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Sophion Bioscience QPatch II automated patch clamp system

17 May, 2024

QPatch, by Sophion Bioscience, is an automated patch clamp solution for cardiac safety and advanced electrophysiology. QPatch II builds on the legacy of its predecessor but has been completely redeveloped to fulfil the requirements of even the most efficient ion-channel laboratory.

Coral-counting robot to assist with reef restoration

17 May, 2024

Researchers have developed a robot to count and capture images of baby tank-grown corals destined for the Great Barrier Reef, saving thousands of hours of time.

BIOVIA Discovery Studio software as a service and on-prem application

18 March, 2024

BIOVIA Discovery Studio is a powerful software suite widely used for 3D molecular modelling, simulation and visualisation.

Self-driving needle steers its way through living lung tissue

04 March, 2024

Researchers have built a compact robotic system that can autonomously steer a flexible needle around anatomical obstacles within the lungs of live animals.

Opentrons Flex liquid handling robot

01 February, 2024

Combining advanced robotics with a deep ecosystem of open-source software, the Flex has the potential to automate protocols and fit into any workflow.

Bioinformatics software paves the way for phage therapy

23 January, 2024

The Phables computational tool can identify and characterise 49% more complete phage genomes compared to existing viral identification tools.

Sartorius Biostat STR Generation 3 for Emerson's DeltaV

22 January, 2024

The Biostat STR Generation 3 for Emerson's DeltaV is a pre-engineered solution that delivers intuitive connectivity for accelerating and simplifying the process of bringing therapies that improve patient quality of life to market.

The ups and downs of DIY lab automation

18 December, 2023 by Nicholas Smith*

While developing lab automation in-house might seem attractive at first glance, the road is littered with hidden pitfalls that can derail internal projects.

Can AI replicate the human touch in healthcare provision?

07 December, 2023 by Ivor Campbell*

There are already some encouraging signs of AI's potential to change the world of public healthcare provision, substantially for the better.

Screening platform identifies drugs to halt cancer spread

30 November, 2023

Invasion-Block is designed to measure the invasive capacity of cancer cells, enabling scientists to assess how well various drugs can prevent the spread of cancer.

Alliance Bio Expertise (A.B.E.) microbiology lab automation range

30 November, 2023

The range includes automated microbiology media preparators allowing preparation of media from 1 up to 50 L. These units can be integrated with the A.B.E. petri dish or tube and bottle fillers.

MGI MGISP-NEX automated nucleic acid extractor

23 August, 2023

The MGISP-NEX, from MGI, is a versatile automated nucleic acid extractor equipped with an independent 8-channel pipetting module, as well as a magnetic rod extraction module with two types of rods (96/24) that can be flexibly interchanged.

MGI MGIFLP-L50 modular sequencing workstation

22 August, 2023

A one-stop modular sequencing workstation independently developed by MGI, the MGIFLP-L50 integrates extraction, library preparation, sequencing and data analysis (optional) into just one machine.

Can AI fix the life sciences reproducibility crisis?

02 June, 2023 by Jason Wallace*

Researchers may be able to address the reproducibility crisis in the future by using AI to develop life science experiments in a cloud laboratory environment.

Voice-activated system for hands-free pathogen handling

27 February, 2023

Researchers are deploying voice-assistant technology to make the laboratory safer for scientists who handle potentially infectious samples, as well as those with disabilities.

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