cobas® connection modules (CCM)

Everything designed to work together as one

  • cobas® connection modules (CCM) enable the online connection of cobas pre-analytical systems
    (cobas p 512 and cobas p 612) to a broad portfolio of analyzers and post-analytical units
  • CCM provides connection between laboratory analyzers guaranteeing predictable turn around times for high throughput laboratories
  • Different configurations are available for easy planning, set-up and extension starting from a small footprint
  • Validated for cross-contamination compliance, can therefore be used for automating and simplifying processes in clinical laboratories and blood banks
Two cobas p 612 with double centrifuge units connected through CCM connection module to cobas 8000 analyzers.

Two cobas p 512 with bulk loading connected through CCM to two cobas® 8000 analyzers (Clinical- & immuno-chemistry), Sysmex analyzer (hematology) and cobas® 6800 system (molecular diagnostics).


CCM offers connectivity to multidisciplinary analyzers and post-analytical units

CCM is a Connected Automation solution validated for cross-contamination compli­ance and therefore may be used to auto­mate and simplify processes in clinical laboratories and blood banks.

cobas® connection modules

The fast track to sample flow efficiency

CCM connects pre-analytical system to multidisciplinary targets streamlining and optimizing laboratory processes.


Pre-analytical systems connected to serum work area, hematology, molecular diagnostics, urinanalysis and specialized infectious diseases for high-throughput laboratories.

Everything designed to work together as one

The cobas® connection modules offers benefits in a number of areas:

Multidisciplinary connectivity

CCM gives you the option to connect multiple laboratory disciplines in a seamless integrated solution. CCM provides connection between analyzers guaranteeing predictable turn around times for high throughput laboratories.

  • Serum Work Area
  • Hematology
  • Coagulation
  • Urinalysis
  • Molecular Diagnostics
  • Post-analytics

CCM solutions are validated for cross-contamination compliance

Quality comes first

Quality check via optical camera

Quality check via optical camera


Laser Liquid Level Detection

At an early pre-analytical stage, Roche automation solutions perform an extensive inspection of samples for maximum workflow efficiency.

  • Sample quality check via a high resolution optical camera which enables detection of normal, hemolytic, lipemic and icteric samples. Samples with inadequate quality for analytical processing will not continue their path
  • Automated spin status detection: CCM detects whether blood samples have been centrifuged or not. Spin status enables a greater workflow efficiency, preventing unspun samples from being tested. Measurements are made via laser through 3 barcode labels
  • Tube type identification allows you to cross check the tube type and its cap color and barcode information to detect possible errors
  • Laser Liquid Level Detection allow you to detect samples volume in ml through 3 barcode labels. Samples that don’t have an open window are not missed (prioritized process of samples/aliquots based on available volume)

This early decision stops inadequate samples for analytical processing to continue their path, reducing workload and no reagents are wasted. Overall, if a sample has an error or issue, you can act in an early stage ensuring the shortest time to results and consistency.

Workflow your way 

Personalized workflows enable you to choose from primary, aliquot or mixed workflow.

  • Primary sample workflow – if the focus is on cost efficiency
  • Aliquot workflow – if the focus is on sample integrity and parallel testing
  • Mixed workflow – to optimize the benefits of both workflows


Easy on-site solution expansion as you need it.

High flexibility for standalone work areas

CCM is also a valuable option for sorting non-connected work areas.

  • Flexible and freely definable sorting areas
  • Sorting into various racks supplied from Roche and other vendors
  • First pass and recursive workflow
  • Archiving of samples