EUROIMMUN Analyzer I-2P or Elisys Duo: Which ELISA Analyzer To Choose?

Automated ELISA analyzers such as the Elisys Duo and Analyzer I-2P offer a range of features and specifications to help you determine the best fit for your laboratory's needs.

Model Elisys Duo Analyzer I-2P
Analyzer type 2-plate fully automated ELISA analyzer 2-plate fully automated ELISA analyzer
Plate loading capacity Up to 3 plates/run Up to 3 microplates/run
Samples positions Up to 144 tubes Up to 144
Reagent positions 40 positions on five reagent racks -
Internal barcode reader Sample ID, rack type Sample ID, rack type & QC certificate via 2D hand barcode scanner
Pipetting system 300 μl and 1100 μl carbon tips (conductive) 300 μl and 1100 μl carbon tips (conductive)
Number of tips Up to 3 tip racks for 300 μI or 1100 μI disposable tips 3 tip racks for 300 μI or 1100 μI disposable tips
Onboard capacity tips 288 tips 288 tips
Computer Internal External
Interfaces USB, VGA, LAN RS-232 Serial, USB 2.0, RJ-45
LIS Ethernet, bi-directional, ASTM & free definable protocol ASTM or ASCII format, (bi-directional)

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Selecting the right automated ELISA analyzer can significantly enhance laboratory efficiency and accuracy. This comparison between the Elisys Duo and EUROIMMUN I-2P highlights their key features to help you decide which one best meets your laboratory needs.

Analyzer Type

The type of analyzer defines its functionality and versatility in performing various assays. A fully automated system can streamline operations and improve throughput.

  • Elisys Duo: A 2-plate fully automated ELISA analyzer, ideal for laboratories requiring high automation and precision.
  • EUROIMMUN I-2P: Also a 2-plate fully automated ELISA analyzer, providing similar functionality for efficient assay processing.

Plate Loading Capacity

The number of plates an analyzer can handle at once impacts its throughput and efficiency. Higher capacity allows for more simultaneous testing, saving time.

  • Elisys Duo: Can handle up to 3 plates per run, suitable for medium to high throughput needs.
  • EUROIMMUN I-2P: Similarly, can process up to 3 microplates per run, offering flexibility for different testing requirements.

Samples Positions

Indicates the number of sample tubes the analyzer can hold, affecting the volume of tests it can process at once. More sample positions enable higher throughput.

  • Elisys Duo: Accommodates up to 144 tubes, supporting large-scale testing without frequent reloads.
  • EUROIMMUN I-2P: Also supports up to 144 samples, making it efficient for high-throughput environments.

Reagent Positions

The number of reagent slots determines the variety of tests the analyzer can perform simultaneously. More positions enhance flexibility in handling different assays.

  • Elisys Duo: Offers 40 positions on five reagent racks, allowing a broad range of tests.
  • EUROIMMUN I-2P: Reagent position information is not specified, which could affect flexibility in certain testing scenarios.

Internal Barcode Reader

Automated barcode readers enhance sample tracking and identification, reducing errors and improving workflow efficiency.

  • Elisys Duo: Features basic sample ID and rack type identification.
  • EUROIMMUN I-2P: Provides advanced tracking with sample ID, rack type, and QC certificate scanning via a 2D hand barcode scanner.

Pipetting System

Critical for accurate liquid handling, the pipetting system directly affects test precision and repeatability.

  • Elisys Duo: Utilizes 300 μl and 1100 μl conductive carbon tips for high precision.
  • EUROIMMUN I-2P: Employs similar 300 μl and 1100 μl conductive carbon tips, ensuring consistent liquid handling.

Number of Tips

The number of tips an analyzer can hold impacts its operational continuity. More tips mean longer periods of uninterrupted operation.

  • Elisys Duo: Supports up to 3 tip racks for 300 μl or 1100 μl disposable tips, accommodating 288 tips in total.
  • EUROIMMUN I-2P: Matches the Duo with 3 tip racks for 300 μl or 1100 μl disposable tips, also supporting 288 tips.

Onboard Capacity Tips

The onboard capacity for tips affects how long the analyzer can operate continuously without needing resupply.

  • Elisys Duo: Can store up to 288 tips, enhancing workflow efficiency and reducing downtime.
  • EUROIMMUN I-2P: Provides similar onboard capacity with 288 tips, ensuring sustained operation.


The type of computer (internal or external) used to control the analyzer affects its integration and ease of use.

  • Elisys Duo: Features an internal computer, streamlining operations and reducing the need for additional hardware.
  • Euroimmune I-2P: Uses an external computer, offering flexibility in upgrades and maintenance.


Connectivity options determine how well the analyzer integrates with other lab equipment and information systems.

  • Elisys Duo: Equipped with USB, VGA, and LAN interfaces, providing robust connectivity.
  • EUROIMMUN I-2P: Offers RS-232 Serial, USB 2.0, and RJ-45 interfaces, supporting diverse connectivity needs.

Laboratory Information System (LIS)

Integration with LIS enhances data management and workflow efficiency, crucial for modern laboratories.

  • Elisys Duo: Supports Ethernet, bi-directional communication with ASTM & free definable protocols, providing excellent integration flexibility.
  • EUROIMMUN I-2P: Features ASTM or ASCII format for bi-directional communication, ensuring compatibility with LIS systems.


When choosing between the Elisys Duo and EUROIMMUN I-2P, consider your laboratory's specific needs regarding throughput, flexibility, and integration capabilities. Both analyzers offer high sample and reagent capacity, robust pipetting systems, and advanced barcode tracking. Evaluate these features to select the analyzer that best fits your laboratory's requirements.