Hudson Robotics recently released a new article describing the history of liquid handling in the life sciences industry.
— Hudson Robotics, a leader in laboratory robotics instrumentation, recently released a new article describing the history of liquid handling in the life sciences industry. Hudson Robotics pioneered the important facet of automated liquid handling for life science laboratories and continues to contribute to the laboratory automation community.
The article highlights the many types of devices and liquid handling methods that have been generated over time, and the evolution of liquid handling from manual to automated methods. It also highlights the more recent advances in non-contact liquid handling for very small volumes.
Liquid handling has always been an important part of life science laboratories. While simple syringes and vessels have been in use for hundreds of years, the introduction of the micropipette in the 1960s significantly improved laboratory efficiency. Over time, the design of the micropipette has continually improved to improve accuracy and repeatability, while preventing cross-contamination of samples.
Over the last few decades, liquid handling has been integrated into automated laboratory systems. Multichannel liquid handling systems have allowed multiple processes to be combined to streamline overall functions. Non-contact liquid handling systems have had to overcome the extreme challenges of working with nanoliter volumes, and is an integral part of "lab on a chip" technology for a variety of applications.
Today, Hudson Robotics continues to help the automated liquid handling industry evolve. "Hudson Robotics has always been an industry leader in laboratory automation and liquid handling," notes Phil Farrelly. "We are continuing to increase the efficiency and throughput of liquid handling systems so that laboratories of all sizes can realize improvements to their testing and evaluation processes."
About Hudson Robotics:
Hudson Robotics produces laboratory robotics instrumentation, software and systems for automating and accelerating Life Science research, such as drug discovery and genetic research. Learn more at http://www.hudsonrobotics.com
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