PerkinElmer, Waltham, Mass, has launched a series of explorer workstations for covid-19 testing capable of preparing and running up to 10,000 covid-19 tests per day. These modular and scalable workstations enable laboratories to ramp up SARS-CoV-2 testing capacity quickly to generate results. Currently, many laboratories are unable to deliver covid-19 testing results in a timely manner. Slow results and delayed responses can increase the risk of further spread of the disease.

Masoud Toloue, PhD, PerkinElmer.

Masoud Toloue, PhD, PerkinElmer.

PerkinElmer’s scalable and modular explorer automated workstations are designed to streamline testing workflows, speeding up SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR and ELISA testing. The workstations help laboratories improve their efficiency while minimizing errors. In addition, they reduce labor requirements by automating and standardizing disparate workflow steps. They also provide varying degrees of automation based on workload and staffing resources.

“The global economy is reeling from this pandemic, and laboratories need to be able to rapidly scale their testing capacity up and down,” says Masoud Toloue, PhD, vice president and general manager, diagnostics, PerkinElmer. “PerkinElmer is developing innovative solutions giving laboratories the flexibility they need to meet the ever-changing covid-19 testing demand. The best-in-class explorer workstations enable laboratories to efficiently work through the covid-19 pandemic.”

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Featured image: PerkinElmer explorer workstations are modular and scalable. (courtesy: PerkinElmer)