Brooks Automation Expands Stored Sample Monitoring

Brooks Automation, Inc. (CSA CSM) has acquired FreezerPro® and other assets from RURO, Inc., a Maryland-based developer of computer software for research, biotechnological, pharmaceutical, healthcare and government laboratories. The software enables web-based access to information on stored samples from any location on any device.

“The RURO software platform enhances our growing portfolio of informatics solutions, providing customers with complete insight into their samples and enabling them to accelerate their research,” says Dusty Tenney, president of Brooks Life Sciences. “These biorepository software tools are a natural fit into our life sciences portfolio as informatics integrates our services, consumables and infrastructure products by capturing comprehensive sample management information for customers globally. We are taking another step to enhance our customers’ sample workflow which enables healthier and brighter tomorrows for patients.”

Brooks also entered an exclusive license agreement to sell and distribute RURO’s BioBankPro® software. It integrates the functionality of FreezerPro with other data sources, often from external sources or instruments used in the workflow of sample-based research. “Our laboratory freezer sample management software is a perfect complement to Brooks Life Sciences,” says Vlad Lebedev, CEO at RURO, Inc., “integrating its comprehensive sample management solutions with intuitive, reliable and secure software tools at customers across multiple end markets.”