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Molecular Devices QPix HT Microbial Colony Picker

02 August, 2022

The QPix HT Microbial Colony Picker is a flexible, modular and fully automated colony picking and library management system, ready for robotics integration for high throughput and walkaway time.


High-throughput automation and genomics for an antimicrobial resistance surveillance system

01 August, 2022 by Sam Abraham*

It is now possible to identify AMR in large numbers of samples obtained from food-producing animals.


Robots help improve the flow of blood donations

16 June, 2022

Researchers have found a way to automate the processing of blood donation packs — a concept that was believed to be impossible.


Automation and shared knowledge pave the way for the future

26 May, 2022 by Luca Valeggia, Senior Vice President, Laboratory Automation

Automation is a vital component to fuel the labs of tomorrow, and to ensure that drug development continues at the rapid pace seen in response to COVID-19.


Bioinformatics tool predicts cell transformation

22 February, 2022

Researchers have developed a new bioinformatics tool for the precise prediction of cell transformation and disease formation, including cancers.


Pathogen analysis system to identify COVID-19 variants

20 May, 2021

The SP3 platform has been repurposed to unify, standardise, analyse and compare sequence data of SARS-CoV-2, identifying variants of concern.


Lonza PyroTec PRO with PyroWave Reader for endotoxin testing

19 April, 2021

Lonza has announced an expansion to its PyroTec PRO automated robotic system for endotoxin testing. The PyroWave Reader add-on has been designed specifically for use with the sustainable PyroGene Recombinant Factor C (rFC) Assay.


Innovation in life sciences amid a pandemic

30 March, 2021 by Pierre Kardasz*

Life sciences organisations that embraced digital transformation were well positioned to adapt to immediate demands while maintaining production of other critical items.


Illumina Connected Analytics bioinformatics software

14 January, 2021

The software provides a comprehensive, private, cloud-based data platform that empowers customers to manage, analyse and explore large volumes of multi-omic data in a secure, scalable and flexible environment.


Microrobotic detection system diagnoses infectious pathogens

21 December, 2020

Researchers have developed a fully automated, low-cost and rapid microrobotic diagnostic system with comparable sensitivity to clinical detection methods.


Robot chemist discovers a new catalyst

04 December, 2020 by Lauren Davis

UK researchers have built an intelligent mobile robot scientist with the ability to work almost 24 hours a day and to carry out experiments by itself.


Molecular Devices QPix 400 Series Microbial Colony Pickers

26 November, 2020

Molecular Devices' QPix 400 Series Microbial Colony Pickers are designed to fully automate synthetic biology workflows for DNA assembly, antibody discovery and protein engineering.


Wirano: a digital platform for organising clinical trials

05 November, 2020

A Dublin-based tech start-up has announced the launch of Wirano — a digital platform for the rapid and effective organisation of clinical trials.


Algorithm helps optimise culture conditions for cell therapy

04 November, 2020

Researchers have devised a computational biology algorithm that can predict what molecules are needed to keep cells healthy in laboratory cultures.


App enables SARS-Cov-2 genomic analysis on your smartphone

08 October, 2020

A new mobile app has made it possible to analyse the genome of the SARS-CoV-2 virus on a smartphone in less than half an hour.


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