RTS Life Science, a worldwide supplier of automated sample management and drug delivery testing systems, today announces the availability of a new free of charge technical paper about the analysis of sample volumes in a store. Entitled “Applying Vision Technology to Calculate the Volume of Sample in a Tube”, the informative poster discusses the benefits of RTS’ innovative vision system technology. The poster is now available free of charge in downloadable PDF format via the website or via e-mail.
Presented for the first time at the Drug Discovery 2008 conference in September, the technical poster is authored by Julio Maher, Simon Sheard, David Harding and Sue Jones of RTS Life Science. The detailed poster describes how RTS partnered with a major pharmaceutical company to upgrade its tube store with a vision system that routinely and accurately audits tubes to calculate sample volumes and identify any particulate matter.
Calculating the precise volume of a residual sample in a tube has always been an inexact science. Traditional methods include weighing, software or manual analysis. All of these techniques can prove both time consuming and inaccurate. RTS Life Science’s technical paper demonstrates how a large pharmaceutical company eliminated these lengthy approaches by incorporating novel vision system technology into its sample store. Using a camera mounted in the store, RTS implemented an image analysis stage between sample storage and picking that allowed the volume of liquid in the tubes to be calculated to an accuracy of +/- 10ul.
By applying vision technology to its tube store, the pharmaceutical company can now be confident about the volume of samples in the tubes it receives. As well as eliminating previous lengthy manual steps, the unique vision system technology also alerts the customer to tubes where compounds have precipitated out of solution.
With 25 years of experience delivering automation solutions, RTS Life Science is a major supplier of large scale sample storage and testing within the laboratory environment. For more information about RTS Life Science or to download the poster in PDF format please visit the website or alternatively please e-mail lifescience.info[.]rts-group.com.
About RTS Life Science
RTS Life Science (rtslifescience.com) is a UK-based supplier of drug discovery and drug delivery automation solutions for large scale sample management and high throughput testing in laboratories. RTS Life Science is owned by Robotic Technology Systems PLC, an AIM-listed company.
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