The ePrep Sample Preparation Workstation utilizes a suite of innovative technologies to bring automation of sample preparation to every laboratory.
Rapid programming and simple instrument configuration allow ePrep to be configured in minutes for even complex Workflows. It takes around 15 minutes to develop and validate a Workflow from scratch and only minutes if the Workflow has been previously developed and saved.
The ePrep’s standalone operation also improves flexibility and effectiveness in a laboratory setting. Samples can be prepared away from analytical instrumentation and directly into a wide range of Autosampler Racks. Once the preparation is complete, the rack can simply be transferred to the analytical instrument reducing complexity in sample processes.
The workstation can integrate a variety of sample preparation techniques to maximise sample output and accuracy.
Intuitive and simple operation for setup of methods in minutes.
Adaptable configuration for sample preparation requirements.
- Small to Large Batch Sizes
ePrep is designed to be equally effective, whether running sample batches of 5 or 500.
- Common Tasks
Pre-programmable tasks include common sample preparation and liquid handling procedures.
- Quick to Setup and Run
- Tablet Operation
ePrep uses a Microsoft Pro Tablet for programming Workflows.
- Software Workflow Setup
Use of ePrep’s propriety touch screen software is independent of user skill with Workflow validation checking, error feedback and tool or rack identification scanning.
ePrep’s simplicity of operation comes from predefined Tasks and Vial coordinates and parameters. Workflows are created and executed in just minutes by ‘drag-and-drop’ into a Workflow editor.
The software is very simple to set up and operate. After an initial 30 minute familiarization, most Workflows can then be created and validated in 5-15 minutes. Workflow programs that have previously been developed and saved can be recalled and ready for operation almost instantly.
A range of syringes, tools and accessories are available as well as an extensive range of the commonly used vials and racks that are pre-configured in the software. Positions of syringes, vial racks and vials are detected by RFID and proximity sensors, then compared back to the Workflow program for validity, negating user errors.
Samples can be prepared away from analytical instrumentation directly into a wide range of Autosampler Racks, which can then simply be transferred to the analytical instrument autosampler for analysis.
Instrument Specialist or Software Programmers are not required to re-configure the Eprep or make adjustments to a program.
Tasks include: Aliquot Sample, Add Diluent, Add Reagent, Add internal Standard, Add Surrogate Standard, Serial Dispense, Make up to Volume, Serial Dilute, Syringe Mix, Transfer Liquid and µSPEed Cartridge operations. With the common tasks selected it is just a matter of selecting the syringe to use from a list that the ePrep has already determined are available and the vials that the ePrep has already identified as being present.
Common processes (eg. aliquot, dilute, mix, filter, SPE etc) are pre-programmed and Syringes, Tools, Racks and Vials are easily selected.
Coordinates and parameters of Tasks, Tools, Racks, Vials, and Accessories are predefined in the software enabling a Workflow to be created using “drag-and-drop” processes.
Touch screen operation enables Workflows to be created independent of user skill. Comprehensive software reporting traces and records all liquid movements and is central to the use of ePrep in Chain of Custody samples.