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Philly's Annual Vendor Show September 2017

posted Feb 2, 2017, 11:11 AM by Rodney Bednar   [ updated Sep 19, 2017, 6:51 AM ]


Tuesday September 26, 2017  (4:00 PM to 8:00 PM) 
Philly LRIG Annual Vendor Exhibition 
DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia-Valley Forge 
301 West Dekalb Pike, 
King of Prussia, PA 19406 






Vendor Exhibition:  4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Novel Technologies Presentations:  4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Free Food: (4:30-7:00) & Desert (6:30 to End)
Prizes Sponsored by SLAS

 
Overview:

Free food, prizes, networking, 38 vendors/exhibitors, great talks and high school robotics team demonstration.

Click Links in "Contents" (see below) for Quick Access to Details


Menu:

Free delicious food served during the event

Domestic And International Cheese Displays 
  • Domestic And Imported Cheeses, Dried Fruit And Nuts, 
  • Assorted Crackers And Flatbreads 
Marinated Grilled Vegetables 
  • Sundried Tomatoes, Mushrooms, Sweet Red Peppers, Olives, Artichoke Hearts, Eggplant and Zucchini, Sweet Balsamic Glaze 
Butler Passed  
  • Vegetable Spring Roll,  
  • Sesame Chicken, Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce 
  • Scallops Wrapped In Bacon 
  • Mini Crab Cakes, Old Bay Tartar Dipping Sauce 
  • Mini Chicken Quesadilla 
  • Mini Franks in Puff Pastry with Tangy Mustard Sauce 
Pasta Station 
  • Chef Prepared Fresh Pasta Dishes 
  • Rigatoni, Asparagus, Sundried Tomatoes, Shiitake Mushrooms and White Wine Sauce 
  • Cheese Tortellini in a Light Marinara Sauce 
Carving Stations 
  • Prime Rib of Beef, Au Jus  
  • Horseradish Cream Sauce and served with Mini Dinner Rolls 
Chicken And Waffles 
  • Butler Prepared Fresh Belgian Waffles 
  • Crispy Fried Chicken 
  • Butter, Maple Syrup, Sriracha Honey, Tangy BBQ Sauce. 
Dessert 
  • Mouth watering hot chocolate chip cookies fresh from the oven! 
Soft Drinks, Water, Coffee, & Tea served throughout the evening 

A Cash Bar will be available in the Exhibit Hall

Prizes:

The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) will be offering a raffle for one full conference registration to their 2018 meeting valued at $1,200.  Don't miss your chance to win!

High School Robotics Team Demo:

Northeast Philadelphia High School Robotics

Get to know the students of the Northeast Philadelphia High School Robotics team, sponsored by LRIG Philadelphia. In April, these students, part of Project SPARC were presented with a sponsorship from LRIG Philadelphia to enable them to compete in local and national competitions, and further their skills and knowledge of robotics. These students are the future of our industry, and we can do our part to inspire, teach, and lead them. Learn what they are working on, and share your expertise through our Mentorship Program. 

Novel Technology Presentations:

A break out room will host short (15 min)  presentations focusing on new state-of-the art technologies throughout the evening.
See Summary of Presentation Below and Click Here to View Abstracts.

4:30 Washing and Reusing Tips Using Automated Tip Washers in Production Labs
  • Presented by: Ali Safavi, Founder & CEO, Grenova Solutions.
4:50 Robotics Team Presentation
  • Presented by:  Northeast Philadelphia High School Robotics Team
5:10 Advances in Tube Handling
  • Presented by: Ed Sheridan, Director of Sales and Marketing, Micronic America LLC
5:30 The D300 Digital Dispenser…..a small instrument with big capabilities
  • Presented by: Judy Simone, Sales Engineer, Liquid Handling, Tecan
5:50 Enabling Ultra High-Throughput Mass Spectrometry With Acoustic Mist Injection
  • Presented by: Jaclyn Greimann, Ph.D., Field Applications Scientist, Labcyte, Inc.
6:10 Optimizing Automated Liquid Handling Protocols with the BRAND LHS Software
  • Presented by: Stephanie R. Franco, PhD, Technical Product Manager, BrandTech Scientific, Inc.
6:30 Green Button Go, Providing Novel Solutions to Automating Workflows
  • Presented by: Jeff Lusen, Field Application Specialist, Biosero
6:50 Accelerating Science; Automating Real-Time Workflows With The IntelliQube
  • Presented by: Dr. Erin Steer, Ph.D., Field Applications Scientist, LGC Genomics
7:10 Agilent Automation – AssayMap Bravo – Automated Sample Prep for Proteins and Peptides
  • Presented by: Kenda LJ Evans, PhD, Automation Product Specialist, Agilent Technologies.
7:30 Hidex Sense Multi-Mode Plate Reader
  • Presented by: Victor Tchiprout, Lablogic

