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  Dual capability coded tube reader

Ziath announce the launch of a new dual capability coded tube reader – the Duo. This affordably priced addition to the Ziath range combines the proven 2D-barcode reading technology of the Uno single tube reader with the fast accurate linear barcode reading of the company’s Cyclops adaptor. The new Duo tube reader provides a compact benchtop solution for fast and accurate reading of both code types....

 

  Life Science Sample Tracking and Management

Ziath has published a new catalogue that provides an informative technical introduction to its extensive range of innovative readers, scanners, software, automated tube selectors and accessories for tracking and management of life science samples. Over the last two decades, Ziath has established itself as a global leader for sample tracking of 2D barcoded tubes in applications including biobanking. compound management and COVID-19 patient sample management....

 

  Time-Saving Automation for Biobanks

Small biobanks and biorepositories often require to select tubes from cold racks straight from the freezer, but cannot afford the huge investment in robotics to fully automatically pick and place tubes from racks. The Mohawk semi-automated tube picker, being small and compact, can simplify picking tubes, up to 16 in one go, from a 96-position tube rack. By elevating sample tubes in racks using solenoids, the Mohawk enables biobank operators to quickly and simply retrieve the correct tubes and put them in the destination racks....

 

  Sample Management Specialists Win Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Ziath Ltd has been awarded with a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise (2022) in the International Trade category. UK Small Business Minister Paul Scully said “This country is renowned for its entrepreneurial achievements and there is no greater showcase for it than The Queen’s Awards. It is vital we celebrate the success of our businesses and recognise the contributions they make to communities across the country.”...

 

  Cherry-picking and reformatting tubes from Acoustix racks

A new adaptor kit enables the Ziath Mohawk tube selector to quickly and easily pick and reformat tubes from Azenta Life Sciences Acoustix racks used by the latest generation of Labcyte® Echo® acoustic liquid dispensers. Acoustix is a small sample tube with a screw cap which has been widely adopted for storage of novel compounds in solution held in compound storage facilities....

 

  How New Technology Will Impact Compound Management

The difference that technology has had on compound management and the benefits it brought to the lab in terms of efficiencies and resource savings are immense. In a new educational paper - sample management guru - Neil Benn (CEO of Ziath) shares his views on the beneficial impact that new mobile digital technology and artificial intelligence innovations are likely to have on tracking and tracing samples in compound management facilities...

 

  Ziath Sample Management Innovation at Analytica 2022

Ziath has chosen Analytica 2022 in Munich, Germany (21-24th June) to launch two new innovative sample management products - Handheld 3 and LUX. Designed for easy portability, the new Ziath Handheld 3 is a compact and powerful device for reading single 2D bar-coded tubes and editing or updating the sample information, adding extra details, or changing locations in a connected LIMS or database software directly from wherever you keep your samples....

 

  Accelerating Tube Picking & Selection

The Mohawk tube selector and picker from Ziath employs a linear rack reader and ninety-six pins that allow a frozen or thawed sample tube to be raised when a rack is scanned according to a picklist. The use of this innovative technology avoids the need for slow and expensive robotics which can take minutes to process racks. Using a Mohawk - a rack is scanned, and tubes selected and picked in just seconds...

 

  Sample Management without the complexity and cost of full automation

sample-management-without-the-complexity-and-cost-fullBiobanking is a critical facility in many drug discovery, pathology, and personalized medicine organisations. It enables researchers to effectively manage biological sample collections in an easily accessible repository. Unfortunately, while smaller biobanks and biorepositories still need to select tubes from cold racks straight from the freezer, they cannot necessarily afford the significant investment in robotics to fully automate the picking and placing of sample storage tubes from racks..

 

  Sample Management of Covid-19 Cryobox tube racks

Ziath reports on the widespread adoption of its DataPaq™ Cube rack reader in Covid-19 testing labs for tracking of sample tubes cryogenically stored in cryoboxes. Keeping track of large numbers of Covid-19 RNA extraction samples can be an onerous task. Many labs around the world are using 2ml screw cap tubes with 2D-barcodes on the base for this work, including those laboratories equipped through the successful UN/IAEA supply program....

 

  New High Resolution Single Tube Reader

Ziath announce the Uno single tube reader – a powerful device packed with exciting features to make your sample management work with 2D barcoded tubes easier and faster. Measuring just 66 x 53.5 x 51.5 millimetres – the rugged new tube reader features a high-resolution camera with super-fast electronics capable of reading 2D barcodes from any currently available tube on the market including 384-well tubes....

