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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.



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



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



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.



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



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.



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.

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.

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.

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

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