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Synthetic Biology Workstation

Synthetic Biology

Hudson Robotics’ unique capabilities and product mix have enabled us to lead the entire world in lab 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.


Wikipedia – Synthetic Biology

Wikipedia – Genomics

The Synthetic Biology Project at the Wilson Center

The Synthetic Biology Center at MIT

Synthetic Genomics

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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