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LabAutomation 2007
01-09-2007
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Be Sure to Visit These Select Sponsors at LabAutomation 2007 

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Association for Laboratory Automation

 

Beckman Coulter

227

Bentham Science Publishers Ltd.

109

BioTek Instruments, Inc.

543

Hamilton

631

Invetech Pty Ltd.

262

Leap Technologies

131

Matrix

363

Roche Applied Science

249

Tecan US

305

Titertek Instruments, Inc.

471


 
 
 
Automated Sample Prep Right at your Benchtop
PROMEGA
The Maxwell16 System from Promega offers walk-away purification of DNA, RNA, or protein for up to 16 samples in about 30 minutes. Comprised of a compact pre-programmed instrument and pre-filled reagent cartridges, the system delivers consistent purification that saves time and labor. So at the touch of a button, you achieve a greater level of confidence in your results. We call it Personal Automation.

For more information contact Promega Corp. www.promega.com  or www.maxwell16system.com.
Visit us at LabAutomation 2007 Booth # 558
 
Nautilus LIMS
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Nautilus LIMS ensures that research organizations can keep pace with changes in analytical techniques and manage increased data volumes. Version 8.0, available for demo at LabAutomation, Booth 363, provides more user interaction in plate-handling, enhanced reporting, and better data segregation – all in a new, user-friendly GUI. The result is greater speed and efficiency in data archiving, management and plate planning.
 

For more information contact Thermo Fisher Scientific www.thermo.com/informatics  mailto:marketing.informatics@thermofisher.com or call 866-463-6522.
 
QIAcube
QIAGEN
The revolutionary QIAcube makes automated sample prep available to all labs. The plug-and-play instrument simplifies and streamlines your purification procedures by fully automating trusted QIAGEN® spin-column kits. No change of chemistry is required, assuring fast startup and immediate results. The QIAcube is highly suitable for academic research laboratories as well as pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and biomedical research laboratories.
 

For more information contact QIAGEN at  www.qiagen.com/MyQIAcube   Carola.Schade@qiagen.com or call Carola Shade at +49-2103-29-16560
Visit us at LabAutomation 2007 Booth # 456
Dispomix Homogenization Technology
Xiril AG
No cross-contamination, no risk of infection, no cleaning, sterile, safe, and reproducible: the Dispomix homogenization technology provides revolutionary new features to a broad range of sample homogenization or dispersion, greatly avoiding the disadvantages of conventional methods. Its ease of use and convenience of processing makes it the preferred choice for a formerly tedious and cumbersome process for the broadest range of laboratories and applications.
 

For more information contact Xiril AG http://www.xiril.com/xiril/index.php, medictools@xiril.com or call +41 55 254 7777.
Visit us at LabAutomation 2007 Booth # 211
.5 ml screw cap 2D barcoded sample storage tubes
Micronic North America, LLC
Laser etched 2D Data Matrix code for permanent sample identification is encripted into the bottom of each tube. The screw caps have a silicon "O" ring which make it ideal for long term storage at ultra low temperatures. Six different color caps are availble for easy identification. Gross volume, .49 mL, working volume with screw cap is .19 mL. "V" shape bottom for maximum sample recovery.
 

For more information contact Micronic North America www.micronicNA.com, micronicNA@cs.com or call 724-941-6411.
Visit us at LabAutomation 2007 Booth # 570
Liquid Handler Performance Verification service
ARTEL
Part of ARTEL's LDQA (Liquid Delivery Quality Assurance) suite of services, Liquid Handler Performance Verification supplies laboratories with third-party, documented assessment of the accuracy and precision of their equipment.  The service provides results traceable to national standards, ensuring repeatability between procedures, liquid handlers and locations for efficient method transfer and compliance. All makes and models of liquid handlers can be verified.
 

For more information contact ARTEL, http://www.artel-usa.comor call 207-854-0860
Visit us at LabAutomation 2007 Booth # 438
Varioskan Flash
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
Varioskan Flash is a spectral scanning multimode reader with fluorescence intensity, time-resolved fluorescence, photometric, and luminometric detection technologies. It provides optimal performance to speed up assay development with unlimited wavelength selection, up to three onboard dispensers, utmost optical performance and the advanced SkanIt® Software. Varioskan Flash is designed for automated systems, offering easy integration and reading up to 1536-well plates.
 

