Micronic, Lelystad, the Netherlands, has launched the HT700 tube handler, designed to automate the otherwise monotonous and mistake-inclined manual arraying of sample tubes. The handler can reconfigure or single out sample tubes in 96-well format Micronic racks (ANSI/SLAS standard) for downstream processes at room temperature.

The software interface enables users to set quarantine conditions and run parameters that meet end users’ specific requirements. Likewise, the HT700 can be configured to use worklist files from a USB thumb drive. An integrated 1-D barcode and 2-D code reader double checks whether the sample tubes are selected correctly during the arraying process and provides traceability for information transfer to database and laboratory information management systems.

The Micronic HT700 tube handler can handle capped and uncapped Micronic tubes from 0.30 mL to 1.40 mL, and offers a large capacity of 24 racks, plus one to three target racks in a closed system that helps keep the user safe. In combination with the speed of 800 tubes per hour, this data-driven device efficiently automates tasks in the lab.

For more information, visit Micronic.