RTS Life Science won an industry award for its Automated Blood Fractionation (ABF) 500 system.
The Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) presented the IET North West Innovation in Engineering Award to RTS in recognition of its advancement in engineering, science and technology.
The ABF 500, developed utilising technology implemented at the UK Biobank, is aimed at research facilities of all sizes. Providing a fully automated solution to what has previously been a laborious manual process, the ABF 500 is used to extract white blood cells from whole blood samples and provides the biobanking world with significant benefits including: time and labour savings, reduced DNA extraction costs, increased reproducibility, automated sample tracking and auditing.
The IET selected the automated sample management and drug delivery testing systems supplier to receive the award over 25 other entries, acknowledging the company's continual commitment in successful development and delivery of new product innovation.