LIST of Exhibiting Vendors and HYPERLINKS:

About 38 vendors will be exhibiting in the Grand Ball Room from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
Free Food/Drink and Networking Opportunities to share and exchange ideas with colleagues.
Great opportunity to See the Latest and Greatest from the Vendors. 

Detailed Vendor Info:


Agilent Microplates (Seahorse) 
Agilent Microplates include a wide range of assay, storage, reservoir and filter microplates. While we stock a wide range of standard products from which you may choose, custom microplates and other injection-molded consumables can be rapidly created to optimize every current and future process in your laboratory.

Agilent Technologies
Agilent is a leader in life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets. The company provides laboratories worldwide with instruments, services, consumables, applications and expertise, enabling customers to gain the insights they seek. Agilent’s expertise and trusted collaboration give them the highest confidence in our solutions.

Analytical Biological Services
ABS provides cells, tissues, and services that help you meet your research goals on time. Founded in 1990, we have the track record and expertise to enable your projects to succeed.

Andrew Alliance
The Andrew Alliance product portfolio is a multi-awarded robot suite that provides a reliable/convenient alternative to manual pipetting and complex liquid handling workstations. Andrew is an automated pipetting robot that uses conventional pipettes and intelligent software that adapts to your needs- allowing you to generate more accurate and reliable data while saving time.

ArcticWhite LLC
ArcticWhite offers a family of products for laboratory efforts in high throughput screening, compound storage, ADME, drug metabolism, pharmacokinetics, targeted compound synthesis, drug discovery, PCR, and gene expression. With a full range of mult- well plates, sample concentrators, sample management instrumentation, heat sealers, custom coatings for both cell based and enzyme based assays, and the ArctiSeal™ brand of sealing mat closures, ArcticWhite can meet all your needs.

Art Robbins Instruments

ARI will be promoting the Cobra, a nanoliter capable non-contact, high speed reagent dispenser, ideal for PCR Master Mix additions. The Scorpion Screen Builder is a high speed single channel pipettor. This extremely versatile delta robotic work station can be used to perform anything that you can do with a hand-held pipettor, with the speed, reliability and precision of an automated dispenser.

Artel
Artel helps its customers ensure the quality of their laboratory test results. Our products and services enable quick, easy optimization of liquid handling processes for automated liquid handlers and handheld pipettes. The MVS (Multichannel Verification System) allows you to verify accuracy and precision, troubleshoot, and optimize the performance of your automated liquid handlers and multichannel pipettes. Artel Liquid Handling Service combines the superior volume measurement capabilities of the MVS with the expertise of an Artel Field Service Technician in your lab to increase productivity and confidence in assay results by removing liquid handling as a source of error in your processes.

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences
Beckman Coulter Life Sciences, a leader in automation, introduces its latest innovation in the Biomek product line: the i-Series Liquid Handling Workstation. The i-Series combines Biomek’s renowned method programming software with reliable pipetting mechanics and an easy-to-configure deck space for a highly adaptable instrument that can accommodate complex workflows. Its online cameras allow for remote monitoring while its DART software tracks each well’s information. For highly involved workflows, our team can integrate multiple instruments together to reduce your workflow to a push of a button.

