A Guide to Laboratory Automation

Automation can make working in the laboratory easier, safer and, often, healthier. It can help to increase productivity, improve data quality and enable experiments to be performed that that would be impossible to execute manually, enhancing your laboratory workflows.

Automation can help laboratories to increase productivity and safety while improving data quality. It can also allow scientists to perform previously unachievable experiments. The degree of automation required is related to each specific application and the desired sample throughput but, in general, single sample automation is recommended for laboratories analyzing up to 30 samples per day. For laboratories processing larger sample numbers, investment in multiple sample automation is beneficial.

This guide aims to help you work more efficiently by improving your workflow. It presents solutions for single and multiple sample automation, with detailed information about basic modules – such as barcode readers and printers – through to sophisticated sample changers.