Qiagen last week launched the QIAensemble Decapper automation system for sample prep in liquid-based cytology and other liquid samples used in clinical laboratory testing.

The open platform system enables laboratories to automate many tedious manual steps required for unscrewing, or decapping, the lids of clinical sample vials, extracting the sample material, pipetting it into testing vials, and recapping the clinical sample vials.

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