Bar code identification is a critical part of many automated processes in drug discovery, sample preparation, and sample analysis. Zinsser offers a variety of bar code solutions to address any requirements that are needed when developing an automated platform using liquid handling and other processes. Options include 2D or 3D bar code scanners (or both if necessary) for vials, tubes, tube racks, or microplates. Robot grippers are used to present labware to bar code scanners. When scanning labeled tubes or vials, rotating grippers are used so ensure that the bar code label can be successfully read even it is applied only to one side of the vial. Bar code integration also includes the software programming to manage the bar code identification data. This includes positive ID tracking of sample locations throughout an automated process and also the production of results tables that can be exported for use in other software such as database systems.
Zinsser automated liquid handling platforms are unique on the market because of the selection of high-performance tools that can be installed on the deck. The ability to select from this list of tools allows the user to configure a system that will fully automate the required application, whether it requires liquid handling, powder handling, weighing, heating, cooling, vortexing, pressurization, vacuum, or almost anything that can be imagined.