Automation Solutions/Services to Aid Critical Coronavirus TestingPriority Fast Tracking
Reno, Nevada, USA and Bonaduz, Switzerland (March 17, 2020) – Today, Hamilton Company announces multiple automation-related initiatives to aid healthcare workers and researchers as they battle the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Two new automated assay ready workstations, based on the Company’s Microlab® STARletliquid handling workstation, facilitate rapid, high-throughput diagnostic and research-based testing of SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes the novel COVID-19.
1: The MagEx STARlet assay ready workstation enables high-throughput magnetic bead-based RNA extraction of biological samples
2: The PCR Prep STARlet assay ready workstation is pre-configured and qualified to automate high-throughput pre-PCR sample setup using the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocols
Both assay ready workstations are designed to work with any provider’s assay chemistry, including those intended for qualitative detection of the coronavirus. Once the