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Laboratory Automation

Laboratory Automation System

Aptio Automation

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Features & Benefits

Needs-based Flexibility

Engineered to support an unlimited number of analyzer and module connections, Aptio® Automation solutions satisfy the demands of your current testing environment and accommodate future expansion with:

  • A comprehensive selection of pre- and post-analytical modules that automate sample loading, preparation, and handling to free lab staff from time-consuming, low-value tasks

  • Siemens’ portfolio of mid- and high-volume, automation-ready analyzers that support more than 800 clinical chemistry, immunoassay, hematology, and hemostasis tests

  • Established interfaces to numerous third-party analyzers that enable routine and specialty testing

  • Simultaneous STAT and routine testing on a single track—with optional front-loading to Siemens instruments

  • Streamlined workflows and result management driven by rules-based informatics customized for your lab

  • Integrated IT capabilities that support multisite connectivity—including stand-alone systems

  • Flexible track design options that make it easy to accommodate floor space allocations and fixtures

  • Phased implementation plans to help minimize disruption to your ongoing operations

Demonstrated Efficiency

Aptio® Automation delivers measureable gains in efficiency by driving the intelligent and coordinated operation of automation components, diagnostic analyzers, and high-performance assays. In addition to providing the capacity needed to satisfy peak volumes, this highly integrated approach effectively manages hour-to-hour fluctuations in demand to standardize processes, reduce errors, balance instrument workloads, and achieve consistent and predictable turnaround times for both STAT and routine samples.

  • Multiple options for sample loading, sorting, off-loading, and disposal

  • Single-sample flow in independent carriers

  • Intelligent, test-driven, tube routing that is responsive to analyzer conditions (e.g., onboard reagent/consumable status, instrument flags, analyzer availability, etc.)

  • Point-in-space and primary-tube sampling on a continuous flow track engineered to prevent sample congestion

  • Centralized control from single location and quick access to samples with specimen tracking

  • Integrated IT that combines sample, result, and QC management and supports development of customized workflows

Advanced Robotic Solution

VersaCell X3 Solution

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The VersaCell® X3 Solution uses robotics with dynamic STAT management to provide the optimal mix of chemistry and/or immunoassay analytics with one-touch sample management. This empowers labs to:

  • Meet changing needs with agility

  • Streamline operational efficiency

  • Advance workflow capabilities

  • Improve productivity at a cost you can justify

Features & Benefits

Choose the VersaCell® X3 Solution for the instrument and menu that best fits the requirement of your laboratory to connect up to three analyzers through a single robotic sample interface.

Meet changing needs with agility

The VersaCell X3 Solution is agile by allowing three instrument connectivity of multiple Siemens analyzers in various configurations to provide labs with the optimal mix of analytics to achieve delivery targets. These configurations are designed to meet lab requirements in order to support productivity and growth.

The following Siemens analyzers can be connected:

  • ADVIA® 1800 Chemistry System—a high-throughput analyzer with an extensive menu

  • ADVIA Centaur® XP Immunoassay System—a high-volume immunoassay-testing analyzer with an extensive menu and onboard reagent capacity

  • IMMULITE® 2000 XPi Immunoassay System—a specialty immunoassay-testing analyzer that combines routine immunoassay and esoteric testing (e.g., allergy and infectious disease)

  • Dimension® EXL™ Integrated Chemistry Systems—integrated chemistry and immunoassay analyzers with general and specialty chemistry testing, including cardiovascular immunoassay testing


Advance workflow capabilities

The VersaCell X3 System is advanced with the unique ability to sort samples automatically without adding additional equipment. Intelligent sample processing ensures samples are processed efficiently. Throughput of connected analyzers helps ensure the shortest possible turnaround time (TAT), making results available faster for release to clinical staff and, ultimately, patients.

Streamline operational efficiency

The VersaCell X3 Solution is streamlined for operational efficiency to ensure that productivity targets are met, especially when staffing and financial resources are limited. The solution helps reduce operator hands-on time for more effective utilization of staff and resources. The VersaCell X3 Solution helps maintain throughput, while the connected analyzers allow replenishment of supplies without interrupting sample processing.

Improve productivity at a cost you can justify

The VersaCell X3 Solution is cost-justified with its flexibility and variety of connectivity options. It provides the capacity to increase testing capabilities and expand menu options for in-house testing, supporting opportunities of growth and cost savings. The solution can streamline a non-automated environment without the complexity, cost, and real-estate requirements of track-based automation.

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