Applications: Secondary Screening: 6-Sided MicroStar

Label Free Screening

1 x Rbt Staubli Robot   1 x Plt Automated Plate Washer
4 x Mcd MicroDock   1 x Cfg Automated Plate Centrifuge
1 x Pip Liquid Handler   2 x Lid HighRes Lid Valet
1 x Inc HighRes SteriStore D   1 x Bcr Barcode Reader
2 x Dsp Single Reagent Dispenser   1 x Rdr Label Free Reader


This system is a 6-sided HighRes MicroStar configured for label free screening. This system would typically be used for processing both biochemical and cell-based label free screens. The capabilities include an automated liquid handler for transfer of compounds to assay plates, a HighRes SteriStore for cell plate incubation, and reagent dispensing and plate washing for preparing assay plates with the relevant buffers and cells. This workcell is compatible with all label-free assay technologies and readers (e.g., MDS Cell Key) that are currently on the market.

System Key Advantages

Flexible - Use this system for other types of experiment formats. For example, undock the label free reader and exchange it for a standard multimode reader to support standard labelled biochemical and cell assays.

Accessible - Get better access to your devices. The Liquid Handler is placed on a device turntable that can be rotated 180 degrees for safe use of the instrument (even during a run) for scheduled QC checks and method development.

Sustainable - Adapt to future developments in label free assays and reading technology by purchasing extra MicroCarts for novel instrumentation. These can then be docked into the existing platform.

More Information

AstraZeneca has authored an article in Drug Discovery World, describing the benefits of applying HighRes’ automation systems in their secondary screening departments. The ability to run multiple, miniaturised assays in parallel led to a 46% reduction in quarterly revenue spend that was directly attributed to the purchase of the HighRes automation system.

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