For more information contact Thermo Fisher Scientific at www.thermo.com/varioskan, or call 1-866-984-3766
Visit us at LabAutomation 2007 Booth # 2207.
Corning Epic System
Corning Inc.
The Corning Epic System is a new high throughput label-free screening platform that uses simpler assays to screen novel targets and detect biomolecular interactions that are otherwise unable to be observed. Consisting of an SBS-standard 384-well microplate with optical biosensors inside each well and an HTS-compatible microplate reader, the Epic System is applicable to both biochemical and cell-based assays.
 

For more information contact Corning Inc. www.corning.com/lifesciences,
clswebmail@corning.com or call 800-492-1110
Visit us at LabAutomation 2007 Booth # 304
Microlab STAR
Hamilton Company
The STAR-line is Hamilton Company's new generation of liquid-handling robotic workstations. The STAR's control process monitors liquids during both the aspiration and dispensing steps. All systems are installed using a gravimetric test that satisfies IQ/OQ requirements. These tests can also be run to insure accuracy following maintenance on the pipetting channels.
For more information contact Hamilton Co. www.hamiltonrobotics.com or call Kelly McKeon, Sales Manager, 800-648-5950
Visit us at LabAutomation 2007 Booth # 2207
Phoenix Dispensing System
Art Robbins Instruments
The Phoenix is a 9 position 96 syringe dispenser with a range of 100 nanoliters  to 100 microliters. An additional 1 to 8 channel noncontact nano dispenser is available with a range of 50 nanoliters to 50 microliters. The Phoenix can be used with 96 up to 3456 well plates. User friend software is included.
 

For more information, contact Art Robbins Instruments  http://www.artrobbins.us/ or call 888-658-5300
Visit us at LabAutomation 2007 Booth #257
Laboratory Labeling and Automation Solutions
Brady Corporation
Printer applicators, high performance labels, barcode printers (handheld/benchtop), label design and printing software and barcode scanners.  Brady has a full range of products specifically designed for automating laboratory applications such as vial and plate identification.  Brady labels are extremely chemical/solvent resistant and will resist a wide range of laboratory environments
 

For more information contact Brady Corp. www.bradyid.com/lab, call 1-888-311-0775 or fax 1-800-292-2289
Visit us at LabAutomation 2007 Booth #508
LightCycler 480 System
Roche Applied Science
Choose Roche's LightCycler 480 System for exceptional speed and accuracy in plate-based quantitative real-time PCR. Use the interchangeable 384-well or 96-well block format and 21 CFR Part 11 compliant software to fulfill a broad range of scientific applications including array validation, gene expression studies, and SNP analysis. Easily connect the system to robotics or a Laboratory Information Management System to create a fully automated, high-throughput PCR workflow.
 

For more information, contact Roche Applied Science www.lightcycler480.com or call 800-262-1640
Visit us at LabAutomation 2007 Booth #249
Re-Engineered 384-weel tips
Molecular BioProducts
Molecular BioProducts (MBP) of ThermoFisher Scientific announces the availability of newly re-engineered 384-well tips for the most popular automated liquid handling workstations.  Including the popular Beckman 384-well, the Perkin-Elmer CCS 384-well and Molecular Devices Liberty 384-well, MBP had improved both the materials, manufacturing and assembly of these tips to produce the most optimized product on the market today.
 

For more information contact Molecular BioProducts http://www.mbpinc.com/ or call 800-995-2787.
Visit us at LabAutomation 2007 Booth #363
NanoQuot Sub-Microliter Microplate Dispenser
BioTek Instruments
NanoQuot provides low volume microplate liquid dispensing down to 0.1ul precisely and accurately into microplates up to 1536-well format. With an uncomplicated user interface, exceptional dispense performance, and optional stacker; NanoQuot is the best value for increased assay throughput and lower reagent expenses. NanoQuot helps researchers transition into high density, low volume plates while maintaining backward compatibility with existing formats and volumes.
 

For more information contact BioTek http://www.biotek.com/, CustomerCare@biotek.com or call 802-655-4040
Visit us at LabAutomation 2007 Booth #453
Synergy 2 Multi-Detection Microplate Reader
BioTek Instruments
Synergy 2 Multi-Detection Microplate Reader uses a monochromator, filters and dichroic mirrors providing high performance in detection modes including Fluorescence Intensity, Fluorescence Polarization, Time-Resolved Fluorescence, Luminescence and UV-Vis Absorbance. Three broad-spectrum light sources provide optimal illumination and excitation. Synergy 2 is modular for customization, equipped with temperature control, shaking, monochromator-based photometry and a reagent injection system, and controlled by Gen5 Data Analysis software.
 

