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Sample storage tubes

Sample storage tubes

Datamatrix technology for sample tracking

Request offer Benefits at a glance

Unique Data Matrix codes, pre-printed and integral to the bottom of each tube, resistant to mechanical and chemical stimuli, remain readable even when damaged up to 30%. The best cost-effective tracking method on the market.

A unique product appreciated by storage facilities of all kinds

Key features

  • Can be deployed as stand alone application on a dedicated PC, on premises on an institutional server or in cloud.
  • Management and tracking samples using Data Matrix® technology. Software remains compatible with identification systems such as labeling or other identification.
  • Native integration to rack scanners for multiple acquisition of new samples and rearrangement of positions with rearray function.
  • Software tool for configuration and printing of identification labels interfaced to label printer.
  • Freedom to configure custom fields of various nature (numeric, textual, multiple choice, etc.).
  • Advanced search function on all fields, including import and export functions of files in xlsx. and csv formats. Configuration, export and printing of user-defined statistical reports.
  • Tracking of donor subject and primary collection information, configuration and management of relevant events and clinical data.
  • User friendly configuration of the storage environment, graphical display with evidence of usage status and remaining capacity by level. Ability to capture data from a storage system temperature monitoring system.

Which data can I track?

One Software, Many Solutions

With EasyTrack you can ditch Excel sheets , notebooks and databases of any other kind. EasyTrack is an All in One solution that can track and integrate data from every relevant process and information related to the sample.

Easy storage management is the indispensable core function of the entry-level version of the software.

Thanks to the expertise learned in the field, we have developed around it a customizable modular structure that allows for a product that can meet all needs.

Check out the available modules and configure your LIMS without having to adopt expensive predetermined solutions.

ET31300 ACCADEMY Easytrack2D software license for tracking, archiving and storage of biological samples, non-transferable, on MySQL, MSSQL or Oracle database
ET31310 Easytrack2Dweb integrated module for managing patient master data and primary samples withdrawals
ET31311 Easytrack2Dweb integrated module for reagent/labware warehouse management
ET31312 Integrated Module for Centralized or External Biobank Management
ET31315 Easytrack2Dweb integrated module for tracking sample transport and storage temperature. Integration with external monitoring system.
ET31324 Integrazione di Easytrack2Dweb su database MySQL, MSSQL o Oracle con sw di strumentazione (Liquid Handler, Freezer Auto)

What samples can I manage?

Highest flexibility

EasyTrack was created for the management of any chemical and biological sample.

Each sample is tracked by being assigned a unique and anonymous identifier that makes it unique and unmistakable within the dataset.

EasyTrack natively interfaces to all instrumentation dedicated to the management of tubes identified by 2d barcodes (or QR codes), The best cost-effective tracking system on the market.

Classic linear barcodes or other alphanumeric codes can always be used as an alternative to QR codes. IDs can be acquired from labware, from integration with external databases, entered manually or generated automatically according to your own standard.

This flexibility makes the software adaptable to every reality and need.

One installation for multiple work environments

Multi-laboratory & multi-role structure

Multiple independent Divisions/Projects/Laboratories can be configured with a single installation. With one license it is therefore possible to use EasyTrack2d within multiple independent environments belonging to the same facility.

For each user, it is possible to determine which laboratories they have access to and which data and software features they can view and interact with.

  • Administrator: manages system structure, creates projects and supervisors
  • Supervisor: customize the setup inside a project, create user-groups, assign permissions, create data fields and structures
  • Operator: can insert and edit data in the system using standard procedures in accordance with the assigned permissions
  • Guest: has no rights to change data and can only search and view certain data according to its permissions

Why choose datamatrix technology

Barcode data matrix

The 2d code on the bottom of each tube corresponds to a unique, nonreplicable alphanumeric string. The extreme resistance to chemical and physical agents and the guarantee of inseparability between code and tube makes it a secure system for sample traceability, compatible with the most restrictive anonymization and certification requirements for biobanks.

