The first product resulting from an alliance between Qiagen and Zymark is the BioRobot RapidPlate, which provides fast and precise liquid handling in 96- and 384-well formats.
The BioRobot RapidPlate is ideal for high-throughput liquid handing tasks such as reaction setup, sample rearray, and sample dilution, and is fully compatible with QIAsoft, the BioRobot operating system software.
The BioRobot RapidPlate is easily integrated with BioRobot 3000 extended arm workstations.
Labware is transferred to and from the BioRobot RapidPlate worktable by the BioRobot 3000 robotic handling system, significantly increasing the throughput capacity of the BioRobot 3000, and providing liquid handling in 384-well formats.
Combinations of BioRobot workstations and Zymark Staccato and Twister systems will also be developed and launched to address the growing need for fully integrated, ultra high-throughput solutions within the fields of genomics.
This alliance will significantly increase the capacity of BioRobot workstations and associated chemistries to meet the highest levels of throughput used in genomics and drug discovery. It is believed that Qiagen customers within these fields will gain great benefits from the seamless integration of BioRobot workstations, Zymark technologies, and the broad portfolio of Qiagen chemistries.