Hamilton Robotics introduces the PCR setup STARlet, an first automated liquid handling system that can accommodate any DNA amplification reagent kit, from simple setups to highly demanding workflows. The PCR setup STARlet is suitable for a wide range of applications such as gene expression, genotyping, sequencing, or mutagenesis. It has been developed for different PCR types such as endpoint-, q-, multiplex or linear PCR. It is also the first workstation to offer an increased deck capacity of 25 plates and a smaller footprint than other systems in its class. Although developed for 96/384 PCR plates, the PCR setup STARlet can also be used with different labware types, such as strips or even rotor gene discs. The system’s software traces all input components, complete setup information throughout the process, and stores all data for future use: protocols can be reused easily and all process information is tracked consistently. Finally, the software’s graphical user interface (GUI) features included validation steps for more process safety and a flexible PCR plate-designing tool for user convenience.
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