TRACEABLE, EFFICIENT, & REPRODUCIBLE BLOOD FRACTIONATION
JANUS® G3 Blood iQ™ Workstation
PerkinElmer understands that centralized biobanking facilities face demanding challenges to setup an efficient and scalable workflow for storage and processing of biological specimens. These challenges include: the blood fractionation process, quality control, and sample preparation for genetic analysis. The new JANUS® G3 Blood iQ™ workstation is the first step in a seamless, efficient, and traceable workflow for the genetic analysis of cfDNA, cfRNA, and genomic DNA from fractionated blood.
The JANUS® G3 Blood iQ™ workstation is the premium biobanking solution for unattended automation of any blood fractionation workflow. To create this solution, the JANUS® G3 Blood iQ™ workstation combines:
• Deep-learning imaging
• Highly reproducible liquid transfer technology
• Downstream gripper
• Deck capacity
• Out-of-the-box protocols
For research use only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.
AUTOMATED cfDNA & cfRNA WORKFLOW
Blood Layer Detection
Proprietary imaging technology allows the JANUS® G3 Blood iQ™ workstation to precisely identify plasma and buffy coat layers in centrifuged blood tubes. This imaging technology is driven by a deep-learning imaging model that precisely identifies layers and calculates volumes based on the layer height and tube geometries. This technology captures the following variables:
1. Blood vial barcodes
2. Plasma height
3. Plasma volume
4. Buffy coat height
5. Buffy coat volume
This vital information is stored in a CSV file that can be seamlessly integrated with laboratory information management systems. The JANUS® G3 Blood iQ™ workstation provides users with a notification to recover their samples if these variables do not meet the user-assigned target volume.
JANUS® G3 VariSpan™ Technology: Precision Pipetting for cfDNA & gDNA Analysis
The JANUS® G3 Blood iQ™ workstation comes with an 8-channel VariSpan™ Pipetting module which enables industry leading accuracy and precision variable pipetting.
Downstream Extraction: Integrated Gripper and Deck Capacity
The JANUS® G3 Blood iQ™ workstation is equipped with generous deck capacity and an integrated gripper to fully automate downstream workflows such as magnetic-bead based nucleic acid extraction. This instrument can further prepare wash and elution plates for nucleic acid extraction platforms such as the chemagic™ 360 instrument.
Out of the Box Protocols
PerkinElmer specializes in push-button protocols for automation of blood fractionation. At launch, the JANUS® G3 Blood iQ™ workstation will be equipped with:
• Plasma Layer Reformatting
• Buffy Coat Layer Reformatting
• Plasma and Buffy Coat Layer Reformatting
All you need to do is input your desired transfer volumes (or automated image-determined volumes) and click Go!