At the recent AACC 2013 Clinical Lab Expo, Roche, Basel, Switzerland, introduced its cobas 8100 automated workflow series in the United States.

cobas 8100The cobas 8100 is a system designed to automate many routine tasks to help diagnostic laboratories increase efficiency, reduce expenses, and maximize patient safety.

Using intelligent robotics, the cobas 8100 series automatically prepares blood samples for immediate testing and post-analytical processing, providing high-speed processing of up to 1,100 samples per hour.

The system offers dynamic and efficient sample transport options and great flexibility, allowing labs to automate both routine and STAT tests.

It can easily be added onto Roche’s existing cobas analyzers, and its flexible, modular design allows labs to grow over time as demand increases.

Market availability in the United States is expected in 2015.

[Source: Roche]