System provides comprehensive sample management, helps improve workflow
efficiency via very small footprint
LAVAL, QC, June 28, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Roche (SIX: RO ROG) (OTCQX:
RHHBY) announced yesterday the launch in the U.S. and Canada of the cobas p 312 pre-analytical system, a front-end automation solution that offers
comprehensive, vendor-neutral sample management for labs with limited
floor space. The compact, stand-alone system performs sample
registration, sorting, decapping and archiving of all sample
tubes—including chemistry, immunoassay, hematology, coagulation and
urinalysis—for the entire laboratory, including non-Roche equipment.
With a throughput of up to 450 tubes per hour, the system is ideal for
customers who are looking for an entry-level step into automation for
"Labs are looking for greater testing efficiency, and automation is one
of the key ways to get there," said Michel Blain, Executive Director,
Professional Diagnostics, for Roche Diagnostics Canada. "By offering
powerful pre-analytical automation on a small footprint, this new
system makes it easier for all labs to access the benefits of
automation and help improve their efficiency and productivity."
With the introduction of the cobas p 312 pre-analytical system, Roche now offers a complete portfolio of
automated sample management solutions for laboratories of all sizes:
connected automation with MODULAR PRE-ANALYTICS and the cobas p 501 and cobas p 701 sample storage and retrieval modules and non-connected solutions
with the cobas p 312, cobas p 512 and cobas p 612 pre-analytical systems.
Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Roche is a leader in
research-focused healthcare with combined strengths in pharmaceuticals
and diagnostics. Roche is the world's largest biotech company with
truly differentiated medicines in oncology, virology, inflammation,
metabolism and CNS. Roche is also the world leader in in-vitro
diagnostics, tissue-based cancer diagnostics and a pioneer in diabetes
management. Roche's personalized healthcare strategy aims at providing
medicines and diagnostic tools that enable tangible improvements in the
health, quality of life and survival of patients. In 2011, Roche had
over 80,000 employees worldwide and invested over 8 billion Swiss
francs in R&D. The Group posted sales of 42.5 billion Swiss francs.
Genentech, United States, is a wholly owned member of the Roche Group.
Roche has a majority stake in Chugai Pharmaceutical, Japan. For more
information: www.roche.com, www.roche-diagnostics.us or www.rochecanada.com.
COBAS is a trademark of Roche. All trademarks mentioned in this release
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Vice President, Commercial Education and Communications
Roche Diagnostics Corporation
Indianapolis, Indiana USA
Roche Diagnostics Canada
Laval, Quebec, Canada