Lab Automation

GRENOVA-TIPNOVUS "Tip Washing Station"

TipNovus™ is a bench top, automated, high-throughput washing device that enables labs to wash and sanitize contaminated pipette tips in large quantities for reuse. TipNovus offers labs a choice to reuse plastic pipette tips several times, cutting associated consumable costs anywhere from 50%-90%. TipNovus’ unique method of wash and sanitation is safe for both the user and the environment.

GRENOVA-TIPNOVUSMINI "Tip Washing Station"

The TipNovusMini™ is an automated pipette tip washer that includes all of the standard TipNovus cleaning and drying technology in a compact 1-rack system. The Mini is ideal because it has a considerable throughput, small footprint, and it is capable of integration with most automated liquid handling robots.

ANDREW - The Liquid Handling Robot Using Conventional Pipettes

Weighing only 10 kg and with a footprint corresponding to a standard sheet of paper, the Andrew liquid handling robot can be integrated in your laboratory within minutes: on your workbench, under a hood, and even in a refrigerator at 4°C.

The flexible working deck, known as DOMINO™, allows users to perform small to complex experiments from one to 10 microplates, up to 150 microtubes, or 100 tubes, or any mixture of the different consumables you’re already using (including using your current tips).

RETISOFT - FLEX ROBOTIC ARM

The Flex robotic arm is a 4-axis sample handler, with servo gripper, that is ideal for bench top applications where ease-of-use, space requirements and safety are critical. The Flex features a powerful embedded vision system and quick motion sequences. The robot can be taught by simply moving it to the required position.

RETISOFT - GENERA

Genera is a complete integration package. It is a true dynamic scheduler featuring a visual representation of the system, real-time Gantt chart of microplate processing times and generic teach pendant for robotic arms.

KBiosystems - Lab Automation Partner

kbiosystems Sealing Series of automated and semi automated systems offer the ideal entry level automation laboratories require for a reliable, consistent plate and tube closing. Offering complete versatility, the sealer Series will work with a wide range of plates, tube racks and custom applications shallow and deep well formats, and custom mouldings. Our latest range of seals support polystyrene, polypropylene and CoC & CoP plate formats with a range of film substrates.

KBiosystems - Plate Sealer

a. Automatic Heat Sealer

WASP

The Wasp unit is an automated heat applied micro plate and tube rack sealer. The unit uses a roll of surface modified aluminium or plastic film approx. 78mm wide and up to 610m long, the roll is positioned to the rear of the sealing section via a removable stand, using a total inline method the film is pulled through the main unit, cut to between 125mm and 130mm in length and then applied to the plate top surface to create the seal between plate and film.

Chameleon XT

The Chameleon XT unit is an automated heat applied micro plate and tube rack sealer. The unit uses a roll of surface modified aluminium or plastic film approx. 78mm wide and up to 610m long, the roll is positioned to the rear of the sealing section via a removable stand, using a total inline method the film is pulled through the main unit, cut to between 125mm and 130mm in length and then applied to the plate top surface to create the seal between plate and film.

b. Semi Automatic Heat Sealer

E-Fly 2

The Efly 2 unit is a semi automated heat applied micro plate and tube rack sealer. The unit uses pre cut sheets of surface modified aluminium or plastic film approx. 78mm wide and 130mm in length and then applied to the plate top surface to create the seal between plate and film.

c. Adhesive Sealer

KAPS 500

The Kaps unit is an automated adhesive pressure applied micro plate and tube rack sealer. The unit uses a roll of surface modified aluminium or plastic film approx. 78 to 82mm wide and 200m long, the roll is positioned to the rear of the sealing section via a removable stand, using a total inline method the film is pulled through the main unit, cut to between 124mm and 130mm in length and then applied to the plate top surface to create the seal between plate and film.

