Hudson’s SOLO™ Pipettor as a Base Platform for Your Assays
For many years, Hudson Robotics has been well-known for the ability to
integrate Hudson’s PlateCrane™ Robotic Arm with a wide variety of readers
and other SBS-compatible microplate equipment. But you may not be aware of
the wide variety of integration solutions we have produced, built around
our SOLO pipettor.
The SOLO pipettor allows the user to place instruments below its pipetting
arm, within easy reach of its pipetting tips. SoloSoft software can treat
the instrument plate nests as standard SOLO plate positions.
For example, the following picture shows the SOLO integrated with Promega’s new Discover multi-mode
reader. With one piece of software, the user can create a protocol that
prepares the assay plate in the reader’s nest position, opens closes the
reader’s door and runs the reader’s protocol software. This
configuration has been successfully used to run the ADP-Glo, ApoTox-Glo and
several other Promega assays.
Similar integrations have been carried out with many of the popular
multi-mode and specialized plate readers used in life science research today.
This type of integration can be used, for instance, to validate the
accuracy and precision of the SOLO itself, by integrating
the SPECTROstar Nano and a Sartorius microbalance, as shown above.
Both instruments have been positioned below the pipetting arm. In this
configuration, we first operate the SOLO in single-channel mode and
measure the weight of each individual dispense into a tube, and
calculate CV data after a number of equivalent dispenses. We then
switch to multi-channel mode and measure the CV data of the absorbance
maxima of a dye solution dispensed directly into the nest of the
SPECTROstar. The software controls the pipetting protocols, the
SPECTROstar’s operation and the taring and reading of weights from the balance.
We have integrated a large number of third party instruments,
as well as Hudson’s own instruments, with the SOLO. For example, below are images several example SOLO integrations(from left to right):
- A PCR workcell with an Inheco thermal cycler along with the Torrey Pines
- A DNA extraction workcell with our Micro10x dispenser and FilterPress
- A compact ELISA workcell with our Micro10x™ dispenser and RapidWash plate washer.
The SOLO stands alone as the only small, affordable bench-top pipettor that allows users to integrate their instruments into the pipettor’s work envelope.
We can integrate your instrument with our SOLO. Just press the
button below and tell us what reader, or other piece of equipment you are
interested in integrating in this manner.