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Hamilton Microlab STAR

Optimized Sample Processing for In Vitro Diagnostic Use

Hamilton, together with Chromsystems, developed the MassSTAR assay ready workstation as the first CE-IVD certified system for fully automated sample preparation using the MassTox Immunosuppressant and MassChrom vitamin D2/D3 assay chemistries from Chromsystems in LC-MS/MS workflows. Up to 288 samples may be processed at once using either assay.

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Features and Benefits

A User-Friendly System with the Highest Accuracy

Intuitive, Powerful Software

A graphical interface guides users through pre-defined protocol selection and assay setup. Automatically generated input files for LC-MS systems allow direct input of the processed samples without tedious data reformatting.

High Capacity, High Throughput

MassSTAR is available in multiple configurations to suit different laboratory needs. MassSTAR: CE-IVD certified system includes one method upgrade kit for either immunosuppressants or vitamin D analysis MassSTAR Biotech: Open non-IVD system for general laboratory use includes similar hardware without application specific methods

Precision Pipetting

Air displacement pipetting using Hamilton tips with CO-RE (Compressed O-Ring Expansion) technology provides superior measurement accuracy, precision, and reproducibility without tip distortion or aerosol generation during tip pick-up and ejection.

Rapid, Hands-Free Processing Protects Sample Integrity

Increased Sample Throughput Improves Overall Workflow Efficiency

The complete CE-IVD certified workflow, including autoload, barcode reading, pipetting, incubation, centrifugation and sample transfer steps, are integrated on a hands-free automated platform to eliminate risk of errors and operator variability. Total Aspiration and Dispense Control (TADM) provides real-time clot detection during pipetting steps, and the system closely monitors all actions to ensure sample integrity during processing. Each run, including complete sample traceability and operator information, is summarized in a downloadable report file.

Configurations for Multiple Needs

MassTox Immunosuppressant: Up to 96 samples (including 7 calibrators and 4 controls) processed in approximately 90 minutes. Up to 288 samples (including 7 calibrators and 12 controls) processed in approximately 4 hours, 30 minutes. MassChrom vitamin D2/D3: Up to 96 samples (including 5 or 7 calibrators and 2 controls) processed in approximately 50 minutes. Up to 288 samples (including 5 or 7 calibrators and 6 controls) processed in approximately 2 hours, 30 minutes.


All configurations are based on the Microlab STARlet.

31.1 in (788 mm)
Length (With Autoload)39.7 in (1008 mm)
Width54.8 in (1391 mm)
Height35.7 in (905 mm)

Additional Resources for the MassSTAR

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