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Manchester, United Kingdom, 2009/02/25 - RTS Life Science, a worldwide supplier of automated sample management and drug delivery testing systems, supplied its A3 SmaRTStore™ as part of the commercial scale Biorepository at the Broad Institute.
The Broad Institute’s Biological Samples Platform (BSP) is a sample management program with expertise in sample storage and processing technology, procedures for collection and use of human samples in biomedical research, histological analyses of human tissues and the development of Laboratory Informatics Management Systems for detailed sample tracking. A poster detailing the BSP is available free of charge from the Broad Institute website.
The automated RTS A3 SmaRTStore™ is used as part of a larger biorepository and enables the storage of approximately 300,000 DNA samples at -20oC and has the ability to load/retrieve 96 samples in 15 minutes, as well as to prioritize multiple picking requests.
Sample storage, retrieval and preparation is one of the single most time consuming activities for analytical scientists working in pharmaceutical, biotech and academic research laboratories today. Use of an automated storage system helps to boost sample throughput to the various research groups, and enables reliable and accurate retrieval of samples. A stable and controlled low temperature environment ensures the integrity of all samples stored within. In addition to managing increasing numbers of samples, and freeing scientists from having to perform error-prone manual storage and retrieval activities, a key benefit of an automated system such as the RTS A3 SmaRTStore™ is the integrated barcode sample tracking and inventory database capabilities, ensuring that valuable samples are never misplaced, and can be efficiently retrieved ‘on-demand’.
RTS’ A3 SmaRTStore™ is a self contained compact storage solution. The system provides robust and reliable 24/7 performance, high-density secure storage within a temperature controlled environment, easy access to samples requested via the LIMS, with cherry-picking capabilities for both random and fixed order plating requests.
RTS Life Science has more than 25 years of experience delivering automation solutions. For more information about RTS Life Science, email lifescience.info[.]rts-group.com or call +44 (0) 161 777 2065 (EU) or +4 (865) 642 4095 (USA).
About RTS Life Science
RTS Life Science (rtslifescience.com) is a UK-based supplier of drug discovery and drug delivery automation solutions for sample management and high throughput testing in laboratories. RTS Life Science is owned by Robotic Technology Systems PLC, an AIM-listed company.
About the Broad Institute
The Broad Institute is a research collaboration involving faculty, professional staff and students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), as well as the Harvard academic and medical communities.
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