SARS-CoV-2 Sample management & Processing Solutions (all RT-PCR diagnostic methods)

  • Processes batches of 96 sample tubes for transfer to microwell plates
  • Bulk Input of 50 ml tubes for pooled swab testing
  • Receipt of samples into lab
  • Barcode read and transfer to LIMS
  • De-capping of 5ml, 15ml, or 50ml tubes
  • Reagent dispense
  • Racking into any format
  • Transfer for automated pipetting
  • LIMS or EHR Interface
  • Processes 6,000 to 15,000 samples per day
  • Used for the University of Illinois SHIELD™ SARS-CoV-2 Saliva testing program
  • Used for the Broad Institute Pooled Dry Swab screening program 


    SARS-CoV-2 Sample Management & Processing Solutions

    Automation Solution for all
    RT-PCR Diagnostic Methods.

    The market leader in sample management automation for COVID-19 RT-PCR testing.

    Rapid and Compact Test Tube Processing Machine
    Process, fill, cap, and label up to 10,000 centrifuge tubes per day with a test tube processing machine that fits anywhere in your lab.
    Process Thousands of COVID-19 Diagnostics Tests a Day
    Accelerate preparation for RT-PCR testing with up to 10,000 samples per day in a small form factor.
    Accepts a Wide Range of Centrifuge Tubes Sizes
    Streamline your testing with the ability to process centrifuge tubes ranging in size from 4ml to 50ml.
    Comes Configured to Fast & Easy Deployment
    Intuitive, user-friendly tube processing machine with robust machine vision automates your RT-PCR preparation.
    Used by Leading Organizations
    Used for the University of Illinois SHIELD™ SARS-CoV-2 Saliva testing program and the Broad Institute Pooled Dry Swab screening program

    Ready to Automate?

    Get a centrifuge tube filling machine shipped to your lab today.

    In The News

    Broad Institute is processing pooled COVID-19 tests for Massachusetts K-12 schools

    The Broad’s Clinical Research Sequencing Platform (CRSP) is now processing pooled COVID-19 tests with an average turnaround time of 30 hours from sample collection to results. It aims to ramp up its pooled testing program to handle samples from 250,000 to 500,000 people per week.
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    UI Advances Spring Tests Through Automation

    Two decapping robots invented by TEKMILL, a contract design and fabrication business located in the University of Illinois at Research Park, and two liquid handling robots purchased separately, have been extremely successful in “increasing the fluidity of tests” and also heavily increased the automation of the processing samples.
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    TEKMILL Robot Powers University’s COVID-19 Test Processing

    TEKMILL, a company headquartered in the Research Park, has partnered with the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign to automate and accelerate the processing of the SHIELD COVID-19 saliva tests, the Daily Illini reported. The University has acquired two rapid and compact test tube processing machines built and fabricated by Champaign-based TEKMILL.
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    Ryan Shelton, Ph.D.

    CEO and Co-founder, PhotoniCare, Inc.

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    Illini Motorsports

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