By Andy Choi
HighRes Biosolutions has declared the launch of a new, advanced bench top laboratory automation system ‘ACell’. It is compact, ensures secure bench top use, capable of rapid operation, and compatible with all HighRes' advanced storage devices.
HighRes Biosolutions' new ACell bench top laboratory automation system (Photo: Business Wire)
The compact configuration of ACell makes it ideal for benchtop integrations. It can also be customized to integrate with new or existing custom tables. A MicroDock, a patented device docking station from HighRes, can be in-built with ACell that enables instant swapping of instruments like a pipettor or a reader.
The floating-robot teach mode ensures effortless teaching simply at the flick of a button. It requires the operator to hand-direct the robot. Teaching is made further simple by using Plus HighRes’ wireless setup tool that outsmarts other one-touch teaching tehcniques.
The ACell adapts with all HighRes’ high-density storage devices such as carousels, random-access and non-random access stackers, freezers and incubators. It can also be connected to enclosure options including laminar flow, BSL2, temperature and humidity control, HEPA filtration, and positive or negative pressure, which can be optimized to shield operators, cells and assays.
HighRes Biosolutions’ Cellario software is used to control ACell. It is versatile enough to enable any laboratory technician to perform intricate processes with efficiency and ease.
The ACell can also be integrated with other HighRes systems including TCell, HighRes’ table-based system; MicroStar, HighRes’ flagship modular system and NanoCell, HighRes’ small modular system.
ACell was launched at the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) 2012 show, on February 4, 2012 in San Diego, CA.