 

  Rapid rack readers help lab lower cost of COVID-19 PCR testing

Ziath reports how its super-fast 2D barcode rack readers are assisting leading COVID-19 testing lab – SummerBio LLC (Menlo Park, California, USA) to offer rapid, low-cost, high-volume testing solutions for educational organizations, employers and laboratories. SummerBio was conceived during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic in the USA, to combat expense and slow turnaround times of existing PCR testing...

 

  Versatile Low Light Barcode Reader

Ziath announce Cyclops - a new linear and 2D barcode reader for its popular DataPaq™ Mirage, Cube and Express rack readers. Cyclops is designed to accurately read linear or 2D codes printed on the edge of tube racks. This enables laboratories to use racks without an integral “97”th code or orientation barcode on the underside, a useful capability as not all rack manufacturers provide these features...

 

  Robotic System for Ultra-High Throughput SARS-CoV-2 Testing

Ziath reports how it has worked with the Hubrecht Institute (Utrecht, Netherlands) which has developed a pioneering automated test robot, called STRIP-1, which can process up to 20,000 samples for SARS-CoV-2 testing in just 24 hours. This makes it much faster than all other automated SARS-CoV-2 testing systems used to date. In addition, all samples can be tracked precisely because they have a 2D-barcode on the bottom of each tube that is scanned multiple times throughout the process....

 

  Network Enabled Remote Sample Management

DP5 Network is the latest version of Ziath's market leading 2D rack decoding web browser software designed to unchain scientists from their lab bench. Using high-speed, web-based communications protocols - DP5 Network can be run from a laptop, desktop, phone, tablet or any other network connected device. This powerful new software enables full control of multiple tube barcode scanners on the same LAN to be operated from one or more devices connected to that LAN....

 

  Reliable Track & Trace Scanner for COVID-19 Samples

Testing laboratories worldwide are challenged by the explosion in sample test numbers where they need to reliably track suspected COVID-19 patient swabs to 2D-coded tubes and then through to racks of 96 tubes. For this task a fast scanner that takes and stores high quality images is the preferred solution for establishing a traceable workflow of scanned patient swab tubes through to RT-PCR ready 2D-coded tube samples....

 

  Cryogenic Storage of Biological Specimens

Ziath, a leading supplier of equipment, software and consumables to simplify your sample management process, offers a range of CryzoTraq™ tubes designed for high integrity cryogenic storage of biological specimens at temperatures down to -196°C. CryzoTraq™ 2D barcoded tubes are manufactured in a Class 7 cleanroom using medical-grade polypropylene.  Each batch is beta radiation sterilized by an electron beam, eliminating potential biological contaminants...

 

  Ziath Expand International Operations

As a result of strong business growth over the last few years – sample management specialists – Ziath Ltd. has made a new strategic investment to further support its expanding international operations. To enhance the level of support to its growing customer base in the European Union – Ziath has opened a new office near Maastricht, Netherlands. The new Ziath BV office will be headed up by Wilbert Lennartz...

 

  Next generation automation lab achieves huge productivity gains

Eli Lilly and Company and their industry partners, including sample management specialists – Ziath, are speeding the discovery of new medicines through the fully automated Lilly Life Sciences Studio (L2S2) lab in San Diego, USA. L2S2 was set up as part of the Lilly Discovery Automation Research and Technologies Group. The lab has brought together a team of talented automation engineers and scientists in the design, implementation, and operation of a variety of innovative automation projects which are introduced in an informative video...

 

  Picking Frozen or Thawed Tubes From 96-Position Racks

The Mohawk semi-automated tube picker from Ziath is a compact system that sets the standard for frozen or thawed sample tube picking from 96-position racks. The Mohawk has been designed to work out of the box, and needs no set up or calibration. Instrument control is through the new user-friendly software which provides an intuitive interface for easy operation....

 

  Artificial Intelligence Facilitates Empty Well Detection

Ziath reports on ground-breaking use of Artificial Intelligence that enables discrimination between empty wells in sample tube racks from wells with a tube present which may have an obscured or poorly rendered barcode. This pioneering work, done in conjunction with the University of Hertfordshire (UK), is part of a program of development for the next generation of Ziath barcoded tube scanners due to launch around the end of 2021....

 

  Cherry Picking 2D Barcoded Sample Tubes

Ziath has posted a new video that shows how its Mohawk semi-automated tube selector is a productive and versatile tool for cherry picking tubes from multiple racks. In the new video - product manager Avash Anderson demonstrates how the Mohawk provides secure and accurate picking of individual 2D-barcoded tubes from 96-place SBS format racks - quickly and easily....

