Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Biomolecular Screening
Scientific Community
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

Hamilton Launches New Line of Benchtop Devices

Published: Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Last Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014
Bookmark and Share
The LabElite line provides flexible solutions for sample processing, tracking and security for automated and manual liquid handling workflows.

Hamilton Storage Technologies has launched the LabElite™ line of benchtop devices, offering laboratories an easy and efficient way to automatically process and track samples while ensuring sample integrity.

LabElite devices quickly process all common labware types, providing a flexible solution for optimizing workflows. Three models are available to meet a user’s application, throughput and sample tracking needs.

The all-in-one LabElite I.D. Capper™ enables labs to combine decapping/recapping and high-speed barcode reading within one device without any additional user interaction. The I.D. Capper is specifically designed to reduce sample contamination and assist with sample tracking during end-to-end automated liquid handling processing. The I.D. Capper includes all the new features and benefits standard to the other LabElite devices.

“This newest innovation from Hamilton provides the market with the first product where the user has the ability to positively identify the tube chosen for decapping/recapping and track it throughout the workflow,” said Peter Hoffmann, project leader storage technologies, Hamilton Bonaduz AG.

When sample tracking is not required, the next-generation LabElite DeCapper™ is available for decapping and recapping tubes in 48-cryovial or 96-microtube racks. A new feature can automatically move the racks from portrait to landscape formats for processing.

Additionally, an innovative “secure mode” provides sample security by decapping and recapping only one row at a time, minimizing the time a tube is open and eliminating the risk of cross contamination. This feature also enables the rows to be paused for “point-of-use” pipetting between capping and recapping, which is very useful for manual workflows. The DeCapper can process all common tubes, including Matrix™, FluidX, Greiner Bio-One, Micronic, Nunc™ and Corning, with internal and external thread caps.

For labs with manual workflows that need an efficient, high-speed 2-D barcode reader for tube racks, the LabElite I.D. Reader™ is the ideal choice. This device decodes multiple types of labware including 2-D barcoded tubes in all common 12-, 24-, 48-, 96- and 384-tube racks including honeycomb-shaped racks, providing complete sample tracking during processing.

In addition, the reader can identify racks that are labeled with a 2-D barcode on the bottom. The technology uses high-speed decoding algorithms and parallel processing, which provides the fastest run times currently available. A 96-tube rack runs in less than three seconds and a 384-tube rack in less than five seconds.

Optional 1-D barcode reading of the rack label is also available. The I.D. Reader supports all common tubes, including Matrix, FluidX, Greiner Bio-One, Micronic, Nunc, Corning, Matrical, WHEATON®, ABgene™ and REMP®.


Further Information
Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 2,400+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More than 3,700+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters


Sign In



Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into TechnologyNetworks.com you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.


Scientific News
New Tool Uses 'Drug Spillover' to Match Cancer Patients with Treatments
Researchers have developed a new tool that improves the ability to match drugs to disease: the Kinase Addiction Ranker (KAR) predicts what genetics are truly driving the cancer in any population of cells and chooses the best "kinase inhibitor" to silence these dangerous genetic causes of disease.
HIV Susceptibility Linked to Little-Understood Immune Cell Class
High levels of diversity among immune cells called natural killer cells may strongly predispose people to infection by HIV, and may be driven by prior viral exposures, according to a new study.
Sweet Revenge Against Superbugs
A special type of synthetic sugar could be the latest weapon in the fight against superbugs.
Access Denied: Leukemia Thwarted by Cutting Off Link to Environmental Support
A new study reveals a protein’s critical – and previously unknown -- role in the development and progression of acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a fast-growing and extremely difficult-to-treat blood cancer.
Long-sought Discovery Fills in Missing Details of Cell 'Switchboard'
A biomedical breakthrough reveals never-before-seen details of the human body’s cellular switchboard that regulates sensory and hormonal responses.
Tracking Breast Cancer Before it Grows
A team of scientists led by University of Saskatchewan researcher Saroj Kumar is using cutting-edge Canadian Light Source techniques to screen and treat breast cancer at its earliest changes.
Zebrafish Reveal Drugs that may Improve Bone Marrow Transplant
Compounds boost stem cell engraftment; could allow more matches for patients with cancer and blood diseases.
DNA Damage Seen in Patients Undergoing CT Scanning
Along with the burgeoning use of advanced medical imaging tests over the past decade have come rising public health concerns about possible links between low-dose radiation and cancer.
The Light of Fireflies for Medical Diagnostics
EPFL scientists have exploited the light of fireflies in a new method that detects biological molecules without the need for complex devices and high costs.
Vital Protein in Healthy Fertilization Process Identified
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have discovered a protein that plays a vital role in healthy egg-sperm union in mice.
Skyscraper Banner

Skyscraper Banner
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
2,400+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
3,700+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FREE!