ELISA Assay Solution ELISA Assay Solution

Helping labs to run ELISA at scale.

Automata Labs enables labs to run ELISA by connecting lab equipment with automated robotic technology.

Complete automated workflow solution for ELISA assays

The challenge

As the usage of ELISA continues to grow, running tests at scale remains a key issue to address within in vitro labs, sexual health labs, and other diagnostic labs.


Even when partial automation is utilised within labs, downtime of machines, utilisation of staff, the potential of human interaction causing error, or the lack of seamless integration with information systems can have significant impacts on throughput capabilities.


Human error

Even the best humans make mistakes. Manual labour carries the added risk of human error, reducing reproducibility, and a higher chance of having to run the tests again.


Staff utilisation

Manually carrying out repetitive tasks, like sample preparation or barcode scanning, means the workforce are not able to spend time doing high value analysis work.



The cost of the manual labour & partial automation required to fulfil tasks at current output levels, even before scaling, can leave little left over to fund expansion to meet throughput requirements.

The solution

Automata Labs enables parallelisation of processes and takes care of the repetitive, manual tasks by completely automating the ELISA process from start to finish.

This system could contain:

  • Plate hotel
  • Plate incubator
  • Liquid handler
  • Automated plate sealer
  • Automated plate sealer remover
  • Plate washer
  • Reagent dispenser


Our flexible automation systems can be developed with redundancies in mind to ensure maximum uptime is achieved in your lab to ensure throughput requirements.


Minimise mistakes

Reducing human touch points increases reliability of sample results, eliminating contamination and lowering chances for retesting.


Staff enablement

With less reliance on skilled labour to complete repetitive tasks, staff are enabled to do more high-value analysis work.

Two parallel blocks

Run in parallel

By running protocols in parallel, diagnostic labs are able to run multiple ELISA processes concurrently


With the ability for timestamping, barcode scanning, and more, the ability for labs to ensure sample quality is maintained can be realised.

Sample solution for ELISA and immunostaining

Automated ELISA and immunostaining

By combining benchtop instruments to integrate together such as Liconic Hotels, Flowbot One liquid handler, XPeel and a4s Sealer, BlueCatBio Centrifuge washer and dispenser, our solution fully automates the ELISA workflow from start to finish. This example system is able to process 200 samples per 8 hour shift.

Some of the ELISA process may need 48 hour incubation periods, and even up to 5 days to run samples through workflows. Contact us to discuss your specific throughput requirements.

Automated consumables storage

A range of consumables, microplates, deep well plates and tip boxes are stored in an automated Hotel so they can be automatically loaded into the cells.


Room temperature and 37C incubators enable consistent incubation and walk away time during overnight storage. (Liconic STX series)


Two liquid handlers (eg Flowbot One) provide high throughput dilution required for the ELISA process.

Washing and dispensing reagent

This cell provides rapid dilution of up to 6 different reagents to address the wide range of reagents needed for ELISA immunostaining as well as centrifuge microplate washing (e.g. Centrifugal Blue®Washer).

Sealing and peeling

Immunostaining being UV sensitive requires protection from outside light as long incubation requirements induces evaporation, this is mitigated by the use of rapid automated sealers and peelers (e.g. a4s Sealer and Xpeel).


The plates are placed in a plate reader used to identify the well which will react to the immunostaining process. (BMG Pherastar)

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