 

  OEM Instruments for Secure Sample Tracking

Ziath offer a complete OEM design, development and supply service based upon its extensive experience of creating high performance 2D barcoded tube scanners and rack readers for biobanking, compound library, pathology and COVID-19 sample management applications. Over the last 15 years - Ziath has established itself as a leading international manufacturer and supplier of instruments for tracking samples through a laboratory work flow using 2D-barcodes....

 

  Scanning & Decoding Tube Racks Direct from Low Temperature Storage

Ziath has posted a new video that provides an easy-to-follow guide to assist scientists and technicians scanning and decoding sample tube racks direct from low temperature storage, especially when withdrawn from vapour phase liquid nitrogen tanks. The remove ice, blotting and scanning protocol is demonstrated to take less than 30 seconds per rack...

 

  Upgrade Your Sample Management Workflow

Ziath has introduced an easy upgrade path for the many users of DataPaq 3 sample management software products to its powerful new DP5 suite of products. Principle advantages of upgrading to DP5 include the ability to work wirelessly using a graphical user interface that will run from your smart phone, tablet or laptop; access to increased data export options; adding additional information to output files....

 

  Robotic System for Ultra-High Throughput SARS-CoV-2 Testing

Ziath reports how it has worked with the Hubrecht Institute (Utrecht, Netherlands) which has developed a pioneering automated test robot, called STRIP-1, which can process up to 20,000 samples for SARS-CoV-2 testing in just 24 hours. This makes it much faster than all other automated SARS-CoV-2 testing systems used to date. In addition, all samples can be tracked precisely because they have a 2D-barcode on the bottom of each tube that is scanned multiple times throughout the process....

 

  Web Based Digital Sample Management

Ziath has introduced a new version of DataPaq 5 (DP5) - its versatile web-based software product that allows scientists to directly read 2D-barcoded tubes at the point of sample storage or retrieval. DPDP5 offers a convenient way to use a 2D barcoded tube or rack scanner anywhere across a laboratory or an organisation’s site where a suitable laptop or computer is available. Thanks to its web server design, DP5 will run on both Microsoft and Apple operating systems....

 

  Compact Rack Scanner for Easy Liquid Handling Robot Integration

Compatible with all 2D barcoded tube racks in SBS format, the Ziath DataPaq™ Express is the smallest footprint rack scanner currently available. With a footprint of only slightly more than one plate / rack position, the DataPaq™ Express offers a space-saving way to integrate a fast full-rack scanner on to a liquid handling robot. Designed with a separate power and processing box, which can be positioned under your liquid handling robot and under your deck, using a DataPaq™ Express scanner frees up vital deck space....

 

  Versatile Single 2D-Coded Tube Scanner

Designed for labs tasked with processing smaller numbers of samples - the DataPaq™ Single-Tube Scanner from Ziath offers easy set-up, straight out of the box, with only a few minutes needed to install the application software. As a camera-based instrument the DataPaq™ Single-Tube Scanner combines high image quality and fast scanning to provide you with reliable results in just seconds....

 

  Innovations Assist Compound Management in Pharma Drug Discovery

Ziath has released a module to enable their Mirage, Cube or Express tube readers to decode Brooks Acoustix tubes. Acoustix is a small sample tube with a screw cap which is increasingly favored for storage of novel compounds in solution in large compound stores. It is also compatible with the latest generation of Labcyte Echo acoustic dispensers. However, many traditional tube readers find Acoustix tubes difficult to read because the code is split into 4 sections....

 

  Time-Saving Automation for Small Biobanks

Ziath reports strong uptake of its Mohawk semi-automated tube picker in smaller biobanks and biorepositories. Small biobanks and biorepositories need to select tubes from cold racks straight from the freezer, but cannot afford the huge investment in robotics to fully automatically pick and place tubes from racks. The Mohawk, being small and compact, can simplify picking tubes, up to 16 in one go, from a 96-position tube rack....

 

  New 2D-Barcoded NMR Tube Scanner

The Express Scanner from Ziath is an elegant and rapid solution for ensuring the traceability of samples in 2D-barcoded Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) tubes. This new product delivers an industry-leading fast scan and decode time for a full rack of 2D-barcoded NMR sample tubes in under 3 seconds. Traditionally 2D-barcoded NMR tubes are difficult to read with a conventional scanner...

 

  Coronavirus (COVID-19) Sample Tracking Packages

To assist labs involved with the essential RT-PCR assay part of the “test, trace and isolate” strategy for dealing with the SARS-CoV-2 virus pandemic – Ziath has introduced two optimized packages for reliable tracking of patient samples submitted for Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing. For large-scale, high-density Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing labs...

