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Liquid Handler Design for High-Density Plate Formats

The push to higher density plate formats in biopharma research has been underway for quite some time, as it is seen as a principle means of reducing the costs of experimentation through higher unit throughput per time slice, and lower reagent volumes per data point. While automated liquid handling technology widely handles 96-well plates with […]

Laboratory Automation Predictions for 2019

Another year is almost in the books, so we thought it would be interesting to lay out some of our expectations for the year ahead. Enjoy! Robotics and automation business cases will be less and less about labor cost savings, and more and more about other benefits such as precision, repeatability and data capture. Labor […]

In Memory of Lou Guarracina

Last week, we lost a friend, colleague and source of perpetual inspiration in a tragic and untimely accident.  While he leaves behind friends and family who will miss and mourn him, the passing of HighRes’s founder and Chief Technology Officer Lou Guarracina is also a substantial loss for life science research more generally, where his […]

How AI is Transforming Drug Discovery

Bringing a new pharmaceutical drug to market takes about 12 years and can reach into the billions in R&D expenditures, industry leaders are now seeking more efficient methods of approaching this process and AI is emerging as a potential solution. The interest in AI-driven solutions for early stage drug discovery is growing steadily among biopharma […]

Are You Considering a DIY Automation Project?

With so many automation components available and seemingly simple, it can be tempting to skip working with an integrator and launch into the project on your own. Considering a “Do it Yourself” automation project? With so many automation components available and seemingly simple, it can be tempting to skip working with an integrator and launch […]

Why Collaborative Robots are Changing the World

Poised for hypergrowth throughout the next decade,the cobot market may hit the projected $95 billion by 2024 The ability of machines to work and coordinate with humans safely is fueling the demand for collaborative robots (cobots) across the globe. Poised for hypergrowth throughout the next decade, the cobot market may hit the projected $95 billion […]

The Rise of Warehouse Robotic Systems

Before autonomous vehicles take over, warehouse robots will pioneer the way Warehouse robotic systems represent the dawn of what can be called the fourth industrial revolution. The potential of such technology to help businesses keep pace with distribution challenges and consumer demand for convenience and variety. Until recently, robots have been stationary, relatively unintelligent, lacking […]