Bigneat North America, LLC
Bigneat North America, LLC is a Division of Bigneat Ltd., who is a 35-year old, UK-based, global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality biosafety, clean air, and hazardous containment bio-safety enclosures and hoods. We provide biosafety containment solutions covering all protection levels in R&D, clinical labs, and sample process laboratories in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical, electronics, food, government, university, and industrial markets.

BioMicroLab
BioMicroLab provides innovative benchtop sample handling automation solutions and tools for life science researchers commonly in drug discovery, R&D, biotech, and molecular genetics testing laboratories. BioMicroLab manufactures tube and vial based robotic sample management platforms which include capabilities for weighing, capping, labeling, liquid handling, volume verification, barcode decoding and more. Our instrument offering helps improve laboratory efficiency by automating tasks associated with tube sample handling, tube labeling, volume verification, and tube sample management. Our easy to use systems provide years of robust operation

BioNex Solutions
BioNex Solutions is focused on providing customers with advanced technology systems for laboratory automation and liquid handling. San Jose, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley, serves as our manufacturing, development and corporate headquarters.  Led by an experienced management and engineering team with a proven track record in driving innovation toward world class instruments and laboratory automation products, BioNex is uniquely positioned to create new hardware and software solutions for high- and low-throughput applications focusing on compound management, screening, genomics, and proteomics. Our leading edge dynamic plate handling innovations have led to strategic alliances with leading companies in the pharmaceutical, agricultural, biotech and diagnostic industries.

Biosero
Biosero addresses the automation requirements of daily tasks in laboratories by providing scientists with products and services for completely automated solutions. Products include acoustic dispensing, liquid handling, capping/decapping, microplate sealing, barcode scanning, robotic automation, integration and scheduling software – uniquely designed with the highest level of engineering and performance in mind. Proven products are developed by Biosero and partnering companies based on communication with customers in the life science industry including drug discovery, high throughput screening, proteomics and genomics Biosero provides prompt, reliable customer support for partnering companies in sales, support and marketing – allowing concentration on the development of ever-improving products.

BioTek Instruments, Inc.
BioTek is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of innovative life science instrumentation including cell imaging systems, microplate readers, washers, dispensers, automated incubators, stackers and pipetting systems. Our products enable life science research by providing high performance, cost-effective analysis and quantification of biomolecules, biomolecular interactions and cellular structure and function across diverse applications.

BMG Labtech
BMG Labtech is the manufacturer of microplate readers for both industry and academia. Both the PHERAstar FSX and CLARIOstar are helping customers break new ground with their research and development. Please take a moment and visit our booth and learn how we can help with measuring your HTRF, luminescence, fluorescence, FP, Alpha, and absorbance assays.

BrandTech Scientific
BrandTech® Scientific offers a complete line of laboratory tools and equipment for Life Sciences and Chemistry including: the NEW BRAND® LHS Liquid Handling Station pipetting robot; BRAND® liquid handling products; VACUUBRAND vacuum pumps; VITLAB volumetric plastic labware; BLAUBRAND Class A, USP certified volumetric glassware; and BOCHEM stainless steel laboratory support jacks. Products include pipettes; repeating pipettes; pipette controllers; bottletop dispensers; microplates, PCR tubes, strips and plates, laboratory vacuum pumps and systems, and laboratory automation solutions. Manufactured to strict tolerances with the highest quality materials all BrandTech products deliver outstanding performance and value. 

Brooks
Brooks Life Science Systems provides comprehensive sample lifecycle management solutions including industry-leading sample automation, consumables, equipment, cryopreservation products, innovative technology and flexible onsite/offsite temperature-controlled management of compound and biological samples. With an expert team of sample management consultants, we set the industry benchmark in providing high-quality management of research samples with our state-of-the-art storage automation and cold-chain products, temperature-controlled storage facilities, global logistics services, innovative sample bioprocessing solutions and our ISIDOR® transformational technology platform which integrates research samples and data. Our products, services and technology solutions support hundreds of global bioscience customers including the top 20 biopharmaceutical companies. www.brooks.com/lifescience.

