Brooks Life Science Systems and The Scripps Research Institute Initiate Partnership
News Feb 07, 2012
The new Brooks Plate AuditorTM will be used by pharmaceutical and biotech compound management and high throughput screening (HTS) groups to evaluate the quality of the microplate-based compound samples prepared for use in drug discovery HTS activities.
John Lillig, SVP and Managing Director of Brooks Life Science Systems, commented, “As the leading global provider of automated compound and biological sample management systems to pharmaceutical and biotech companies, Brooks is very excited to be working together with the Scripps Research’s Compound Management Group on the development and the commercialization of this innovative and very useful compound quality assurance technology. With over 350 million samples stored in Brooks Sample Management Systems around the world, the new Plate Auditor will complement our Brooks Tube Auditor and be a valuable new quality enhancement tool for our compound management customers. We are pleased to be exhibiting the Plate Auditor at the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening conference in San Diego on February 6 and 7, 2012.”
“This technology was developed to address an unmet need in our compound management operation—the automated assessment of compound quality in plate-based HTS libraries,” said Peter Hodder, PhD, Senior Director and Head of Lead Identification at the Florida campus of Scripps Research. “Both HTS and compound management staff now consider it indispensable for routine quality control of cherry-picked samples as well as periodic monitoring of sample quality across all our screening libraries.”
Scripps Research presented a podium presentation on the technology entitled “A Novel Platform to Improve HTS Compound Management Operations” at the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening conference in San Diego, California, on Monday, February 6, 2012. In addition, they will present “The Impact of Rapid, Automated Analysis of HTS Library Sample Quality” at the European Lab Automation Conference in Hamburg, Germany, on Wednesday, May 30, 2012.