For more information contact BioTek www.biotek.com, CustomerCare@biotek.com or call 802-655-4040
Visit us at LabAutomation 2007 Booth #453
Triple Laser Microplate Cytometer For High Content Screening
TTP LabTech
TTP LabTech has initiated the second generation of high content screening systems with the launch of the triple laser Acumen eX3 microplate cytometer. An evolution of its highly successful Acumen Explorer HCS platform technology, the Acumen eX3 is equipped with up to three lasers at 405, 488 and 633 nm, offering a wavelength range for excitation that is similar to that of white light source instrumentation and significantly increasing the variety of fluorescent reagents compatible with the system. The new Acumen eX3 will simplify assay transfer from development to screening laboratories by delivering the powerful object recognition of CCD Imagers combined with the fast reads of bulk fluorescence readers.
 

For more information, contact TTP Labtech http://www.ttplabtech.com/, mailto:sales@ttplabtech.com or call +44 (0)1763 262626
Visit us at LabAutomation 2007 Booth #271
Automated Cell Culture System
Hamilton Company
Hamilton's CellHost system automates all typical cell maintenance processes in SBS standard cell culture plates. Plate agitation and plate tilting are perfectly mimicked by analogous robotic movements. The CellHost system is biologically validated for use with many cell types, including difficult to handle embryonic stem cells. The CellHost is free of tubing, thus significantly reducing the risk of contamination.
 

For more information, contact Hamilton Co. http://www.hamiltonrobotics.com/ or call 1-800-648-5950
Visit us at LabAutomation 2007 Booth #115
Combi SMART
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
Multidrop Combi SMART adds an advanced inbuilt tracking system to the Multidrop Combi reagent dispenser, which shows the exact lifetime status of the dispensing cassette. This provides improved QC and traceability as well as instantaneous indication of cassette type, last calibration date and total usage, greatly enhancing the user's efficiency and reporting ability.
 

For more information contact Thermo Fisher www.thermo.com/multidrop or call 1-866-984-3766
Visit us at LabAutomation 2007 Booth #363
RapidStak
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
Thermo Scientific's RapidStak is the fastest and most efficient microplate stacker in its class.  Its high capacity and reliable design allow for longer and more confident walk away time than typical stackers.  And, when you add Polara RS software, RapidStak integrates with virtually any Thermo Scientific or third-party instrument for a complete range of applications.
 

For more information contact Thermo Fisher www.thermo.com/rapidstak or call 1-866-365-7587
Visit us at LabAutomation 2007 Booth #363
Finnpipette® Novus Pipettes
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
The Finnpipette Novus is the first electronic pipette to have a backlit display. By eliminating light reflections and improving contrast, menu characters are shown with greater clarity. In addition, Thermo Scientific's market-leading two year warranty for all its electronic pipettes - means that the Finnpipette Novus range is now even more user friendly, improving productivity, precision, ergonomic operation and peace-of-mind.
 

For more information contact Thermo Fisher www.thermo.com/finnpipette or call  1-866-984-3766
Visit us at LabAutomation 2007 Booth #363
Non-ball lead screws
Kerk Motion Products
Kerk Motion Products, one of the world's premier manufacturers of non-ball lead screws, will be exhibiting at LabAutomation 2007. With multiple benefits, including low cost, accuracy and precision performance, Kerk's lead screws create an exceptional value for designers and end users in a variety of industries. Kerk's lead screws can be designed to self-lock and prevent back driving without an external brake.
 

For more information contact Kerk Motion http://www.kerkmotion.com/, info@kerkmotion.com or call 603-465-7227
Visit us at LabAutomation 2007 Booth #116
Submicroliter Pipetting
Beckman Coulter Inc.
Beckman Coulter has added two nanofluidic workstations to its liquid handling portfolio.  The BioRAPTR workstation is an automated, non-contact dispenser for 384-, 1536- and 3456-well plate formats. It delivers precise and accurate dispensing across a low-volume range. The PicoRAPTR features an eight-tip piezo head and dual-plate carrier stage for high-speed aspiration and pipetting of ultra-low volumes.
 

