Collaborative Station

Robot Augmented Sample Processing


The Collaborative Station offers an interactive and automatic option for various manual tasks in the microbiology laboratory.

Collaborative Station for Microbiology

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Manage Offline Samples Semi-Automatically

The HEPA filtered bio-safety collaborative workstation enables the management of various offline specimens, such as tissues, bone or sterile fluid samples, traditional transport swabs, and non-standard collection and transport devices. Utilizing the dual arm robot for offline specimens, in conjunction with WASP® for routine sample processing, the Microbiology laboratory can completely enjoy the benefits of Full Laboratory Automation with the flexibility to manage any sample that comes into the laboratory.

Safe Interaction

The robots in the Collaborative Workstation are designed to safely interact with the human operator. After scanning the label the robot automatically presents the precise sequence of plates and materials for specimen setup to the user for sample inoculation. The robots streak the plates, and then forward them onto the track system leading to WASPLab® Imaging Acquisition Stations and Smart Incubators.

Flexibility to Manage a Multitude of Sample Types

The Collaborative Robot can simplify many laboratory tasks, and depending on workflow and workload, may be effectively used in tandem with WASP® to perform:

  • Culture of Ground Tissues
  • Wound Aspirate Cultures
  • Sterile Body Fluid Cultures
  • Culture of Traditional Fiber Wrapped Swab Samples