Explore the Panther system:

It all begins with the Panther® System, the foundation of Panther® Scalable Solutions. With that foundation in place, you are able to customize your molecular diagnostic testing to choose from a broad menu of assays and instrument add-ons, allowing an economical and scalable path to your laboratory’s growth.

Grow with the Panther system

Panther Scalable Solutions is here to meet your evolving needs, whether that involves processing a small, medium or large volume of tests. Armed with proven technology, all housed in a small footprint, we work with you to bring you innovative, flexible solutions for your lab today and tomorrow.

The Panther system provides labs the ability to consolidate their menu on a single fully automated system with proven performance and features that drive value and enable tangible and immediate savings.

  • Load-and-go automation without batching restrictions.
  • Run up to 4 assays simultaneously for increased efficiency.
  • True walk-away freedom with less hands-on time for flexible workflow and streamlined efficiency.


Assay Menu:

  • CT/NG
  • Mycoplasma genitalium
  • Trichomonas vaginalis
  • Bacterial vaginosis
  • Candida vaginitis/Trichomonas vaginalis
  • HSV 1 & 2
  • HPV
  • HPV 16 18/45
  • Zika Virus*
  • SARS-CoV-2*
  • SARS-CoV-2/Flu/A/B*
  • SARS-CoV-2/Flu/A/B/RSV†
  • HIV-1 Quant Dx
  • HCV Quant Dx
  • HBV Quant
  • CMV†



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Labor savings 

  • Broad assay menu on a single platform allows consolidation and the ability to run more tests per full-time employee
  • Full automation allows samples to be loaded at the end of the day and run labor-free after hours
  • Ability to run multiple test orders from the same patient sample at the same time expedites results
  • Ability to load primary sample tubes eliminates manual transfer of specimens

Time savings

  • Flexible sample loading provides control over workflow by either random access or batch processing
  • Programmable/automated maintenance allows tasks to run labor-free during non-operational hours
  • STAT samples can be loaded at any time, allowing urgent samples to be prioritized
  • Specialized reports to automate tracking and trending of QC and results: Levey-Jennings, Prevalence Reports, Sample History Report, Sample Curve Report and Maintenance Checklist
  • Add on additional IVD menu without disrupting existing workflow

Cost savings

  • Small footprint gives labs the ability to run more tests per square foot and options for scalability and redundancy
  • Consolidation of platforms helps reduce LIS connection costs and streamline tech training and competencies
  • Consumables designed to reduce waste (tubes vs plate) and included in price-per-test provide transparency
  • Liquid waste is nonhazardous and does not require special handling‡
  • QC only required every 24 hours, or with a new kit, reducing time and costs

Small Footprint, Big Impact.1-4

More results with less space: <1 square meter and over 300 results in less than 8 hours.

  • True sample-to-result automation: All sample processing, amplification, and detection in one contained unit.
  • Potential to consolidate a broad assay menu onto one fully automated instrument.


  1. Data on file. Hologic, Inc., 2014.
  2. UNITAID. HIV/AIDS Diagnostic Technology Landscape. 2nd ed. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization; 2012.
  3. Ratnam S et al. Workflow and maintenance characteristics of five automated laboratory instruments for the diagnosis of sexually transmitted infections. J Clin Microbiol. 2014;52(7):2299-2304.
  4. Roche Molecular Diagnostics. Cobas 6800 System Specifications.https://www.cobas68008800.com/cobas_6800_details. Accessed January 14, 2021