Thermo Fisher Scientific unveiled a new automated sample handling system that is designed to address bottleneck issues that result from excessive sample processing workflows for scientific research.

The Thermo Scientific KingFisher SpeciTRAX Sample Transfer System’s advanced robotics technology reduces the processing bottleneck in sample handling to increase throughput. It can process 192 saliva or nasopharyngeal samples from tube to well in 40 minutes. Integrating the system as part of a sample processing workflow, for example, can remove time-consuming manual steps including decapping, recapping and sample tracking, enabling researchers to spend less time on sample handling and more time on advancing scientific discovery.

Featured and benefits for the system includes:

  • Increased throughput and efficiency: Advanced robotic technology increases productivity, addresses workforce challenges, and saves lab space
  • Flexible workflow: Compatible with multiple types of tubes with swabs and raw or stabilized saliva
  • Improved traceability: Provides tube-to-well sample tracking for greater quality control
  • Increased reproducibility: Fluid sensing tips and precision pipettes improve accuracy and consistency of results
  • Enhanced safety: Closed-door design supports staff welfare

Thermo Fisher recently unveiled the KingFisher SpeciTRAX Sample Transfer System at the SLAS2022 International Conference & Exhibition. The system is available for early access and will be globally available in early 2022.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is a provider in serving science, with annual revenue of approximately $40 billion. Its mission is to enable customers to make the world healthier, cleaner, and safer. 

Featured image: Thermo Fisher Scientific introduced a new automated sample transfer system that can process 192 saliva or nasopharyngeal samples from tube to well in 40 minutes. Photo: Thermo Fisher Scientific