RAPID SAMPLE REFORMATTER V2
A fast, semi-automated system to handle and transfer COVID-19 samples for testing and safe disposal after heat sealing.
This system automates the manual process of handling COVID-19 samples at Infinity Biologix; the samples are loaded into the system to be de-capped so neutralised saliva can be transferred into a well plate for COVID-19 detection. The test tubes are heat sealed to contain the samples for storage and safe handling should a retest be required.
Designed to run 20,000 samples per day this Rapid Sample Reformatter can process 4 samples at a time making the job of lab technicians easier and allowing them to focus on the more important detection of COVID-19 within the sample.
Fluid from the tubes is aspirated and dispensed into a well plate
Gripper lowers onto tube caps and rotates anti-clockwise to de-cap tube
Moves the well plates from the inside to outside of the system
Tubes are rotated while the barcode reader is scanning the tube
Tips are placed in-front of a light to detect the presence of liquid in the tip and a drip on end
Drip trays protect COVID-19 samples from contamination when other samples are move around the system
Heater blocks punch through sealant tape to heat seal the de-capped tubes
The indexer rotates the tubes through each stage of the system
The system can handle two tube types; Spectrum (IBX EUA) and UTM. Both tubes can be de-capped and heat sealed once the sample has been extracted. Both tubes carry a neutralising liquid that stops the COVID-19 from being infectious however, still allows the COVID-19 to be detected