ePrep® Sample Preparation Workstation
ePrep® Sample Preparation Workstation
ePrep brings affordable and adaptable automation to your lab’s processes. The intelligent sample preparation system uses automated analytical syringe operation, ensuring ultimate precision and accuracy across workflows.
Automated workflows can be developed and validated in as little as 5-15 minutes using the tablet based software, and then saved for routine use.
The workstation is designed to hold up to 12 syringes and features a customisable instrument deck; allowing users to choose which purpose built accessories are on the deck. Samples are then prepared directly into vials in Autosampler Racks, ready for transfer into the analytical instrument.
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The workstation features a modular deck layout with interchangeable positions for common sample and autosampler racks using preconfigured deck Adapter Plates.
Optimum precision and accuracy can be maintained by the selection of up to 12 syringes and tools in a Workflow using ePrep’s robot tool change system. ePrep's patented rotating foot allows robotic tool change with standard syringes, automated microSPE, syringe disk filter automation, RFID scanning of deck and tool assets and controlled piercing of septa.
An in-deck Wash Station integrates into Workflows to automatically prime and wash syringes for no detectable carryover and safe waste disposal.
Intuitive and simple operation for setup of methods in minutes.
The software is very simple to set up and operate. After an initial 30 minute familiarisation, most Workflows can then be created and validated in 5-15 minutes. Workflow programs that have previously been developed and saved can be recalled and ready for operation almost instantly.
Adaptable configuration for sample preparation requirements.
A range of syringes, tools and accessories are available as well as an extensive range of the commonly used vials and racks that are pre-configured in the software. Positions of syringes, vial racks and vials are detected by RFID and proximity sensors, then compared back to the Workflow program for validity, negating user errors. Samples can be prepared away from analytical instrumentation directly into a wide range of Autosampler Racks, which can then simply be transferred to the analytical instrument autosampler for analysis.
QUICK TO SET UP & RUN
Common processes (eg. aliquot, dilute, mix, filter, SPE etc) are pre-programmed and Syringes, Tools, Racks and Vials are easily selected.
Coordinates and parameters of Tasks, Tools, Racks, Vials, and Accessories are predefined in the software enabling a Workflow to be created using “drag-and-drop” processes.
SMALL TO LARGE BATCHES
ePrep is designed to be equally effective, whether running sample batches of 5 or 500.
Instrument Specialist or Software Programmers are not required to re-configure the ePrep or make adjustments to a program.
Pre-programable tasks include common sample preparation and liquid handling procedures.
Tasks include: Aliquot Sample, Add Diluent, Add Reagent, Add internal Standard, Add Surrogate Standard, Serial Dispense, Make up to Volume, Serial Dilute, Syringe Mix, Transfer Liquid and µSPEed Cartridge operations. With the common tasks selected it is just a matter of selecting the syringe to use from a list that the ePrep has already determined are available and the vials that the ePrep has already identified as being present
ePrep achieves precision and accuracy not previously possible in sample preparation.
The technology delivers high quality results for every sample batch.
The ePrep Sample Preparation Workstation utilises a suite of innovative technologies to bring automation of sample preparation to every laboratory.
Rapid programming and simple instrument configuration allow ePrep to be configured in minutes for even complex Workflows. It takes around 15 minutes to develop and validate a Workflow from scratch and only minutes if the Workflow has been previously developed and saved.
The ePrep’s standalone operation also improves flexibility and effectiveness in a laboratory setting. Samples can be prepared away from analytical instrumentation and directly into a wide range of Autosampler Racks. Once the preparation is complete, the rack can simply be transferred to the analytical instrument reducing complexity in sample processes.
The workstation can integrate a variety of sample preparation techniques to maximise sample output and accuracy.
ePrep uses a dedicated computer for programming Workflows.
The software is simple to use allowing Workflows to be created independent of user skill. Comprehensive software reporting traces and records all liquid movements and is central to the use of ePrep in Chain of Custody samples.
Software Workflow Setup
Use of ePrep’s propriety touch screen software is independent of user skill with Workflow validation checking, error feedback and tool or rack identification scanning.
ePrep’s simplicity of operation comes from predefined Tasks and Vial coordinates and parameters. Workflows are created and executed in just minutes by ‘drag-and-drop’ into a Workflow editor.
Compliance approval CE, FCC, IC, RCM , Safety IEC 61010-1 and IEC 61010-2-081. Manufactured according to the most widely used standard EN ISO 9001:2008