Automated sample transport and management system provides on-demand, reliable, secure and rapid microtube transfer. Low-pressure compressed air transports samples between remote laboratories and a wide range of analytical instrumentation regardless of their location within the research facilities. Typically users will use the system to submit samples for analysis on NMR, HPLC or LC/MS systems. With unattended 24/7 operation, it optimizes the use of expensive analytical instrumentation and results in increased data generation. System is customizable and adaptable, and is easy to install and expand when necessary. Suitable for use in pharmaceutical, clinical and forensic sampling environments.