Azenta Life Sciences’ new Automated Plate Seal Remover is designed for labs faced with repetitively removing microplate seals who are also looking to preserve sample integrity.

Designed as an automated system, the Automated Plate Seal Remover holds the plate down whilst the seal is peeled away, eliminating cross-contamination issues that are common when using manual seal removal techniques. The operating mode of the system also minimizes plate or seal damage, and an integrated seal removal verification feature reduces plate handling errors, according to the company.

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Reliably removing seals from a wide range of microplate types at the single touch of a button, the Automated Plate Seal Remover aims to increase lab productivity by up to 200 plate seal removals per hour. At the core of this product is a patented seal removal mechanism, the company says. The system uses a novel tape removal medium which eliminates the need for mechanical removal mechanisms that are often prone to failure. 

The system can be used manually or integrated into automated systems with external robotics.

Azenta provides a full suite of cold-chain sample management solutions and multiomics services across areas such as drug development, clinical research, and advanced cell therapies for the industry’s top pharmaceutical, biotech, academic, and healthcare institutions globally, the company says.

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