MWG-Biotech announces the official
commercialization of the new lab robot RoboSmart. The system is the first
robot in the market to completely automate, in one single step on one
single robot platform, plasmid or PCR product purification, set up,
processing, and subsequent purification of the sequencing reaction.
The RoboSmart is ideally suited to be the fully automated sample
preparation system of choice for the several thousand capillary
sequencers already on the market. In 2001 MWG-Biotech expects to sell
circa 20 units of this new robot, which is the latest member of
MWG-Biotech‘s successful lab automation series.
On the new RoboSmart several subsequent process steps have been
combined on one single platform to ensure a high degree of automation
unprecedented in the market. High process security ensures constant
result reliability. At the same time the system is extremely user friendly: it
only takes half an hour to completely load the robot. Then more than 768
samples will be processed within 15 hours in a fully automated process
without any further user intervention. Thus, the RoboSmart is ideally suited
for working overnight, and valuable lab time that is freed for other
processes. Due to this fact the complete system will have paid itself off in
little over a year.
„We are proud to be the first company in the market to offer complete
automation for the most time consuming part of sample preparation. The
new RoboSmart represents a long awaited application solution especially
for all 96 capillary sequencer users. It is the result of our strategy to
develop complete solutions for our customers, so that valuable working
time is available for important research work.“ said Michael
Weichselgartner, CEO of MWG-Biotech AG.