Automated Block Sorting and Filing *Launching Summer 2021*
BlockTrack is a benchtop system that automates the sorting and archiving of pathology blocks. An operator can load up to fifty pathology blocks at a time into a storage magazine before placing it into the device.
Each block is scanned for barcodes, key characters, unique identifiers or even colours. This information is used to archive the blocks and manage their location in long term storage.
The location of each block is stored as a part of a larger database so that individual blocks or entire cases can be reliably located and retrieved. Once a storage magazine is full, it can be placed into traditional long term storage boxes/infrastructure.
Greatly reduce staff time spent sorting and filing blocks, allowing them to focus on higher yield activities in the lab.
Eliminate the potential of human filing errors that would delay block retrieval or result in a lost sample.
Manage the histology library to ensure total traceability, something that is missing from existing tracking systems and archiving methods.