How AstraZeneca is Revolutionizing Sample Management with Acoustic Tube-based Technologies

Recorded On: 12/12/2017

Learn about AstraZeneca’s vision to enhance their sample management capabilities by standardizing on acoustic liquid handling throughout sample storage and screening preparation workflows. In collaboration with Labcyte Inc., Brooks Life Science Systems and Titian, AstraZeneca is helping bring to market an Echo® qualified acoustic tube, in conjunction with a fully automated system, that improves throughput, sample integrity and the overall reliability of screening data. Transferring samples directly from storage tubes to assay plates will not only help AstraZeneca increase throughput, but will reduce operating costs by enabling better conservation of precious samples and eliminating the need for tips and excess labware during processing.  

Kevin Cross will discuss the benefits of adopting the new acoustic tube technology and how AstraZeneca is approaching its integration into their sample management infrastructure. Labcyte’s Justin Jager will also provide an overview of the new automated system and highlight how it will address the needs of the sample management teams at AstraZeneca.

Kevin Joseph Cross

Senior Scientist, Sample Management, AstraZeneca

An innovative scientist with specialist knowledge of acoustic dispensing, Kevin’s experience extends to collaborative working both internally and externally; developing creative ideas, concepts and solving technical problems. As technical lead on AstraZeneca’s Collaborative Acoustic Tube project Kevin is dedicated to the development of the new Acoustic Tube and Work Cell.

Justin Jager

Product Manager, Lab Automation, Labcyte

Justin is the Automation Product Manager at Labcyte, responsible for overseeing the Access™ workstation and Tempo™ control software. He has a BS in Biology from Santa Clara University and has many years of experience working with lab automation in a HTS lab and as an Automation Field Applications Specialist for Agilent and HighRes Biosolutions.

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