KMC Systems was selected as the contract design and manufacturing partner for an instrument that automates the transfer of samples from sealed containers into test tubes for assay processing. Targeted for commercial reference labs, the system’s functions include tube uncapping and recapping, bar code tracking for chain of custody control, sample aspiration and dispense, and real-time sample process tracking.
To enable throughput of 1,000 samples per hour, KMC integrated the mechanical elements of the medical device with a high-volume multichannel pipetting robot, requiring the development of advanced software controls. Additionally, the system was developed with an advanced user interface that displays a simulation of the instrument deck, allowing for real-time viewing of sample processing and visual interpretations of error flagging, for ease-of-use advantages.
With design for manufacturability considered throughout the design process, the instrument was easily transitioned to manufacturing at KMC Systems.
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