Festo Corporation
For over 40 years in the US and 80 years globally, Festo has been a positive force for manufacturers. Our passion is automation - creating intelligent automation solutions that transform the way people work, the way companies compete. Ultimately, it’s about continuously stimulating progress. Our aim is to help our customers make their products faster, smarter and more precise. Rather than surviving, they can thrive as industry leaders. And when our customers win, we win. We observe. We analyze. We inspire.

Frontier Scientifics
Frontier Scientifics' core competency of Outsourced Materials Management and Sample Preparation Services supports multi-industry Compound Management, R&D Screening and Chemistry groups. Frontier performs sample reformatting and full management and repository services with on-demand distribution of building blocks, peptides, or screening samples, featuring 24-48 hour global delivery. Frontier offers diversity screening libraries, pre-weighed building blocks, stock solution creation and plating, and high throughput analysis, purification and procurement services. Frontier Scientific is known for industry leading compound management services, biologics management, quality building blocks and custom synthesis, and other divisions include biological screening reagents and services, custom peptides and agricultural research services.

Gibson Engineering, Inc.
Gibson Engineering, Inc. is a leading solutions provider for world-class manufacturers of industrial automation products. Headquartered near Boston, Massachusetts, we provide application solutions that help major corporations become time and cost efficient. Using skills-based training through our curriculum and technical support team, we become an extension of our customers’ engineering groups by creating innovative technological applications. We apply technologies to provide the customer with a level of integration for unsurpassed efficiency and productivity. We use these technologies to answer your critical core values: “Reduce my risk, make my life easier, increase my profitability and increase my competitive advantage.”

Grenova, LLC.
Grenova™ is an innovative company that is revolutionizing lab consumables through high-quality waste reduction solutions. Our mission is to lower costs in the laboratory industry and reduce biohazard waste output by delivering groundbreaking approaches in dealing with plastic consumables. Grenova pipette tip washers, TipNovus and TipNovusMini, utilize proven, patented technology to wash and sterilize tips in a high throughput setting. After a thorough wash stage, tips are dried and ready for use once again. Using this process labs can decrease their pipette tip annual spend by up to 90%. Additionally, once pipette tips are washed and sterilized they can then be recycled or re-purposed.

Hamilton Robotics
Hamilton Robotics is a world leader in robotic workstation innovation, our sister company, Hamilton Storage, provides ultra-low temperature automated sample management solutions for the life science industries.

High Res BioSolutions
HighRes offers highly flexible, expandable and modular integrated systems, collaborative robotics and bench-top devices that are easily configured (and reconfigured) for fast-paced, dynamic laboratories. HighRes helps scientists accelerate such areas as drug discovery, high-throughput genotyping, siRNA screening, next-generation sequencing sample prep, biorepository science, molecular diagnostics, and more.
www.highresbiosolutions.com 

Integra Biosciences
INTEGRA is a leading provider of high-quality laboratory tools for liquid handling and media preparation. We are committed to fulfill the needs of our customers in research, diagnostics and quality control within the life science and medical industry. Our worldwide known products include the VIAFLO Electronic Pipettes, PIPETBOY Serologic Pipettors, VACUSAFE and VACUSIP Aspiration Systems, DOSE IT Peristaltic Pumps, FIREBOY Safety Bunsen Burners, MEDIACLAVE and MEDIAJET Media Preparation Equipment and VIAFILL Reagent Dispensers. Visit www.integra-biosciences.com to see our new, groundbreaking VIAFLO 96 and 384 Channel Electronic Pipette.

Lab Owl™
Lab Owl™ is a flexible and fully integrated bioreactor control system for cell culture and fermentation applications. Available in a variety of form factors, Lab Owl features an easy-to-use interface that has been leveraged in applications ranging from benchtop bioreactors in development labs through pilot plants and manufacturing. With Lab Owl™, you will benefit from: Ease of Configuration, Flexible Control, Ease of Data collection and reporting, analytical instrumentation integration, AND remote access.

