Automated Liquid Handling Systems
The VERSATM Series of automated liquid handling equipment has been designed to satisfy the increased demand, technical requirements and budgets for liquid handling systems in today’s modern laboratories.
Automation is revolutionizing the way scientists do research - maximizing accuracy, precision and throughput while minimizing time and consumable costs. However, the prevalent thought that automated systems are expensive, complicated, and space-consuming leave many scientists unwilling or unable to maximize the potential of their work.
The VERSA automated liquid handling system employs two types of robotic arm function: liquid handling and plate transport. With these two types of arms and various liquid handling modules, the VERSA liquid handling robot specifications can be customized to match the users liquid handling needs.
The VERSA liquid handling modules allow for a wide range of volumes extending into nanolitre volumes. The reliable and reproducible nanopipettor is highly useful for low volume aspiration and dispension operations. The ReagentDrop module presents high-speed dispense functions from on-line reagent bottles.
Furthermore, VERSA liquid handling systems offer application-specific liquid handling accessories. Aurora offers specialized combination heads bulk dispensing from a single liquid handling module. The large volume range allows for the notion of parallel dilution whereby a dilution scheme is created directly using nanolitre capabilities. Parallel dilution is more accurate than the traditional serial dilution method.
The robust and user friendly VERSAware combines pipetting protocols and parameters with the scheduled operation of multiple devices to ensure superior control over all liquid handling processes.
The VERSA 1100 workstation can be configured to accommodate protocols with diverse needs. Whether a workflow requires accurate temperature control, precise handling of small volumes, or customized liquid handling, the workstation provides an exceptional solution. The platform has the competence to exceed expectations and the flexibility to handle a wide array of bench work. Numerous methods that are widely used have been automated with different formats of the VERSA 1100 workstation, and the system remains customizable to accommodate unique needs.
The VERSA NAP (Nucleic Acid Preparation) / PCR Setup / NGLP (Next Generation Library Prep) workstations offer complete walk–away automation for genomic research needs. This open platform allows researchers to continue using the chemistries they are comfortable with.
Enzyme-Linked Immunoassay / Time Resolved Fluorescence Assay
Both the VERSA ELISA (Enzyme-Linked Immunoassay) and the VERSA TRF (Time Resolved Fluorescence) workstations provide complete automation for labour-intensive proteomic protocols. On-deck plate readers and barcode scanners permit researchers to increase throughput and reduce manual intervention.
The VERSA Spot Printing workstation aspirates and dispenses sub-microliter volumes for arraying applications in either contact or non-contact printing operations. The workstation is designed to handle genomic, proteomic and biosensor research. By reducing the time, materials and costs related to specimen-based marker validation, the VERSA Spot Printing workstation offers increased efficiency along with consistent results.
The VERSA SPE (Solid Phase Extraction) workstation is outfitted with either positive pressure or negative pressure (vacuum) modules used during the extraction process. With genomic, proteomic, LC/MS, clinical diagnostic, forensic and food and beverage applications in mind, Aurora designed the system to provide efficient and flexible solid phase extraction. Industry standard 1, 3, and 6 mL SPE cartridges and 96 well microplates are all compatible with the workstation. Similarly, the VERSA LLE (Liquid Liquid Extraction) workstation is a small footprint system designed to perform sample addition to aqueous or organic solvents for extraction purposes.
The VERSA automated liquid handling system employs two types of robotic arm function: liquid handling and plate transport. With these two types of arms, various liquid handling modules, and a diverse range of deck modules, the VERSA liquid handling series specifications can be customized to match the user’s application needs.