Brooks Life Science Systems, a division of Brooks Automation, Inc., a provider of automation solutions for compound and biological sample storage and management, announced the launch of the Brooks Plate Auditor, a fast, accurate, and non-invasive tool for identification of precipitate and empty wells in compound and screening plates. The Plate Auditor is the result of a successful collaboration with the Scripps Research Institute.
The Plate Auditor is designed to evaluate the quality of microplate-based compound samples for precipitation and liquid volume prior to use in compound management and high throughput screening activities. The system rapidly analyzes plates to automatically verify sample integrity thus eliminating the need for extensive manual quality control.
The contents of a plate are a fingerprint for all of the potential problems encountered during a compound management operation; Plate Auditor allows easy and rapid detection of many of those problems using machine vision and sophisticated image processing. The ability of the instrument to provide sample color information makes the Plate Auditor a unique option for monitoring sample quality over time, and identifying wells with artifacts which may interfere with or invalidate screening results.
Plate Auditor joins Celigo imaging cytometer and tube auditor instruments as part of Brooks’ growing range of vision-based research instruments that analyze compounds, biological samples and adherent/non-adherent cells.
Filed Under: Drug Discovery