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Automated microbiology specimen processing instrument. WASP® — the Walk Away Specimen Processor — is the only automated instrument that addresses most aspects of microbiology specimen management. Empowered by bioMérieux, you can be sure it meets your unique needs.


Comprehensive solution

The WASP (Walk Away Specimen Processor) instrument is the smart solution for truly comprehensive automation taking you far beyond planting and streaking to address all aspects of pre-analytical automation. WASP is an open platform that automates protocols for high quality processing regardless of container or specimen type, such as swabs, liquid specimens, urine, or feces.

When you combine the Liquid Based Microbiology (LBM™) range with WASP®automation, you ensure even more efficient laboratory workflow, improved quality and decreased turnaround time for microbiology testing.

  • Redeploy skilled staff: high autonomy, requires less user intervention 
  • Cost & time savings: high productivity (24/7 operation possible), fewer consumables and modular options to grow with your needs
  • High standardization and traceability
  • Hepa filter and camera control ensure safety for the specimen and the user
  • Empowered by bioMérieux: complete service package, including lab performance assessment, training & education, and technology integration to boost your flexibility.

Flexibility without limits

WASP® offers a uniquely flexible approach to automated streaking, with versatile protocol options and familiar streaking patterns. While other systems cannot transfer volumes under 10 µl, WASP® uses loops of 1µl, 10µl and 30µl, so you can adapt to various sample sizes. Staff retraining is minimal, since the streaking pattern can be customized to suit you – WASP® performs different classic patterns that reproduce familiar human gestures. Taken together, this means you can use the combination of loop and streaking pattern that best fits with your lab’s internal procedure for specimen handling to optimize your colony isolation quality. Finally, the loops are reusable – automatically sterilized after use – so they’re more ecological and economical.

We adapt to you. You don’t have to adapt to us

WASP® lets you build your own sample management workstation, customized to your needs. This modular design even grows with you as your needs change, prolonging the life of your investment.

Please consult your local bioMérieux representative for product availability in your country