Beckman Coulter, Inc. will feature automated workflow solutions and improvements in throughput and cellular analysis at the LabAutomation2011 conference, running through Feb. 2 in Palm Springs, Calif. In addition to workshops and scientific posters, the exhibit, in booth 217, will showcase applications and systems dedicated to next generation sequencing (NGS) sample preparation, stem cell research, assay screening miniaturization and more.
Beckman Coulter will present two workshops: The first on Monday, Jan. 31, Next Generation Sequencing Sample Prep Solutions: Beckman Coulter’s Continuum of Solutions for Manual to High-Throughput NGS Sample Prep Processing, will cover how high-throughput NGS sample preparation workflow improves results and saves time. On Tuesday, Feb. 1, Prof. J. Paul Robinson of Purdue University will present Automated Stem Cell Workflow Processes and Analysis by Flow Cytometry that will detail how cellular growth, maintenance and differentiation benefit from automation and experiments designed to enhance development of specific cell lineages.
The role of technology in the development of high-value assays will be explained in a poster sessions presented by researchers and product development specialists. Three in the series are entitled: cAMP Assay Using Spatial Proximity Analyte Reagent Capture Luminescence (SPARCL*) Technology; Automated Optimization of Murine Embryonic Stem Cell Differentiation into Cardiomyocytes; and Analysis of Differentiation of Embryonic Stem Cells by Automated Flow Cytometry Sample Preparation on the Biomek NXP Workstation.
The company’s exhibit will feature integrated platforms used in the work presented in the workshops and posters and will enable conference attendees to get information on how the systems can integrate into their laboratories. Workstations that will be displayed include a system for Roche 454 next generation sequencing sample prep featuring SPRIWorks II and a Biomek system with REM e (a liquid handler that automates PCR enrichment); a stem cell differentiation, identification and characterization platform utilizing the Biomek NXP system, a HyperCyt Autosampler* and a Gallios cytometer for high-throughput flow cytometry; and other productivity enhancing research laboratory systems.
Beckman Coulter Genomics’ SPRIworks Fragment Library System III, which automates the preparation of libraries for the SOLiD* Sequencer will be demonstrated.
Three new pipette tips that can be used in a range of applications on the company’s Biomek FXP, NXP and 3000 workstations also will be displayed at the conference. The tips, in environmentally responsible packaging, are certified to be free of DNA (human and mouse), RNase and DNase, pyrogens/endotoxins and trace metals, and will be available in pre-sterilized, pre-sterilized with barrier and non-sterile versions.