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Hamilton Robotics introduces the PCR setup

Press Release   •   Jul 01, 2013 08:00 GMT

Bonaduz, Switzerland, and Reno, Nevada, US
(April 30, 2013) – Hamilton Robotics introduces the PCR setup
STARlet, the first automated liquid handling system flexible enough to
accommodate almost any DNA amplification reagent kit, from simple setups and
small budgets to highly demanding workflows.

The PCR setup STARlet is suitable for a wide range of applications such as gene expression analysis, genotyping, sequencing, mutagenesis or mutations screening. It has been developed for different PCR types such as endpoint-, q-, multiplex PCR or linear amplification. It is the first workstation to offer an increased deck capacity of 25 plates and a smaller footprint than other systems in its class. Although developed for 96/384 PCR plates the PCR setup STARlet can also be used with different labware types, such as strips or even Rotor-Gene discs.

“Customers asked for a system that was within their budget and was flexible so it could be used to process samples under a variety of PCR types and protocols”, said Mario Arangio, Standard Solutions Director at Hamilton Robotics. “This workstation makes it really easy for the user to configure different PCR assays quickly. It can also be used for basic master mix preparation and even restriction and ligation reaction setup is possible. Furthermore, an extra feature allows sample normalization either upstream to PCR setup or as standalone function, for example for sample dilution.” added Christian Arzt, Product Manager at Hamilton Robotics.

The system’s software traces all input components and complete setup information throughout the process and stores all data for future use: protocols can be reused easily and all process information is tracked consistently.

Finally the software has an easy to use graphical user interface (GUI) with included validation steps for more process safety and a flexible PCR plate designing tool for maximum user convenience. 

To learn more, visit or contact your local sales manager.

The PCR setup STARlet is for research only. Not for use in diagnostic procedure.

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About Hamilton Robotics

Hamilton Robotics designs and manufactures fully automated robotic systems for samples preparation and storage. The products range from unique, custom laboratory automation solutions (turnkey solutions) on standard applications validated through partnership programs with renowned biotechnology companies as well as OEM solutions to the top ten diagnostic companies. Hamilton Storage Technologies designs and manufactures cold storage systems for biobanking and other applications.

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