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Customisable, low-cost automated tube filling system – ideal for VTM

Oct 07 2020 Read 473 Times

Gilson has developed a compact, low-cost tube filling system that has the flexibility to fill bottles, tubes, vials, or microplates quickly. With the current pandemic, there is an exponential demand for diagnostic testing of patients for COVID-19, the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Viral transport media (VTM) is a critical component of COVID-19 test kits and is used for the collection, transport, and storage of clinical specimens. As companies and laboratories accelerate the manufacturing of their test kits to meet the continued high testing demand, the ability to fill transport tubes with VTM quickly is an essential step in the process.

Gilson’s compact and customisable automated tube filling system provides an ideal alternative to manual methods, which can be tedious and time consuming to process a large number of tubes. They are also prone to error and contamination. Automating the process provides better accuracy, reduced labour, and increased productivity, but large scale systems are not without their drawbacks. Robotic liquid handlers are often costly, require long lead times and can be hard to accommodate in smaller labs. 

Gilson’s low-cost automated system has the flexibility to fill a wide variety of collection vessels, including bottles, vials, tubes, or microplates and help increase productivity. The stand-alone system is small enough to easily fit in a biosafety cabinet, making it ideal for small labs. Additionally, the complete flow path can be sterilised for enhanced safety, mitigating the risks of contamination. 

A significant benefit of Gilson’s vial and tube filling system is that it is fully customisable to meet your needs. The company can also provide rapid installation to have you up and running quickly.

Contact us to learn more about how Gilson’s automated tube filling solutions can help you increase productivity with lower costs and a partner you can trust.


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