- Fully automated cobas prime Pre-analytical System streamlines and simplifies workflow in molecular laboratories
- Innovative system significantly advances lab automation to reduce manual errors and increase confidence in results
- Roche is first company to offer molecular labs complete end-to-end automation solution for testing consolidation
Pleasanton, 29 July, 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced the launch of the cobas® prime Pre-analytical System to improve efficiency in molecular diagnostics laboratories. The system minimises repetitive manual tasks associated with processing the wide variety and high volume of sample tubes, vials and containers seen in today’s molecular lab. This newest addition to the cobas family of instruments provides a new level of automation for consistent, high-quality pre-analytics, which can ultimately lead to greater confidence in results from downstream instruments.
Molecular laboratories are seeking to automate, standardize and connect molecular testing as much as possible in order to address increasing testing demand. The cobas prime Pre-analytical System enables a complete end-to-end solution for testing consolidation to help them achieve that goal. Other solutions from Roche for testing consolidation and connectivity in molecular laboratories include the cobas® 6800 and 8800 Systems, the cobas® infinity laboratory solution, and a broad and expanding menu of assays.
Molecular laboratories demand continuous improvement in efficiency, error prevention and turnaround times, with the goal of providing the best outcomes for patients,
said Mario Torres, Head of Roche Molecular Diagnostics.
The cobas prime Pre-analytical System can bring tremendous value to labs by providing an innovative, high-throughput option for testing consolidation and efficiency. This is especially important in HPV testing and screening applications that involve complex sample preparation workflows.
The cobas prime Pre-analytical System is now commercially available in the United States and markets accepting the CE mark.