Microlab VANTAGE Liquid Handling System by HAMILTON Robotics

Manufacturer HAMILTON Robotics  |  Available Worldwide
3.9
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5.0
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Discover the ultimate in precision engineering, performance, and craftsmanship. The modular design of the Microlab VANTAGE allows the lab to optimize storage, device integration, and transport space without sacrificing deck space. As a result, rely on Hamilton to process more samples in less time without risk of error or variability.


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Microlab VANTAGE Liquid Handling System
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Average Rating: 3.9
11 Scientists have reviewed this product

3 out of 5
Ease of use
4 out of 5
After sales service
4 out of 5
Value for money


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  • Member since: 2020

  • Organization: Bristol-Meyers Squibb



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Great customer service.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area: Plate transfer

"Flexible software and great customer service."

Review date: 28 Jan 2020 | Microlab VANTAGE Liquid Handling System
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2020

  • Organization: Schrodinger Inc.



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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The system is becoming the backbone of our DMPK drug discovery process.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:DMPK screening

"The after-sale service has been excellent. The programmer has been very helpful in trouble shooting and optimization of internal process."

Review date: 27 Jan 2020 | Microlab VANTAGE Liquid Handling System
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  • Member since: 2020

  • Organization: abbvie



  • Ease of use
    3 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Great product.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:In vitro adme assay

"Great customer service. When we have problems with our programs, they immediately follow up. The software is a bit hard to use."

Review date: 27 Jan 2020 | Microlab VANTAGE Liquid Handling System
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Quest



  • Ease of use
    1 out of 5
    After sales service
    2 out of 5
    Value for money
    2 out of 5
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Method portability from Star makes this a poor investment for current Hamilton users.
Rating: 1.7

  • Application Area:Analyze metabolites

"Extremely large footprint, exceedingly expensive tip costs, difficult programming logic."

Review date: 23 Jan 2017 | Microlab VANTAGE Liquid Handling System
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  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Eisai Inc



  • Ease of use
    2 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    2 out of 5
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I would not recommend this product.
Rating: 2.3

  • Application Area:Drug metabolism screen

"We bought the vantage system to handle our high throughput screening for DMPK. Our first delivery, the instrument was broken during shipping from Nevada. It took several months to replace. Then the second one came, the programmer left the company and it took several months for the replacement to finish the methods. In addition, the software was not user-friendly at all, It has been 1 year since our purchase, after so many issues here and there, we finally have all the programs up in running."

Review date: 18 Jan 2017 | Microlab VANTAGE Liquid Handling System
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  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: Genentech



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Rating: 5.0
"It has an easy programming user interface with good network communicated function. It is easy to call other applications for sample preparation. Hamilton's service engineers have always responded quickly when a request has been submitted. They do their best to get the system back to production."

Review date: 12 Oct 2015 | Microlab VANTAGE Liquid Handling System
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  • Member since: 2014

  • Organization: Sequenom Center for Molecular Medicine



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:DNA Extraction

"The Hamilton Vantage is a top-of-the-line machine, and as such it has a lot of advantages. Some of them being: user-friendly interface for programming a run of choice, high throughput system with customizable pipetting, deck space and waste management of tips and liquids. These are all new and improved."

Review date: 05 Nov 2014 | Microlab VANTAGE Liquid Handling System
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  • Member since: 2014

  • Organization: Quest Diagnostics



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Pre- LCMS Plate Set Up

"The applications team members in our area are amazing. They’re always very responsive and helpful. "

Review date: 11 Feb 2014 | Microlab VANTAGE Liquid Handling System
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: Quest Diagnostics



  • Ease of use
    3 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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Rating: 4.0
"Nice system, but software a bit cumbersome. It does takes awhile to get a feel for the software. "

Review date: 10 Feb 2014 | Microlab VANTAGE Liquid Handling System
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  • Member since: 2014

  • Organization: Quest Diagnostics



  • Ease of use
    1 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
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Rating: 2.7

  • Application Area:Dried Blood Spot Extraction

"It is a very versatile instrument that can incorporate many settings. The main setback is the interface is not very user friendly."

Review date: 10 Feb 2014 | Microlab VANTAGE Liquid Handling System


  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2014

  • Organization: VandP Scientific, Inc.



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Cell Disruption with Magnetic Beads

"It has superior quality and the consumables are valuably priced. Programming was easy with tech help from Hamilton support. I was able to reach my goals quickly and was processing results within a very short time after setup. Our local rep was very helpful in recommending accessories for our projects. Using outside the box thinking, our rep we able to gather the required resources needed to break the cellular membrane with magnetic beads in suspension then removed them using magnetics. After the wash stage 100% of the beads were removed so we did not have to worry about altering our samples. The Hamilton Vantage is still performing above our initial specifications and surpassing them. My only regret is not locating this solution sooner. I have recommended the Vantage by Hamilton to several colleges and will continue to recommend it in the future. The price was well within budget and our rep was eager to help keep costs within the limits set by our project manager and customer."

Review date: 07 Feb 2014 | Microlab VANTAGE Liquid Handling System

Precision Pipetting

The Microlab VANTAGE 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.

Modular Architecture

The convenience of a modular architecture means that users can conveniently select modules specific to their application and upgrade at any time as their needs evolve.

  • Pipettor: Customize the number of pipetting arms, channels, and transport options
  • Logistics Cabinet: Storage, waste, device integration, Entry/Exit below-deck transport space
  • Track Gripper: Transportation between the Pipettor and Logistics Cabinet as well as third-party instruments
  • Rear Integration Cabinet: Extensive storage and device integration space

Integrated Tools and Accessories

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

  • Internal Plate Gripper (IPG)
  • Hamilton Heater Shaker (HHS)
  • [MPE]2 positive pressure module
  • Much more

Powerfully Optimized Software
Microlab VANTAGE’s powerful software, INSTINCT V, allows users to design and optimize assays and workflows from simple to complex without compromising requirements. Users may choose between an intuitive drag-and-drop interface or text-based programming to suit personal preference. Preview simulations at user-selected speeds, and schedule activities for maximum system and workflow efficiency.

Confidence through Sample Tracking

The Microlab VANTAGE uses barcode scanners to track samples in labware, and tracking information may be exported for detailed history reports.

Protecting Users and Data

The Microlab VANTAGE enclosed housing uses sensor-controlled door locks to prevent user injuries and safeguard samples from environmental contaminants. Software is 21 CFR part 11 compliant to prevent data manipulation and loss.

Buy Your Consumables Online

The Microlab VANTAGE works with a wide variety of consumables to optimize efficiency and throughput in automated workflows. Hamilton consumables are key components of the Microlab VANTAGE system that ensure quality results. Now, you can buy consumables easier than ever. All Hamilton consumable products are available to buy online in our fast, easy-to-navigate site.

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Microlab VANTAGE Liquid Handling System

Manufacturer HAMILTON Robotics  |  Available Worldwide

3.9 / 5.0 | 11 reviews