The CAPILLARYS 3 OCTA is the most recent Sebia automated capillary electrophoresis system.

The CAPILLARYS 3 OCTA has the great heritage of CAPILLARYS 2 FLEX-PIERCING, with countless enhancements, based on the same technology as CAPILLARYS 3 TERA.

The CAPILLARYS 3 OCTA offers a broad assay menu in myeloma, diabetes, hemoglobinopathies and chronic alcohol abuse.

The CAPILLARYS 3 OCTA shares the same reagent and consumables as the other CAPILLARYS 3 instruments, allowing the lab to adopt the most relevant platforms, mixing CAPILLARYS 3 OCTA, TERA and TERA MC configurations to match exactly the needs of their organization. This flexibility also allows the lab to evolve easily by scaling up the Sebia solution.

Key benefits

Flexible platform

CAPILLARYS 3 can run up to 7 techniques, automated technique changes are enabled via pre-set switch racks, which allows users to load up to 120 samples with diverse tests simultaneously.

Scalable solution

Sharing the same technical platform and reagent line, laboratories can mix the different CAPILLARYS 3 platforms to meet their individual needs in production capacity, in addition to the large automated capillary electrophoresis menu.

Smart reagent management

4 open positions for main reagents, temperature-controlled section for secondary reagent (antisera), automated reagent identification, change buffer without interrupting the testing.

Advanced piloting Software

Delivered with each Sebia’s instrument, the PHORESIS software allows laboratory to manage the instrument results providing a very flexible solution.

Up to
79 results/hour
Up to
79 results/hour

Main characteristics

Test Menu
  • Serum Protein Electrophoresis (SPE)
  • Serum Immunotyping
  • Urine Protein Electrophoresis (UPE)
  • Urine Immunotyping
  • Hb A1c (venous blood & capillary blood)
  • Hemoglobin Electrophoresis (adult blood)


Sample types: whole blood, urine, serum


With 8 capillaries, the CAPILLARYS 3 OCTA reduces hands-on-time and offers a large loading capacity with 120 samples (15 racks).


                          Throughput (tests/hour)*

PROTEIN(E) 6 (serum)                                    79

PROTEIN(E) 6 (urine)                                      70

IMMUNOTYPING (serum or urine)                 9

Hb A1c                                                             43

HEMOGLOBIN(E)                                             45

CDT                                                                 49


* Using Software version 9.30

Reagent and consumables
  • 4 flexible positions for reagents > optimize your on-board reagent strategy
  • Reload reagents without halting specimen analysis > generate results without interruption
  • RFID identification for all reagents (reagent type, lot number, expiration date, volume) > comprehensive traceability throughout workflow
  • Reagent cups automatically loaded
  • Embedded user interface with a touch screen
  • Automatic technique change
  • Automatic start-up and shut-down
  • Visual alarms (with instrument notifications)
  • Dedicated workstation to pilot the instrument and manage results
Instrument details
  • Sample racks with 8 positions, RFID identified
  • Direct sampling from primary tubes
  • Automatic mixing and cap-piercing for whole blood samples
  • Flexible Waste management (on-board or external)
  • CAPILLARYS 3 OCTA – P/N: 1245