KBiosystems - Automatic Bar code Labeler

Gecko

kbiosystems barcode application automated systems offer the ideal solution to high throughput to the single application of barcode labels to plates racks and Petri dishes. kbiosystems Gecko Barcode Application systems utilise robust and proven label printers such as Zebra and CAB print engines.

KBiosystems - Microplate Stacker

Scorpion

kbiosystems plate handling range in offer the user the ability to step up to automated plate handling to a number of OEM equipment. The Scorpion comes in four formats feeding to either left or right hand sides.

KBiosystems - Colony Picker

K8

kbiosystems K8 Series of automated colony picking systems offer the ideal entry level automation laboratories require for a reliable, consistent identification and extraction system for sample recovery. kbiosystems K8 Series colony picker range in size and throughput ability, offering the user the ability to step up from hand picking to first stage automation.

KBiosystems - Water Bath PCR

Water Bath PCR System DT24

KBiosystems DT-24 Thermal Cycling PCR system are an alternative way of carrying out medium and high throughput PCR protocols on DNA replication and incubation to micro well format plates. Conventionally peltier heat transfer units have been used to carry out these operations, these however can prove costly to increase productivity throughput and do not optimise the yield potential of carrying out such thermal operations.

The Formulatrix Mantis – Highly Reproducible Liquid Handling for Genomics Research

The Mantis, a microfluidic liquid handler designed for genomics research and other applications, guarantees highly reproducible reagent dispensing from 100 nL up to milliliters in any SLAS format 96-, 384-, or 1536-well microplate.

This simple solution for any assay development, qPCR, NGS, or cell culture workflow saves researchers time associated with routine liquid handling tasks, allowing researchers to refocus on experimental design and data analysis.

With a dead volume of just 6 µL, the Mantis allows labs across the globe to process more samples, increasing throughput, enhancing efficiency, and promoting discovery in translational research that is essential to the development of novel therapeutics.

The Formulatrix Tempest – An Ultra-Efficient Solution for Screening in Drug Discovery

The Tempest, a high-throughput microfluidic liquid handler designed for drug screening, guarantees highly reproducible, low dead volume, reagent dispensing from 200 nL up to milliliters.

This ultra-efficient solution for drug discovery workflows facilitates simultaneous, variable volume, reagent addition across 96 wells in under 3 seconds offering scientists maximum precision across and between plates.

LiCONic Instruments - Automatic Incubator and Sample Storage

If you have a liquid handler, high content screening system, reader, washer, or any instrument that needs automated storage we are the right solution to keeping your samples in the ideal environment. LiCONiC automated storage devices handle a variety of formats, any size microplate, petri dish, flask, tube or slide, we can store it, retrieve it, and keep it in the exact conditions that are optimum in a very stable environment.

Full Automatic Flow Cytometer

The iQue Screener PLUS platform is an integrated instrument, software and reagent system that enables rapid, high content, multiplexed analysis of cells and beads in suspension.

  • iQue Screener PLUS utilizes a unique patented sample introduction method that minimizes sample size requirements while maximizing the speed of delivery to the detection engine, making it possible to deliver content-rich results in just minutes.
  • ForeCyt® Software – a highly intuitive workflow-based environment for data visualization, instrument control, and data analysis.
  • MultiCyt® Screening Kits – cell and bead-based reagents optimized for use on the iQue Screener PLUS.
  • Your science. Your success. – Services and Support by our team of experts to keep your discovery efforts moving forward.

TOMTEC - Liquid Handling

Quadra4

the Tomtec Quadra4 is the latest of a best in class rugged, cost effective liquid handling workstation for life science work-flows. The workstation is engineered around a reliable fixed-head air displacement syringe design which services a six station shuttle. The six stations can support a wide range of accessories for automating complex work-loads like solid phase extraction (SPE), and an optional plate-stacker can be used to queue up to 50 assays. With an easy to learn, user friendly graphical interface, the Quadra4 delivers unprecedented speed, flexibility, and precision.

