Bedford, UK, 9th November 2010: eXeTek Ltd (eXeTek), a leading provider of flexible, ready-to-
run, automation and software for molecular biology and protein expression, has launched the
CyMek Software Developer Kit (CyMek SDK), a new software pack that enables integration of the
Company’s range of CyMek automation platforms with laboratories’ existing LIMS systems. This
will allow customers to benefit from the CyMek automation, while using all the features of their
eXeTek’s CyMek platforms are a range of easy-to-use automation solutions for molecular and cell
biology processes including Gateway®, Klenow treatment, ligation, PCR, QuikChange®,
restriction digest, SAP treatment and TOPO® cloning, cell harvest, lysis, culture inoculation,
induction and transformation, and purification of proteins, DNA and plasmids. The CyMek range
of platforms is a series of six levels of automation, designed to meet different customer needs,
from simple small-footprint entry-level liquid handlers through to fully featured systems. CyMek
systems save laboratories time and labour costs, while increasing productivity and traceability.
Laboratories are increasingly dependent on LIMS systems and electronic notebooks to
coordinate and track research. It is important to ensure that automation systems are integrated
into the workflow to maintain data integrity. The newly launched CyMek SDK enables customers
to integrate their existing laboratory management and tracking software quickly and seamlessly
with the CyMek automation. Protocols can be issued to the automation without the need for script
editing and programming. The software will also benefit existing CyMek customers, enabling
them to leverage their current systems.
Commenting on the launch, Stuart Hill, Director of eXeTek Ltd said “CyMek SDK has been
created in response to customer feedback. It is important to customers to be able to work with
their own existing LIMS, retaining the features whilst integrating automation. With the CyMek SDK
customers can benefit from the CyMek automation, while gaining the most value from their
The CyMek SDK is based on standard open interfaces, including XML.
Product images are available upon request.
'Gateway' and 'TOPO' are registered trademarks of Invitrogen Corp. 'QuikChange' is a registered
trademark of Stratagene in the United States.
For more information please contact:
Zyme Communications Ltd
+44 (0)7811 996 942
About eXeTek Ltd http://www.exetek.co.uk
eXeTek Ltd is a leading provider of flexible, ready-to-run, automation and software for molecular
biology and protein expression. Founded in 2008 eXeTek brought together expertise in laboratory
automation, software development and user experience engineering. eXeTek products are
focussed on ease-of-use and rapid implementation whilst providing the flexibility required by
today’s fast moving laboratory environment. The CyMek product family is helping scientists
automate the gene to protein pipeline across a range of application areas including drug
discovery and biofuel research.