Accelerating Assay Development

January 19, 2018 by Eric Veien Leave a Comment

When optimizing a particular process or assay, or moving an assay to large-scale production or screening, the design of an experiment is a crucial, but not always welcome, step. It is tempting to guess one’s way through it in order to minimize...

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Automation Engineers - Unsung Heroes of Reproducible Results in Translational Genomics and Drug Discovery Research

December 30, 2017 by Paul Berning Leave a Comment

My Background

Before joining FORMULATRIX®, I spent many years in a previous role verifying equipment to ISO 9001 standards.  I worked hands-on with everything from spectrophotometers to, my personal favorite, liquid handlers.  After developing a...

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Posted in: Liquid Handling, Mantis, Tempest

Reaction Miniaturization - A Trend in Genomics

December 29, 2017 by Paul Berning Leave a Comment

Who is asking about reaction miniaturization?

When it comes to sample preparation for NGS and PCR, there is no bigger buzz word in the market right now than “Miniaturization”. Who is talking about it? What are the benefits?

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FORMULATRIX® Refreshes Brand and Website in Anticipation of a Transition from Niche Player to Life Science Leader

December 28, 2017 by Lance Ramsey Leave a Comment

In 2002, Jeremy Stevenson, Founder and CEO of FORMULATRIX® identified a market opportunity to bring fully automated hardware and software solutions to protein crystallographers, largely increasing efficiency in the determination of protein...

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Posted in: Protein Crystallization, Liquid Handling, dPCR, Mantis, Tempest, Constellation

Assessment of the Dynamic Range of Standard CONSTELLATION® Digital PCR Plates

December 05, 2017 by Thomas Rawlins Leave a Comment

Introduction

For applications that require a high degree of precision, sensitivity, and reproducibility, The CONSTELLATION® Digital PCR system offers a user-friendly, high-throughput, and speedy platform for the absolute quantification of up to...

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Posted in: Liquid Handling, dPCR, Mantis, Constellation

A Trade-off Between Speed and Walkaway Time in Genomic Sample Preparation

December 01, 2017 by Thomas Rawlins Leave a Comment

Preparing samples for genetic analysis by qPCR or NGS can be a highly time consuming process. Depending on the number of samples to be prepared in a single sitting, there are several automated sample preparation tools that can save precious...

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Liquid Handling for Reproducible Science Post 2: Setting Up an In-House Verification System

November 16, 2017 by Thomas Rawlins Leave a Comment

In the second post of a 2 post series about liquid handling for reproducible science, we hope to provide some insights to help researchers to set-up a reliable and robust in-house liquid handling verification system.

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Liquid Handling for Reproducible Science Post 1: Basics of Accuracy and Precision

November 16, 2017 by Thomas Rawlins Leave a Comment

In an earlier post, we discussed that the technology employed by a given liquid handling platform greatly impacts the accuracy and precision of liquid transfer volumes over a given liquid class. In this series of reproducibility related blog...

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Posted in: Liquid Handling, Mantis, Tempest

Second Annual Liquid Handling User Group Meeting

November 13, 2017 by Thomas Rawlins Leave a Comment

We would like to extend to you an invitation to our Second Annual Liquid Handler Users' Group Meeting. This online event  will take place on Tuesday, December 5th at 2 pm EST / 11 am PST and will be approximately one hour in length. 

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Liquid Handling Software Update: Tempest 3.0

November 06, 2017 by Astri Setyaningsih Leave a Comment

What's New in Version 3.0?

Tempest 3.0 provides the latest improvements to make your work easier. Here is a quick preview of the developments for Tempest 3.0.

 

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Posted in: Liquid Handling, Tempest, Tempest 3.0

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