Analytical Sample Transport – A Pneumatic Solution

Matthew Cook, Bob Lawson and Paul Martin, TTP Labtech

Date Posted: Friday, February 02, 2007

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Abstract
Pneumatic air transport systems can provide a safe, efficient and rapid means of sending samples within different departments of a research laboratory.

These systems are often used within a hospital, supermarket or bank and represent an effective method for sending samples or packages to different departments

TTP LabTech has used this technology for over 6 years, predominately in our comPILER and comPOUND systems

Recently, the technology has been applied to an automated chemistry synthesis project. All compounds produced during synthesis are analysed during and after processing using a variety of different methods.

TTP LabTech’s transport system sends sample ‘vials’ from a central hub directly to the sample collection device, then to the analytical hardware and finally to a storage rack or waste collection point.

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