Fast, flexible and user friendly automated workstations for bulk reagent / cell dispensing applications (31)

Velocity11 (Menlo Park, CA), an Agilent Technologies company and pioneer in automation technology solutions for life science laboratories, has announced fast, flexible and user friendly automated workstations for bulk reagent / cell dispensing applications. For customers faced with the need for increasing throughput or diminishing resources, an automated Bulk Reagent / Cell Plating Workstation can be created using your existing dispenser or a new dispenser purchased through Velocity11. An optional second dispenser integrated with the BenchCel Workstation can further increase dispensing throughput from 70 to up to 130 microplates / hour. Typical applications that will benefit from the ability to rapidly add reagents or plate cells into lidded microplates include bulk dispensing, PCR preparation, colorimetric and kinetic assays, coat and barcode plates for ELISA assays and cell plating. A new Technical Note describing the new BenchCel Workstations for Bulk Reagent / Cell Dispensing can be downloaded from The latest R-Series BenchCel is a robust benchtop microplate handling system that delivers the speed and precision of much larger and more expensive automation platforms. The R-Series BenchCel features a unique high-speed plate shuttle that enables rapid and precise accessing of integrated microplate stacks and peripheral instruments. Even the smallest R-Series BenchCel can support three peripheral instruments allowing customers to create highly configurable Workstations that combine a broad range of functionality, including barcode labeling, microplate sealing, plate reading, centrifugation as well as sophisticated liquid handling using Velocity11 or third-party peripherals. Users can choose from 2, 4 or 6 stack instrument configurations, and from four different sizes of removable racks with capacities of 15 to 70 standard microplates. A novel delidding function removes and replaces microplate lids as necessary, adding to system versatility. The R-Series BenchCel is powered by Velocity11’s powerful automation & control software with scheduler that includes a robot device diagnostics module with an enhanced graphical user interface (GUI). Since 1999, Velocity 11 has combined innovative engineering with high standards of quality and customer service, to design and manufacture flexible high-performance automation systems and instruments for applications that include medium to high throughput screening of cell-based and enzyme assays, ELISA, plasmid and sequencing preparation, PCR clean-up, solubility, and more. Velocity11 3565 Haven Avenue Menlo Park, CA 94025 USA tel. +1-650-846-6600 email [email protected]

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