Labcyte Inc.
Labcyte, a global biotechnology tools company headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, is revolutionizing liquid handling. Echo® liquid handling systems use sound to precisely transfer liquids without contact, eliminating the use of pipettes. Labcyte instruments are used worldwide throughout the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, as well as by hospitals, service laboratories, contract research organizations, and academic institutions. Our customers work across a wide spectrum of scientific research, including drug discovery, genomics, proteomics, diagnostics and personalized medicine. Labcyte has 58 U.S. patents and others internationally. For more information, visit www.labcyte.com.

LabLogic Systems, Inc.
LabLogic is a leading provider of instruments and software for measurement and analysis of radioisotopes used in pharmaceutical, academic, nuclear medicine and research laboratories. Our systems include radiochromatography detectors and software for HPLC and TLC, liquid scintillation and gamma counters, radiation monitors, and microplate readers. At LRIG Philadelphia we will be demonstrating the Hidex Sense, a compact, state-of-the-art, multi-technology microplate reader which provides a powerful and flexible platform for performing any kind of assay without limitations.

LGC Group
LGC Group is a 175 year-young company providing novel solutions and services for life science, marine and AgBio research. These include DNA extraction instrumentation and DNA extraction kits; LGC Douglas Scientific HT automation including the innovative Array Tape platforms of the IntelliQube & Nexar Modular Inline Liquid Handling and Assay Processing Systems enabling highly scalable solutions for uHT-qPCR rtPCR PCR; Biosearch Technologies and other others providing research, GMP and Therapeutic custom oligos; and genomic services including NGS, array, sanger and GBS sequencing services; nucleic acid extractions, SNP genotyping and marker and pharmaceutical development services.

Micronic
Micronic’s goal is to advance research by serving scientists in finding solutions that contribute to a higher quality of life. We develop and manufacture a range of Dutch designed products to enhance the process of sample preservation and storage

Opentrons Labworks Inc.

We make robots for biologists that are affordable, intuitive, and customizable. Our mission is to provide the scientific community with a common platform to easily share protocols and reproduce each other's results. Our robots automate experiments that would otherwise be done by hand, allowing our community to spend more time pursuing answers to some of the 21st century’s most important questions.

PerkinElmer
PerkinElmer, Inc. is a global leader committed to innovating for a healthier world. With our proprietary nucleic acid isolation technology, fully integrated automated library prep, robust sequencing chemistries, sample quality quantitation and visualization tools for analysis of complex sequencing data, we help you deliver top-quality samples for world-class genomics research from start to finish.

Phenix Research Products

Phenix Research Products, founded in 1990, provides unique high-quality products that enhance the functionality and flexibility of highly automated laboratory settings. Our consumable product line is extensive with laboratory robotic tips for most automation pipettors, all varieties of microplates, reservoirs, sealing solutions. Available lab instrumentation includes everything from plate readers and dispensers to heat sealers and labeling systems. We also provide many of the products for a lab’s general needs. Phenix has committed the resources necessary to ensure that laboratory automation and robotics products are delivered on time and with the quality and consistency required by these demanding applications.

Rithum Automation, LLC

Rithum Automation offers low cost Tecan certified refurbished liquid handlers, parts and nationwide service. In stock: Tecan EVO, Genesis, and Miniprep.

SLAS
SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening) is an international community of more than 20,000 individual scientists, engineers, researchers, technologists and others from academic, government and commercial laboratories. The SLAS mission is to be the preeminent global organization providing forums for education and information exchange and to encourage the study of and improve the practice of life sciences discovery and technology. SLAS is distributing its peer-reviewed journals, SLAS Discovery and SLAS Technology at the booth. Also, you can enter to win a full registration to SLAS2018, Feb. 3-7, San Diego ($1,075 value)

Tecan US
Tecan is a leading global provider of automated laboratory instruments, including the Freedom EVO and Fluent lines of robotic pipetting platforms, the Spark, Infinite and Sunrise lines of microplate readers, HydroSpeed and HydroFlex plate washers, the D300e Digital Dispenser and a full complement of disposable tips and consumables.  Our workflow solutions empower people working in clinical diagnostics, research and drug discovery to bring their science to life. 

