Laboratory Automation Solutions Designed to Boost Productivity Showcased at SLAS 2018

publication date: Feb 6, 2018
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author/source: Thermo Fisher Scientific
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20180206_2Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, has announced new laboratory automation technologies designed to streamline workflows, optimize productivity, and speed time to results. 

The new solutions are on display this week at the 2018 Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) conference, Booth 1105, San Diego Convention Center, California. “Laboratories are constantly seeking new ways to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of their processes in order to advance scientific research,” said Hansjoerg Haas, senior director and general manager, laboratory automation at Thermo Fisher Scientific. “Thermo Fisher is uniquely positioned to deliver a range of state-of-the-art laboratory automation solutions that build on years of customer feedback and incorporate innovative technologies, such as cloud connectivity, robotics and vision control. By designing systems that can be used by experts and novices alike, we’re helping customers to drive scientific innovation.”

New Products at SLAS 2018

For researchers looking to optimize results and accelerate throughput using less time and budget as is needed to develop and program customized systems, Thermo Fisher is introducing a series of automated turnkey workflow-based solutions. The first in a series of systems is a cell-free DNA (cfDNA) extraction device, which combines the Thermo Scientific Spinnaker robot, Thermo Scientific KingFisher Presto purification system and MagMAX Cell-Free DNA Isolation Kit with Analytik Jena’s CyBio FeliX liquid handling system. Leveraging Thermo Fisher’s genomics expertise, this end-to-end solution is easily configurable and expandable, offering a complete sample-to-knowledge workflow for next generation sequencing (NGS), reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and capillary electrophoresis (CE) sequencing applications.

“We are excited to integrate our deep knowledge in automation and liquid handling into a complete solution package with Thermo Fisher’s workflow-based solutions for new application areas in the world of Life Sciences,” said Ulrich Krauss, CEO of Analytik Jena. In conjunction with industry and company experts, Thermo Fisher will also host educational tutorials to highlight the latest scientific developments, innovations and applications.

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About Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of more than $20 billion and approximately 70,000 employees globally. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics, deliver medicines to market and increase laboratory productivity. Through our premier brands – Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services – we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive services.



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