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New Instrument Brings the Power of Miniaturization to More Genomics Researchers

The mosquito Gen3 delivers automated true positive displacement technology in an exceptionally compact footprint 

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SPT Labtech, a global leader in the design, development and manufacture of automated instrumentation and consumables for life science applications, has expanded its nanoliter liquid handling portfolio with the launch of mosquito Gen3. As the most compact and accessible model of the mosquito range, this new instrument brings next-generation sequencing (NGS) cost savings to more laboratories by lowering the barrier to advanced miniaturization technology. mosquito Gen3 will be making its debut at the Festival of Genomics in Boston, June 12-13.

mosquito Gen3 delivers accurate and precise multi-channel pipetting from 500 nL to 5 µL, with rapid plate-to-plate motion across three available deck positions and a small benchtop footprint. Its use of individual pre-sterilized micropipettes eliminates the risk of cross-contamination, ensuring data and research integrity. Developed in collaboration with leading scientists, mosquito software enables quick method implementation and sharing, facilitating miniaturization in novel application areas.

For laboratories requiring higher throughput and greater walkaway capacity, mosquito HV genomics offers the same accuracy and volume range, with additional two deck positions.

mosquito technology has transformed genomics workflows by significantly reducing reagent consumption and scaling down reaction volumes without compromising data quality. Unlike traditional air displacement technology, mosquito’s true positive displacement technology maintains accuracy across all liquid classes and environmental conditions. This technology has enabled miniaturization of over 40 NGS kits, including industry standards such as Illumina Nextera XT, Illumina DNA Prep, NEBNext® Ultra™ II and Takara SMART-Seq chemistries.

“Automated liquid handling has become essential for genomics labs to meet the demands of modern research. One of the key benefits of automation is the ability to miniaturize volumes, which allows for substantial cost savings and extended reach of precious samples and reagents. By expanding our range of low-volume liquid handlers, we have lowered the cost barrier to miniaturization and now offer solutions to laboratories of all resources and needs,” says Kamila Koprowska, Product Manager, mosquito genomics at SPT Labtech.