 

  Fast & Reliable Tracking of Coronavirus Patient Samples

Ziath Ltd. has received orders for its DataPaq™ Mirage Rack Scanner from a growing number of laboratories that specialise in testing patient samples for Coronavirus Covid-19 infection. Stephen Knight, Director of Sales & Marketing at Ziath Ltd commented "The Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic has sadly already claimed the lives of over 20,000 people worldwide. The World Health Organisation has stated that widespread testing of people for Coronavirus Covid-19 will help health services identify infected patients...

 

  New Semi Automatic Tube Rack Sealing Device

Ziath has announced the launch of impressiOn - a versatile new semi-automatic device designed to take the strain out of applying friction sealing mats or septum sealing caps to SBS format tube racks. Tube racks are a valuable tool in life science research and clinical diagnostic testing laboratories as they can be used to simplify the handling and storage of large numbers of samples. It is essential that tube racks can be securely sealed in order to avoid contamination and evaporation thereby maintaining the integrity of your samples....

 

  Ziath Support the KoalaComeback Campaign

Ziath announce, that as a result of a booth raffle at the recent SLAS 2020 exhibition, that they will be donating $1000 to the KoalaComeback Campaign (KCC). Steve Knight, Commercial Director at Ziath "We are delighted to be able to make our donation to this very worthwhile cause. We particularly liked how KCC will give fifty percent of the donation to Earth Alliance’s Australia Wildfire Fund and the remaining fifty percent will go to WildArk....

 

  Reading 2D-Barcoded Tubes Directly at the Point of Storage or Retrieval

Ziath has announced that it will launch a revolutionary web-based 2D-barcoded tube identification product - Datapaq 5 at SLAS 2020 in San Diego, USA. In modern laboratories - samples are typically stored in large -80°C freezers, liquid nitrogen tanks or fully automated stores that are often inconveniently situated in an outbuilding or a basement. Datapaq 5 is the first of a new generation of digital sample management tools being developed by Ziath to allow sample management...

 

  Tracking Samples to Improve Food Safety

Ziath has launched a competitively priced starter kit for organizations involved in food research, production and testing to keep track of samples to help improve food safety. Reflecting the threat of foodborne illnesses and product recalls, food safety is an issue of significant and growing importance to consumers, food manufacturers and research laboratories. Increasingly legislative bodies around the world are pushing for handlers along the entire food supply chain to put in place food 'track and trace' provisions to prevent....

 

  2D Barcoded Tubes for Sample Storage at Ultra-Low Temperatures

The Ziath range of CryzoTraq™ 2D-barcoded cryogenic tubes set a new standard for cryogenic storage of biological specimens at temperatures as low as -196°C. Worldwide biobanks and biorepositories support many types of life science research including Genomics and Personalized Medicine. To ensure the integrity and viability of specimens stored in these sample storage facilities over long periods of time, the specimens are placed in a sterile storage tubes and immersed in vapor phase Liquid Nitrogen...

 

  Package Improves Biobank Workflow & Simplifies Sample Tracking

A new package is available from Ziath, designed for smaller biobanks and biorepositories, that contains everything you need to start up and maintain enhanced sample integrity, tracking and audit trail. The ‘BB package’ combines top-quality 2D coded sample storage tubes, a high performance 2D barcoded tube scanner and a semi-automated tube selector that makes picking individual tubes very easy, all at an affordable price....

 

  Reading 2D-Barcoded Tubes Straight from the Freezer

The Ziath range of single tube scanners, compact rack readers and large multi-rack readers are all capable of reading 2D-barcoded tubes straight from the freezer. A common problem when using 2D-bar coded tube racks straight from the freezer is "fogging" of the scanner or reader glass as condensation forms on the surface which has been cooled by the application of cold racks or tubes....

 

  Ziath Shares Expertise on Video Sharing Platform

Ziath is launching a new YouTube channel that will house informative videos previewing the latest innovations in the field of drug discovery and bio-banking sample management for the first time as the company seeks to share its expertise and knowledge with laboratories worldwide. As Commercial Director and YouTube Channel manager at Ziath, Steve Knight said "We intend to use the new platform to share unfiltered original content through a selection of videos showcasing....

 

  Informative Guide to Effective Sample Management

Ziath has published a comprehensive guide entitled 'Tips, tricks and solutions for effective sample management' in an easy-to-use eBook format. Written by highly experienced sample management professionals - the new guide book addresses key topics including: What is sample management?; Why is effective sample management important?; Problems arising from sample mismanagement; Top tips for tube selection and labelling; Top tips for sample collection; Top tips for barcode scanning and Top tips for sample tracking...