For more information contact Beckman Coulter http://www.beckmancoulter.com/ or call (800) 742-2345 (U.S.) From outside the U.S. call (714) 871-4848
Visit us at LabAutomation 2007 Booth #227
Liquid Handler Performance Verification service
ARTEL
Part of ARTEL's LDQA (Liquid Delivery Quality Assurance) suite of services, Liquid Handler Performance Verification supplies laboratories with third-party, documented assessment of the accuracy and precision of their equipment.  The service provides results traceable to national standards, ensuring repeatability between procedures, liquid handlers and locations for efficient method transfer and compliance. All makes and models of liquid handlers can be verified.
 

For more information contact ARTEL, www.artel-usa.com or call 207-854-0860
Visit us at LabAutomation 2007 Booth #438
Miniature Type KR Series Actuator
THK America Inc.
THK's mini-KR actuator is available in two sizes: the KR20 and the KR26, with carriage heights of 20mm and 26mm respectively. Both models have retained all the benefits of the larger sized KR actuator, including the integrated 4 groove circular arc LM guide raceways for smooth and accurate linear movements.  The cold drawn steel outer rail construction gives the actuator unsurpassed structural rigidity and enables use in applications where other typical sub-compact actuators would fail to meet the requirements.
 

For more information contact THK America www.thk.com, chicago@thk.com or call 800-763-5459 or (847) 310-1111
Visit us at LabAutomation 2007 Booth #437
Small Size Linear Motor
THK America Inc.
THK's Cluster Motor is the world's first laminate linear motor with the world's smallest axial pitch of 10.5mm achieved by integrating a special ceramic body, which serves as the insulation for the coil and as the housing material along with the coil.  The wide structure allows a large workpiece to be transferred stably.  The Cluster Motor is a low heat generating linear motor with an anti-heat mechanism. It has a large thrust-to-volume ratio that is achieved through an optimal design of the magnetic circuit.
 

For more information contact THK America www.thk.com, chicago@thk.com or call 800-763-5459 or (847) 310-1111
Visit us at LabAutomation 2007 Booth #437
FormulaX Automated Formulation System
Zinsser Analytic
The FormulaX enables the execution of a workflow to test formulation conditions in parallel. The reactor is based on the microplate format for 8 to 24 vials with different compounds or different testing parameters. Tools for pH-measurement and adjustment, precision dosage, weighing & mixing (including highly viscous media) are provided, as well as optical control, evaporation, filtration, HPLC- /LC-MS integration.
 

For more information contact http://www.zinsserna.com/, info@zinsserna.com or call 818-341-2509
Visit us at LabAutomation 2007 Booth #144
SWAVE Unattended Microwave Synthesizer
Chemspeed Technologies AG
Chemspeed's SWAVE Unattended Microwave Synthesizer automates your complete workflow.
•  Sample and reaction preparation: unattended liquid or solid reagent handling
•  Work-up steps and online/offline analysis of synthesis products
•  Capping/crimping/gripping/de-capping
•  Vial transfer to and from microwave cavity
•  One or two Biotage InitiatorTM microwave synthesizers
•  Multi-step heating profiles: intermediate addition of reagents
 

For more information contact Chemspeed Technologies http://www.chemspeed.com/, us@chemspeed.com or call 732-329-1225
Visit us at LabAutomation 2007 Booth #179
Solid Low-Volume, Flat Bottom Microplates
Corning Inc.
Assay miniaturization made easy! At 5 - 45µL working volume, this plate will allow you to easily move your 30-40µL assay from a standard volume plate to low volume, and achieve greater S:B and signal intensity. The round wells reduce wicking, and the low profile flange is ideal for bar coding and is automation friendly.
 

For more information contact Corning Inc. www.corning.com/lifesciences or call 800-492-1110
Visit us at LabAutomation 2007 Booth #304
HYPERFlask Cell Culture Vessel
Corning Inc.
The new Corning High Yield PERformance flask will revolutionize the way you perform cell culture. Utilizing a gas permeable material, this vessel has the footprint of a T-175 flask and provides a log scale increase in cell yield. Compatible for use with cell culture automation, this flask also provides advantages for manual users, maximizing efficiency and space utilization
 

For more information contact Corning Inc. www.corning.com/lifesciences/ or call 800-492-1110
Visit us at LabAutomation 2007 Booth #304
RoboFlask Cell Culture Vessel
Corning Inc.
Corning RoboFlask vessels are robotics compatible cell culture flasks offering 92.6 cm2 cell growth surface area. The flasks are designed for use in automated cell culture systems utilizing a microplate-size format. Compatible with the Tecan Cellerity Cell Maintenance and Assay System.
 

