Roche, in the US and Canada, has launched the cobas p 312 pre-analytical system, a front-end automation solution that offers comprehensive, vendor-neutral sample management for labs with limited floor space. The stand-alone system performs sample registration, sorting, decapping, and archiving of all sample tubes—including chemistry, immunoassay, hematology, coagulation, and urinalysis—for the entire laboratory, including non-Roche equipment. With a throughput of up to 450 tubes per hour, the system is suited for customers who are looking for an entry-level step into automation for pre-analytical workflow.

"Labs are looking for greater testing efficiency, and automation is one of the key ways to get there," said Joe Crowley, senior vice president, Professional Diagnostics-Hospital, for Roche Diagnostics Corporation. "By offering powerful pre-analytical automation on a small footprint, this new system makes it easier for all labs to access the benefits of automation and help improve their efficiency and productivity."

With the introduction of the cobas p 312 pre-analytical system, Roche now offers a complete portfolio of automated sample management solutions for laboratories of all sizes: connected automation with MODULAR PRE-ANALYTICS and the cobas p 501 and cobas p 701 sample storage and retrieval modules and non-connected solutions with the cobas p 312, cobas p 512 and cobas p 612 pre-analytical systems.

Source: Roche