Sep 18, 2012 13:54 CEST To support key applications in biobanking, KI Biobank has invested in Hamilton's new ChemagicSTAR system for high throughput (NA) purification. Thanks to a very effective and stream-lined process, the throughput at KI biobank is exceptional: in little more than eighteen months, they have made over 80,000 DNA extractions from whole blood.
Awarded to supply SSI the Danish national biobankMay 21, 2012 06:34 CEST
Danish National Biobank has awarded Hamilton Robotics to supply the full integrated solutions for their liquid handling operations. In total Hamilton Robotics have delivered 8 STAR platforms including 2 ChemagicSTAR units for high throughput DNA extraction and 6 STAR platforms for a wide variety for application ranging from primary sample aliquotation to automated DNA concentration measurement and high throughput plate replication. All systems are equipped with Hamilton Robotics unique Monitored Air Displacement (MAD) technology allowing full process control.
Mads Melbye, Vice Director of Statens serum institute (SSI) comments:
“ We are pleased with our decision. Hamilton Robotics can deliver the latest innovation and unique technical solutions focusing on performance and process control which is of highest importance when working with unique and valuable Biobank samples”
Danish national Biobank
The new Danish National Biobank which holds blood and tissue samples from a large part of the Danish population, and can link these to information from national health registers, could lead to breakthroughs in how to prevent and treat diseases and in genetics research.
The Danish National Biobank offers researchers access to vast amounts of biological data, and allows them a unique opportunity to study the causes of hereditary and other diseases. This is to a large extent thanks to the unique Danish registries which provide detailed information on the entire population.
With the establishment of a very large national biobank, where 15 million biological specimens from the entire Danish population will be stored, and the possibility of linkage between the biological specimens and the information contained in the Danish registers, Danish research is given new and competitively unique possibilities.
The Danish National Biobank is located at Statens serum Institute (SSI) www.ssi.dk