This accessible range of liquid handling instruments delivers high-performance, intuitive and compact automated solutions that adapt well across applications.

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Accurate, precise and intuitive automated liquid handling technology

apricot instrumentation provides accurate, precise and intuitive automated pipetting technology for convenient general use across your entire team. The small footprint designs allow laboratories to maximize available space without compromising on pipetting performance.

apricot DC1

The versatile apricot DC1 unlocks a whole raft of benefits for laboratories taking their first steps towards liquid handling automation. As a highly accessible platform, the apricot DC1 empowers laboratory staff, allowing teams to benefit quickly from increased throughput, reliable standardization, and enhanced data quality when copying, mixing, pooling, aliquoting, and preparing the serial dilution of liquids.

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apricot S3

The apricot S3 offers automated high performance 96 and 384 channel pipetting, equally suited to low or high-throughput use. The instrument’s interchangeable pipetting cores allow researchers to simply select the dispense range depending on the application, without a need for any tools.The intuitive interface through a Microsoft® Surface Pro Tablet, and EZ-Load tip technology combined with fully automated X, Y and Z drives, create exceptionally straightforward and user-friendly automated pipetting.

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apricot S1

This easy to use and accessible 96 and 384 channel liquid handling system with interchangeable pipetting core is up to 12x faster than an 8-channel handheld pipettor. Ideal for laboratories making their first step towards automation, it incorporates adjustable split level manually actuated plate elevators for individual sampling using multiple plates and supports a variety of SBS format labware. The EZ-Load tip technology and touch-screen control interface enable intuitive and straightforward operation across the whole research team.

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apricot PP5

The apricot PP5 brings together the functionality of several pipettors into one space-saving instrument suited for both production and laboratory environments. Its accurate, reliable and repeatable automation minimizes repetitive tasks and eliminates pipetting errors to increase productivity. The intuitive interface, compact 5 plate position automated deck and optional active tip wash or reagent reservoir station simplify and significantly speed up multi-step liquid handling processes.

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Tips and consumables


apricot tips and consumables

Our apricot pipette tips and consumables are designed to work in perfect combination with the apricot automated pipettors. Manufactured exclusively by SPT Labtech for our apricot instruments, the apricot EZ-load and AL tips deliver optimal liquid handling precision and accuracy.

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apricot Liquid Handler Citations

The Apricot S3 delivered high level of precision and accuracy in pipetting when we had it for the demo, the %CV was around 1.5%. It's nice to have a instrument that can pipet 0.5 uL to 125 uL in one pipet tray, which greatly facilitates our workflow. It is very easy to use and methods are easily written.

Zachary Nguyen | Principal Scientist

Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research

"5/5 for easy to import, create or edit workflows/protocols. Our apricot works really well for NGS protocols. 5/5 for easy to calibrate and re-initialize. 5/5 for great after sales-care & customer services."

Stella Huang | R&D Scientist


"Amazing to see [the apricot] unboxed and contributing to more efficient NGS workflows on the same day! We’re all about that kind of turnaround…"

Sequencing Technologies Director

Day Zero Diagnostics

PhenoVista Biosciences
"The apricot is a very efficient tool for us. We work with high-throughput 384-well low-volume plates that don't leave a lot of room for error when handling. Using the apricot for media changes and other aspects of cell culture cut down our wet lab time tremendously and make our treatments much more consistent than they would be by hand. The apricot is our most heavily used piece of equipment in our lab."

Jake Buford | Assistant Lab Manager

PhenoVista Biosciences

Pandemic Response Lab
"In the start of the pandemic PP5+1 saved the day! It is easy to create reproduce-able results. I created Covid extraction protocols with this instrument “6 PP5+1” paralleling the process allowing lab staff to easily run RNA extractions and get the same results every time. With the open platform it makes it intuitive to control the throughput. It can handle higher throughput or partial allowing us to keep one instrument for all our needs." 

Samuel Gonzalez | Field Engineer

Pandemic Response Lab