A subset of approximately 1000 U-CAN samples have been used for automated DNA extraction, using a Hamilton Microlab STARlet for aliquotation and a Genomic STARlet from Hamilton for NA extraction running MACHEREY-NAGEL NA Extraction kits (see attached pdf ).
For Uppsala Biobank the sample quality is defined by yield, purity, integrity (degree of fragmentation) and SNP detection as a functional qualification criterion.
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.