Fully automated cell biology workflows

The cell biology challenge

The use of mammalian tissue culture is rapidly increasing. However, the majority of cell biology operations are carried out manually, even though the core steps of maintaining cells are highly reproducible. 

Staff are expected to conduct repetitive tasks for hours each day, and often have to come in outside of normal working hours to tend to their cells or adapt their biology to meet working weeks. This emphasis on manual steps limits both the throughput and the traceability of the workflow.

The limitations

Automation is essential to allow cell biology labs to scale over the coming years. While many labs use automated instruments to eliminate manual tasks, such as plate handling, highly-trained lab technicians are still spending hours each day tending to these machines. As a result, they are limited in their ability to scale with most benchtop automation.

Find out how our approach to automating mammalian cell cultures is improving the scale and quality of labs

The benefits of Automata’s open, integrated cell biology automation solution

Eliminates weekend and evening work

Reduction in manual errors and contamination


Increased repeatability and standardisation

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