|[March 02, 2014]
New Vial Identification System Designed to Eliminate Costly Labeling Errors and Boost Productivity
CHICAGO --(Business Wire)--
Misidentifying and mishandling sample vials can cause lost samples,
botched experiments and costly product recalls. Valuable analytical
resources are wasted, laboratories can lose credibility, and, most
importantly, false data can hinder downstream operations. The new Thermo
Scientific Virtuoso Vial Identification System was developed to mitigate
these hazards while also improving productivity. Thermo Fisher
Scientific will showcase the Virtuoso Vial Identification System at
booth #2441 during Pittcon 2014, being held at McCormick Place in
Chicago from March 2 - 6.
Misidentifying and mishandling sample vials can cause lost samples, botched experiments and costly product recalls. Valuable analytical resources are wasted, laboratories can lose credibility, and, most importantly, false data can hinder downstream operations. The new Thermo Scientific Virtuoso Vial Identification System was developed to mitigate these hazards while also improving productivity. (Photo: Business Wire)
"Customers tell us that accurate sample identification is a major
challenge," said David Edwards, product manager, vials and closures for
Thermo Fisher. "When data appears to be transposed, there's an
opportunity for thisto happen at the collection point; but there may
also be seven or more opportunities for samples to get switched in the
lab, depending on the workflow. Once a sample is in a vial, there's no
easy way to confirm that it is labeled correctly, and handwritten or
adhesive labels can be inefficient at best and illegible at worst."
Users' biggest complaints about manual labeling center around illegible
handwriting, smearing from solvents and general degradation over time.
The Virtuoso system is designed to solve these problems by printing
clear, indelible, detailed information directly on the vials.
The Virtuoso system's software provides automated download of sample
lists, on-demand system diagnostics and emergency sample labeling. Vial
identification data can be input using the unit's touchscreen or
directly from the lab network. Thermo Fisher testing has demonstrated an
eightfold increase in productivity compared to conventional manual
Templates include standard required information, and users can customize
them to suit their specific needs, including text, graphics, barcodes
and logos. The images resist conditions found in most labs, including
solvents and handling.
The vial identification system uses Thermo Scientific Virtuoso Vials for
optimal performance, available in a variety of dimensions, glass colors
and closures. The unit's sleeve holds up to 10 vials for autoloading.
For a closer look at the Virtuoso Vial Identification System, visit
Thermo Fisher at Pittcon booth #2441, or for more information, including
a calculator for potential savings, please visit www.thermoscientific.com/virtuoso.
About Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science,
with revenues of $17 billion and 50,000 employees in 50 countries. Our
mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner
and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research,
solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and
increase laboratory productivity. Our four premier brands - Thermo
Scientific, Life Technologies, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services
- offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing
convenience and comprehensive support. For more information, please
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