Streamline and simplify your laboratory operations

In today's fast-paced molecular laboratories, efficiency and flexibility are critical to avoiding bottlenecks. Our portfolio of standalone and connected automation solutions allows lab technicians to work on higher level challenges and opportunities within the laboratory. From cross-contamination compliant pre-analytical systems, to simple and secure archiving with post-analytical units, the Molecular Work Area brings new levels of efficiency to labs of all sizes and disciplines.

Flexible pre-analytical automation

Improve workflow, reduce risk of errors. The cobas® prime Pre-analytical System is the very first solution capable of automatically preparing the variety and volume of samples you receive for molecular diagnostic testing. The fully automated system can consolidate, integrate and standardise the pre-analytical process to streamline and simplify your lab operation.

  • Connecting the cobas® prime Pre-analytical System to a cobas® 6800 or cobas® 8800 System can create an end-to-end molecular workflow that reduces manual touchpoints by 86% compared to manual pre-analytic workflow*

*A configuration comprised of a cobas® 6800 System and cobas® prime Pre-analytical System was shown to reduce the total number of manual steps involved in processing SurePathTM HPV samples from 43 down to just six.



Designed for streamlined workflows, designed for specific sample types and assay requirements, allow staff to focus on other testing priorities and value-adding tasks.



Standalone pre-analytical solutions

From maximum efficiency with minimal space requirements to simple and secure high-throughput processing, we offer a range of pre-analytical automation solutions that fit your unique needs.



Automated post-analytical archiving

Getting the most out of your laboratory means limiting time spent on low-value activities like sample archiving. The cobas p 501 and cobas p 701 post-analytical units help to enhance workflow efficiency by minimising efforts in product search, sample retrieval and tracking of expiry dates.

Delivering automated archiving and sample disposal, these intelligent workflow solutions are ideal for fast evolving environments and can help standardise and streamline laboratory processes.

  • Reduce complexity and labor-intensive steps
  • Gain control with more data traceability
  • Protect staff by reducing the risk of biohazard exposure

Integrating simplicity, flexibility and efficiency

Connecting molecular systems with pre- and post-analytical solutions from a single provider like Roche enables a simplified, streamlined workflow. This dramatically eliminates direct interaction of the operator with the sample, allowing laboratory staff the flexibility and freedom to focus on higher level challenges and opportunities instead of repetitive manual tasks.  

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Transform your organisation 

Learn how to put long-term sustainability within reach, no matter your lab’s size or discipline. Laboratory leaders have identified the ideal process for labs looking to implement transformation initiatives.

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Invest in your future

How can you quantify the tangible and intangible economic benefits of implementing a Roche solution? Our team of expert consultants can help you determine the best approach for your unique needs.

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Take the first step toward lasting change

Transforming your laboratory takes the work of a team. From establishing a shared vision to mapping a long-term growth plan, your journey begins here.

Reach new heights with the Molecular Work Area

Planning for tomorrow begins today

Does the perceived risk of changing your laboratory setup match the actual risk? What are the potential down sides of sticking with the status quo? Before you decide, review the clinical and financial impacts of change.

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