Liquid Handling Automation Benefits

Liquid Handling Automation Benefits

Liquid handling is the movement of liquid from one place to another. Transferring liquids from one place to another is the basis of most laboratory tests worldwide.

It is possible to transfer liquid in the laboratory in several ways. One method is to do it manually, another is to use a liquid handler.

With versatile, scalable, and affordable solutions that cater to a wide range of applications, laboratories across the biotech and pharmaceutical industries are now automating their liquid handling and dispensing capabilities. Laboratory liquid handling systems have become a necessity.

A liquid handler provides many advantages over manual pipetting. Higher throughput, better reproducibility, fewer repetitive stress injuries to humans, and protection from hazardous or infectious samples are some of the benefits.

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Reduce Manual Tasks

Save your time and focus on efforts where your expertise offers most value. Automatic liquid handling systems are designed to speed up the pipetting and dispensing process while at the same time increasing the accuracy of workflows for different liquid types and volumes. By using a liquid handler, you are relieved of the extreme stress of manual handling. You can relieve muscle tension and joint pain by not performing repetitive manual tasks.

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Fast, Accurate & Precise

Errors are virtually eliminated. Among your benefits: improved consistency, better precision, and accuracy, topped off by less sample loss and reagent usage. The I.DOT’s low dead volume, saves 10 times on reagents used. Manual pipetting can compromise data quality and lead to costly reruns due to errors.

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Eliminate Carry-Over & Contamination

Avoiding cross-contamination during manual pipetting is essential for reliable results, but can be a tedious, time-consuming process. Automated liquid handling systems dramatically reduce the risk of cross-contamination. The I.DOT technology enables droplets to be dispensed into the target plate below the source plate and eliminates carryover and cross-contamination.

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Save Costs & Plastic Tips

Using a liquid handler can save on costs on pipette tips and our planet. The I.DOT technology does not depend on pipette tips and transfers liquids directly into the source plate. Thus, no waiting times for the stock to arrive and enables laboratories to save on costs and maximize budgets. In addition, our L.DROP’s cloud platform technology has a simulation capability that allows users to identify any errors prior to starting thus conserving precious samples.

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Higher Throughput in Less Time

You can process up to 96 samples simultaneously with high speed compared to manual pipetting. You can also handle batches with many samples. Workflows are drastically streamlined, so that entire protocols can be run in less time. The I.DOT HT has the critical advantage that allows users to screen large compound libraries quickly and efficiently at a quick rate while saving substantial amount of costs and increasing the throughput. Equipped with 384 source wells, high-throughput experiments can be accomplished more productively and streamline your processes effectively.

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Increased Productivity

Documentation in the cloud! The automated documentation tracks comprehensively every detail for each run: sample, barcode, operator, time, type of procedure, position of sample in a plate from origin to destination, volumes, and many more.

The L.DROP’s protocol builder is a drag-and-drop interface that allows building of logical protocols in an instrument agnostic manner and then fitting the protocol to specific instruments and their constraints. In doing so, details like tip selection, deck layout and liquid class rules for aspirating, dispensing and mixing are pre-generated for you, and these settings can then be altered by an end user, drastically reducing the time needed to optimize.

Automated liquid handling systems are very easy to use. Our simple software can be implemented quickly by anyone, anywhere. User-friendly computer interfaces with step-by-step guidance make programming and operation intuitive, dynamic, and easy

Interested in learning more about liquid handling automation, read our article on The Future is Automated.

 

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