Microbiome/Microbiota Research

Microbiome/Microbiota Research2018-11-14T15:35:46+00:00
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The Human Microbiome consists of all of the good (symbiotic) and bad (pathogenic) bacteria that co-exist with human cells in our body. Microbiome and microbiota are a rapidly expanding field of research as we learn more about the number, variety and nature of these bacteria. Because of their small size, the total weight of bacteria in the average human body is on the order of a few pounds. However, the actual number of bacteria that inhabit the average human body is staggering. The average human body contains roughly 10 trillion human cells, and over 100 trillion bacteria!

Hudson Robotics’ instruments are small with with an open design for easy physical and software integration with other manufactures’ instruments to create unique workcells for a wide range of applications such as microbiome additions and subtractions, host interaction modulation and microbiome modulation studies. Research on gastrointestinal disorders, infectious diseases, metabolic disorders, immunology, oncology and CNS are all possible using Hudson technologies.

Anaerobic Chambers:

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RapidPick SP in Anaerobic Chamber

Hudson Robotics can help researchers that are studying the microbiota (gut microbiome) with our small form factor, automated tools for bacterial colony-picking, sample preparation, DNA extraction, plasmid preparation and DNA normalization. Hudson Robotics’ RapidPick Automated Colony-Picking Systems and SOLO Robotics Pipettors are able to work inside anaerobic chambers, to relieve researchers of the unpleasant hours spent manually handling samples in the anaerobic environment.

Below is a picture of our DNA Extraction System:

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Microbiome – Wikipedia
Meet your Microbiome – American Museum of Natural History
NIH Human Microbiome Project

Hudson Robotics Videos:

The following video shows the fully automated DNA Extraction System in action:

The next video shows a dry run of the MinPrep Plasmid preparation protocol on our DNA Extraction System:

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