NOVEMBER 20, 2007--NEXUS Biosystems, a developer of automation systems for the pharmaceutical and biotech industry, will integrate Cognex (Natick, MA, USA; www.cognex.com) In-Sight 5603 vision sensors into its Universal Store system. The Universal Store is an automated system used in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries for managing laboratory samples and compounds. The In-Sight vision sensors will be used to read Data Matrix codes etched on each sample vial. The codes enable the Universal Store system to automatically store and then retrieve individual vials when those samples are required for testing.
Cognex In-Sight 5600 series vision sensors help manufacturers achieve significant improvements in productivity, quality, and cost reduction. The 5603 model adds the highest resolution (1600 x 1200 pixels) available in the In-Sight product line and offers a full library of vision tools for guidance, inspection, gauging, as well as identification.
NEXUS Biosystems, a privately held company based in Poway, CA, USA, has, since 1996, been a developer and provider of enabling technologies and automation systems for pharmaceutical, biotech, agrochemical, and academic research institutions worldwide. Current products include the Universal Store and Universal LabStore family of next-generation sample storage and retrieval systems, the Crystal Farm line of protein crystallization systems, and the IRORI line of chemical synthesis technologies and services. More information is available at www.nexusbio.com.