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Scalable, modular and future proof compound management at -20°C, +4°C and ambient

comPOUND provides rapid access storage for 2D barcoded tubes which is scalable and easy to integrate with complimentary automation and LIMS systems, for efficient sample management of growing compound libraries.

comPOUND at the heart of your sample management

easy and secure access to samples

vending machine style simplicity

provide optimal protection of assets

proven track record of reliability

manage space and overheads efficiently

small footprint, low running costs

comPOUND sample management system

keep pace with downstream sample requirements

pick rate as fast as six seconds per sample

scalable and future proof

simple scale up options for growing collections

novel pneumatic transport of sample tubes

trouble free operation

Compact modules that can work like a big store

With our modular approach means that it can easily be scaled to match current and future needs. Remote pneumatic transport enables the networking of several modules to receive or send samples to comPOUNDs in a variety of locations across a site.

Maximum return on investment

Most automated storage systems require you to project the maximum storage requirements in order to build a system big enough for future growth. Filling such systems often takes years, requiring significant investment in empty storage space until the system is full. With our modular approach investment can be staggered over years adding modules as and when you need them. Additional savings in infrastructure, space, service and running costs add further benefits to this approach.

Pneumatic tube transport systems to sort, store and deliver your samples.

Securely transported on a breath of air

comPOUND’s unique pneumatic transport system minimises the use of electrical and mechanical components in the cold zone for optimal reliability. Tubes travel in a flow of air, so are subject to minimal external pressures.
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Automation and integration accessories to provide greater productivity

comPOUND has a range of accessories to provide more highly automated workflows that can be added at any time, providing immediate throughput advantages or enabling future extension of the scope of existing systems.


Provides walk-away operation allowing racks to be loaded onto the comPOUND for storing or retrieval of tubes. 2 options are available for either 10 x racks of 96 full height tubes (e.g. Matrix 1.4 mL tubes) or 15 x half height tubes (e.g. Matrix 0.5 mL tubes). Can be used out of hours for storage of tubes and/ or scheduled retrieval of tubes for the next working day.

lab2lab connect

A small benchtop device connecting up to four remote comPOUNDs, making efficient use of precious laboratory space. With multiple comPOUNDs connected, this enables the sample collection to be treated as a single library with storage and retrieval to a single location. The unit also provides a convenient way to integrate sample storage with an automated work cell.
lab2lab connect
lab2lab connect

lab2lab connectXC

Provides greater walk-away capacity, linking the lab2lab connect with a cytomat ambient store. The lab2lab connectXC can fully automate the storage and retrieval of up to 135 SBS tube racks, providing efficient overnight running capabilities. Load up racks of samples to be returned before the end of the work day. Arrive the following morning to find your previous day’s samples have been stored and samples required for the new working day are retrieved and ready to go.


Fully automates the common steps in the preparation of assay plates from the comPOUND library. Able to connect up to 12 comPOUNDs giving access to a library of up to 2.4 million compounds, thawing, centrifuging, decapping, liquid handling, capping and returning to storage, all without any human intervention!
comPILER robot
comPILER robot

Technical specifications

Input & output format
96-position SBS racks with 2D barcoded tubes
Capacity & throughput
Up to 200,000 sample tubes per module. Access any sample in as little as six seconds
Storage conditions
Dry air or nitrogen, hermetically sealed temperature from ambient down to -20°C
Approximate dimensions
1200 mm wide x 1650 mm deep x 2365 mm high
47.3 in wide x 65 in deep x 93 in high
User interface
Simple UI at local console
Europe: 230V 50Hz. US: 208V - 240V Two phase @ 60 HzMax power consumption during normal use is 1.8 kW, average 1.25 kW
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