For the first time, users can cap and decap Thermo Scientific Matrix and Nunc automation tubes without using multiple pieces of equipment. Historically, users have stored biological samples in multiple tube types, requiring them 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.
The Decapper 500 and 550 systems are suited to use in medium- to high-throughput
departments offering compound storage, high-throughput screening, biobanking and genomic storage. The Decapper 550 provides additional functionality with its inbuilt
barcode reader. The decappers can also cap and decap partial racks of tubes.
“To address customer demand for more flexible and functional decapping equipment, Thermo Fisher partnered with Hamilton Storage and its cryogenic sample storage systems,” said Chris Tsourides (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.”
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. With the new decappers, Thermo Fisher now offers end-to-end solutions for sample storage workflows, including 2D barcoded storage tubes, barcode readers, sealers and cappers.