New Options and Features Increase Flexibility and Convenience
Franklin, Mass. (December 29, 2016) – The Verso® automated sample storage system from Hamilton Storage provides new flexibility for medium- to large-capacity storage needs from ambient to −20°C. The modular format now includes the Verso S1 SE configuration, which is ideal for laboratories with ceiling heights as low as 7.10 ft (2.4 m). Verso’s new Universal Picker, available on all configurations, accommodates 96-well tubes, 1 dram vials, other vial types and plates, and eliminates the hassle associated with storing disparate labware containers separately. In addition to convenience, this provides a single, reliable method to securely document and track sample storage. The 96-tube Picker-Puncher processes REMP® 300 µL and REMP® 900 µL punching tubes in addition to normal 96-format tubes for a seamless transition between labware types. Finally, optional Active Thawing increases workflow efficiency by thawing samples before retrieving, while dual internal robotics and pickers increase throughput in large, customized Verso systems.
Complete walkaway automation allows users to attend to other tasks, or program Verso to operate overnight, as it processes up to 1,500 tubes/hour and up to 170 plates/hour. The user-friendly interface facilitates operation at any skill, and Verso easily integrates with Hamilton Robotics liquid handling workstations for comprehensive sample processing. Applications benefiting from flexible Verso automated sample storage systems include drug discovery/compound management, biobanking, forensics, pharmaceuticals, and more.