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Hamilton Robotics and Waters Corporation Introduce STARWorks for Waters Assay Ready Workstations

Automated, end-to-end workflows provide hands-free convenience with unrivaled assay sensitivity and robust system performance

STARWorks for Waters Assay Ready Workstations

By integrating liquid handling expertise with in-depth sample preparation chemistry knowledge from the respective companies, these assay ready workstations maximize sensitive, robust results while minimizing variability and manual interventions.

by Hamilton Robotics
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Hamilton Robotics and Waters Corporation further extend their collaborative goal of streamlining biopharmaceutical sample preparation workflows with the launch of STARWorks for Waters. By integrating liquid handling expertise with in-depth sample preparation chemistry knowledge from the respective companies, these assay ready workstations maximize sensitive, robust results while minimizing variability and manual interventions. STARWorks for Waters® GlycoWorks™ and STARWorks for Waters ProteinWorks™ are specifically pre-configured and qualified to automate sample preparation of up to 96 samples at once using the GlycoWorks RapiFluor-MS™ N-Glycan and ProteinWorks Auto-eXpress Digest assay kits, respectively, prior to LC-MS analysis.

STARWorks for Waters is an ideal end-to-end solution for high-impact biopharmaceutical sample preparation, including verified methods and workstation accessories for large molecule characterization and quantification workflows, along with a user-friendly graphic interface that guides and prompts researchers through each workflow step. When configured for the three-step GlycoWorks RapiFluor-MS N-Glycan assay kit, STARWorks for Waters GlycoWorks includes accurate pipetting of precious reagents, barcoded sample tracking, and reproducible, HILIC SPE for cleanup and concentration of glycans from complex matrices. The STARWorks for Waters ProteinWorks configuration for the ProteinWorks Auto-eXpress Digest assay kit contains dual heating blocks for precise temperature control, automated piercing location to eliminate the need for human intervention and an on-deck darkbox for light sensitive reactions. This version also offers flexibility for a three-step or five-step workflow along with scripting and capabilities to perform the ProteinWorks µElution SPE assay for post-digestion sample purification.

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Compared to complex manual workflows with repetitive pipetting steps, automated sample preparation workflows are simplified while simultaneously increasing sample throughput, and time-consuming, user-variable manual pipetting steps are reduced. By doing so, users may re-focus their attention to high-value tasks while remaining confident that results are accurate and robust.

STARWorks for Waters will be co-promoted by Hamilton Robotics and Waters Corporation, and a single, localized point of contact will enable customers to seamlessly integrate the assay ready workstations into their laboratory, while conveniently leveraging the respective expertise and services of each company.

About Hamilton Robotics
Hamilton Robotics, an affiliate of Hamilton Company, is a leading global manufacturer providing automated liquid handling workstations and laboratory automation technology to the scientific community. With a focus on innovative design, Hamilton products incorporate patented liquid handling technologies into a portfolio that includes liquid handling platforms, standard application-based solutions, small devices, consumables, and OEM liquid handling solutions. Known for advancing life science, clinical diagnostics, forensics and biotechnology industries, Hamilton products offer reliability, performance and flexibility. Ensuring a continuous commitment to quality, Hamilton utilizes state-of-the-art manufacturing at production facilities in Reno, Nevada and Bonaduz, Switzerland, and has earned a global ISO 9001 certification. Privately held, Hamilton maintains headquarters in Reno, Nevada; Franklin, Massachusetts; and Bonaduz, Switzerland, along with subsidiary offices throughout the world. 

About Waters Corporation (
Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT), the world’s leading specialty measurement company, has pioneered chromatography, mass spectrometry, and thermal analysis innovations serving the life, materials, and food sciences for nearly 60 years. With approximately 7,000 employees worldwide, Waters operates directly in 31 countries, including 15 manufacturing facilities, and with products available in more than 100 countries.

Waters, GlycoWorks, RapiFluor-MS, and ProteinWorks are trademarks of Waters Corporation. All other trademarks are owned and/or registered by Hamilton Robotics in the U.S. and/or other countries. For details visit

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