The structure of the boxes allows in fractions of a second the simultaneous acquisition of codes and respective positions for all samples present (rack scanner required).

Choose the best solution for each application

Tube configuration

  • External threaded cap to maximize usable volume and reduce risk of contamination
  • Internal threaded cap for better sealing, preferred for cryopreservation
  • Pressure caps the most economical and quickest to use, disposable, recommended down to -20°C
  • Cap color wide range available to visually identify type of material stored
  • Optional 1D and Human readable code (replicate 2D datamatrix) to facilitate sample identification
  • Volume and diameter from 0.25ml to 12ml, specific for liquids, tissues or other solid sample

Selected brands for quality assurance and wide offerings

Quality and wide range of choice

Virgin polypropylene tubing for medical use, inert with reduced retention of organic molecules, suitable for use from +37°C to -196°C. Cleanroom production, control certification for absence of DNA, RNA, DNase, RNase and endotoxins. Subjected to (optional) gamma ray/ethylene oxide sterilization process.

Cryogenic tubes with volumes from a minimum of 0.25ml to a maximum of 12ml are available in the catalog. In addition to standard models for storing liquid samples, specific designs are available, designed to make handling of tissue and other solid samples easy.

The quality and expertise of a historic brand

Thermo Fisher scientific

A well-known U.S. company that produces instruments, materials and software for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries as well as the Life Science research sector. The collaboration with TwinHelix is focused on consumables and instrumentation for sample storage, especially data matrix tubes, which are particularly appreciated for their high contrast and 2d code printing technique.

The company in its history has made several mergers and acquisitions, the products distributed belong to the 3 brands: Matrix, Nunc and Abgene. The strengths are the historicity and spread of the brand as well as an extensive literature available to support Thermo Fisher Scientific branded products.

3748-BR 200µL internally-threaded tubes with Colorless cap, V bottom, high contrast 2D barcode, in a 8x12 barcoded rack. Maximize capacity in manual or automated storage systems.
3744 500µL internally-threaded tubes with Colorless cap, V bottom, high contrast 2D barcode, in a 8x12 rack.
3741RED 1000µL internally-threaded tubes with RED cap, V bottom, high contrast 2D barcode, in a 8x12 rack.

Innovation and market focus


Founded by an experienced team with considerable industry knowledge, the founders and team at AltemisLab have been working with 2D barcoded tubes since 2000, when this technology was first used by pharmaceutical companies for compound storage. AltemisLab utilises this expertise to deliver the highest quality products and exceptional service.

Attention to consumer needs leads the company to continuously develop and enrich its range and offer unique products such as 5ml/2ml/1.2ml datamatrix tubes in classic 9x9 format racks. This is alongside 96 format SBS in 0.5ml, 0.75ml, 1.1ml and 1.4ml internal thread, 0.75ml and 1.4ml external thread. All AlteTubes now are available with 1D side coding and human readable barcodes on the tubes. The product range has also been updated to include 24 Format SBS tubes in 3 and 6ml.

AL201075 0.75ml 2D barcoded external thread storage tube, in 8x12 SBS rack format, precapped with screw cap, AlteClean
AL201301-1 1.2ml 2D barcoded external thread storage tube, 6x8 SBS rack format, precapped with screw cap, sterile
AL201304-1 + AL201512 2ml 2D barcoded external thread storage tube, precapped with screw cap, sterile, bulk + Empty large format 81 rack for 2ml 2D barcoded storage tubes, AlteClean

The broadest sample storage tube assortment on the market


Historic Dutch company focused on manufacturing consumables for cryopreservation of biological specimens in single-tube microplate format. Their experience in the market has led them to develop a wide range of products to meet the most varied needs of users. The strong point is the rich catalog and the total configurability of each item.

Particularly popular is the range of tubes dedicated to the storage of tissues and other solid samples (from 1ml to 6ml), which due to the special large-diameter format allow easy handling of the contents.

