Automated Liquid Handling, Redefined

Scientist operating automated liquid handling equipment

Uniting automated liquid handling,
robotics, and storage

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Mobile, small footprint design

Novel vertical orientation

Prime is much more space-efficient than competing automated liquid handlers, conserving your valuable lab space.

Use it how and where you’d like

On wheels and docking-enabled, Prime is an extension of our core Microdock design, and can be easily attached and detached from any HighRes laboratory automation system.

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Full deck utilization

Dynamic trays

Prime separates the positions for loading labware and for pipetting. The two dynamic trays can move between the loading position and the pipetting position, removing bottlenecks and speeding up liquid handling performance.

Underdeck storage

A large carousel for storing labware is located below the liquid handling deck, greatly increasing walk-away time while also permitting a more compact deck. Random and non-random access with bar code scanning are built-in features.

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Built in collaborative robot

Built to work on its own or with other devices, Prime’s collaborative robot allows you to reach in and work while it works, making it the most collaborative automated liquid handler available.

Automated liquid handler with continuous pipetting capability

Continuous pipetting

From batch to parallel

Traditional automated liquid handlers are forced to operate in a batch mode, as the pipetting head used for aspirating and dispensing cannot be in operation while the deck is being loaded. As a result, the system must wait while labware is brought into position. With a secondary built-in collaborative robot, Prime does both simultaneously.

Two built-in robots

In addition to the aspirating and dispensing robot, Prime adds a second collaborative A-Cell robot on the back of the unit, which is able to move labware to and from the deck.

The only automated liquid handler on the market with docking capability

Move it. Dock it. Take it anywhere

Prime is a cart

Compatible with our modular Microdock architecture, Prime is an automated liquid handler on wheels and can easily be attached and detached from any HighRes system. Press a pedal and in seconds wheel Prime anywhere it might be needed.

Increase utilization

Large system not running for some period? Detach Prime and use as a stand-alone liquid handler, anywhere in your operation.

Automated liquid handler with ability to easily swap heads

Easily switch heads

A better approach

Traditional automated liquid handlers have heads arranged in a way that prevents them from reaching all deck positions because they cannot pass each other. Prime solves this problem by allowing heads to be stored and automatically swapped to the primary pipetting robot, where they are able to serve the entire deck.

Stay flexible

With up to four heads held suspended and out of the way at the back of the unit, Prime allows you to easily switch between plate densities and volumes, or add additional heads later as your scientific needs evolve.

Swap and load

Prime’s built-in collaborative robot can continuously replenish labware as needed, even while the pipetting robot is swapping heads, further minimizing unproductive downtime.

Fully integrated automated liquid handler

Works on large and small systems

A range unlike any other

Integrate Prime on large complex systems, or use Prime to control other devices as a stand-alone integration – something no other automated liquid handler can do.