Product News: Molecular Devices launches automated workcells for ELISA workflows

Showcasing select automated instruments and capabilities at Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening Europe 2022 Conference and Exhibition in Dublin, Ireland

24 May 2022


Molecular Devices, LLC., a leading provider of high-performance life science solutions, has introduced five ready-made workcells for Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) workflows that offer automation capabilities ranging from entry-level to advanced. Automating labor-intensive plate-based assays increases walkaway time, throughput, and reproducibility by reducing the amount of common, repetitive, hands-on steps for researchers.

“The pandemic has taught us that walkaway time and automation are critical to keeping labs on track so that scientists can focus on more critical assay development challenges,” said Celeste Glazer, Vice President, Global Marketing and Product Management, Molecular Devices. “The ability to reallocate resources from laborious tasks to more innovative work is critical for accelerating lifesaving research and bringing more therapeutics to market.

“Our new automated ELISA workcells offer five levels of automation, taking the hands-on work out of plate loading and advancing until manual intervention is almost entirely unnecessary. With this approach, we’re leveraging our extensive experience automating workflows to best support scientists wherever they are in their automation journey,” Glazer concluded.

Options include:

  • ELISA Workcell – Entry-level system for researchers new to laboratory automation enabling automated plate loading with microplate reader and washer, robotic plate handler, plate storage, and integration software.
  • ELISA Advanced Workcell – ELISA Workcell with a more sophisticated robotic arm incorporated for an increasingly scalable, automated plate loading solution.
  • ELISA Advanced EC Workcell – ELISA Advanced Workcell with an added automated incubator.
  • ELISA HTS EC Workcell – Robotic liquid handling joins automated microplate reader, microplate washer, and incubator, for increased flexibility and minimal manual intervention.
  • ELISA HTSx Workcell – ELISA Advanced EC Workcell with automated liquid handling controlled by intuitive scheduling software that enables a fully automated workflow after the assay is initiated.

Molecular Devices will feature many components of the ELISA workcells at booth B15 during the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) Europe 2022 Conference and Exhibition in Dublin, Ireland, from May 24-27. The company will also showcase supporting workflow integrations including cell line development and imaging that complements ELISA screening.

While at the show, attendees can connect with subject matter experts on automating their unique research workflows or explore the latest in automated 3D imaging through the following podium presentation and exhibitor tutorial:

Podium Presentation

Automation of compound screening high-content imaging analysis of 3D triple-negative breast cancer patient-derived tumoroids on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. Learn how Molecular Devices Senior Scientist Oksana Sirenko, Ph.D., developed a workcell that enables automated imaging, analysis, and cell culture methods to scale up complex 3D cell-based assays and compound screening.

Exhibitor Tutorial

Novel 3D tissue models, imaging, and automation of organ-on-a-chip assays on Thursday, May 26, 2022. Experts from Molecular Devices and MIMETAS demonstrate how researchers can get powerful new insights from complex biological models by automating culturing, monitoring, and analysis steps of organ-on-a-chip assays.

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