Hamilton Robotics and Waters Corporation Collaborate to Introduce STARWorks for Waters Assay Ready Workstations for Biopharmaceutical Sample Preparation Workflows
Automated, End-to-End Workflows Provide Hands-Free Convenience with Unrivaled Assay Sensitivity and Robust System Performance
Reno, Nev., and Milford, Mass. (June 4, 2018) – Hamilton Robotics and Waters Corporation further extend their collaborative goal of streamlining biopharmaceutical sample preparation workflows with the launch of STARWorks for Waters. By integrating liquid handling expertise with in-depth sample preparation chemistry knowledge from the respective companies, these assay ready workstations maximize sensitive, robust results while minimizing variability and manual interventions. STARWorks for Waters® GlycoWorks™ and STARWorks for Waters ProteinWorks™ are specifically pre-configured and qualified to automate sample preparation of up to 96 samples at once using the GlycoWorks RapiFluor-MS™ N-Glycan and ProteinWorks Auto-eXpress Digest assay kits, respectively, prior to LC-MS analysis.
STARWorks for Waters is an ideal end-to-end solution for high-impact biopharmaceutical sample preparation, including verified methods and workstation accessories for large molecule characterization and quantification workflows, along with a user-friendly graphic interface that guides and prompts researchers through each workflow step. When configured for the three-step GlycoWorks RapiFluor-MS N-Glycan assay kit, STARWorks for Waters GlycoWorks includes accurate pipetting of precious reagents, barcoded sample tracking, and reproducible, HILIC SPE for cleanup and concentration of glycans from complex matrices. The STARWorks for Waters ProteinWorks configuration for the ProteinWorks Auto-eXpress Digest assay kit contains dual heating blocks for precise temperature control, automated piercing location to eliminate the need for human intervention and an on-deck darkbox for light sensitive reactions. This version also offers flexibility for a three-step or five-step workflow along with scripting and capabilities to perform the ProteinWorks µElution SPE assay for post-digestion sample purification.
Compared to complex manual workflows with repetitive pipetting steps, automated sample preparation workflows are simplified while simultaneously increasing sample throughput, and time-consuming, user-variable manual pipetting steps are reduced. By doing so, users may re-focus their attention to high-value tasks while remaining confident that results are accurate and robust.
STARWorks for Waters will be co-promoted by Hamilton Robotics and Waters Corporation, and a single, localized point of contact will enable customers to seamlessly integrate the assay ready workstations into their laboratory, while conveniently leveraging the respective expertise and services of each Company.