Blogs about Genomics

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...

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.

COVID and beyond: Making Automation work for you

“Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them” according to Henry Ford, the father of mass production. Laboratories are reopening worldwide, but we still face global disruption from the COVID-19...

Automation and Miniaturization Solution to Testing and Research Bottlenecks

In mid-March, WHO Director General Dr Tedrous Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, “We have a simple message for all countries: test, test, test.” Testing is necessary to break the chains of transmission by isolating patients made more important because...

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...

Unleashing the power of a single cell

Dr. Louise Laurent (University of California, San Diego, USA) and her team have published a miniaturized method for single-cell RNA library preparation that has reduced costs by 90% whilst increasing throughput and ensuring the high quality of...