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Automated Electrophoresis System Gives Analysed Results in Under 10 minutes

The ScreenTape® System, developed by Lab901 and distributed by Anachem, employs a unique microscale polymer tape that contains all the reagents required for DNA electrophoresis. It brings major advantages of convenience, ease of use and safety to molecular biologists as absolutely no handling of gels and buffers is required.
The compact, fully automated ScreenTape® instrument replaces the need for hand-cast gels, buffers, gel tanks and gel-doc systems. In just under 10 minutes the system loads the samples, runs the gel, images and presents the fully analysed results (including gel picture, band sizes and quantitative data).This ensures accuracy, reproducibility and traceability. The system is fully bar-coded to meet GLP guidelines and data is archived for easy retrieval and comparison.

Lab 901´s ScreenTape® System, providing fully automated gel electrophoresis, has been evaluated by a number of laboratories for a wide range of applications, including QC of qPCR results, multiplex PCR analysis and other diagnostic PCR applications. The novel ScreenTape® system comprises a consumable tape (ScreenTape®), an instrument (the TapeStation™) and an analysis software package.

For Avian Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease (PBFD) PCR testing, the benefits of the ScreenTape® System includes faster and easier PCR result analysis, combined with rapid and reliable GLP-grade report generation. The convenience of the system significantly decreases result turnaround time, leading to improved customer service.

Automation of qPCR Quality Control by the Lab901 TapeStation™ considerably reduces the time to result, whilst providing precision and reproducibility, when compared to conventional slab gel electrophoresis. The ScreenTape® system also enhances safety within the laboratory by eliminating the need for hazardous chemicals such as Ethidium Bromide.

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Posted on June 16, 2008