We deploy complete automated lab workflows, fast

Automata is a modular lab automation enabler that empowers labs to rapidly implement automation within their existing facilities. Our solutions scale your processes, without the high costs of implementation.

Eliminate the hassle and upfront costs of automation with Automata’s Managed Services

Labs need hassle-free lab automation that’s flexible for their changing needs, so we deploy our solutions in weeks, not months.

At the core of all of our solutions is our patented flexible hardware and software, that’s adaptable for any workflow within any existing facility. Our automation experts work with teams to develop, deploy and manage their tech on-site.

Automation can be costly, so we’ve got rid of the sky-high upfront costs to offer a monthly payment plan that includes expert technical support, and means customers achieve return on their investment in 6 months or less.

Scale
Faster

Increase your output with our automation experts working alongside your team to deploy complete workflows in weeks, not months. 

Flexible
for your needs

Modular automation enables labs to quickly adjust to workflow changes while remaining in control of their entire operations.

Cost effectiveness
and full support

Avoid high upfront costs, improve risk management and safeguard future automation demands, with our managed services.

Automate sample prep with the Autosampler

The Autosampler completes a key step of diagnostic testing for pathology labs – including COVID-19 test and trace facilities – sample preparation.

The Autosampler is able to automate the process of preparing samples for analysis. The robotic cell can automatically pipette samples from one vial to another, scan barcodes, uncap vials, tubes, and more.

Able to complete sample prep at least 3x as fast as humans, the Autosampler also ensures the safety of lab staff and the accuracy of results, while eliminating repetitive, exhausting processes.

The healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors are facing mounting pressure to increase capacity of work safely, reliably and on budget.

Automata has created a robotic lab assistant, a simple to use lab automation solution we have developed in partnership with organisations across pharma and biotech including pathology labs, contract research organisations, cosmetics, petrochemical, academia and lab equipment manufacturers.

A robotic lab assistant enables lab-based teams to work faster and smarter, while removing human error and exposure to biohazardous substances.

Introducing your new Robotic Lab Assistant

Automata has created a robotic lab assistant to enable the effective automation of lab tasks including:

Machine tending 

Because of Eva’s 6-axis of freedom and ease of use, the lab robot arm easily automates the loading and unloading of samples into lab machines, precision balances and more.

Sample handling 

When fitted with off-the-shelf or bespoke end-of-arm tools, Eva can handle a range of common lab items – including microplates, PCR tube strips, eppendorf tubes, petri dishes and microscope slides – to automate repetitive and strenuous sample handling processes.

Liquid handling

With a liquid handling robot integration, Eva automates the process of low throughput liquid handling to increase the quality, speed and efficiency of assays.

Barcode scanning

Eva brings about significant productivity gains in the lab and eliminates human error when the lab robot is used for barcode scanning, automating the labelling and un-labelling of samples.

Eva is simple to programme and can be deployed permanently to a single application.

For labs requiring a more flexible solution Eva can easily be reprogrammed with our easy to use software solution Choreograph, or with a Python SDK and moved between machines or instruments as needed.

Eva can be fitted with both off-the-shelf and bespoke end-of-arm tools for the handling of a range of common items including microplates, PCR tube strips, eppendorf tubes, petri dishes and microscope slides.

Given its light weight and small footprint, Eva can be deployed in a variety of environments including biosafety cabinets, modified atmosphere workstations and workbenches or on a mobile trolley.

The benefits of lab automation

  • Run machines at 100% capacity with batch loading
  • Minimise contact time with hazardous substances in biosafety cabinets
  • Increase the volume of assays to improve rate of discovery
  • Increase walk away time for skilled staff to focus on value-add work and analysis
  • Remove human error to increase repeatability and accuracy
  • Run experiment timesteps 24/7 without needing night or weekend shifts

Tested and trusted

“Sometimes you see something and you think ‘this might be a game changer’ and you have to get one.
That’s how I felt about the Eva robot.”

Reid Brennen, Senior Research Engineer, Agilent Technologies

Robotic Lab Assistant for Lab Equipment Manufacturers

Automata works in partnership with Lab Equipment Manufacturers to integrate Eva with a range of common and specialist machines, including: biosafety cabinets, modified atmosphere workstations, viscosity readers, liquid handlers (dosers, acoustic dispensers), plate washers, plate readers/analysers, precision balances, weighing balances, analytical balances and incubators.

For Lab Equipment Manufacturers, this integrated automation offering enables them to enhance their product range by utilising robotics to differentiate and get ahead of the competition – by increasing the throughput of their current machine ranges with new minimal R&D outlay. Our in-house team of automation experts can support you in getting your next product to market in months not years.

Helping meet demand for Covid testing

The challenge of Covid-19 through 2020 has put unprecedented pressure on labs to efficiently scale the volume of testing capacity. Automata is already working with a number of labs to scale the processing and manufacturing of Covid tests. Please get in touch if you’d like to speak with one of our lab automation experts to learn more about our projects in this area.

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