Improving DNA Sample Selection

According to the company, the Ziath Mohawk semi-automated tube picker has been designed to pick and process more DNA samples efficiently. The Mohawk semi-automated tube picker employs a linear rack reader and ninety-six pins to allow a frozen or thawed sample tube to be raised when a rack is scanned according to a picklist. Mohawk needs no setup or calibration, and control is achieved through software. Tubes are picked from a single rack, or a picklist can be set up to select tubes across multiple racks. Pick list operations are normally started by reading the 1D code on a rack placed onto the Mohawk, but the manual selection is also possible. For extra sample tracking and security, the Mohawk can be connected directly to a 2D-barcode scanner for tube confirmation. This mode can also generate picklists directly from the tube barcodes. In addition, a 1D scanner for reading the rack barcode is included for further traceability.


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