5/2/2013 -- Hamilton has collaborated with kit manufacturer MACHEREY-NAGEL® to create the Genomic STARlet™, an automated liquid handling workstation that extracts nucleic acids from biological samples and purifies PCR products in a non-IVD environment. Just one instrument can run up to eight pre-installed protocols and accommodate different input samples, including bacterial, eukaryotic cells, tissue, blood, plants and others. More than a dozen nucleic acid MACHEREY-NAGEL kits have been tested on the instrument, which processes 96 samples in 60-144 minutes depending on the kit, enabling several runs to be performed each day.
The instrument package includes easy-to-use software with an intuitive user interface for easy MACHEREY-NAGEL Vacuum protocol selection. In addition, unlike other systems, the operator can easily switch protocols.
The Genomic STARlet uses the same precision instrumentation as other Hamilton instruments and features real-time clot detection, uses no aerosols due to forceless tip pickup and ejection technology (CO-RE) and minimizes contamination risks with unique features like Anti-Droplet Control (ADC) design. The hardware also saves space with an integrated, small-footprint vacuum system, and the CO-RE Gripper provides fast and convenient on-deck transport.
For more information about the Genomic STARlet, visit the product page.
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Hamilton Company is a global leader in the design and manufacture of liquid handling, process measurement, robotics and storage solutions, serving customers in academic and private research laboratories, pharmaceutical and clinical diagnostic companies and government institutions. Hamilton maintains headquarters in Reno, Nevada; Franklin, Massachusetts and Bonaduz, Switzerland, along with subsidiary offices throughout the world. For over 60 years, the company has maintained its commitment to building precision and quality into every product. Hamilton is a privately held company with ISO 9001 certification. For more information, please visit www.hamiltonrobotics.com.