As sample libraries increase in both small research groups and large corporations, there is a growing need for affordable, low footprint and contamination-
TTP Labtech has answered this need with the development of its comPOUND (ambient to -20°C) and arktic (-80°C) automated storage modules. These are capable of storing up to 3 times the number of samples of a standard -80°C freezer within almost the same physical space. The storage modules have no moving parts within the cold zone, instead relying on TTP Labtech’s proprietary pneumatic transport technology. Samples are stored individually under nitrogen or dry air in hermetically sealed chambers eliminating contamination worries and improving sample stability.
The lack of moving parts ensures robust unit longevity and automation with air further safeguards sample integrity by enabling fast and efficient cherry picking, avoiding the unnecessary freeze/thaw cycles that are incurred when a whole plate is removed. Sample submission to these units is fast, simple and accurate thanks to simple barcoding and LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) integration.
TTP Labtech’s pneumatic transport system ensures full chain of custody through the connection of these remote storage units to laboratories via its lab2lab system. This small, bench-top microtube sender is capable of easily transporting sample microtubes 1000m or further, enabling researchers in remote laboratories to safely and quickly submit samples to multiple storage facilities elsewhere. Assay set-up and analysis can then be further automated by the use of systems such as the TTP Labtech decapper, for fully automated decapping of racks of up to 96 tubes within 90 seconds, and the mosquito HTS and mosquito HV for automated assay miniaturization.
TTP Labtech will exhibit comPOUND, arktic, lab2lab, mosquito and capper/decapper at booth 1213 at SLAS 2013 (http://slas2013.org/)
TTP Labtech’s innovative arktic automated -80°C storage module will also be presented in the highly interactive Late Night with LRIG (Laboratory Robotics Interest Group) forum on Monday January 14 at 7-9pm, where attendees will have the opportunity to discuss and learn about the latest innovations in laboratory automation.
For more information please visit our SLAS 2013 web (http://discover.ttplabtech.com/