Flamac and SampleQ collaborated together on a project with the IRMM (Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements), which is one of the seven institutes of the Joint Research Centre, a Directorate-General of the European Commission. They have now published the results of their research in an article on the ScienceDirect website titled Qualification of a precision pattern dispenser.
In order to automate sample preparation processes, a precision pattern dispenser was designed to reproducibly dispense radioactive solutions at pre-defined positions. It is composed of an automatic liquid sample handling unit coupled to an XYZ table. Qualification tests were conducted to evaluate the performance of the instrument and to assess the compliance with the requirements, in particular trueness (< 2%) and repeatability (< 1%). The instrument allows preparing sources in different source holders and on air filters, in a fast and accurate way.