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RadboudUMC reports on effective use of Screw Cap Recapper
RadboudUMC, one of the largest and
leading Academic Medical Centers in The Netherlands
, has reported on its effective use of the Micronic
Univo Screw Cap Recapper
to securely seal its valuable DNA samples. MrAlwin Rikken,Operational
Manager of the
Analysis Laboratory (CGAL)
at the Human
Genetics Department – Genome Diagnostics, praises its affordability and reliability.
The CGAL conducts research
on the relation between genes and diseases.
Using advanced analysing techniques,
CGAL provides high quality and up-to-date prenatal and postnatal diagnostics of genetic disorders
for patients and their families. The Genome Analysis Laboratory is equipped
with the latest technologies to perform various types of diagnostic services. The
entire Genome Diagnostics division
performs over 25.000 tests each year.By offering the CGAL a
timesaving recapping solution, Micronic experts help them advance their
important and meaningful research.
The CGAL plans
to expand their diagnostic capabilities. Mr
Rikken commented: “We are planning to store
400.000 DNA samples a
t the end of the year. At the moment we have an
automated storage system with a capacity of almost 400.000 samples. We are
working on a new storage system with a capacity of 1.4 million samples."
In the future, the
CGAL wants to store the DNA samples of its Research Department and the
RadboudUMC Biobank, along with the DNA samples of Genome Diagnostics.
Since the CGAL is growing, the Micronic Univo
Screw Cap Recapper SR096 is very suited to make the work in the laboratory faster
and easier. The Recapper is able to cap, decap or recap 96 tubes in a single
action, and decaps Screw Caps from a full 96-tube storage rack in less than 30
seconds. Through the graphical touch screen interface the operator is able to
select any rack to cap, decap or recap without using different adapters for
different tube sizes. The Screw Cap Recapper uses a precisely determined torque
value for optimal sealing quality thereby minimizing sample evaporation and
maximizing the integrity of samples.
Mr Rikken would recommend the Micronic Univo Screw Cap Recapper SR096 to
other labs: “It is a very smoothly running, easy to use and silent device. I
also think it is a great benefit that the Screw Cap Recapper is
Cap Recapper SR096 is also compatible for use with other brands of tubes and
means that it is possible to use sample storage tubes or caps from another
brand, and still benefit from the wide range of qualities the Recapper SR096