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Dispensing Buffers For Covid Testing, Video Transcript

Hello. Welcome to the Zaxis video blog. Today we’re going to talk about filling up vials for Covid testing kits. We’ve had a lot of customers who were either already making some sort of kit or now are making some sort of Covid testing kit, so we’re getting a lot of pump applications for this. The majority are running somewhere between 1 and 3 ml shots. To represent, basically what the vials look like [I have] this little syringe. But somewhere between 1 to 3 ml is typically the dispense [volume] of the buffer solution that is carrying the dna, saliva, whatever they’re using for the kit.

With our pumps, you have a 1% or better accuracy with less than half a percent repeatability after that. So when you’re pumping a real expensive fluid, like those buffers tend to be, the accuracy is very important. Not only can you do it accurate[ly] but you can do it very fast. A lot of our customers are currently shooting, i’ll use this as a vial, they’re filling up a small vial to go in the kits. Right now you may be doing one every seven/eight seconds, whatever the case may be. As your production grows and you can find ways to speed that up.

We can hold that same accuracy with our pumps, to go up to maybe doing one a second one every two seconds. We’re doing quite a few 8-up projects right now where we are filling multiple vials at a time as they’re coming down the assembly line. Some have a real small end you’re shooting into. Some have a larger funnel type. That’s all going to play with different nozzles and tubing that we’ll use in order to shoot it in and not make a mess.

If you guys are in that stage of making some sort of vials that you’re filling testing kits for reagents, or whatever the case may be, we have a solution to help you fill your vials quick and very accurately, and keep your production rate as fast as possible.

Thanks for tuning in and we’ll come at you next week with another video from Zaxis.