Hamilton Robotics Joins with Medicinal Genomics to Provide Reliable Automated Cannabis Testing Solutions

Reno, Nev. (February 20, 2019) – Hamilton Robotics and Medicinal Genomics continue to combine their respective strengths to benefit the rapidly expanding and evolving cannabis testing market. As such, assay technologies based on Medicinal Genomics’ vast expertise in cannabis genetics are optimized for use on Hamilton’s automated liquid handling workstations. The collaborative solutions will be showcased at the 5th Annual Emerald Conference and detailed in the upcoming co-authored application note, titled, “Automated Cannabis DNA Purification and Microbial Safety Testing to Comply with Canadian and Individual U.S. State Requirements”.

Featured in this latest application note are the SenSATIVAx® DNA Purification Kit to purify cannabis and microbial DNA from any matrix, and the qPCR-based PathoSEEK® Microbial Safety Testing Platform, which is the only microbial testing method validated on cannabis and designed for use with flowers, extracts and a variety of infused products. The highly validated assay chemistries are automated on Hamilton’s Microlab® STARlet automated liquid handler to offer significantly increased throughput with reduced manual labor and variability compared to manual methods.

“Hamilton was the natural choice in an automation partner,” noted Heather Ebling, Senior Applications and Support Manager at Medicinal Genomics. “Not only are they great to work with, they also have reliable, precision-based equipment that we use internally to automate several of our workflows.”

About Hamilton Robotics:

Hamilton Robotics, an affiliate of Hamilton Company, is a leading global manufacturer providing automated liquid handling workstations and laboratory automation technology to the scientific community. With a focus on innovative design, Hamilton products incorporate patented liquid handling technologies into a portfolio that includes liquid handling platforms, standard application-based solutions, small devices, consumables, and OEM liquid handling solutions. Known for advancing life science, clinical diagnostics, forensics and biotechnology industries, Hamilton products offer reliability, performance and flexibility. Ensuring a continuous commitment to quality, Hamilton utilizes state-of-the-art manufacturing at production facilities in Reno, Nevada and Bonaduz, Switzerland, and has earned a global ISO 9001 certification. Privately held, Hamilton maintains headquarters in Reno, Nevada; Franklin, Massachusetts; and Bonaduz, Switzerland, along with subsidiary offices throughout the world. www.hamiltoncompany.com/robotics

About Medicinal Genomics Corporation:

Medicinal Genomics Corporation has pioneered the genomics of cannabis to build a stronger scientific foundation for cannabis-based products. Our unmatched expertise in genetic science has helped cultivators, dispensaries and testing laboratories characterize and understand the quality and consistency of cannabis to ensure patients and consumers have access to safe, quality cannabis.

All trademarks are owned and/or registered by Hamilton or Medicinal Genomics in the U.S. and/or other countries. For details visit www.hamiltoncompany.com/trademarks.

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Contacts for the media:


Chere Griffin

Expression Marcom



Lindsay Crone

Hamilton Storage

508-544-7000 ext. 1233


Ben Amirault

Medicinal Genomics



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