Brooks Automation, Inc.

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Brooks Automation, Inc.
Type Incorporated
Industry Automation and cryogenics
Headquarters 15 Elizabeth Drive, Chelmsford, Massachusetts, U.S.
Number of locations 30+
Area served Worldwide
Products
Subsidiaries Brooks Life Sciences
Website Brooks.com
BrooksLifeSciences.com
LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/brooks-automation/
https://www.linkedin.com/company/brookslifesciences/

Brooks Automation, Inc. develops and distributes automation and cryogenics solutions. Its life sciences subsidiary develops and distributes sample management solutions.

History

In late August 2017, RURO Inc. announced that its FreezerPro sample management solution was acquired by Brooks Automation, which also acquired a license for distribution and sales of RURO's BiobankPro.[1] RURO indicated on its website that its "customers will continue to receive RURO’s outstanding Support services through their existing Support Contracts. New FreezerPro customers will continue to find information about FreezerPro on RURO’s website until the transition" is complete, roughly to the end of 2017.[2] Given the press release language, RURO presumably still develops the BiobankPro software.

In August 2018, Brooks announced it had sold semiconductor cryogenics business to Edwards Vacuum, LLC.[3]

Technology and products

BiobankPro, BioInventory, FreezerPro, and Sprint 6

BiobankPro is a "web-based clinical and translational sample management software application to manage all aspects of a sample lifecycle."[4]

BioInventory "provides 24/7 virtual access to their inventory, shipment and receipt status for samples stored anywhere at our network of biorepositories in the U.S., Germany, Singapore, and China."[5]

FreezerPro "is a web-based sample inventory management system ideal for small labs and [small and medium-sized enterprises] customers."[6] The software comes in Basic, Standard, Enterprise, and Elite versions.

Sprint 6 is a high-throughput screening automation solution with "a powerful and dynamic scheduling algorithm to coordinate research processes in real-time."[7]

Features

Product: BiobankPro
Sample, inventory, and data management
Sample login and management?Y[4]
Sample tracking?Y[4]
Sample and/or result batching?Y[4]
Task and event scheduling?Y[4]
Option for manual result entry?
Multiple data viewing methods?Y[4]
Data and trend analysis?
Data and equipment sharing?
Customizable fields and/or interface?
Query capability?Y[4]
Import data?
Internal file or data linking?
External file or data linking?Y[4]
ELN support or integration?
Export data to MS Excel?
Raw data management?
Data warehouse?
Deadline control?
Production control?
Project and/or task management?Y[4]
Inventory management?Y[4]
Document creation and/or management?
Case management?
Workflow management?Y[4]
Specification management?
Customer and supplier management?
Billing management?
Quality, security, and compliance
Regulatory compliance?Y[4]
QA / QC functions?
Performance evaluation?
Audit trail?Y[4]
Chain of custody?Y[4]
Configurable roles and security?Y[4]
Data normalization?
Data validation?
Data encryption?
Version control?
Automatic data backup?
Environmental monitoring?
Reporting, barcoding, and printing
Custom reporting?Y[4]
Report printing?Y[4]
Label support?Y[4]
Barcode support?Y[4]
Export to PDF?
Export to MS Word?
Export to HTML and/or XML?
Fax integration?
Email integration?Y[4]
Base functionality
Administrator management?Y[4]
Modular?
Instrument interfacing and management?
Mobile device integration?
Alarms and/or alerts?Y[4]
Work-related time tracking?
Voice recognition system?
External monitoring?Y[4]
Messaging?
Multilingual?
Network-capable?
Web client or portal?Y[4]
Online or integrated help?
Software as a service delivery model?Y[4]
Usage-based cost?
Industries served
biobanking, clinical research
Product: FreezerPro
Sample, inventory, and data management
Sample login and management?Y[6]
Sample tracking?Y[6]
Sample and/or result batching?Y[6]
Task and event scheduling?
Option for manual result entry?
Multiple data viewing methods?Y[6]
Data and trend analysis?
Data and equipment sharing?
Customizable fields and/or interface?
Query capability?Y[6]
Import data?Y[6]
Internal file or data linking?
External file or data linking?
ELN support or integration?
Export data to MS Excel?Y[6]
Raw data management?
Data warehouse?
Deadline control?
Production control?
Project and/or task management?
Inventory management?Y[6]
Document creation and/or management?
Case management?
Workflow management?Y[6]
Specification management?
Customer and supplier management?
Billing management?
Quality, security, and compliance
Regulatory compliance?Y[6]
QA / QC functions?
Performance evaluation?
Audit trail?Y[6]
Chain of custody?
Configurable roles and security?Y[6]
Data normalization?
Data validation?Y[6]
Data encryption?Y[6]
Version control?
Automatic data backup?
Environmental monitoring?Y[6]
Reporting, barcoding, and printing
Custom reporting?Y[6]
Report printing?Y[6]
Label support?Y[6]
Barcode support?Y[6]
Export to PDF?Y[6]
Export to MS Word?
Export to HTML and/or XML?Y[6]
Fax integration?
Email integration?
Base functionality
Administrator management?Y[6]
Modular?
Instrument interfacing and management?
Mobile device integration?Y[6]
Alarms and/or alerts?Y[6]
Work-related time tracking?
Voice recognition system?
External monitoring?
Messaging?
Multilingual?Y[6]
Network-capable?
Web client or portal?Y[6]
Online or integrated help?
Software as a service delivery model?Y[6]
Usage-based cost?
Industries served
clinical research, life sciences

Pricing

Demonstration videos and other media

Additional information

References

  1. "RURO, Inc.’s FreezerPro Software Acquired by Brooks Automation, Inc.". PRWeb. Vocus PRW Holdings, LLC. 24 August 2017. http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/08/prweb14630079.htm. Retrieved 30 August 2017. 
  2. "FreezerPro". RURO Inc. Archived from the original on 30 August 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20170830200155/https://ruro.com/products/freezerpro. Retrieved 30 August 2017. 
  3. "Brooks Automation Announces Agreement to Sell Its Semiconductor Cryogenics Business to Atlas Copco". PR Newswire. PR Newswire Association, LLC. 27 August 2018. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/brooks-automation-announces-agreement-to-sell-its-semiconductor-cryogenics-business-to-atlas-copco-300702793.html. Retrieved 06 May 2019. 
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16 4.17 4.18 4.19 4.20 4.21 4.22 4.23 4.24 "BiobankPro". Brooks Life Sciences. https://www.brookslifesciences.com/products/biobank-sample-management-system. Retrieved 06 May 2019. 
  5. "BioInventory". Brooks Life Sciences. https://www.brookslifesciences.com/products/bioinventory-sample-management. Retrieved 06 May 2019. 
  6. 6.00 6.01 6.02 6.03 6.04 6.05 6.06 6.07 6.08 6.09 6.10 6.11 6.12 6.13 6.14 6.15 6.16 6.17 6.18 6.19 6.20 6.21 6.22 6.23 6.24 6.25 6.26 6.27 "FreezerPro". Brooks Life Sciences. https://www.brookslifesciences.com/products/freezerpro-laboratory-management-software. Retrieved 06 May 2019. 
  7. "Sprint 6". Brooks Life Sciences. https://www.brookslifesciences.com/products/sprint-6-throughput-software. Retrieved 06 May 2019.