Quadra Tower

The Quadra Tower is based on the popular and highly reliable Quadra4 technology. It’s designed to accelerate workflows traditionally serviced by 8 and 12-channel, hand-held pipettors. The Quadra Tower supports fast and accurate workflows in a footprint no bigger than a notebook computer. An inexperienced user can quickly become familiar with its operation and aspirate/dispense aqueous or organic fluids via the front control panel in minutes, or implement a complex repeatable workflow from a remote client via a GUI. The availability of a built-in bath allows tips to be washed between aspirate/dispense cycles saving time and significantly reducing the costs of consumables. The bath can be up-graded to an ultrasonic bath with or without a circulating peristaltic pump.

TOMTEC - Plate Washer

Quadra Wash2

The Quadra Wash2 workstation is a small footprint, self contained, automated microtiter plate washing station. The unit supports washing cycles with two different concentrations of buffered solutions, such as Phosphate Buffered Saline (PBS) and/or water. Dispense/aspirate volumes and rates are set with simple pressure/time adjustments allowing the user to program repeatable fill/dispense volumes at known rates with integrated volume check function, which provides feed-back for quality control. Two separate inputs are provided for buffered solution, used in the wash cycle. The solutions are contained in a 10 Liter pressurized (2 – 5psi) PVC bottle. The effluent from the wash cycle can be aspirated to, and retained in, an Autotrap. It can also be emptied to a waste disposal system by pressurizing the container from the Quadra Wash2 control panel.

TOMTEC - Plate Sealer

AutoSeal Thermal Sealer

The AutoSeal thermal sealer is a small footprint bench top workstation designed to hermetically seal a variety of 96, 384 or 1536 assays plates within a single run, enabling a complete walk away automation process. The platform is ideal for a wide range of work-flows from the elution of Dried Blood Spot plugs to incubation of ELISA assays. The AutoSeal comes standard with a set of plate stackers capable of holding up to 25 low profile microplates per run. There is also an optional second stacker for doubling queuing capacity.

TOMTEC - Cell Harvester

Harvester 96

The Harvester 96 is cost effective, simple to use, and designed to last for decades. Tomtec has been servicing and shipping the best in class cell harvesters for over twenty years. The Harvester is a rugged bench-top lab instrument, designed to harvest biologics from a 96 well microplate or microtubes onto a glass fiber filter map in a small bench-top footprint.

Tomtec offers two versions, manual for small budget-conscience labs and a more automated version for high-end BioPharma labs and research facilities. The Harvester manual system is equipped with a simple push and hold controls interface, while the automated version can be programmed with up to 16 unique procedures. Both versions are based on the same core industrial design.

TOMTEC - Homogenizer

Autogizer

The Autogizer and Autogizer2 are fully automated tissue homogenization systems. The Autogizers can accommodate a wide range of lab applications such as tissue homogenization, emulsions and suspensions, cell disruption, protein extraction and various classes of medical laboratory research. Our Ultrasonic model can handle liquid volumes as low as 150ul and up to 150ml at varying intensities. With five Ultrasonic probes specified by you, our engineers can design a custom system to meet your needs, and properly accessorize the Autogizer to address your heat and noise concerns. For sturdier samples, our mechanical system can process up to 19 unique tissue groups with four or five variable speed cutters for a total run of 95 samples.

TOMTEC - Dry Blood Spots

TOMTEC DBS

Since the fall of 2009 Tomtec has taken a leadership role in advancing the art of dried blood spots (DBS) bio-sampling focused on the preclinical and clinical markets. We offer a wide range of solutions supporting the entire work flow from sample collection, harvesting, storing to eluting. Tomtec has developed a new class of DBS instruments which leverages prior art in Bioanalytical automation, GLP, and maintaining chain of custody. We have integrated that knowledge into our DBS bio-sampling instruments, leveraging our pre-etched bar-coded PDMS cards, and latest PDMS-7 polyester cards.

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