Dec 13, 2021 | 1 min read
Disruptions in the laboratory—ranging from freezer failures to large-scale events like the COVID-19 pandemic—create many challenges for staff. These disruptions are associated with decreased productivity, but are often not the direct cause. Rather, these events amplify existing pain points in workflows.
For example, the straightforward task of capping and decapping samples becomes extremely inefficient when performed manually. For laboratories handling thousands of samples each day, a manual approach is simply too inefficient, expensive, and dangerous. This task can trigger disruptions—through cross-contamination, health risks such as aerosol generation, and more—and exacerbate disruptions caused by unrelated factors.
Automated capper and decapper solutions are designed to alleviate or prevent disruptions and improve productivity.