and visible LED to confirm successful scan
  • 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!

Fact Sheet

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Ordering Information

SampleScan™ Plus
Part Number:  BML-SS-PLUS


4″ D x 4″ W x 5.5″ H (10 x 10 x 14 cm)


2.5 lbs (1.13 kg)

System Requirements

Operating System:  Windows or Mac
USB Ports:  One


No power supply needed; powered via USB connection to computer.

Operating Environment

42° – 95° F (5° – 35° C)

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