Gold SmartKit packaging, which is used in Dynex’s Agility microplate automation system, comprises of four components including the consumable bottles of a reagent manufacturers’ ELISA kit, a 2D barcode with lot-specific assay information, a carrier for holding reagent bottles as well as a cap holder for reagent bottle caps.

Dynex’s Agility system allows up to 16 SmartKits to be stored on the instrument and up to 12 different full-plate assays to be processed within its flexible worklist scheduler.

TECHLAB said ELISA products utilizing the SmartKit Gold format will be delivered to customers as pre-packaged reagent kits that contain all consumables required to perform ELISA tests, while the two-dimensional barcode allows the instrument to identify the kit, assay protocol and all lot-specific information.

Dynex sales and marketing vice president Duane Steele said, "ELISA customers that use these TECHLAB ELISA Gold SmartKits in their laboratories will realize higher throughput, efficiency and reliability and will experience a new level of value and convenience."

"Eliminating most of the manual labor for assay setup, combined with high-throughput automation, significantly reduces per-test cost and enables laboratories to obtain results faster than possible with manual assay procedures and most current automated ELISA protocols," Steele added.

TECHLAB, through their distribution partner Alere, is planning to provide its ELISA products in SmartKit format in the 1st quarter of 2013.