For more information contact Corning Inc. www.corning.com/lifesciences/ or call 800-492-1110
Visit us at LabAutomation 2007 Booth #304
Clover 384
Emerald BioSystems
Introducing the new true Clover 384 Crystallization plate. This high-density Clover 384 plate is optimized for SBS-compliant liquid handling robots and imaging systems. Chamfers aid accurate dispensation into wells molded from transparent and chemically resistant material. In a single plate crystallographers can prepare 384 sub-microliter sitting drop protein crystallization experiments. Ask for a free sample of this competitively priced plate.
 

For more information contact Emerald BioSystems http://www.emeraldbiosystems.com/support@emeraldbiosystems.com or call 888-780-8535
Visit us at LabAutomation 2007 Booth #166
DispomatX Automated Homogenization
Xiril AG
Xiril introduces the DispomatX, a novel solution for fully automated tissue homogenization, based on the Dispomix technology. This new solution increases the convenience for the user due to full automation of up to 96 samples. They can optionally be further processed in the same run. Avoiding contact with infectious materials, the sealed sample tubes increase the laboratory safety and prevent cross contamination.
 

For more information contact  www.xiril.com, medictools@xiril.com, or call +41 55 254 7777
Visit us at LabAutomation 2007 Booth#211
Affordable Liquid Handling Automation
Xiril AG
Xiril has extended its product portfolio of affordable and flexible liquid handling automation platforms for high throughput needs. The new 8-tip solution is based on Xiril's approved instrument concept for solutions in routine laboratories. Ease of use, low maintenance and proven air displacement pipetting technology are combined with full robotic functionality. The new 8-tip system can be combined with 96-channel pipetting and many other modules.
 

For more information contact www.xiril.com, medictools@xiril.com, or call +41 55 254 7777
Visit us at LabAutomation 2007 Booth#211
High Density Protein Arrays in Microplates
Nuvogen Research, LLC
Nuvogen Research uses a novel, custom printer to print custom high density protein arrays in microplates. Up to 102 proteins can be printed per well in 96 well plates; 17 per well can be printed in 384 well plates and 4 per well can be printed in 1536 well plates
 

For more information contact Nuvogen http://www.nuvogenresearch.com/, sfelder@nuvogenresearch.com or call 520-440-7631
Visit us at LabAutomation 2007 Booth #232
Versatility in Sample Processing
Velocity 11
At a 48" x 48" footprint, the Element is the most powerful automated system for drug discovery in your lab. The open-access platform easily facilitates integration of instruments for processing and can be easily tailored by customer-specific needs to perform microplate pipetting, sealing, barcode labeling, signal detection, and more. Serving the genomics, proteomics, cellomics, drug discovery, ADME/Tox, and compound management fields.
 

For more information contact Velocity 11 http://www.velocity11.com/ or call 800-979-4811
Visit us at LabAutomation 2007 Booth #217
The TipCharger System
Cerionx, Inc.
The updated TipCharger System by Cerionx provides more functionality and a greater degree of convenience and reliability in a modern, one-piece controller design.  Controller Module improvements include a retractable keypad with stowable cord, a quick-connect high voltage fitting and built-in high vacuum unit. The new reduced-noise Cleaning Stations are available in 8, 96 and 384 formats
 

For more information contact Cerionx http://www.cerionx.com/info@cerionx.com or call 856.963.5535
Visit us at LabAutomation 2007 Booth # 132
Personal Pipettor MultiStation with EZ-Load Head
Apricot Designs Inc.
The new Personal Pipettor Multistation pipettors offer 96- or 384-channel pipetting with a new automated stage that accommodates 5 microplates plus a wash station, all at an economical price point. Disposable tips are easily loaded by hand using the new EZ-Load pipettor head design.
 

For more information contact Apricot Designs http://www.apricotdesigns.com/, info@apricotdesigns.com or call 626-256-6088
Visit us at LabAutomation 2007 Booth #149
 

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