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Colony Plating

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Colony Plating

synbio_colonyplatingColony plating is a key process in various applications that require the replication and distribution of viable cell cultures.  It can also be used to determine if a transformation procedure was successful in introducing an observable property upon a culture, such as the common process of introducing ampicillin resistance.

Synthetic Biology Pipeline


Colony Plating is a key part of the following Applications Pipelines that we support:

SOLO Liquid Handler

SOLO Liquid Handler

The Hudson SOLO™ liquid handling robot is an automated pipettor that can do anything expected of a hand-held pipettor, perfectly. It is about half the cost of other laboratory robotics platforms and has options of 4, 6, 8, 10, or 12 microplate nests on the deck.  The SOLO will fit into most biological safety cabinets, anaerobic chambers and fume hoods. The SOLO can be loaded and operated manually, but is also compatible with robotic arms from most manufacturers, including our PlateCrane EX. The small footprint and open design of the SOLO automated pipettor provides easy integration with accessories, such as heating and cooling nests, incubators, magnetic bead nests, automatable centrifuges, microplate readers and more. Our SoftLinx lab automation software has software Plug-ins to over 200 3rd party lab instruments. 

Automated Bacterial Transformation and Plating using the Hudson Solo Pipettor

In the following video, the SOLO plates 12 colonies at a time directly onto a Petri Dish.  This is part of a system developed for the USDA.

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