Image: BD Kiestra’s third-generation comprehensive laboratory automation system (Photo courtesy of BD)
Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD, Franklin Lakes, NJ, USA) has released a new automated tracking system for the BD Kiestra Microbiology Laboratory solution that automates laboratory sample processing, helping to reduce manual work and time waiting for results.
The BD Kiestra 3rd Generation Comprehensive Laboratory Automation System allows laboratories to create a custom, flexible total laboratory automation configuration to link multiple BD Kiestra units, and is scalable to meet your unique and changing needs. By offering multiple tracking options and a variety of tools, it allows labs to choose their own automation entry point and configure the system to fit their individual workflow and actual lab space.
From routine sample inoculations to advanced incubation, imaging and colony selection for pathogen identification, workflows can be fully automated and customized to fit the physical space of the laboratory. In addition, every step of the lab’s diagnostic path can be traced and works with the BD Synapsys computing solution to enable integrated workflows and on-demand insights that help empower lab personnel to influence response time, accelerate decision-making in the lab, improve productivity and support your compliance requirements. .
“The path-based preparation options are designed to eliminate manual sorting of plates and transfer of sample from one unit to another, which helps ensure culture integrity and leads to a streamlined workflow,” he said. Cecilia Soriano, Vice President and General Manager, Microbiology at BD. “Modular tracks use a complex automated highway design on and off ramp to help eliminate jams, traffic jams and license plate collisions.”
Brock Story said, “With our third-generation full lab automation system, labs with workflows hampered by room layouts can free themselves from the constraints of space and configuration to build the system that best meets their needs today and is ready for expansion.” Head of Integrated Diagnostic Solutions for BD Corporation.