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Manchester, United Kingdom, 2009/10/02 - RTS Life Science, a worldwide supplier of automated sample management and drug delivery testing systems, supplied an Automated Liquid Store (ALS) to leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare company, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).
Since implementation, a System Development Program, now in its third year of operation, has been adopted to provide support for GSK’s day to day running as well as significant enhancements in terms of throughput, quality and maintenance. The Automated Liquid Store operates in the company’s HTS environment to increase throughput and capacity and to improve the efficiency and safety of its ALS processes, equipment and personnel. The system has constantly evolved to cope with a continuous increase in demand for screening plates and the growth of the screening collection.
A poster, authored by GSK’s ultra-high-throughput (uHTS) screening facilities group in Tres Cantos, Spain and Collegeville, Pennsylvania, entitled ‘Streamlining an Automated Liquid Store’ was presented at the Society for Biomolecular Sciences’ annual conference in Lille, and describes some of the enhancements and functionality added to the system to keep pace with GSK requirements. A copy of the poster is available to download free-of-charge.
Close collaboration between GSK and RTS has facilitated improvements that add value and functionality to the system whilst optimising the quality of the GSK compound collection to speed the drug discovery process. Since implementing the RTS Automated Liquid Store, GSK has enabled the storage of over two million compounds, in addition to the supply of over 500,000 compounds daily in miniaturized format. The system is driven by robotics software created by RTS Life Science and is constantly being developed to accommodate the demand for screening plates and the growth of the screening collection: from 17 million wells dispensed in 2004 to more than 70 million wells in 2009.
The poster outlines improvements across the GSK Automated Liquid Store and presents a clear overview of the benefits achieved.
RTS Life Science has more than 25 years of experience delivering automation solutions.
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.
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