Companies Combine Efforts
Hamilton Robotics, Reno, NV, and Artel, Westbrook, ME, have announced the Artel Multichannel Verification System (MVS) has been successfully validated for use with Hamilton’s MICROLAB STAR and NIMBUS automated liquid handling workstations.
Using Artel’s proprietary ratiometric photometry technology, which measures light absorption by two specially formulated dyes in order to verify volume, the MVS provides volume measurements on a tip-by-tip basis, verifying the accuracy and precision of each dispensing channel, up to 384 channels, according to a company press release.
“The Artel MVS is quickly becoming the industry standard for automated liquid handling quality assurance,” said Rick Luedke, product manager, Hamilton Robotics. “Compatibility with the Artel system allows us to speak the same volume verification language as our customers, enabling them to streamline their quality assurance processes.”
“We are pleased to add Hamilton to the list of systems for which we provide verification kits,” said Barry Godowsky, vice president of sales, Artel. “Our verification tools will help to further demonstrate the accuracy delivered by the unique Hamilton liquid handling technologies.”
At last month’s LabAutomation 2010, Artel and Hamilton Robotics presented a workshop on validating and optimizing Hamilton automated liquid handling workstations using the MVS.