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Scientific offers superior automation consumables and sample storage designed to optimize space. Increase pipetting performance with Thermo Scientific Automation Tips for various Liquid Handling Systems, which undergo a rigorous 15-point quality control program to ensure consistency. Our sample storage solutions for biobanking include 2D barcoded tubes, readers, and decappers to give you the power to secure and preserve your samples, track your inventory, streamline productivity, and meet your toughest laboratory challenges.

Titian Software
Founded in 1999, Titian Software supplies software and consultancy services to improve sample management (of compounds, reagents and biologics) for client’s vital life science research. Mosaic is Titian’s customizable, modular software product to control and monitor all aspects of sample storage and preparation. Companies worldwide, from small biotech to global pharma, trust Mosaic to provide a seamless, error-free sample supply chain. SampleBank and FreezerManagement provide optimized and pre-configured subsets of Mosaic available for rapid deployment.

Novel Technology Presentation Abstracts:

Washing and Reusing Tips Using Automated Tip Washers in Production Labs

Presented by: Ali Safavi, Founder & CEO, Grenova Solutions.

Disposable pipette tips provide an easy process for liquid transfers. Considered for one-time use, repeated pipette tip purchases incur ever increased costs and decreased profitability. In addition to cost, once discarded, these polypropylene plastics enter the waste stream and are either incinerated as biohazard waste or discarded to a landfill. Because of the lack of any high throughput cleaning technology, washing pipette tips for reuse was not generally accepted as safe for many assays.

Using a proven technology, Grenova tip washing devices demonstrate that pipette tips can be safely and effectively washed for many laboratory assays. Grenova tip washers have been validated in clinical laboratories and are being used in PCR, immunological, qPCR for NGS library generation, toxicology, LC-MS/MS, NMR, and GD-FID production assays. Furthermore, Grenova’s tip washing technology has been successfully tested for cell culture, high throughput pharmaceutical compound assay testing for compounds in DMSO, and forensic toxicology testing.

Grenova’s tip washers are brand agnostic and can be designed to work with any 384, 96, or 24 industry standard tip. Grenova also offers integration options for a fully automated workflow. Washing pipette tips with Grenova technology results in significant savings. Laboratories utilizing this automated technology save hundreds of thousands of dollars and thousands of pounds of plastic waste with no carryovers, annually.

Robotics Team

Advances in Tube Handling

Presented by: Ed Sheridan, Director of Sales and Marketing, Micronic America LLC

Micronic introduces an innovative format of automated tube handling. The new Tube Handler HT700 features a unique design for greater rack capacity and minimal use of bench-top space. The design also has a positive impact on the throughput. Due to minimum distance between the sample to be picked and the target rack, the pick and place operation can be performed much faster. The Tube Handler HT700 was developed in collaboration with leading research laboratories worldwide to maximize efficiency, save benchtop space, and enhance automation.

The D300 Digital Dispenser…..a small instrument with big capabilities

Presented by: Judy Simone, Sales Engineer, Liquid Handling, Tecan

Enabling Ultra High-Throughput Mass Spectrometry With Acoustic Mist Injection

Presented by: Jaclyn Greimann, Ph.D., Field Applications Scientist, Labcyte, Inc.

Mass spectrometry has the unique ability to qualitatively identify and precisely quantify nearly any analyte and therefore it has become an attractive candidate to generate label-free screening data. However, existing sampling methods do not reach the throughput and assay volume standards to justify including mass spec in high-throughput screening. While MALDI-TOF mass spec meets these requirements, the matrix used in the experiment often interferes with the small molecule analytes in the reaction. Given the limits of existing methods and Labcyte’s groundbreaking acoustic liquid handling, we set out to determine whether our technology could be applied to mass spec systems.

