FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers here about our platform capabilities, usage, technical details, kit integrations. Should you need any additional info, feel free to contact us at your convenience, we look forward helping you with your diagnostic and research applications.

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How can I connect to bCUBE®?

bCUBE® has two main communications channels: Bluetooth and Ethernet connections. The former is used in conjunction with Hyris bAPP on a Smartphone, the latter allows bCUBE® to be fully controlled by a Windows PC through bPANEL software interface.

Do I need a Desktop PC / Notebook for controlling bCUBE®?

Only if you wish to experiment with your own protocols, changing testing parameters at will. If you use pre-set protocols for your testing and research use, you can control your bCUBE® with the bAPP on a smartphone.

Can I use bCUBE® everywhere in the world?

Yes, of course. The supplied power source can work at both 110 V and 220V, and the removable power cord can be easily replaced with the one compatible with the standard of your destination country.

Do I need to be an expert Biologist in order to use bCUBE®?

No, you don’t. We built an extremely intuitive interface for our bAPP, that will guide you linearly through the analysis setup. With a few ‘touches’ you’ll be able to start your analysis and our results interpretation engine will assist you in determining the outcome of the tests.

Is bCUBE® intended also for laboratory/research use?

Yes. Connecting it to a Windows PC, and you can use the bPANEL software interface to fully exploit its capabilities. Create your custom recipes, run thermal cycling or isothermal protocols, perform high resolution melting analysis, scan all your samples for multiple wavelenghts at the same time. With bCUBE®, even the most demanding Biologist will be satisfied.

Can bCUBE® do thermal cycling?

Yes. bCUBE® is capable of running custom thermal cycling protocols, maximizing ramps speed and allowing to run Real Time PCR analyses. Moreover, it’s flexible thermal control algorithm is able to keep a constant temperature profile maximizing stability and precision, giving outstanding performance also in isothermal amplification protocols.

Can bCUBE® run Melting analysis?

Yes. bCUBE® can control slow temperature ramps very precisely, and the resolution of its temperature sensor (< 0.05 °C) enables melting analyses with very high resolution.

Which are the compatible fluorophores?

At present, our standard model is compatible with FAM and VIC fluorophores (and all equivalent others). In addition, due to the modular nature of its patented technology, a custom optical design can be requested to make bCUBE® compatible with virtually any kind of fluorophore.

Can bCUBE® detect multiple wavelength in a single analysis?

Yes. bCUBE® is able to scan all the samples simultaneously for each of the installed wavelenghts (FAM and VIC fluorophores for the standard model). This allows analyses with multi-targets or with internal control.

How can I get support/assistance?

For quick response on technical questions, you can use our ‘Contacts’ section on the website. If you have issues on the tool, we can give remote assistance connecting directly to bCUBE® from the internet.

bAPP


Which are the compatible operating systems?

Our current bAPP version is available for Windows Phone only, but Android and iOS applications are in development and will be available shortly. Until that happens, we will ship a Windows phone with a preinstalled bAPP with every bCUBE®.

What’s the connection technology?

bAPP connects to bCUBE® using Bluetooth technology.

Do I need to stay connected and nearby bCUBE® for the entire analysis?

No, you don’t. As soon as the analysis is started, bCUBE® is able to carry it to completion entirely without the need of any interaction from the outside. If you like, you can stay connected to see the analysis outcome in real time. Otherwise, you can download and see the results of the analysis, after it’s completed, at any time.

What does it happen if I lose the connection or the phone battery goes low during an analysis?

Nothing to worry about. You can download the entire analysis from bCUBE® when you want later on.

What are the advantages of controlling bCUBE® through bAPP?

With our bAPP, Genetic Detection becomes surprisingly easy. Your analyses can be really “Portable”: just bring our small bCUBE® and a Smartphone to set-up your laboratory in the field. You can take pictures, record GPS coordinates and link them to each sample you’re analyzing and get the results in a few minutes. Our results interpretation engine will assist you in determining the outcome of the test, without the need to be an expert of genetic detection.

Do I need to be outside of buildings to get GPS tags?

It’s not necessary. Exploiting the Smartphone’s A-GPS, the location can be acquired also through Mobile networks or WiFi.

How can I share the analysis results?

At the end of each analysis, a PDF report with the analysis results is sent from bCUBE® to the Smartphone. You can quickly email it or share it by any other means enabled on the phone. In addition, the full data acquired during the analysis can be uploaded to our cloud portal (bDATA®) and can be seen and analyzed by any one you gave the access to.

How do I get the bAPP on my phone?

You can download it from Windows Store

WIN 10 Mobile :: bAPP - Download link for Windows 10 Mobile

WIN Phone 8.1 :: bAPP - Download link for Windows Phone 8.1

Please note that in order to be able to download the app, your email address must be logged in the Hyris client registration process and must be associated with the Microsoft account linked to your phone. In ordered to register your email address, please write at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.