The future of laboratory developed testing – the FLOW System powered by Roche
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Introducing the new standard for laboratory developed testing in qPCR – the FLOW System from Roche. This end-to-end solution offers workflow standardization and data automation for laboratories performing in-house testing with a large number of samples and a wide variety of targets.
Discover how the Roche FLOW System works directly with your laboratory information system to make your workflow more accurate and time-efficient.
The FLOW System
The Roche FLOW System offers the ultimate in flexibility for the complexity of your test menu and a wide range of sample types –
all from a single interconnected solution.
Benefit from workflow standardization and data automation of your entire test process – seamlessly connecting all steps, from primary sample to qPCR result. This unparalleled precision redefines the meaning of result safety and sets new standards in quality, supported by intelligent data management software that makes accessing and analyzing results truly intuitive.
The FLOW System
FLOW: Total System
|FLOW Primary Sample Handling System||As the first step in the testing process, preparation of the primary sample is one of the most critical and – with manual testing techniques – that with the highest risk of error. Managing multiple sample types, recording varying sample arrivals, fitting different tube sizes and collecting vital information all add complexity and make the process highly resource intensive.
But with the FLOW System, this complex preparation stage is automated and fully managed through intuitive software that aligns directly with your LIS – enabling faster processing times and a reduced potential for error.
Nucleic Acid Purification
In the next stage of testing, Nucleic Acid Purification can also add complexity and the opportunity for human error – especially if you use the wrong NAP procedure or accidently mix up plates after the process is complete.
|FLOW PCR Setup System
Final preparation for the PCR analysis is another time-intensive step in the manual testing process. Filling a complex 96- or 384-well PCR plate takes skill and concentration; each well could be different and multiplexing adds to this complexity.
|LightCycler® 480 System
Amplification and Detection
|The final and most critical step in the testing process is the amplification of samples and processing of the PCR run. Preparing a large number of plates, selecting the correct PCR program and analyzing the data all can contribute to a possible false interpretation of results.
The well-established and flexible LightCycler® 480 System, managed by the FLOW Software, minimizes these risks and delivers speed, accuracy and incredible levels of flexibility throughout the PCR analysis.
|FLOW: Total System
|Run time*||Approximately 4 hours depending on number and type ofsample materials used,
complexity of PCR setup, and used PCR profile
|Throughput||96 samples per one run through FLOW|
|Assay flexibility||Detect a multitude of targets per sample and per plate|
|Hands-on time||20 - 30 sec. per sample for the complete FLOW System
Daily maintenance and cleaning activities approximately 15 minutes (for all instruments)
|*Based on the described demo experiment
Same PCR profile necessary for all targets on one plate
Benefits at a glance
The innovative FLOW System delivers automation, standardization and levels of result safety never before possible. Discover what the benefits of this first-of-its-kind solution can mean for your high-volume research environment.
Maximize Result Safety While Reducing Errors
- Completely paperless process with full traceability
- Reduced hands-on time
- Minimized cross-contamination risk
- Fully automated data workflow and data tracking, from primary sample to qPCR result
- Only minimal user interaction required within the sample workflow
- Modular setting supports a multiple room concept, separating PCR from sample preparation