Image: The Decapper 500 and 550 systems are designed for use in medium- to high-throughput biotech, pharmaceutical and clinical laboratories (Photo courtesy of Business Wire).
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (Waltham, MA, USA) and Hamilton Storage (Reno, NV, USA) have entered into a partnership to offer the fully automated Thermo Scientific Decapper 500 and 550 Series tube capping systems for researchers seeking to streamline their sample storage processes.
Biological samples are usually stored in multiple tube types, requiring users to buy multiple decappers. The new decapper system does the work of multiple systems and features Quick Switch technology that seamlessly transitions between different tube and rack types. Users can now cap and decap both Thermo Scientific Matrix and Nunc automation tubes without being required to own multiple pieces of equipment.
The Decapper 500 and 550 systems fill a gap between low-throughput, manual eight-channel handheld decappers and high throughput, entire-rack decappers for automated workstations. They are both suitable for use in medium- to high-throughput biotech, pharmaceutical and clinical laboratories doing compound storage, high-throughput screening, biobanking and genomic storage.
“To address customer demand for more flexible and functional decapping equipment, Thermo Fisher partnered with Hamilton Storage, an industry leader in cryogenic sample storage systems,” said Chris Tsourides, senior business director, Thermo Fisher Scientific. “These two new decappers show what’s possible when two industry innovators join forces. Together, we’re delivering significant time and cost savings to scientists all over the world.”
“We constantly seek new ways to streamline customer efficiencies, and with Thermo Fisher as a partner, our commitment is further strengthened,” adds Matt Hamilton, president of Hamilton Storage. “This means that our mutual customers will benefit from a robust, time-saving and integrated-friendly workflow solution.”
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