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The Technology Behind Colony Picking Robots

Colony picking is the most important aspect of identifying microorganisms for many applications. Used mainly to identify different bacteria, colonies are isolated for future analysis and duplication. The technology behind and colony picking itself is the cornerstone of any microbiology laboratory. Before automated colony picking robots, it was a tedious task performed by hand, which [...]

2024-02-22T14:41:29-05:00October 24th, 2023|Comments Off on The Technology Behind Colony Picking Robots

Hudson Robotics Earns a Spot in the Top 10 Laboratory Automation Solutions Providers for 2023 by Pharma Tech Outlook

October 16, 2023, Springfield, NJ Hudson Robotics, leaders in lab automation systems, is pleased to announce that we have been included in the Top 10 Laboratory Automation Solutions Providers for 2023 by Pharma Tech Outlook. Pharma Tech Outlook has chosen ten outstanding companies dedicated to automation solutions that have, “bolstered the reproducibility and reliability of [...]

2024-02-15T20:36:47-05:00October 16th, 2023|Comments Off on Hudson Robotics Earns a Spot in the Top 10 Laboratory Automation Solutions Providers for 2023 by Pharma Tech Outlook

Improving Accuracy and Reproducibility with Automated Colony Picking

The process of colony picking involves selecting a colony of single-strain, pure microbes so they can be duplicated later. Colony picking is used in a vast amount of applications, including polymerase chain reaction (PCR), mass spectrometry, protein purification, and others. Decades ago, all colony picking was performed by hand, which could be time-consuming and difficult [...]

2024-02-22T14:43:52-05:00October 3rd, 2023|Comments Off on Improving Accuracy and Reproducibility with Automated Colony Picking

Exploring the Working Principles of pH Meters: How Do They Measure pH?

A pH meter is used to measure the alkalinity or acidity of a substance, usually a solution. The pH scale itself is numbered from 0 to 14, with 0 being the most acidic and 14 being the most basic (alkaline). The principle of a pH meter, or any pH reading, is measuring the hydrogen ion [...]

2024-02-29T13:16:49-05:00September 26th, 2023|Comments Off on Exploring the Working Principles of pH Meters: How Do They Measure pH?

Exploring the Ethics and Risks of Synthetic Biology

From the outset, genetic engineering and manipulation have been one of the issues associated with the ethics and risks of synthetic biology.The earliest roots of synthetic biology (or syn-bio for short) trace back to the 1960s when scientists Francois Jacob and Jacques Monod discovered regulatory circuits that underpin cell response. Soon, researchers envisioned the creation [...]

2024-03-18T11:15:25-04:00September 12th, 2023|Comments Off on Exploring the Ethics and Risks of Synthetic Biology

LabLinx™ Track-based Systems: Transforming Laboratory Automation with Dynamic Robotic Solutions

What Are the Different Types of pH Meters in Your Laboratory? As the term sounds, laboratory automation is using automated technologies in the lab to improve processes and applications. There are many benefits to lab automation, particularly for high-throughput laboratories. Over time, it became apparent that performing processes manually was difficult for technicians and needed [...]

2023-09-08T18:55:10-04:00September 5th, 2023|Comments Off on LabLinx™ Track-based Systems: Transforming Laboratory Automation with Dynamic Robotic Solutions

Synthetic Biology and Environmental Remediation: Cleaning Up Our Planet

Synthetic biology, or syn-bio for short, looks at problems from an alternative perspective to create solutions. For example, when it comes to synthetic biology and environmental remediation, Ben Bostick, a geochemist at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, has said, “We think about how we can roll back our footprint, and not so much about how can we [...]

2024-04-22T18:50:45-04:00August 22nd, 2023|Comments Off on Synthetic Biology and Environmental Remediation: Cleaning Up Our Planet

How Colony Picking Robots Enhance Efficiency in High-throughput Research

Before advances in automation, samples had to be screened and tested by hand. Not only was this an inefficient way to process samples, the work hours alone required to perform colony picking or other applications could take hours, even days, to process a small amount of samples. However, with the advent of high-throughput screening. Instead [...]

2023-08-29T15:40:29-04:00August 15th, 2023|Comments Off on How Colony Picking Robots Enhance Efficiency in High-throughput Research

Integrating PlateCrane into Your Lab: Tips for Successful Implementation and Optimization

The PlateCrane EX™™ helps revolutionize laboratory automation by streamlining microplate handling—it is a handler optimized for the “SBS footprint,” including microplates, reservoirs, and disposable dip racks. Not only can the PlateCrane EX™ handle plates with hundreds of different instruments, it is easily integrable into any working lab and is designed to complement several systems; but [...]

2023-08-29T15:35:12-04:00August 8th, 2023|Comments Off on Integrating PlateCrane into Your Lab: Tips for Successful Implementation and Optimization

Synthetic Biology and Sustainable Agriculture: Revolutionizing Food Production

The field of synthetic biology (syn-bio for short) is growing at an amazing rate, partly because of all the many ways syn-bio can be useful. If you think about the blanket term “biology,” think of all the applications and many different fields that fall under that umbrella. Synthetic biology can look very similar in that [...]

2023-08-29T15:29:28-04:00August 1st, 2023|Comments Off on Synthetic Biology and Sustainable Agriculture: Revolutionizing Food Production
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