Covid-19-eBook - Flipbook - Page 12
HOW ONE PRIVATE LAB IS
USING EASY AUTOMATION FOR
In the spring of 2020, QLife set up a COVID-19 testing facility servicing mainly
professional athletes and private companies needing fast test results.
In QLife, flowbotTM ONE pipetting robots
are used to pool patient samples to
save time in downstream analysis and
to reduce the amount of reagents and
plastic materials consumed. They also
transfer eluates from patient samples
onto the PCR plate, where they are mixed
with enzymatic reagents before analysis.
manually, we would have had to have
staff pipetting 24/7.”
Before, all pipetting was done manually.
Now, more than 5,000 samples can go
through the lab in a day.
Together with his team, Thomas
Danielsen manages the robots:
“Getting the flowbot ONEs up and
running was simple and an easy
process ... As we were new to robotics,
we obviously needed training, and
the service team made sure we got
the programs up and running for our
Head of assay development, Maiken W.
“As the need for COVID-19 tests
exploded, we realized we had to scale
up our throughput of analyzing tests. If
we had continued with doing this
“With flowbot ONE we can switch
easily between different pipette tips,
and here the Flow Robotics service
team has been very helpful whenever
we needed to adjust the flowbot for
new types of filter tips.”