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m-u-t America, HCTS2000 MK2 automated sorter (Lab Automation 2014)

m-u-t America, HCTS2000 MK2 automated sorter (Lab Automation 2014)

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m-u-t America
Karsten Wittmann
kwittmann@mut-group.com
3931 Deep Rock Road
Henrico, VA 23233
804-620-4029


Name of system/First year installed/No. of 2013 contracts signed HCTS2000 MK2 automated sorter/2007/—
No. of live sites installed in N. America/Europe/Asia-Australia
Automation products that are available
• Pre-analytical processor/Total laboratory automation yes/no
• Automated functions: Accessioning/Track load/Centrifugation/Decapping yes/no/no/no
• Automated functions: Rack specific sort/Aliquot/Tube relabeling/Resealing yes/no/no/no
• Automated functions: Storage-retrieval/Intelligent sample routing no/yes
• SW: Dedicated Process Control/Middleware control using LIS/Architecture yes/yes/closed
• Company has dedicated automation support team/Remote system monitoring yes/yes
Software features/functionality
• Patient demographics and insurance data/Rules-based architecture LIS feature/automation SW feature
• Supports data retrieval/Internet connectivity
• Online real-time help system/QC/Stats and management reports automation SW feature/—/—
• Evaluates validity and releasability of results from automated analyzers
• Specimen tracking/Priority processing/Random-access spec. movement automation SW feature/automation SW feature/—
• Supports accession number redundancy (duplicate specimen ID) automation SW feature
• Supports specimen carrier and level identification
• Unique bar-code number per container required
• Specimen routing/Multistop routing (one tube to multiple workstations) automation SW feature/automation SW feature
• Specimen scheduling/Instrument scheduling
• Routes test to workstation/Automatic reflex, repeat, dilutions
• Supports multiple HW configuration/Supports other proprietary transport. HW automation SW feature/—
• Sample storage and retrieval SW/Supports approved CLSI standards —/automation SW feature
LIS(s) and versions interfaced and live w/LAS/How LIS(s) are interfaced with your LAS/LOINC can be used to identify tests when communicating with LIS McKesson, Soft, DI, VA, DHCP/ASTM/no
Transportation systems available no
• Model/Dimensions* (H × W × D)*/Conforms to CLSI Stand. Auto 1-5
• Containers device accommodates/Average throughput in cm per second
• Supports automatic rerouting for reflex-repeat-dilutions
• Modular HW/Installed options/Device can operate in track and manual mode
• Required utilities/Required maintenance
• Carrier type/Scalable system
Automated centrifugation available no
• Model/Dimensions (H × W × D)/Conforms to CLSI Stand. Auto 1-5
• Maximum throughput/Containers device accommodates
• Can identify tube types for custom programmed rate and spin times per run
• More than one centrifuge can be connected to track system
• For multi-unit centrifuge, each centrifuge operates independently for rate and time
• Maintenance required
Automated input/accessioning available yes
• Model/Dimensions (H × W × D)/Conforms to CLSI Stand. Auto 1-5/Avg. throughput** HTS2000 MK2/48 × 56 × 31 inches/yes/2,000
• Containers device accommodates/Dedicated lanes for stat samples 16, 13 × 100; 16, 13 × 75, 8–19 mm diameter × 75–120 mm height/no
• Maximum No. of samples that can be loaded/Maintenance required 550/daily, monthly
Automated decapping available no
• Model/Dimen. (H × W × D)/Conforms to CLSI Stand. Auto 1-5/Avg. throughput**
• Containers device accommodates/Maintenance required
• Removes multiple size tube caps per run/Removes screw type sample caps
Automated sorting available yes
• Model/Dimen. (H × W × D)/Conforms to CLSI Stand. Auto 1-5/Avg. throughput** HCTS2000 MK2/48 × 56 × 31 inches/yes/2,000
• Containers device accommodates/Software can sort by 16, 13×100; 16, 1 ×75, others/specimen type, bar code, cap color, method, others
Specimen integrity monitor available no
• Model/Dimen. (H × W × D)/Conforms to CLSI Stand. Auto 1-5/Avg. throughput**
• Containers device accommodates/Maintenance required
Automated aliquotting available no
• Model/Dimen. (H × W × D)/Conforms to CLSI Stand. Auto 1-5/Avg. throughput**
• Containers device accommodates
• Inspects samples for bar code/Detects and reports clots in specimen
• Detects and reports quantity not sufficient specimens/Maintenance required
Instrument (analyzer) interfaces
• Rules-based instrument interface control subsystem no
• Process control of instrument via control subsystem no
Physical/hardware (instrument/specimen) interface
• Hematology/Chemistry/Coagulation
• Immunoassay/Urinalysis
Instruments to which your system or product is interfaced
Other robotic products/components to which system or product is linked
Automated recapper or sealer available no
• Model/Dimen. (H × W × D)/Conforms to CLSI Stand. Auto 1-5/Avg. throughput*
• Recaps-seals multiple size tubes simult./Containers device accommodates
• Maintenance required
Automated storage and retrieval available no
• Model/Dimen. (H × W × D)/Conforms to CLSI Stand. Auto 1-5/Avg. throughput*
• Containers device accommodates/Connects to the track
• Room temperature/Minimum and maximum number of tubes stored per module
• Multiple size tubes can be stored in the same module/Maintenance required
• Refrigerated storage and retrieval capability
Longitudinal upgrade pathway or plan to protect users’ investments independent of analyzer company; module can be upgraded with options
Average time to install/Who provides service, support/Hours support is available <2 days/m-u-t America/24-7
On-site biomedical engineer required/User group meets regularly no/no
List price $116,000
Individual list prices for components
• Process control SW/Transportation systems/Auto. centrifugation included/—/—
• Auto. input, accession/Auto. decap/Auto. sort/Auto. storage and retrieval included/—/—/—
• Specimen integrity monitor/Automated aliquot
• Instrument (analyzer) interfaces/Automated recap
Distinguishing features (supplied by company) no robotic arms, high-throughput yields and reliability with ease of operation and installation; users can pour sample tubes into hopper, eliminating shuffling of tubes in and out of racks in lab reception areas; simplicity and flexibility of sorting rules and methods
* For basic building block unit
** Average throughput in specimen containers per hour per device
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