Blogs about Drug Discovery

Featuring the latest trends in research, innovative techniques and new technology.

apricot S3 Pipettor - Accessible Automation & Endless Research Possibilities

Recently, we introduced our apricot range of user-friendly liquid handling instruments to the SPT Labtech business. The apricot S3 pipettor is one of the core products in the range, offering automated high-performance 96 and 384 channel pipetting...

Is your assay really optimized?

In response to the question “Is your assay really optimized?” the answer we hear the most is – “It’s good enough” So, if your process isn’t broken, why on earth would you consider fixing it?

Why hasn’t DoE been readily adopted within Life Sciences?

So, is Design of Experiments (DoE), just a passing trend? DoE might appear to be a relatively new buzz word or concept, but rest assured it’s worth has been proven long ago within other industries. Why therefore hasn’t the approach been readily...

Why you should care how assays are developed?

Thanks to high throughput automation, delivering large scale library screens is very much a matter of routine but bottlenecks have an annoying habit of shifting. Has the pressure to keep pace now shifted upstream to your assay development and...

Maximizing Automation and Software in Restarting your Research

Many of us are gearing up to return to the lab after months of working from home. For some, this will be a welcome change and, for others, perhaps another shock to the system in what has been a strange year for scientific research.

Reviewing automated liquid handler options to find your lab’s solution. The guide part 2:

In the first of these two blogs, we explored your reasons for exploring liquid handling automation, how to go about finding the right tool for the job and why you should include both initial and on-going investment costs into your decision-making...

Comparing automated liquid handlers to find your lab’s solution? The guide part 1:

If you are anything like me, when faced with a task you know little about, you procrastinate until it's urgent and then run on adrenaline to get it done. Whether this is how you work, or you want reassurance that your carefully prepared research...