BIOINFORMATICS

RTS A2

5 September 2008

RTS Life Science

RTS Life Science has launched RTS A2, a versatile solution for small scale automated sample storage.

Designed for use with a wide range of industry standard labware, the RTS A2 offers flexibility and is RTS Life Science's latest and smallest addition to its automated sample management portfolio.

The RTS A2 is a modular automated storage system that enables the storage of samples in a controlled temperature environment. To maximise sample integrity, this system cherry picks samples, stored in a variety of industry standard microtubes and vials, at the storage temperature.

Using industry standard robotics and RTS' robust sample tracking software, the RTS A2 offers a reliable, flexible and cost-effective entry point to automated sample storage and retrieval.

With a capacity of up to 76,800 microtubes/1,000 plates, a single A2 system can be readily expanded by the addition of a second or third unit in order to increase capacity in line with the growth in sample collections. A2 is quick and easy to install, requiring minimal facilities, simple to operate and can be used either as a standalone system or integrated into other automation via its external transfer station.

The new RTS A2 comes complete with a 12-month warranty and a number of aftersales support and development package options. The addition of A2 to its product portfolio means RTS Life Science is now able to offer scaleable automated sample management solutions whatever the size of organisation, all backed by RTS after-sales service and support.

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