Volume 0 Issue 4 | May 2012
Automated liquid handling (ALH) grew from the highthroughput needs of medical diagnostic labs in the late 1980s through the 1990s and then received an additional boost from genomic sequencing. As it evolved from a specialized, expert-driven instrument system to a generalized laboratory workstation, ALH has become more accessible to more workers in more labs.
Service and maintenance for liquid handling equipment are approximately the same as for a liquid chromatography system, but the type of service differs. All vendors offer typical levels of on-site service, with premium plans including preventive
For companies processing hundreds or thousands of plates per day, one could build a business case for switching to an automated pipetting system on throughput alone. Robots are faster and less expensive to feed and care for than humans are. These
OUR EXPERTS: Alex Michel Ph.D., Principal Research Associate, Genzyme Corp., Waltham, MA Luigi Francesco Covelli, Microbiologist, Medimmune, Mountain View, CA Hugo M. Oliveira Ph.D., University of Porto, Porto, Portugal Hardik B.
Describe how ultra-fast, full spectrum DNA measurements are performed on the SPECTROstar Nano in three different volume formats: microplates, cuvettes, and low volume samples. INTRODUCTIONS: Most substances in solution absorb light at a