Labcyte’s Acoustic Droplet Ejection technology has been used for over a decade for millions of tipless transfers to help minimize reaction volumes to nanoliter scales. Here we show acoustic technology can create a femtoliter mist that can be ionized and directly injected into a mass spectrometer, resulting in sensitive and reproducible mass spec data. In addition to this new loading technology, the system samples at a rate much faster than existing methods, three injections per second. Given these parameters, this system can generate ultra high-throughput mass spec screening data of a million-compound screen in approximately two work weeks. To demonstrate the power of this method, we present an acoustic system that can inject sample directly from the assay well into a mass spectrometer which is then used to monitor the quantitative ratio of product to substrate. This experiment, developed in only two weeks, culminated in a 240,000-compound screen completed in 66 hours on a prototype system. We believe Acoustic Mist Injection has the potential to impact label-free high-throughput screening in the same way Acoustic Droplet Ejection revolutionized liquid handling a decade ago.

Optimizing Automated Liquid Handling Protocols with the BRAND LHS Software

Presented by: Stephanie R. Franco, PhD, Technical Product Manager, BrandTech Scientific, Inc.

Designing a liquid handling protocol for automation for the most efficient use of time and materials can be tedious, with a lot of trial and error. BRAND’s new, compact Liquid Handling Station (LHS) features extremely user-friendly software that not only makes initial protocol design easy, but simplifies the optimization process. Easy drag-and-drop rearrangement of the instrument deck and a 3D simulation model allows quick determination of the best layout and process verification. A “shopping list” of materials quickly lets you know if materials are being wasted before a single drop of liquid is moved. Combined with BRAND’s decades of robotics experience, transitioning to liquid handling automation is attainable for anyone.

Green Button Go, Providing Novel Solutions to Automating Workflows

Presented by: Jeff Lusen, Field Application Specialist, Biosero

Modern scheduling software is a powerful tool enabling high throughput laboratory automation. However many products on the market have difficulty adapting to the end users' workflows, limiting choices in equipment, constraining LIMS integrations, and hampering the ability to handle data on the fly. Green Button Go was designed with the flexibility to adapt to workflows. Keys to our approach include rapid custom driver development, applications support, seamless LIMS integration, and data handling.

Accelerating Science; Automating Real-Time Workflows With The IntelliQube

Presented by: Dr. Erin Steer, Ph.D., Field Applications Scientist, LGC Genomics

Agilent Automation – AssayMap Bravo – Automated Sample Prep for Proteins and Peptides

Presented by: Kenda LJ Evans, PhD, Automation Product Specialist, Agilent Technologies

The AssayMap Bravo provides a unique technology for protein and peptide sample prep. This automated platform has workflows established for affinity purification, in-solution digestion, protein and peptide clean-up (desalting), fractionation, phosphopeptide enrichment and N-Glycan analysis currently. Using the AssayMap Bravo platform allows for samples (1-96 wells) to be prepared with reduced variability, provides for a clear path for sample processing scalability and enables customized workflow development without the need for in-house automation expertise.

Hidex Sense Multi-Mode Plate Reader

Presented by: Victor Tchiprout, Lablogic

The Hidex Sense is a compact, state of the art, multi-technology microplate reader providing a powerful, yet flexible platform for performing any kind of assay without limitations. The amazingly compact design, makes it ideal for even the smallest laboratory, and allows the unit to be easily adapted for robotic integration or placement within environmental control chambers. The system software is extremely user friendly – rated ‘Excellent’ on the System Usability Scale (SUS) – and as such, requires minimal training.  The software includes a comprehensive library and a variety of data analysis tools, including export of data files into Excel. The uniquely designed Spectrograph for absorbance detection, allows reading of full spectrum in less than a second per well, with ratio analysis possible in just one reading. Temperature control of up to 65C, as well as linear, orbital and double orbital shaking are standard on the system, as well as optional dual-dispensers and atmospheric control.

The Sense Beta Plus version of the reader uniquely combines liquid scintillation counting with all common non-radiometric measurements, such as absorbance and fluorescence, into one very compact unit.

The dedicated PMT detector for LSC is also used to obtain ultra-high sensitivity luminescence for demanding applications and for reducing reagent use in assays such as dual luciferase, providing up to ten times more sensitivity than other common plate readers.

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