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Laboratory workflow automation for high-throughput screening

The challenge

Opportunities for scaling up screening protocols in the field of drug discovery may be limited by factors connecting their hardware, software, and data.

Quality

Quality

When higher throughput is achieved, quality may be reduced when tracking the sample journey from start to finish may be missed.

Wastage

Wastage

Thousands of samples screening leaves swathes of wasted compounds as other pipetting approaches are not as accurate.

Staffing

Staffing

When attracting the right staff, they want more meaningful work. Manually carrying out repetitive tasks, such as compound library or sample preparation, means screening and testing is limited by working hours, and leads to staff turnover.

Space

Space

Labs may not be able to increase screening output if already working to maximum capacity with disparate instruments.

The solution

Automata Labs enables labs to scale high-throughput tests by combining tried-and-tested lab equipment with robotic automation technology, ensuring quality and traceability at scale

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Precise

Tracking sample journeys via barcode scanning, timestamping and more, you can be assured of a consistent sample journey from start to finish.

Efficient

Efficient

Reducing human touch points increases reproducibility and ensures consistent reliability of sample results, with no wastage of compounds.

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Maximise Space

Modular in design, the pods overcome any space constraints limiting growth with flexible layout options that adapt to your environment.

Accessible

Accessible

Automation is prohibitive without adequate funding. Whether your lab is at thousands of samples, or hundreds of thousands, we partner with you to make automation accessible and simple.

Scale screening capabilities from thousands to hundreds of thousands

Robotic enabled high-throughput screening laboratory workflow automation

Combining multiple Modular Pods that integrate with reagent dispensers such as ThermoFisher Multidrop and Gyger Certus flex, our solution automates the biochemical screening workflow from start to finish.

High screening solution

Microplate storage and incubation

Housing between 42 and over 500 plates, the microplate hotel is loaded with the microplates ready for the assay, and contains storage or an incubator as required.

Reagent dispenser

Compatible with a range of dispensers and capable of handling a high volume and range of plates, the second pod dispenses the reagent onto the plate.

Reading pod

The reader in this pod collects data from the assay. BMG LABTECH’s PHERAstar FSX is a common choice due to its higher throughput.

​​Automation for any lab

Our automated, modular workflow solutions can be adapted to meet specific lab requirements across diagnostics, drug discovery, microbiology, virology and genomics.

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Approach to automation

Automata's approach to automation

Resources

NHS partners with Automata to automate testing facility

Discover how University Hospital Southampton (UHS) rapidly scaled up capacity to meet new high throughput targets

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Using automation to improve your diagnostic efficiency

Efficiency in lab diagnostics is critical to ensuring the best possible patient outcomes. Here’s how to use automation to help you reach a better efficiency.

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Scaling diagnostic testing with lab automation

Efficiency in lab diagnostics is critical to ensuring the best possible patient outcomes. Here’s how to use automation to help you reach a better efficiency.

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Reducing human interaction in ELISA

How Automata worked with a UK-based CRO to reduce human steps and scale throughput with a fully automated ELISA workflow

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