BD upgrades Kiestra solution with robotic automation

BD has introduced a new, robotic track system for its Kiestra microbiology laboratory solution that automates specimen processing, which can help to reduce manual labour and speed up results.

The new BD Kiestra 3rd Generation Total Lab Automation System allows laboratories to create a custom and flexible total laboratory automation configuration to connect multiple BD Kiestra modules and is scalable to meet laboratories’ unique and evolving needs. With multiple track options and choice of instruments to employ, laboratories can choose their automation entry point and configure the system to fit their individual workflow and physical lab space.

"The track-based configuration options are designed to eliminate the manual sorting of plates and walking the specimen from module to module, which helps to ensure culture integrity and results in streamlined workflows," said Cecilia Soriano, VP and General Manager of Microbiology for BD. "The modular tracks use a sophisticated robotic highway on/off ramp design to help eliminate bottlenecks, traffic jams and plate collisions."

From routine specimen inoculation processes to advanced incubation, imaging and colony selection for pathogen identification, the workflow can be fully automated and is customisable to fit the physical space available. In addition, each step of the laboratoy's diagnostic pathway is traceable and powered by BD Synapsys informatics solution to enable integrated workflows and on-demand insights that help empower laboratory staff to impact turnaround time, expedite laboratory decision-making, improve productivity, and support their compliance requirements.


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