VERSA 10 Workstation
The VERSA 10 addresses the needs of research groups requiring high throughput liquid handling automation from a small bench top workstation. By combining an 8 channel manifold with a compact, 6 position deck, this workstation enables researchers to carry out large projects even when located in a fume hood or other similar areas with limited space. The VERSA 10 is the ideal solution for large research facilities, as multiple systems may be placed throughout the workplace eliminating the need for users to travel to a central location for all automation needs.
The VERSA 10 workstation is a compact, cost effective, high throughput, automated air-displacement liquid handling workstation for genomics applications. The built-in versatility of system permits researchers to perform many diverse protocols including serial dilution, plate reformatting and plate replication from one type of labware to another with high precision, throughput and accuracy.
The VERSA 10 workstation automates commercially-available and industry recognized protocols using pre-made master mixes like PCR plate reformatting, sequencing reaction setup, restriction digest/ligation, and reverse transcription. Additionally, this workstation assists researchers to conserve expensive reagents, eliminates concerns associated with manual volumetric variations caused by handling errors, and automates all repetitive pipetting protocols.
Automation of Realtime PCR Setup for Fish cDNA on VERSA 10 WorkstationPlant and Animal Genome 2013
A major challenge in automated PCR technology is efficiently scaling up to high-throughput PCR using microliter volumes of cDNA samples while also ensuring low cross-contamination and high accuracy and reproducibility. Aurora Biomed Inc. has recently launched its VERSA 10 PCR Setup Workstation (Figure 1) as an answer for accurate and reproducible high-throughput PCR. In this work, real-time PCR setups for 2 trout fish genes (SF10 and SF1a) were configured using Aurora Biomed’s VERSA 10 Workstation to dispense 1 or 2 µL-volumes of cDNA template into an alternate column to check for cross-contamination. The statistical analysis from the replicates and inter-channel capabilities indicates that each of the channels reproducibly dispenses accurate volumes along the deck while conditions generate amplicons of the same size, making the VERSA 10 PCR Setup Workstation an excellent alternative for high-throughput and real-time PCR. download here...(pdf file 1.5MB)
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