Decapper opens and closes screw cap tubes.

Press Release Summary:

By decapping and recapping 12 rows of vials simultaneously in less than 60 sec, DeCapper optimizes workflow in laboratory. Unit supports 0.5-1.4 mL micro tubes from Matrix, Micronic, and Nunc. Prevention of cap moving over open tubes eliminates risk of cross contamination. Controlled by Venus software or stand-alone controller, DeCapper includes touch screen, torque monitoring, permanent sensor control for process safety, and removable cap holder for batch wise processes.

Original Press Release:

Hamilton Storage Technologies Announces New DeCapper Product

Provides Opening and Closing of Screw Cap Tubes

Hopkinton, Mass.-Jan. 5, 2009-Hamilton Storage Technologies today announces the launch of its latest product, the Hamilton DeCapper. The DeCapper optimizes the workflow in a laboratory by decapping and re-capping 12 rows of vials simultaneously in less than 60 seconds. The DeCapper supports 0.5ml to 1.4mL micro tubes from Matrix, Micronic, and Nunc.

The DeCapper also features:

o An easy-to-use touch screen

o Torque monitoring-which ensures optimal sealing quality

o Permanent sensor control-for enhanced process safety

o Removable cap holder rack-for batch wise processes

o 12 wells in parallel or complete rack-for selective row wise opening and closing

o Prevention of the cap moving over open tubes-eliminates risk of cross contamination

The Hamilton DeCapper can be controlled by Venus software or a stand-alone controller. Caps can be placed on a separate cap holder for processing multiple plates. In addition, this system can be operated as an integrated and stand-alone unit simultaneously.

For more information on the Hamilton DeCapper, please visit

About Hamilton Storage Technologies

Founded in 1998, and headquartered in Hopkinton, Mass., Hamilton Storage Technologies, Inc. has a commitment to improve life science process management. Hamilton dramatically improves customer efficiency by automating manual processes and integrating isolated upstream and downstream applications that plagued sample management in drug discovery. With its extensive market experience, strong customer networks and automation expertise, Hamilton develops modular, scalable systems that automate sample storage, management and processing. Hamilton provides all the benefits of advanced automation, without the complexity associated with installing, operating and maintaining large-scale custom systems. For more information about Hamilton Storage Technologies, visit

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