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Synthetic Biology

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Synthetic Biology

Hudson Robotics’ unique capabilities and product mix have enabled us to lead the entire world in the automation of the complete Synthetic Biology Pipeline:  from automated oligo synthesis and gene assembly through transformation, colony picking and plasmid preparation.

Combined with our previous experience with protein expression and purification systems, Hudson can now offer solutions for automating any process encountered in a typical molecular biology laboratory.

Learn more about our automated solutions for each of the following steps of the Synthetic Biology Pipeline.

Synthetic Biology Pipeline
  • Click on the text or graphic in the pipeline to learn more about each step.
  • Click the “Related Products” tab to learn more about the various options we provide to support Synthetic Biology
  • Contact us if you require a custom solution that isn’t currently on our list, or require more information about these products.
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, at about half the cost of other laboratory robotics platforms, without human error. The Solo works well below 1ul (1-3ul CV=1%; 0.25ul CV=4%). The Solo will fit into most biological safety cabinets and fume hoods. The SOLO can be loaded and operated manually, but is also compatible with robot loading systems from most manufacturers, including our PlateCrane EX.

RapidPick Complete Colony Picker

RapidPick Complete Colony Picker

Hudson’s RapidPick™  Colony Picking Systems are the only fully automated high-throughput colony picking workcells. They deliver performance and precision unparalleled in the Life Science industry.  In addition to allowing researchers to automate the selection and growth of cells grown on a colony plate, it will also retain a record and image of the specific colony and which culture plate/well it inoculated.

Biometra TRobot

Biometra TRobot

Hudson has developed a plugin for the Biometra TRobot thermocycler.  This integration has been incorporated into a number of workstations that require a PCR step as part of the supported application pipeline.

RapidPick Lite Colony Picker

RapidPick Lite Colony Picker

The RapidPick ‘Lite’ offers all the capacity, throughput and picking/re-arraying features of the RapidPick Complete, but without  the liquid dispenser or  microplate sealer.

OB-1 Robotic Lab Assistant

OB-1 Robotic Lab Assistant

A collaborative effort between Hudson Robotics and Obotics, this workcell supports a wide variety of sample preparation functions, including SPE/SLE processing, hydrolysis and derivativization, with all of the requisite microplate and liquid handling features required to automate the entire process.

RapidPick MP Colony Picker

RapidPick MP Colony Picker

The RapidPick MP is the fastest, most accurate automated multi-pin colony picking system in the world.  The RapiPick MP consists of the colony-picking instrument only.  The same instrument is at the heart of the Complete and Lite systems which include robotic plate loading, media filling as well as other features, such as plate sealing in the Complete Workcell. 

The RapidPick MP basic unit is intended for researchers who need the accuracy and high outgrowth rates of the RapidPick colony-picker, but whose workload doesn’t require the added automation available in the Lite or Complete systems.    

RapidPick SP

RapidPick SP

Hudson’s RapidPick SP is a single-pin version of Hudson’s widely acclaimed RapidPick multi-pin colony-picker and re-arrayer. Like the RapidPick and RapidPick Lite, the RapidPick SP has all the features needed by users in today’s molecular biology environment.

RapidPick Harvester

RapidPick Harvester

Hudson Robotics has developed a unique, automated picker for microbial and fungal samples in microplates or omnitrays.  The RapidPick Harvester™ identifies and extracts sample plugs of stem cell clusters, microbial colonies, or fungal samples grown on agar or in semi-solid media.

inheco ODTC 96

inheco ODTC 96

Hudson has developed a plugin for the inheco ODTC 96 thermocycler.  This represents another integration that has been incorporated into workstations that require a PCR step as part of the supported application pipeline.

Roche LightCycler Integration

Roche LightCycler Integration

Hudson has developed a plugin for the Roche LightCycler high-throughput PCR instrument.  Integration with the PlateCrane will allow you to take full advantage of the high level of stand-alone performance of this instrument.

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Transformation and Colony Plating

This video shows automated bacterial transformation and colony plating using the Hudson SOLO Pipettor.

DNA Normalization

In the following video, DNA Normalization is carried out on the SOLO pipettor

Colony Plating

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.

Colony Picking

This video shows the RapidPick ACIS in action which colonies to be picked are stored in a Liconic incubator.

 

In this video, the RapidPick is being used to pool several dye samples

 

Colonies can also be picked with the SOLO pipettor. This video shows fungal colonies being selected from a Petri dish with a single-channel SOLO

 

This modified RapidPick system was designed to inoculate 2 different destination plates with each picked colony

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