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  • Date and time: Thursday 8 April 2021, 7.30pm to 8.30pm
  • Location: Online
  • Audience: Open to alumni, staff, students, the public
  • Booking: Booking not required

Event details

York Society of Engineers lecture

Labman is a growing company based near Stokesley in North Yorkshire  producing custom laboratory automation and products – in a better term, robotics. These bespoke solutions are generally the answers to monotonous laboratory testing, be it the weighing and mixing of paints and  coatings, liquid handling, high-throughput sample preparation or image analysis, to name a few. No problem is too big or small and Labman enjoys the challenge of developing a custom solution resulting in a timesaving or  quality-improving system designed specifically for the customer.  

Aside from bespoke systems, Labman has a smaller products division and  develops custom software solutions in-house, in response to the growing  need for software and the ability to integrate 3rd party equipment. 

Tom will focus on one of the more recent systems that Labman have produced, in a record turnaround of 4 weeks - the Rapid Sample Reformatter. This is a newly developed system in response to the COVID 19 pandemic and the throughput issues suffered by labs across the globe.  It removes a bottleneck in the processing of swab-based PCR tests. The  liquid in a tube requires reformatting into a well plate for analysis in a PCR  machine to give the positive or negative COVID result. By removing  multiple user steps, the semi-automated system reduces error, improves  sample tracking, and reduces the amount of manual labour. In a 24hr  period it can process 20,000 samples.  

Joining Instructions 

The lecture will be given remotely using Zoom. Please note the change  from the joining instructions of previous talks. 

  1. Please enter (copy/paste) the link below in your internet browser: TEySXJYNVNYQT09
  2. If prompted, click “Open Zoom Meetings” or “Launch Meeting” 3. Click “Join a Meeting” 
  3. Enter the meeting ID number: 879 3775 5246
  4. Enter your name. 
  5. If prompted, enter Meeting Passcode: 399247 
  6. Click “Join Meeting” 
  7. Select if you would like to connect audio and/or video and click  “Join”


York Society of Engineers