MP52802 1.00ml 2D Data-Matrix coded Screw Cap tubes with External Thread Flat bottom in Micronic 48-1 Rack with low cover (Barcoded A1-F1 side)
MP52954 1.50ml 2D Data-Matrix coded Screw Cap tubes with External Thread, Human readable code, Flat bottom in Micronic 24-1 Rack with low cover (Barcoded A1-D1 side)
MP52960 3.00ml 2D Data-Matrix coded Screw Cap tubes with External Thread, Human readable, Flat bottom in Micronic 24-1 Rack with high cover (Barcoded A1-D1 side)

Professional results for everyone

BMP21 entry level portable printer

The BMP21-LAB Portable Label Printer is an all-in-one labeller for research, academic and clinical labs. With label materials designed specifically for harsh environments, the BMP21-LAB printer can quickly and easily create legible labels for flat, curved or highly textured surfaces that stay stuck for years even when exposed to extreme temperatures and chemicals.

Ideal for medium/low work volumes

BBP12 desktop printer for every lab

The Brady BBP™12 label printer is a compact, reliable, affordable entry level thermal transfer benchtop printer. Ideal for customers requiring low volume printing on lots of different materials within most of the academic and hospital Laboratory. It allows you to print labels, barcodes and much more. This printer comes with a free Brady WorkStation Basic Design Software Suite, enabling you to immediately start designing professional labels.

Smart and flexible printer

M611 portable printer manageable by smartphone and PC

The BradyPrinter M611 Mobile Printer is a smartphone operated printer for laboratory samples and complex labeling using the Brady Workstation Mobile Express Labels app. You can easily create 1D and 2D codes and barcodes with a smartphone. The Express app offers the most comprehensive label design capabilities available for any smartphone and includes design wizards to quickly create specific identification labels. Note: the printer remains usable connected to a PC as an ordinary desktop printer.

For high daily print volumes

i5100 High-performance desktop printer

The BradyPrinter i5100 Industrial Label Printer automatically detects label consumables and ink ribbons for a smooth and fast printer setup. Its intuitive, full colour touch screen which informs in real time about the status of the printer and consumables. Brady labels can easily be loaded thanks to a self-centering roll holder and automatic calibration and label setup.

With 300 and 600 dpi printing, the BradyPrinter i5100 offers crisp, high quality printing on reliable, industrial grade labels from 5 up to 110 mm. Driven by a powerful 32 bit and 800 Mhz internal printer processor, the i5100 prints at a speed of up to 300 mm/sec at 300 dpi. The printer's interchangeable platen rollers help to keep its performance at maximum, even after intensive use.

Vertical freezer rack

Sliding drawer rack

  • To make all stored samples easily accessible
  • They minimize the number of boxes exposed to room temperature during picking and storage operations
  • Made of stainless steel, resistant to mechanical and chemical agents, long lasting
  • Can be tailor-made
RD060825 Stainless steel rack with drawers for vertical freezer (box size132 x85 xh25 - no. drawers8 - rack size HxWxD 224 x138 x555)
RD070550 Stainless steel rack with drawers for vertical freezer (box size132 x85 xh50 - no. drawers5 - rack size HxWxD270 x138 x620)
RD060458 Stainless steel rack with drawers for vertical freezer (box size132 x85 xh58 - no. drawers4 - rack size HxWxD 248 x138 x555)

Tank and orrizontal freezers racks

Tower racks

  • Essential for organizing space in upright/well freezers or nitrogen vapor cryopreservation tanks
  • Lightweight and durable construction for easy rack handling
  • Equipped with a grab handle and box safety lock
  • Can be tailor-made
RT0858 Stainless steel tower rack for horizontal freezer/liquid nitrogen (Box dim. 127 x85xh58 - no. shelves8 - total H 507)
RT1050 Stainless steel tower rack for horizontal freezer/liquid nitrogen (dim. Box127 x85xh50 - no. shelves10 - total H 550)
RT2025 Stainless steel tower rack for horizontal freezer/liquid nitrogen (Box dim.127 x85xh50 - no. shelves20 - total H570)

