Solutions

 

Solutions For Any Lab

At Lab Improvements, we believe the future of lab automation is small, portable benchtop solutions. While total lab automation systems may work great in large central labs, these systems are often too complicated and costly for smaller labs to utilize. As such, we focus has always been on developing and manufacturing solutions that are small in size but big on value.

 

Our portable benchtop solutions can be easily implemented in labs of all shapes and sizes. Most importantly, our technology is offered at a price point that even small labs can justify the investment in automation.

We currently offer three products, SlideTrack and BlockTrack which focus on automating the sorting and filing of pathology // histology slides and blocks into long term storage. We also offer CapTrack which automates the capping of 13mm specimen tubes. 

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SlideTrack

SlideTrack is a benchtop system that automates the sorting and archiving of pathology slides. An operator can load up to two hundred slides at a time then walks away, allowing SlideTrack to process independently.

 

Each slide is scanned for barcodes, key characters, unique identifiers or even colours. This information is used to sort, divert or archive slides into long term storage magazines. 

 

The location of each slide is stored as a part of a larger database so that individual slides 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.

CapTrack

 

 

CapTrack is a benchtop system that automates the capping of 13mm specimen tubes. Staff are able to load the up to 40 samples at a time and then walk away while the CapTrack will securely place a plug style cap in each tube.

Manual recapping is a high risk task when it comes to both repetitive strain injury as well as exposure to blood borne pathogens. 

BlockTrack

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.