As modern genomics increases in complexity and sophistication, you need to be able to rely on the consistency and reproducibility of every step of your workflow.
At PAA, we know how modular, complex workflows, involving DNA isolation, fragmentation, amplification and sequencing have a high risk of bottlenecks causing delays. Read on to find out how we can help you maintain and enhance efficiency in your genomics lab.
How S-LAB helps you maintain lab efficiency through automation
Our S-LAB automated plate handler offers you a versatile, customisable way of linking modular pieces of equipment together. The on-board computer is capable of tracking and loading plates into simple benchtop instruments, such as the Thermo Multidrop range, use of the API from an external program such as Overlord allows control of a range of other instruments such as thermal cyclers and DNA sequencers.
S-LAB works seamlessly with a large and growing number of genomics equipment from different manufacturers.
High-throughput screening, multiplex detection, quantifying nucleic acids, and probing SNPs and genetic variations are just a few applications using qPCR. Its use is growing significantly in drug discovery, biomarker validation, ctDNA analysis, and measuring pathogen load for personalised medicine and point-of-care testing in the clinic.
The Roche LightCycler 480 and the Applied Biosystems QuantStudio 7 are two well-regarded qPCR platforms, and both have been successfully integrated with our S-LAB plate handler. This enables a host of applications, including:
- Gene expression/mRNA analysis
- MicroRNA profiling and quantification
- Single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) analysis
- Drug metabolism enzyme (DME) genotyping
- Copy number variation (CNV) analysis
Automation efficiency with PAA
The development of the S-LAB plate handler is the culmination of our long track-record of developing highly customisable automation solutions for industry-leading clients in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and healthcare industries.
With your requirements in mind, our engineers create bespoke solutions for smooth operation with a wide range of third-party equipment. This helps to achieve a seamless transition to an automated workflow, without having to change equipment.