For all high volume samples and containers

Rack for falcon tube and bottles

  • Designed for storage of falcon-type tubes/ bottles and other bulky containers
  • The ideal solution for maximizing and better organizing space
  • Made of stainless steel, resistant to mechanical and chemical agents, long lasting
  • Can be tailor-made
RD5002120 2 drawers Stainless steel rack for upright freezer, for 50ml test tubes, max no. 45/drawer, rack dim (WxDxH): 140 x 550 x 252mm
RD2002125L 2-drawers stainless steel rack for upright freezers, for 50x50xH100mm square bottles, max no. 20/drawer, rack dim (WxDxH) 140 x 625 x 260mm
RD1502120XL 2-drawer stainless steel rack for upright freezer, for 15ml test tubes, max no. 140/drawer, rack dim (WxDxH): 140 x 685 x 252mm

Essential for rapid identification of the single sample

Single tube reader

  • usable with 1d and 2d barcodes
  • Plug and play, no installation required, simply connect the reader to a USB port and you are up and running immediately
  • Return the barcode read in any application making it a reader that can be integrated with any software
  • Able to read any 2d barcode, even switching from one tube model to another without the need to change settings
TH-ETR4400 Easytrack Barcode Reader for single tube datamatrix , designed for reading 2d and linear codes, USB connection

For those who always demand maximum productivity

SBS Rack Reader

  • Capture from camera for maximum reading speed, decodes 2D tube barcodes in as little as one second giving all codes and positions
  • Only for 24, 48, 96, and 384 format racks
  • Customizable LED visual feedback provides the user with instant notification on successful reads
  • Data export in CSV, XLS, XML, Image, ODBC, TCP/IP formats, full integrability to LIMS, ELN, or database.
  • IP66 Rating provides a critical environment barrier that enables clean room use and protects the reader from adverse environmental conditions
  • Included magnetic linear barcode reader for Rack's side barcodes
2023-EMEA-LPE Thermo Scientific™ VisionMate™ HSX High Speed SBS Barcode Reader
AL252000 AlteRead SBS rack 2D barcode camera reader (with CryoCover)

Widest rack format compatibility

Large format rack reader

  • Capture from camera for maximum reading speed, decodes 2D tube barcodes in as little as two second giving all codes and positions
  • For large format rack 9x9, 10x10 and SBS rack 24, 48, 96, and 384, from any manufacturer
  • Data export in CSV, XLS, XML, Image formats, full integrability to LIMS, ELN, or database.
  • Cryo Cover™ Reduces condensation for uninterrupted reading of cold racks
AL254000 AlteRead Large format & SBS rack 2D barcode camera reader

Most versatile solution

Wireless single reader

  • Instant reading of every 1D and 2D barcode, from every manufacturer and format
  • Potable, wireless/bluetooth connectivity with any device
  • Option to store 2000 barcodes and download the results at a later time.
  • Plug & Play, no software to install and display results in any application
AL255002 AlteRead bluetooth pendant Single tube 2D & 1D barcode reader

For less intense workflow

Manual de-capper

  • Ensures optimal and reproducible torque level
  • Ergonomic design, easy and immediate use
  • Made of long-lasting stainless steel
  • Practical cost-saving solution
MP35483 Screw Cap Recapper CS100 for Altemis Screw Caps (Ext.Thread and Int.Thread)
MP35480 / MP35481 Screw Cap Recapper for Micronic Screw Caps (Ext.Thread) / (Int.Thread)
MP35483 Screw Cap Recapper CS100 for Matrix Screw Caps (Int.Thread)
MP35489 Screw Cap Recapper CS100 for Nunc Screw Caps (Int.Thread)

Simple and effective solution

Single Channel Semi-automatic De-capper

  • A precious ally of immediate use
  • Ensures optimal and reproducible torque level
  • Long-lasting, fast-charging battery
  • Practical solution of reduced size and cost
  • High compatibility with different brands


