The Oncology Research department at Pfizer generates 80% of its samples internally. This results in thousands of samples that need to be labeled. Before the TubeWriter, scientists were labeling samples by hand, but the handwriting was often too messy to read, and important information couldn’t fit on the label. Scientists were resorting to using shorthand and symbols to try to identify samples but keeping the information in multiple places was unsustainable as notebooks got lost and symbols were not universally understood. Even though the labeling process took scientists hours each day, the labels were ultimately ineffective, and interpreting them slowed down lab work.
The decision to add TubeWriters helped Pfizer Oncology overcome their internal labeling issues. The implementation included protocols to label sample collection tubes and vials directly with 2-3 lines of text and unique identifiers for each experiment. These labels eliminate the need for shorthand or symbology by using a small, legible font that can fit all the information needed onto the tube. In addition, we helped them reach maximum efficiency with enough printing power to label over 1500 tubes per hour, allowing a lab to print a week’s worth of samples in just one hour. Now, scientists at Pfizer plan entire experiments around when they will have access to the TubeWriters as clear labels have become an invaluable element in their research.
“With a TubeWriter labeled tube, it holds so much information; it is amazing what you can print on two or three lines”
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