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Old 09-30-2015, 09:20 AM   #1
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Default The Best Robot for NGS Library Prep

Hi everyone,

I wanted to get some insight on a robot for NGS library prep. I am a Lab Mgr. of a NGS core that currently runs 2 MiSeqs. So far we have been considering the EpMotion 5075 but it is quite expensive and I wanted to get some insight from some folks that may have experience integrating these types of robots into their workflows. Thanks for your help.
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Old 10-01-2015, 12:57 AM   #2
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Have you considered the NGS Express?

We're pretty high throughput so do most of our library prep on Sciclones, but the NGS Express still gets quite a bit of use for lower throughput projects in the lab. Should handle most of your critical MiSeq applications.
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Old 10-13-2015, 03:04 PM   #3
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We use Biomek FXs and Hamilton Star and Starlets, but I don't know if that would really solve your cost problem, since they're both pretty large and expensive-looking. Another consideration you might have to take into account is whether or not you need automation personnel for support.
We're not super high throughput though, about 100 samples a day.
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Old 10-14-2015, 05:53 AM   #4
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Is there any liquid handling users that can give some feedback?
Its for a genomic core facility with a Illumina platform technology (Miseq, NextSeq or HiSeq).

epMotion 5075 vs Hamilton STAR vs Sciclone NGS.


Thanks in advance
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Old 10-20-2015, 08:05 AM   #5
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I work for Hamilton Robotics as the Scientific Leader for NGS, but came from Beckman Coulter where I was the application scientist developing the NGS methods for them. If you would like to PM me and ask specific questions about automating NGS protocols, I can answer them.
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