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UK Laboratory Selects the Solus Pathogen Detection System over Vidas

By April 26, 2018Blog

UK Laboratory Selects the Solus Pathogen Detection System over Vidas

 

ALS Rotherham pathogen laboratory tests over half a million samples each year. Samples include raw and cooked meats and fish, dairy, chocolate and a number of ready-to-eat products. ALS Rotherham performed pathogen testing using six VIDAS units. But as industry demands increased, the laboratory needed to either purchase additional VIDAS units, or find an alternative solution all-together.

Throughput

VIDAS Solus
6 VIDAS units 3 Solus DS2 units
5 runs per day 3 runs per day
30 samples per run, per unit 186 samples per run, per unit
900 samples per day 1674 samples per day

 

Space

VIDAS Solus
Bench space for 6 VIDAS units and heat blocks 32.5 square feet Bench space for 3 Solus DS2 units and heat blocks 12.75 square feet
Refrigeration space for 1 week supply of test kits 22 cubic feet Refrigeration space for 1 week supply of test kits 1.4 cubic feet

 

Personnel

VIDAS Solus
Hand-pipetting 900 samples per day Automated pipetting
Training – N/A 1-2 days training with Solus representative on-site
Constant hands-on technician time Up to 90 minutes between runs for a technician to perform other tasks

 

ALS Rotherham made the move to Solus and is now processing nearly twice as many samples per day with lower associated costs. Fewer kit deliveries are required and refrigeration space has been reallocated to other stock. Technicians now have time to carry out other tasks during the work day and are less likely to suffer repetitive stress injuries.

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