Microlab NIMBUS by HAMILTON Robotics

Manufacturer HAMILTON Robotics  |  Available Worldwide
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Experience fast, easy to use, and superior quality pipetting in a compact system at an affordable price. Add, change, and upgrade parts and accessories as needed to accommodate changing workflows. The Microlab NIMBUS is offered in multiple platform configurations to provide the lab with a powerful and personalized solution.


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Average Rating: 4.1
7 Scientists have reviewed this product

4 out of 5
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Value for money


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  • Member since: 2020

  • Organization: Zevon Automation



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    5 out of 5
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Powerful addition to an integrated system.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area: Liquid handling in integrated system

"I am programming two Nimbus liquid handlers that are integrated into a large workstation running GBG. Because of the versatility of the Venus software platform, I can write very flexible, robust programs to do complicated processes, even though the instrument itself is compact and simple."

Review date: 27 Jan 2020 | Microlab NIMBUS
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  • Member since: 2003

  • Organization: Novozymes R&D



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    4 out of 5
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Rating: 4.3
"The new Nimbus Liquid Handler from Hamilton Robotics comes with the Instinct software. This makes method development intuitive with the help of wizards. Advantages Proven technology from Hamilton STAR with air displacement channels Easy software with methods able to call information from work list Small footprint Faster than Hamilton’s STAR platform Excellent safety by closed cabinet Advanced users can program in the Venus software Wishes & Improvements Website to share methods and discuss challenges with user community None-reflective gals for front window Optimize channel use when using work list Bundle existing methods into a new method to obtain more complex workflows Slow 3D animation "

Review date: 30 Oct 2014 | Microlab NIMBUS
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  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: Janssen



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    4 out of 5
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Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Assay Development

"The Nimbus is very easy to use. Once you are familiar with the Venus software, it is straightforward to program. There is some limitation in application due to the limited pedestals, which does not exist on the STAR line of instruments. However, the liquid handling is exactly the same as the STAR instruments, ensuring good accuracy and precision."

Review date: 17 Feb 2014 | Microlab NIMBUS
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  • Member since: 2014

  • Organization: Sequenom Center for Molecular Medicine



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    3 out of 5
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    4 out of 5
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    3 out of 5
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Rating: 3.3
"It is automated, has a high throughput rate and has user-friendly software. I would highly recommend this to my colleagues for DNA extraction needs and DNA preparation."

Review date: 17 Feb 2014 | Microlab NIMBUS
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  • Member since: 2012

  • Organization: Ardea BioSciences



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    4 out of 5
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    4 out of 5
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Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Liquid Handling

"This is a great liquid handler for 96 well plate applications. It takes some set up for the liquid classes but well worth it and lots of user control with easy to use control steps."

Review date: 10 Feb 2014 | Microlab NIMBUS
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  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: BMS



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    5 out of 5
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Rating: 4.3
"The system is good for small tubes. It has a small footprint that can easily fit into a hood. The software can be easily applied to many applications and is not difficult to use. The drawback of a small system is that it cannot be used for big containers or large glass vials. But this may be modified in future to be used for 3-10 mL vials."

Review date: 14 Jan 2013 | Microlab NIMBUS
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  • Member since: 2010

  • Organization: Complete Genomics



  • Ease of use
    3 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
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Rating: 3.7
"Small footprint for easy integration into projects in a lab setting. The firmware development was a little behind in supporting all functionalities of the instrument. Great customer support for script development."

Review date: 01 May 2012 | Microlab NIMBUS

Precision Pipetting

The Microlab NIMBUS uses air displacement pipetting to achieve superior measurement accuracy. Additionally, Hamilton pipette channels and tips are designed to fit precisely together using a patented lock-and-key design called CO-RE (Compressed O-Ring Expansion). This creates a tight seal with precise tip alignment to eliminate tip distortion and ensure the highest accuracy during liquid handling steps. Optional anti-droplet control and liquid level detection technologies further safeguard sample and results integrity.

Integrated Tools and Accessories

With a flexible deck layout, the NIMBUS accommodates a broad range of tools and accessories to further enhance assay flexibility.

  • Labware Gripper
  • Clean Air Protection (CAP) System
  • Hamilton Heater Shaker (HHS)
  • Shift-N-Scan Tube Barcode Scanner
  • [MPE]2 Positive Pressure Module
  • Much more

Software for Any Process

The NIMBUS software allows users control their system for processes from simple to complex without compromising on requirements. NIMBUS software is completely integration friendly, easily allowing third party components to be added to the system without limiting functionality. Use the Method Editor to quickly create a method skeleton, with all possible actions in a toolbox for simple drag-and-drop programming.

Options for Every Assay and Budget

The Microlab NIMBUS provides users with multiple configurable base platforms to suit a variety of needs and budgets.

  • NIMBUS4: Features up to four independent pipetting channels for superior performance and flexible pipetting in tubes and plates
  • NIMBUS96: Features high-speed CO-RE 96 MP (Multi-Probe Head) for accurate, precise, and repeatable pipetting in 96- and 384-well plates in individual well, column row, and whole plate formats from 1–1000 µL
  • NIMBUS384: Features high-speed CO-RE 384 MPH for accurate, precise, and repeatable pipetting in 96-, 384-, and 1536-well plates, in individual well, column, row, and whole plate formats from 0.5–50 µL
  • NIMBUS HD (High Density): Features up to 8 independent pipetting channels with independent movement in both Y and Z axes

Convenience of Open or Enclosed Platforms

The Microlab NIMBUS is available in open or enclosed platforms depending on needs and available space. Enclosed platform options include:

  • Standard Enclosed
  • Extended Enclosed
  • Large Extended Enclosed

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Microlab NIMBUS

Manufacturer HAMILTON Robotics  |  Available Worldwide

4.1 / 5.0 | 7 reviews