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Tech news: January 2024

This month's top tech news stories

CN Bio

Organs on chips

CN Bio, an organ-on-a-chip (OOC) company that designs and manufactures single-and multi-organ microphysiological systems (MPS), has received the “Most Impactful Industry Collaboration of the Year” at the 2023 OBN Awards. The award recognises the success of the company’s collaboration with the US Food and Drug Administration, aimed at advancing OOC adoption through evaluation of its PhysioMimix OOC range of MPS across a series of applications in drug discovery and development.

SPT Labtech

liquid handling

SPT Labtech has launched firefly, an innovative liquid handling platform for next-generation sequencing (NGS) library preparation. Paving the way for a new era of genomics laboratory automation, firefly transforms NGS liquid handling workflows by bringing together pipetting and dispensing within a compact all-in-one design. Along with its hardware capabilities, the platform sets a new standard in powerful, intuitive liquid handling software with multiple user levels, intelligent programming and a transparent audit trail.

Menarini Diagnostics


Menarini Diagnostics has launched the new automatic rack scanner, R-Tracker, compatible with all Menarini tissue processors. The R-Tracker provides an all-in-one solution for three operations: scanning, checking and tracking the cassettes. Simultaneous and accurate counting and scanning is guaranteed through a double-sensor technology that checks the presence of the cassette and its corresponding code. The R-Tracker detects any missing or unreadable codes, thus securing the integrity of each batch. Chain of custody is ensured through complete documentation.

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