Hudson Robotics’ Highest Throughput Customer Smashes Dispense Record

Hudson Robotics recently announces that one of its customers has processed 1 million+ custom plates over an 8 month period.

Hudson Robotics, a leader in laboratory robotics instrumentation, recently announced that one of its customers has processed 1 million+ custom plates over an 8 month period. The processing included over 10 million dispenses successfully delivered without a service visit using a single custom configured SOLO Automated Liquid Handling System.

Hudson Robotics has a 30 year history in robotic automation. Located in Springfield, New Jersey, Hudson Robotics is a leader in microplate automation, laboratory robotics, liquid handling and customized software-driven solutions for life-science research.

In the spring of 2012, a customer took delivery of a SOLO Automated Liquid Handling System custom configured to support a manufacturing line for one of their new products. The SOLO from Hudson Robotics is a low cost, flexible and easily customizable automated pipettor designed to meet the needs of researchers and manufacturers alike. The SOLO is available in multiple configurations allowing one system to meet the needs of most researchers, including high throughput production dispensing. The specifications for the custom system required dispense volumes down to 8 ul, accuracy greater than 98%, CV of less than 1% and a dispense rate of greater than 3 wells per second. The process required a throughput of over 1000 custom plates per day.

The SOLO Automated Pipettor was customized to dispense into the customer’s specialized plates. The system delivered on all of the customer’s performance criteria and was quickly implemented in their manufacturing process. The demand for their product accelerated more rapidly than they had anticipated, forcing them to push manufacturing throughput 4 fold. “We never expected to push the system as hard as we did”, said David LaMotte, President of LaMotte Company, “but we are glad we chose a vendor where performance and quality are time honored traditions.” The single SOLO system met the increased demands. The SOLO Automated Pipettor performed without incident with the increased workload. Not a single service visit was required during this period.

“The SOLO Automated Liquid Handling System was able to stand up to the increased demand our customer put on it to meet their initial manufacturing goals as well as a rapid change to their needs,” notes Phil Farrelly, President of Hudson Robotics. “While we are constantly evaluating the performance of our systems internally, it’s extremely validating to see this level of continuous performance and reliability being achieved by our customers.”