Anatune Makes its Mark at Focus

Martin Perkins

14th May 2012

Last week, the Association of Clinical Biochemists (ACB) held an event in Liverpool called FOCUS, which is their annual conference and exhibition.

Anatune attended the meeting and displayed the Clinical Workstation that has been developed to automate sample preparation for the analysis of clinical samples by LC-MS.

LC-MS has a huge amount to offer to people working in this field, but the labour intensive nature of the sample preparation needed, is a serious drag on the use of this powerful technique. Clinical labs are busy places and it is always hard to find spare pairs of hands.

Clinical labs are staffed with highly qualified people and it is an utter waste of talent, to have to assign PhD Biochemists to perform repetitive sample preparation on a routine basis.  As you can imagine,  Anatune’s  stand was one of the busiest and despite the fact that the number of delegates was smaller than last year, we demonstrated our system to almost 140 people over the three days and we received a large number of serious enquiries.

Workshop –Automated Sample Preparation of Clinical Samples

For those that want to learn more, we are organizing a one-day workshop at out laboratory in Cambridge on Thursday 21st June 2012, where attendees will be able to get hands-on with the workstation and see it running on our LC-triple Quad. Our aim, by the end of the day, is to ensure that attendees will have a very good understanding of how this technology might work in their own labs.

This is a one-day event and we only have a few places left, so if you are interested in attending, please contact us now on 01223 279210 or email