Innovative Automation Solutions for Flow Cytometry, Bioprocessing, and Drug Discovery
News Sep 16, 2008
This system provides automated sample prep and analysis for a range of Guava® Turnkey Assays in 96-well format. The integrated platform, which contains a Guava EasyCyte™ Plus Flow Cytometer, a Hudson Control PlateCrane EX Robotic Arm, and a Hudson Control micro10 Liquid Dispenser, is effortlessly linked together, and controlled using integration software from both Hudson Control Group and Guava Technologies.
"Working closely with Hudson Control Group we have produced a novel platform that offers true walk-away flow cytometry and cellular analysis," said Paul Wheeler, VP of Sales and Marketing for Guava Technologies. "This process has been simplified due to the unique attributes of our microcapillary flow cytometers. The small footprint and sheathless fluidics means our systems are less restricted in their ability to be integrated with external hardware. The lack of bulky sheath fluid and waste tanks, which are required in traditional flow systems, takes away the physical barriers to integration and unattended operation." He added, "This, at a fraction of the cost of a standard liquid handling platform, and provides an exciting new affordable automation option to scientists in a wide range of research, bioprocessing, and drug discovery workflows."
Phil Farrelly, President of Hudson Control Group added ""Hudson is very excited to be working with Guava Technologies on developing innovative solutions that will accelerate results for researchers working in cellular analysis. Hudson's microplate robot for plate feeding, combined with our liquid-handling and scheduler products will enable practical applications of Guava Technologies cytometry that have not been available before. The cooperation between our two companies should have a dramatic symbiotic effect on both companies' value to the life-sciences research community."
The Guava EasyCyte™ Plus System delivers high throughput, multicolour detection for cell analysis and counting directly to your laboratory benchtop. The system runs all turnkey assays from Guava Technologies, including those for cell counting and viability, apoptosis, and cell cycle. Simultaneous four-colour fluorescence detection on the Guava EasyCyte Plus System greatly expands the information obtained from any one well in a 96-well plate, simplifying simultaneous monitoring of extra- and intracellular events that may affect cellular function. The ability to easily integrate with third-party plate handlers makes high throughput flow cytometry a reality.