Article: Tackling the challenges of limited resources during a pandemic

Posted: 3 March 2021 | | No comments yet

As laboratories face the challenge of screening many samples for SARS-CoV-2, lab managers have turned to the use of automation to address key concerns.

COVID-19 labs processing tens, hundreds or thousands of samples a day have adopted the MANTIS® and TEMPEST® liquid handlers. These small, fast and flexible liquid handling solutions supplement traditional laboratory automation. As they do not depend on disposable tips and can virtually eliminate reagent waste through miniaturisation laboratory managers are empowered to benefit from the advantages of automation. Reproducibility is increased and potential exposure for laboratory staff is reduced.