Among them, OraSure Technologies said that its Omnigene Gut DNA and RNA product is available to gut microbiome researchers. The product, made by OraSure subsidiary DNA Genotek, allows for self-collection, stabilization, storage, and transportation of both microbial DNA and RNA at ambient temperature for gut microbiome profiling.
Meanwhile, Sysmex is launching the AutoSorter XN specifically to support its XN-series hematology line. AutoSorter XN is a robotic platform for pre- and postanalytic specimen processing in demanding laboratory environments, the firm said.
The platform is designed specifically for high-volume commercial lab requirements such as bulk loading and high-speed specimen sorting. AutoSorter XN is capable of loading and unloading a fully populated XN-9100 line at capacity, processing up to 1,100 specimens per hour, Sysmex added.
Additionally, Yaskawa Motoman said it is launching the AutoSorter 1200, a high-speed sorting instrument for pre- and postanalytic specimen processing that can process up to 1,200 tubes per hour. A large sorting deck area yields extended walkaway times and expanded deck configuration options, while the reduced footprint saves lab floorspace, the firm noted.