cobas s 201 - Roche Diagnostics Hong Kong

An innovation in donor screening

An integrated, scalable NAT donor screening system designed to meet variable throughput demands in an automated, technician-friendly environment.

The cobas s 201 system is a complete NAT solution able to meet both current and future needs of blood screening labs.

This system provides the efficiency and reliability of real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) technology, modular automation, convenient ready-to-use reagents and a robust menu selection. New assays utilise multi-channel capabilities to provide real-time discrimination of major viruses.

Unified vision

The cobas s 201 donor screening system relies on real-time PCR technology supported by technician-friendly automated pooling, sample preparation, system monitoring and final results reporting. Its scalable design allows for expansion as needed with ready-to-use-reagents, integrated back-up capabilities and built-in contamination control. The cobas s 201 system is your customizable solution for flexible, automated NAT donor screening.

Automated pooling

The automated Hamilton STAR family of pipettors and our’s proprietary Pooling Wizard software provides ease in pooling.

Pooling and data management server

The single high-capacity server can accommodate multiple configurations to meet variable throughput needs while providing system safeguards  such as data backup, data recovery, data redundancy and data retrieval capabilities.

Scalable and flexible automation

Powered by a single high-capacity server, the cobas s 201 system lets you establish and change system configurations to meet your workflow requirements with less labour and provides integrated back-up capabilities. Scale up or scale down. You can implement a system today that can change to meet your needs tomorrow.

Technology to support emerging pathogens

The cobas s 201 system supports assays with a platform designed for detection of emerging pathogens. The system is designed to easily accommodate future needs.

Start-to-finish monitoring

The system monitors samples, ready-to-use reagents, disposables and the testing process from start to finish.

User-friendly software and server

The software and server provide system security, surveillance and reporting capabilities. We are raising the bar in laboratory quality by providing maximized flexibility with full system audit and data security.

Changes in your testing regimen, staffing, workload or workflow are easier to manage with the flexibility of the cobas s 201 system. Its unique modular and scalable design lets you establish the configurations that meet your requirements for workflow and throughput. And when your needs change, the system can change with you.

Scalable

The flexible, mix-and-match scalability of the cobas s 201 system helps your NAT lab work more efficiently.

The system

  • Streamlines processes.
  • Adjusts to specific workload needs, based on available staff and shift patterns.
  • Accommodates integrated back-up.
  • Scales up or down to meet changing laboratory needs.

Powerful

The cobas s 201 system gives you powerful automation features in any chosen configuration.  A single high-capacity server with software  supports:

  • Up to 4 Hamilton STAR pipettors.
  • Up to 12 COBAS® AmpliPrep instruments.
  • Up to 8 COBAS® TaqMan® analysers.

Productive

The information provided in the following pages demonstrates the system’s flexibility and scalability providing valuable insights to consider how the cobas s 201 donor screening system can help you optimise workflow and increase the productivity of your lab.

Other configurations available

Regardless of your throughput needs, the cobas s 201 system gives you powerful automation features in many configuration options. Our representative has tools specially designed to help you determine the optimum configuration for your lab.

Our system provides the efficiency and reliability of real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) technology, modular automation, convenient ready-to-use reagents and a robust menu selection.

New assays utilise multi-channel capabilities to provide real-time discrimination of major viruses.

Reagents are ready-to-use with built-in contamination control

  • No freezers required, reagents are stored at 2 – 8° C
  • Stabilized reagents obsoletes calibrations

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