BD MAX™ System

BD MAX™ System

Optimise workflow efficiency, speed, accuracy and testing versatility

Meet the BD MAX™ System

Expand your laboratory's molecular testing potential


Workflow efficiency for timely patient management1

  • Run 1-24 samples and/or assays at the same time1,2
  • Increase staff productivity through automation2,3
  • Reduce total costs with increased testing volume and streamlined workflow2
  • Fully automated testing for IVD and open-system reagent capabilities2,4


Diagnostic speed and accuracy1

  • Molecular testing drives fast, appropriate treatment leading to more timely patient management
  • Timely results allow for prompt infection control and efficient use of isolation resources
Less than 1.5 minutes
Less than 1.5 minutes
hands-on time per specimen2
15 minutes
15 minutes
hands-on time per run2,5
3 hours or less*
3 hours or less*
sample-to-answer for up to 24 specimens2,6

*MDR-TB assay is <4 hours


Testing versatility for a wide range of patients2

  • Leverage a broad suite of molecular solutions
  • Address complex patient needs with a clinically relevant and differentiated menu
  • Test up to 24 different samples and/or assays across a wide range of sample types2,4
Up to 24
Up to 24
Samples per run
Mix and match different assays* on the same run

*Assays have defined compatibility and most assays can be put in the same rack. User-defined protocols cannot be in the same rack as IVD assays

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BD MAX™ System specs

Electrical requirements and operating conditions
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Molecular diagnostics

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Fully automated

Broad, versatile assay menu

Standardized workflow

Multiple testing options

Open-system capabilities

Electrical requirements:

  • Voltage 100-240 VAC
  • Current 10 A
  • Frequency 50-60 Hz
  • Maximum Power Input 300 VA

Operating conditions:

  • Temperature 18°C – 30°C / 64.4°F – 86°F
  • Humidity 20% to 80% R.H (non-condensing)
  • Locations Level surface; no direct heat
  • Altitude Up to 2000 m (6562ft)
  • Light Conditions No direct light

CPO, Carbapenemase-Producing Organism; CTChlamydia trachomatisDNA, deoxyribonucleic acid; GCNeisseria gonorrhoeaeIVDin vitro diagnostic; MDR, Multi-Drug Resistant; MRSA, Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureusPCR, polymerase chain reaction; RSV, respiratory syncytial virus;  SARS-CoV-2, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2; TB, Tuberculosis; TNA, total nucleic acid; TVTrichomonas vaginalis; 


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