RTS Life Science's Tube Auditor, which measures volumes and detects precipitate, now caters for almost all SBS-96 format 2D-coded microtubes, with the addition of types from both Micronic and Fluidx.
The first customers to benefit from this broadening of tube types will be Sanofi Aventis and the Medical Research Council.
Tube Auditor is suitable for compound management, high-throughput screening and bio-banking.
It is capable of swiftly and accurately measuring the volume of samples and detecting precipitate, all without the need to decap the tubes.
Not only does Tube Auditor help maintain precise records of compound volumes, something that previously was notoriously difficult or time consuming to do, but the Pro version can even detect precipitates, giving users a good indication of the quality of their compounds in storage.
As the caps are left in place during the auditing process, samples remain safe and sample degradation can be avoided.
Tube Auditor is a bench-top instrument that can be either integrated into automated systems or used manually.
RTS has a patent application pending for the vision technology the Tube Auditor uses.