Lab Improvements develops and manufactures solutions that automate high risk or repetitive tasks in a laboratory environment. We also offer engineering services including electrical, mechanical and software development as well as PCB and controls design. Our unique combination of experience and technical knowledge allows us to take a product or idea from the initial concept into rapid prototyping and production.
Lab Improvements is also the manufacturer of CapTrack, a portable, benchtop-sized device that manages refrigerated inventory and recaps specimen tubes for medical laboratories. Our patent pending technology uses a combination of robotics, process control, and software to save time and money, increase the quality of laboratory results and reduce risk. Traditional large-scale automation systems used by high volume laboratories are not practical for smaller facilities, such as those found in hospitals. As a result, highly trained professionals are forced to process samples manually instead of being able to focus on the higher yield activities they were trained for. This reduces efficiency while also significantly increasing the risk of sample contamination, repetitive strain injury, and could potentially expose staff to bloodborne pathogens.
By automating the recapping of tubes, your lab can increase productivity while also significantly decreasing the risk of sample contamination, and staff exposure to bloodborne pathogens and repetitive strain injury.
The CapTrack allows for the quick retrieval of samples from refrigerated storage, users simply enter the specimen ID into the 7” touch screen located on the device to quickly find the date and time the sample was processed, the rack number it was assigned to as well as the tube height and cap color.
The Cleanout function generates a daily report that tells your staff which storage racks only contain samples older than a set number of days or hours. This allows your lab to maximize cold storage by returning racks to service when the specimens are no longer usable while also insuring valid specimens are not disposed of prematurely.
The CapTrack provides a service that labs can not easily go without which is why Lab Improvements offers a limited lifetime warranty and breakdown replacement program in the event of emergency service or repair. Should your machine need to be returned for service, a loaner machine will be drop shipped directly to your lab. The settings and database information from your previous unit can be seamlessly transferred over and operation resumed so there is little to no impact on workflow or specimen management.
Reduction in labour costs
Minute sample retreival