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Hamilton Robotics Safeguards Precious Blood Transfers


1/11/2013 9:26:20 AM

Orlando, Florida (January 11, 2013) – Hamilton Robotics this week will introduce the Microlab® easyBlood STARlet™ workstation, a fully automated system for blood fractionation in biobanking applications, at the annual Society of Laboratory Automation and Screening meeting.

The easyBlood STARlet workstation effectively eliminates error-prone manual pipetting steps and increases the safety of precious biobanking samples with state-of-the-art imaging technology, excellent pipetting capabilities, and powerful sample tracking software.

The easyBlood system is a high-throughput, fully integrated workstation that enables technicians to reliably pipet the desired layer of primary blood samples, including the buffy coat. The system is compatible with laboratory information management systems (LIMS), offers full traceability by ensuring that data can be linked confidently to each sample, and enables a seamless biobanking workflow.

The easyBlood STARlet system is manufactured in Hamilton’s Bonaduz, Switzerland facility and is based on the compact Hamilton Robotics Microlab® STARlet platform. The world-leading Hamilton STAR line of instruments offers laboratories the greatest flexibility in liquid handling application design, including heating and cooling devices, multi-channel heads, and HEPA hoods. The easyBlood STARlet workstation offers customers the ability to fractionate blood from a multitude of primary sample tubes to a variety of 2D-barcoded and storage-ready target containers found in today’s biobanks.

The comprehensive easyBlood STARlet system includes all required components and software for reading and loading barcoded, decapped samples and additional labware such as plates and pipette tips. The instrument's high-resolution, camera-based fraction identification detects difficult targets, such as buffy coats and gel separators in centrifuged samples. The system provides complete control and monitoring of the pipetting process with software-enabled adjustment of pipetting speed to suit specific liquid classes. All three fractions (plasma, buffy coat, and red blood cells) are pipetted and aliquoted as desired.

The easyBlood workstation also integrates with the new, -80°C BiOS™ third-generation automated storage system, which was designed for sample integrity and superior service.

Visit the Hamilton website or view the easyBlood STARlet system video to learn more about how this innovative improvement in primary blood sample processing works.

About Hamilton

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 50 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, http://www.hamiltonrobotics.com

Contacts:

Bobby Chavli

Associate Director of Business Development

Hamilton Robotics

Product inquiries

775-858-2000 ext. 540

bobby_chavli@hamiltoncompany.com

Annette Summers

PR Consultant for Hamilton Company

Press inquiries

(925) 519-0608

annette.summers.comm@gmail.com

Marieke Mäder

Marcomm Manager

Product inquiries, Europe

Hamilton Robotics, GmbH

+49 (0) 89-552649-12

mmaeder@hamiltonrobotics.com



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