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Increased demand drives Queensland Compound Library Expansion
Queensland Compound Library (QCL) today announced the acquisition and instalment of a fourth comPOUND® sample store from TTP LabTech Ltd. The purchasing of a fourth sample store, to integrate with their three existing comPOUND sample stores and comPANION unit, comes two years after QCL became operational and one year after the third store was added. This new purchase reflects the on-going success of QCL and the increased demand for compound management and logistics services now considered essential by the Australian life sciences industry.
TTP LabTech's comPOUND sample store is a modular system, where individual units can be linked in parallel in response to growing library size. The self-contained modules each have their own cherry picking facility and can provide sample storage at a user defined temperature between ambient and -20°C depending on the user's requirements. The comPANION arrayer unit connects comPOUND stores to provide fast and remote delivery or storage of individual microtubes from each of the sample stores. The QCL is a dedicated national resource for automated compound management in tube and plate based format that services Australia and the surrounding regions. It assists a range of organisations that include academia, medical research institutes, publicly funded research organisations and industry via a flexible membership model.
Dr David Camp of QCL commented, ‘More than 300,000 compounds have been deposited by QCL members since mid 2008 which has necessitated the purchase of our fourth comPOUND sample store. Fortunately, the system is easily expanded to cater for increased demand. This has been the second comPOUND to be added since the QCL was established. The installation went seamlessly with full integration of the new module achieved mid-way through the second day. Sample processing was up and running by the third day, breaking the previous record set by the 3rd store which is not only good for the QCL but also for its members. Our members are from different organisations with vastly different needs. The QCL must cater for everything from open access samples to very limited access samples. The comPOUND sample store and our in-house checks allow us to use samples as intended.'
The Queensland Compound Library resides within the Eskitis Institute of Cell and Molecular Therapies at Griffith University. The QCL provides dedicated compound management and logistics support to a range of organisations that include academe, medical research institutes, publicly funded research organisations and industry. It was established with funds from the Queensland State Government and Griffith University to synergise interactions between Australasian chemists, biomedical researchers, and their international colleagues.
For more information visit: http://www.griffith.edu.au/science/queensland-compound-library
About TTP LabTech Limited
Based near Cambridge, UK, TTP LabTech Ltd supplies laboratory-scale instrumentation, develops custom automation and now provides contract screening services for life sciences companies spanning the healthcare, biotech and pharmaceutical sectors. TTP LabTech's approach is to provide its customers with flexible solutions which can be tailored to meet their needs.
For more information visit: www.ttplabtech.com