ARIES’ scalable throughput, easy to use design, and networked data management software will deliver rapid results with a simple workflow.

The five assay launch menu targeted for the ARIES system will include: Flu A/B and RSV, HSV 1&2, Norovirus and Clostridium difficile (C. diff). Future menu items will be announced at a later date.

Luminex senior vice president, corporate development and global marketing Russell W Bradley said ARIES will revolutionize molecular diagnostic testing with a system that integrates seamlessly into the laboratory.

"Enabling laboratories to produce faster results, and better manage their QC and compliance requirements can increase service levels to hospitals and doctors for improved patient care," Bradley added.

The unveiling will take place at the ECCMID on 11 May 2014 at booth #23. Bradley will introduce the innovative sample-to-answer system, ARIES, and give a short demonstration.