Press Release: Brooks Introduces Tube Auditor 2.0 with Increased Throughput for Rapid, Non-Contact Volume Measurement of SBS-Format Microtubes

CHELMSFORD, MASSACHUSETTS, USA, December 16, 2014 — Brooks Life Science Systems, the global leader in automated sample management for drug discovery and biostorage applications and a division of Brooks Automation, Inc. (Nasdaq: BRKS), has announced the introduction of the Brooks Tube Auditor™ 2.0. Tube Auditor is a next-generation system for high-speed, non-contact sample volume and precipitate measurement of SBS-format microtubes. It dramatically increases lab productivity and helps remove uncertainty from the high-throughput screening process.

“Tube Auditor 2.0 enables rapid, non-contact sample volume measurement and precipitate detection in a single audit pass,” said Christopher McNary, vice president and chief commercial officer, Brooks Life Science Systems. “It minimizes downstream costs from the processing of empty plate wells, avoids damage to liquid-handling tips caused by failed de-cap operations, and increases confidence in the concentration of delivered output samples.

Auditing an entire 96-tube rack in approximately 90 seconds – over 13 times faster than the 20 minutes required by an automated weighing system, Tube Auditor 2.0 is compatible with nearly all SBS-format tube racks and can be used as a standalone instrument or integrated into an automated system. The instrument is exceptionally accurate -- detecting sample volume changes to better than ±10µl. Tube Auditor 2.0 is ideal for compound management, high-throughput screening, and biobanking applications. It also can be used for sample quality control and empty tube and cap detection.

case study is available that reviews how a global pharmaceutical firm employed a Tube Auditor to rapidly incorporate a sample library from an acquired company.

The Tube Auditor 2.0 is available for purchase from a Brooks sales representatives. For more information, contact us, call 1-858-527-7000 or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

About Brooks Automation
Brooks is a leading worldwide provider of automation, vacuum, and instrumentation solutions for multiple markets including semiconductor manufacturing, life sciences, and clean energy. Our technologies, engineering competencies, and global service capabilities provide customers speed to market, and ensure high uptime and rapid response, which equate to superior value in their mission-critical controlled environments. Since 1978, we have been a leading partner to the global semiconductor manufacturing market and through product development initiatives and strategic business acquisitions; we have expanded our reach to meet the needs of customers in the life sciences industry, analytical & research markets, and clean energy solutions. Brooks is headquartered in Chelmsford, MA, with direct operations in North America, Europe, and Asia.

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