Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics has unveiled its latest advances in compact robotic laboratory automation solutions. The VersaCell X3 consolidates sample management for chemistry and immunoassay testing. The system assists laboratories to achieve some of the workflow benefits of automation without the space or budget considerations associated with a track-based solution.
The VersaCell X3 features increased analytical capacity through a single sample interface with three-instrument connectivity. The one-touch sample management empowers laboratories to advance workflow capabilities and streamline processes to meet their needs. With advanced sorting capabilities, the VersaCell X3 can improve the pre- and post-analytical process and reduce an operator’s hands-on time.
A priority drawer on the solution provides eight new STAT positions and frees 50 sample positions for routine processing, increasing sample routing flexibility. Its signature robotic arm delivers individual samples to connected analysers to help drive towards a predictable turnaround time. The inclusion of a new docking plate reduces service intervention time for all connected systems. Further data consolidation is achievable through a connection to Siemens’ CentraLink data management system.