 

  Popular 2D Rack Scanner Now Offers Brooks Acoustix™ Tube Reading

Ziath Ltd. has announced its compact DataPaq™ Mirage CMOS-camera based 2D tube rack scanner can now read Brooks Acoustix™ tubes in addition to all popular makes of coded tubes in ANSI/SLAS format racks. Economically priced to suit most budgets, the DataPaq™ Mirage has been designed as a faster, more productive camera-based replacement for a flatbed scanner. Its low profile and ability to scan all current, commonly used ANSI/SLAS format racks....

 

  Ziath Opens US Office

2D Datamatrix bar-coded tubesZiath has announced the opening of direct operations in the US with the appointment of a general manager. The company stated that the move is part of its drive for international expansion and will better enable it to serve the US laboratory automation community particularly in the areas of compound management, high throughput screening, forensics, cannabis testing and biobanking....

 

  Ziath Announce Spring/Summer Events Program

2D coded tube scanners imagers and semi-automated Mohawk tube selectorZiath Ltd. has announced that it will showcase its latest 2D coded tube scanners, imagers and semi-automated Mohawk tube selector at the forthcoming ISBER 2019, LabVolution, the Symposium for Cell Biology and Cryopreservation and ELRIG-France conferences and exhibitions. Designed to allow easy cherry-picking of desired tubes from SBS racks....

 

  Verifiable 2D Coded Tube Selection from Racks

Ziath has announced a unique combination of instruments that ensures the correct 2D coded tubes are automatically withdrawn from storage racks without the huge expense of a fully-robotic tube picking system. The Mohawk tube selector from Ziath is a cost-effective semi-automated unit for selecting 2D-bar coded tubes from their storage racks, an ideal solution for many medium-throughput applications such as compound management and biobanking....

 

  Ziath Launch Semi-Automated Tube Picker

Mohawk Semi-Automated Tube pickerZiath announces that it will showcase its new Mohawk Semi-Automated Tube picker on booth #452 at SLAS 2019 in Washington DC. This innovative new system sets a new standard for frozen or thawed sample tube picking from 96-position racks. The Mohawk has been designed to work out of the box, and needs no set up or calibration. Instrument control is through the new user friendly software which provides an intuitive interface for easy operation...

 

  New Low-Profile 2D Barcode Scanner for Liquid Handling Systems

The innovative camera-based technology of the DataPaq™ Mirage gives a compact scanner design for easy integration with laboratory automation systems. Ziath showcase its new, cost-effective 2D barcode rack scanner, the DataPaq Mirage, at SLAS2018. This innovative camera-based scanner has a low-profile design enabling it to be easily integrated with...

 

  Ziath to Offer Free Single Tube Scanners at SLAS2017

Ziath to offer an exclusive single tube scanner promotion and showcase the latest developments of their popular handheld scanner at SLAS2017

ziathZiath, the specialists in sample tracking solutions for academia, biotech and pharma, announced today that they will be handing out special promotional codes for an offer exclusively for delegates attending SLAS2017 (4-8 February 2017, Washington DC). These codes will entitle each lucky customer to a free DataPaqTMSingle Tube Scanner with every rack scanner purchase....

 

  Ziath Releases Handheld Scanner for Sample Management On-The-Move

HandHeld is a truly portable instrument for manual sample picking and effective use in the field

ziathZiath, the leading expert in sample tracking solutions for use in laboratories and biobanks, has today released the HandHeld. The intelligent device is the first on the market that is truly portable, providing users with the ability to immediately identify tubes and track samples when away from the lab. This includes manual picking from repositories, as well as effective recording when collecting samples in the field. The new Ziath...

 

  Ziath Launches New Camera-Based Scanner for More Effective Sample Management

DataPaq™ Cube reader delivers rapid and flexible sample scanning and tracking across both SBS and standard racks using a single device

ZiathZiath, the leading expert in sample tracking solutions for use in laboratories and biobanks, has today released the DataPaq™ Cube reader. Utilising a dual camera set-up and unique cuboid design, it provides users with a fast and flexible system for scanning 2D barcoded tubes housed in both SBS and cryobox formats, all using a single device. An efficient management system is crucial for maintaining the quality of samples and efficiently...

 

  Ziath announces new Tube Arrayer Ziath Tube ArrayerZiath is pleased to announce a new product, the Tube Arrayer. The Ziath Tube Arrayer is designed to assist scientists in transferring sets of sealed tubes from one or more source racks into one or more destination racks by guided positional illumination and barcode verification.

 

  ZIATH LAUNCHES NEW VERSIONS OF THEIR POPULAR RACK AND SINGLE-TUBE SCANNING SOFTWARE Ziath is pleased to announce the launch of a major new version of its ground-breaking 2D barcode scanning software.