Test More Cannabis Samples and Reduce Labor Hours with Automation

We offer turnkey automation solutions that can be used for DNA extraction and qPCR setup, thanks to our distributor partnerships with Agilent and Hamilton Robotics. Purchase liquid handling robots directly from Medicinal Genomics, and the equipment will arrive outfitted with all the add-ons and accessories needed to test your cannabis samples. You can also purchase Medicinal Genomics approved software methods, so you don’t need to worry about programming the machine.

Automation Options

Be sure to consider sample volume when choosing which automation machine will work for you. You can always contact a Medicinal Genomics representative for help deciding what’s best for your lab.

Equipment

 Comparison


Application Note

Sample Throughput*

Deck Locations

Channels/96 Head

Field Upgradable

Samples per Day CA**

Reactions per Day CA**

Samples per Day AHP***

Reactions per Day AHP***

Samples per Day USP****

Reactions per Day USP****

Instrument Processing Time (Hours)

Technician Time (Hours)

LIMS Compatible

Preprogrammed Methods

Manual Processing 

NA

Low

NA

NA

NA

92

192

44

192

28

192

NA

4-6

No

No

Agilent Bravo

Coming Soon

High

9

96 Head

Yes. BenchCel / MiniHub 

for microplate storage

184-368

384-768

88-172

384-768

56-112

384-768

2

2

Yes

Yes

Hamiltion

STARlet 8 Tip 

Medium-High

30

8 Channels

Yes. 96 Head

184

384

88

384

56

384

2-4

2

Yes

Yes

Hamilton

STARlet 8 w/96 Head

High

30

8 Channels. 96 Head

No

184-368

384-768

88-172

384-768

56-112

384-768

2

2

Yes

Yes

*Throughput estimates do not take into account sample homogenization process or number of available qPCR instruments.
**Required CA tests are Salmonella, STEC, Aspergillus Multiplex (A. niger, A. flavus, A. fumigatus, A. terreus)
***Required AHP tests are Total Yeast & Mold, Total Aerobic Count, E. coli, Salmonella, Bile-Tolerant Gram-Negative, Coliform
****Required USP tests are Total Aerobic Count, Total Yeast & Mold, Total Coliform, Bile-Tolerant Gram-Negative (BTGN), E. coli, Salmonella, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staph aureus

Eliminate User Errors

Automation of DNA extraction and qPCR setup not only saves labs time and labor, it also eliminates many user errors that come up with manual testing processes.

More Consistent Results

With one robot processing all your microbial samples you get more consistent results.

Sample Tracking

No more sample swaps! The robot’s software follows samples through the entire instrument run and provides an output file that lists each sample transfer location.

LIMS Compatibility

Automation software integrates with your laboratory information management system (LIMS), eliminating the need to manually enter results.

Ready to Get Started?

Complete the form below and a Medicinal Genomics representative will be in touch to help determine the best automation solution for your lab.