Cerner Corp. has acquired Labotix Automation Inc., a Peterborough, Ont.-based vendor of an automated specimen sorting system for clinical laboratories. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Labotix’s Rapid Response Universal Specimen Handling system, called RRUSH, uses open architecture to sort and deliver specimens to analyzers from any vendor. The system is designed to deliver specimens to appropriate analysis and storage areas. Cerner says the system, combined with its Millennium suite of clinical software and the Cerner Copath anatomic pathology system creates a market suite to support high volume testing.

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