Non-contact acoustic liquid-dispensing technology can be integrated within an Agilent Biocel System, enabling a new level of high-throughput automation in a drug-discovery environment.
Agilent Automation Solutions has published a technical poster that demonstrates this integration.
The poster describes the collaboration of Agilent Automation Solutions, EDC Biosystems and Pfizer Animal Health Division, to produce a fully automated compound-management solution for screening and developmental assay plates.
Automation and throughput requirements demanded that workflows accounted for manipulation of samples in a wide variety of plate formats, such as 384-, 1536- and 3456-well.
The objective of the described project was to reduce human manual steps while increasing the capacity and turnaround time of laboratory workflow processes.
With this project, the authors describe a protocol to generate 450 compound plates (384 to 384 dispense) per run.
The flexibility of the EDC Biosystem ATS-100 non-contact acoustic liquid-dispensing system - combined with Agilent Automation Solution's robust Biocel platform and VWorks Automation Control software's ability to use conditional execution while easily integrating with a wide range of third-party devices - has resulted in a versatile compound-management system that can be quickly reconfigured to keep up with Pfizer's rapidly changing needs.
A copy of this technical poster is available by emailing Agilent Automation.