Aptio AutomationDrive one-touch workflow efficiency in open, single- and multidiscipline labs
Power end-to-end diagnostic testing in your lab using IT, engineering, and service innovations continually designed, delivered, and supported by experts.
Given the broad mix of testing performed by most labs—and the staffing, financial, and operational pressures they face—an effective total lab automation (TLA) system needs to be about possibilities, not limitations. Aptio® Automation offers unrivaled analyzer connectivity, flexible pre-and post-analytical sample processing options, and innovative approaches to increase and sustain workflow efficiency without sacrificing operational reliability.
Features & Benefits
Unrivaled analyzer connectivity
We understand that your instruments may come from several manufacturers and will change over time. We strive to maintain our strong leadership in this critical area.
In single- or multidiscipline TLA, you can connect an unrivaled number and variety of analyzers—including molecular and urinalysis — and automation modules in highly flexible track configurations.
Expand within the existing TLA footprint
Seamless connectivity to Atellica® Solution supports high-volume chemistry and immunoassay testing in flexible configurations. Easily add analyzers without new automation touchpoints.
Comprehensive pre- and post-analytics support highly customized, end-to-end testing workflows
Whether you want simple mechanization of tasks such as centrifugation and decapping or demand lab-specific workflows that require sample mixing or proportional aliquoting, you can connect as many automation modules and single- or multidiscipline analyzers as needed in highly flexible track configurations.
Innovative approaches to drive workflow efficiency without sacrificing reliability
Comparing TLA solutions is not simple. Throughput comparisons of individual components don’t reflect interdependent performance in response to your test mix and hourly peaks. They may disregard the ability of IT to streamline workflows and avoid repeat or unnecessary testing. As part of our initial consultations, we will calculate highly accurate performance projections for your unique configuration. And we focus on continually delivering new engineering, IT, and service innovations that drive real operational efficiency, including on-track automated workflows for:
- Sample mixing to support workflows such as whole-blood HbA1c testing on high-throughput Atellica CH Analyzers
- Sample volume, level, and integrity checks for hemolysis, icterus, and lipemia for early evaluation before testing
- Integrated testing of small-volume tubes to eliminate manual handling, enabling one-touch pediatric testing
- 3-minute centrifugation using select BD BARRICOR plasma blood collection tubes to improve turnaround times
A comprehensive and expanding set of pre- and post-analytical modules supports highly customized, end-to-end testing workflows.
Mix prioritized STAT and routine testing using efficient tube transport on a reliable platform that has led TLA innovation for 20+ years.
Total lab automation is a journey
Having completed 2300+ TLA projects worldwide, Siemens Healthineers has the process, experience, and people to deliver the results you need. Learn about the workflow consulting, project management, and aftercare services delivered to improve the long-term ROI and useful lifespan of your Aptio Automation solution.
Design must be realistic but visionary
Experienced workflow consultants will design and periodically fine-tune your solution using patented, data-driven tools to maintain optimized workflows in a constantly changing testing environment.
Maintain operations during implementation
Experience a positive and enduring working relationship as our LEAN-accredited project managers expertly deliver your Aptio Automation solution.
High-availability after-care service
Count on award-winning online, on-site, and over-the-phone support and service experts with 24x7 availability worldwide to support you during normal use.
Real opportunities: Consider what you can achieve
Large and small laboratories are reaping the benefits of consolidated, open, single- and multidiscipline testing as part of an Aptio Automation TLA solution. The following short videos quantify improved staff productivity, reduced turnaround times, and increased testing capacity achieved in large and small labs around the world.*
NHS Tayside, Ninewells Hospital (01:34)
Scottish lab supports a network of 22 hospitals/infirmaries and 69 general-practice sites serving a population of 480,000.
North Memorial Healthcare (01:25)
Level One Trauma Center in a U.S. community hospital expands outpatient services to increase revenue and rival reference labs.
Labor Blackholm MVZ (01:01)
Independent reference lab in Germany improves TAT for 7+ million chemistry and immunoassay tests/year.
Scalable Automation at Clinic de Barcelona
Dr. Jose Bedini discusses Clinic de Barcelona’s pioneering past, present state, and future plans for lab automation.
Education & Training
Optimized Workflows in Action
Join Jamie Gramz, head of digital applications, as he explores how workflow analysis, intelligent automation, and data-driven performance assessment can drive improved operational, financial, and clinical performance. Using typical lab practices and use cases, he illustrates how to optimize workflows in this Medlab 2022 expert talk.
Understanding the Data Behind Efficient Lab Design
Laura Comilla, head of Global Healthcare Consulting, discusses the key considerations and processes used in data-driven lab design and demonstrates how a new workflow was determined and brought to life in a multidisciplinary university hospital lab during this MedLab 2022 expert talk.
*The outcomes achieved by the Siemens Healthineers customer described here were achieved in the customer’s unique setting. Since there is no typical hospital or laboratory, and many variables exist (e.g., hospital or laboratory size, case mix, level of IT adoption), there can be no guarantee that others will achieve the same results.
Aptio Automation is manufactured by Inpeco and is exclusively distributed by Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc. Aptio is a trademark of Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc. Inpeco is a trademark of Inpeco SA.
Product availability may vary from country to country and is subject to varying regulatory requirements. Please contact your local representative for availability.