Next-Generation Automation Solution
Unified solution to address expanding workloads
Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Tarrytown, NY, introduces Aptio™ Automation, the company’s next-generation laboratory automation platform. This adaptable solution allows for a phased implementation to accommodate current and future needs of medium- to very-high-volume labs. The circular track and modular design ensure it can adapt to nearly any lab or testing environment. It also offers connectivity to Siemens’ portfolio of automation-ready analyzers, thus facilitating a multidisciplinary approach to testing. Its point-in-space aspiration feature helps streamline workflow by reducing the need to aliquot (or divide) samples, and its puck-based system with RFID enables individual sample routing and tracking, along with STAT prioritization. The solution delivers comprehensive analytics via powerful, centralized information technology, while having the flexibility to provide pre- and post-analytical capabilities. Siemens’ CentraLink™ Data Management System facilitates efficient sample flow, auto-verification, quick access to samples, and proactive quality control.
Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics
Vendor-neutral sample management
Roche, Indianapolis, introduces the cobas p 312 preanalytical system, a front-end automation solution that offers comprehensive, vendor-neutral sample management for labs with limited floor space. The compact, stand-alone system performs sample registration, sorting, decapping, and archiving of all sample tubes—including chemistry, immunoassay, hematology, coagulation, and urinalysis—for the entire laboratory, including non-Roche equipment. With a throughput of up to 450 tubes per hour, the system is suited for customers who are looking for an entry-level step into automation for preanalytical workflow.