AL404001 AlteCap™ Solo - Altemis Tube
AL404100 AlteCap™ Solo - Internal thread Matrix (96 SBS format)
AL404102 AlteCap™ Solo - Internal thread Micronic screw caps (96 SBS format)
AL404104 AlteCap™ Solo - External thread LVL screw caps (96 SBS rack format)
AL404107 AlteCap™ Solo - Internal thread Greiner screw caps (96 SBS format)
AL404108 AlteCap™ Solo - External thread fluidX screw caps (96 SBS format)
AL404109 AlteCap™ Solo - Internal thread Hamilton screw caps (96 SBS format)
AL404114 AlteCap™ Solo - External thread Eppendorf screw caps (96 SBS format)
AL404116 AlteCap™ Solo - External thread NEST screw caps (48 SBS rack format)
AL404117 AlteCap™ Solo - Sarstedt tubes (custom rack available)
AL404120 AlteCap™ Solo - Azenta Acoustic Sample Tube

The optimal cost-benefit solution

8 Channels Semi-automatic De-capper

  • Less than one minute to open/close the tubes of a 96 plate
  • Ensures optimal and reproducible torque level
  • Ergonomic grip for user comfort
  • Long-lasting, fast-charging battery
  • Practical solution of reduced size and cost


4105MAT Handheld Decapper, 8-Ch, Compatible with all screw cap Matrix
4105NUN Handheld Decapper, 8-ch, Compatible with all screw cap Nunc
AL404000 Semi-automated handheld decapper. Electronic capping & decapping. Compatible with all 24, 48 & 96 SBS rack format AlteTubes & most other manufacturers
MP35420 Screw Cap Recapper CS500 for Micronic Screw Caps

For the most intense work flows

Automatic De-capper

  • Maximum throughput, about 10 seconds for an entire plate
  • Anti-drop tray to prevent contamination between samples
  • Safety system to ensure correct orientation of plates
  • Easily integrated with robotic systems
  • Dedicated models for 96, 48 and 24 plates, adaptable to different brands.
AL409000 Swift 96 CELL. Full plate automated screw cap decapping.
AL409001 Swift 48 CELL. Full plate automated screw cap decapping.
AL409002 Swift 24 CELL. Full plate automated screw cap decapping.

The optimal solution for push caps

Push cap capper

  • Easy and immediate use solutions
  • Ensures the perfect application for each press-on cap
  • Can be used with complete and partially complete plates
  • Adaptable to different brands
MP35050 Push Cap Capper CP400.
MP35000 Automatic Push Cap Decapper CP620
AL404700 Semi-automated septum capper for all manufacturers septum cap mats

Benefits at a glance


Native management and interfacing to acquisition peripherals for datamatrix tracking technology


Full flexibility and and freedom to configure the work environment


"Open" software capable of interfacing to databases, management systems, analytical instrumentation and automation systems.


Data integrity is imperative, The activity log function allows tracking of any changes to the database


The potential of shared research in the digital age is enormous. Choose what data to share and with whom. Everything at the click of a button.


Compliant with European guidelines for biobanks ISO 20387, FDA 21 CFR11 regulations, and GAMP5 guidelines related to computer data security and integrity


Compatible with the most stringent privacy and certification regulations for biobanks


Unique, preprinted datamatrix code resistant to extreme chemical and physical agents


High density storage for rational utilization of valuable cold space


Full tube configurability, for every application and usage need


Instantaneous and error-free acquisition of identifiers and position for all tubes in the rack


Automation friendly, all proposed items can be integrated with liquid handlers, labelers, decappers, etc.


Suitable solutions for every type of application and work volume


Labels and inks designed for extreme conditions and withstand the test of time


Printers easily integrated with databases (Excell, Access, etc.), LIMS and other management systems


Free software for label configuration


Maximum optimization of valuable cold spaces


Custom-made racks for any type of storage unit


Easy and fast access to all stored material


Readers for massive acquisition of datamatrix codes


Equipped with active and passive anti-fogging systems


Integrate with any application


Wide compatibility with different format codes and brands


Designed to improve daily operability











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