Automated System for High Throughput PCR Setup - Monitoring and Testing
Modern genomics labs are looking for high-throughput, quality-data workstations to perform PCR reactions at a reduced cost. PCR reaction setup is a tedious and time consuming process as it requires mixing multiple reagents in specific ratios to achieve the proper master mix for amplification. Moreover, the exact volumes of the reagents and buffers depend upon the total number of samples to be amplified and the desired final concentration of sample DNA. Automation of such procedures eliminates both human error and contamination problems generally associated with manual process. To provide an automated solution to such a cumbersome protocol, Aurora Biomed’s VERSA 110 PCR Setup Workstation was developed for the preparation of reagents and samples used in an amplification protocol in 96-well format.