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April 6, 2011

The Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG) of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) has selected HighRes Biosolutions to automate the organization of NCI’s library of approximately 8 million of its biological samples that are stored at -80°C. HighRes’ automation will inventory and collate the existing library to enable storage by study and material type to facilitate specimen withdrawals for research activities. Biological specimen containers will be briefly processed at -20⁰C by state-of-the-art automated vision, identification, labeling, and tube-picking systems followed by a rapid return to their normal -80°C storage environment.

March 28, 2011

HighRes Biosolutions announced today that it has been awarded a $125,000 tax incentive by The Massachusetts Life Science Center in exchange for HighRes’ pledge to create at least ten new jobs in 2011. HighRes is one of only 30 companies in the Bay State to receive such an award.

The Center’s Life Sciences Tax Incentive Program is aimed at spurring growth in the state’s medical device, pharmaceutical and biotech firms. Jobs created as a result of the incentives must be maintained at least five years.

February 9, 2011

The University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Public Health and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), as part of their development of the High Throughput Laboratory Network (HTLN) for infectious disease surveillance, have selected HighRes Biosolutions to automate a high-throughput extraction and screening system for their prototype laboratory, the Global Bio Lab at UCLA. This breakthrough project will culminate in a novel, fully automated system to prepare and screen thousands of specimens for the presence of infectious agents. This high-throughput robotic screening system has been designed to facilitate near real-time detection of harmful bacterial and viral pathogens that are of public health interest and have the potential for rapid and widespread dissemination. The system also arrays the nucleic acid extracts for whole-genome sequencing.

January 26, 2011

HighRes Biosolutions has announced the release of TCell, a brand new table-based automation system that’s the most advanced on the market. Everything about TCell was designed with usability in mind.

TCell features the easiest instrument access ever in a table system thanks to a unique design for the platforms on which instruments are located. Called three-axis device platforms, these platforms allow the operator to slide and rotate instruments almost completely out of the system for incredibly easy access. This makes offline operation and maintenance of devices more convenient than on any other table system.

November 15, 2010

The Albert Einstein College of Medicine's Biomarker Analytical Resource Center (BARC) has selected HighRes Biosolutions to automate their clinical sample testing. The BARC conducts a diverse array of immunoassay detection methodologies such as RIA, ELISA and LC/MS. The implementation of a HighRes NanoCell robotic platform will allow the group to rapidly perform these assays, and easily implement novel protocols as needed. These high performance capabilities will allow scientific staff to focus on protocol development reducing future costs to investigators.

August 23, 2010

HighRes Biosolutions, the leader in laboratory automation for life sciences, announced today that it is building a system for an undisclosed laboratory in Shanghai, China. The new system will be installed in the fall of 2010 by HighRes and Tekon Biotech Ltd, the Asian distributor representing HighRes in this region.

August 16, 2010

A highly accurate, automated process for managing the genotyping of laboratory mice is headed to Bar Harbor, Maine. In response to the increased demand for using transgenic mouse models and the requisite genotyping of such animals, The Jackson Laboratory will be implementing a HighRes Biosolutions automated process to improve the maintenance of their extensive and diverse mouse colonies.

July 21, 2010

HighRes Biosolutions, the leader in laboratory automation solutions for life science applications, announced today that it has selected Tekon Biotech Ltd., a leading full-service distributor to analytical and research laboratories, as exclusive distributor of its uniquely modular automation technologies to the top laboratories of China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

July 12, 2010

HighRes Biosolutions, the leader in laboratory automation solutions for life science, announced today that it will be providing high-throughput screening automation to Rigel Pharmaceuticals, a South San Francisco, California-based clinical-stage drug development company.

Rigel will perform cell-based, biochemical, and high-content screening assays against a large library of compounds on a HighRes dual NanoCell system, which includes two of HighRes' AmbiStore high-speed carousels. The entire system is controlled by Cellario, HighRes' powerful dynamic scheduling software.

June 11, 2010

HighRes Biosolutions, the leader in laboratory automation solutions for life science, announced today that Andy Zaayenga, Director of Business Development, received the 2010 International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) Special Service Award in recognition of his dedicated service and exceptional contributions to the organization. ISBER is the leading international society that addresses the technical, legal, ethical, and managerial issues relevant to repositories of biological and environmental specimens.

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