The integrated Pickolo colony picker for the Freedom EVO liquid-handling platforms enables the automation of molecular biology workflows, from cloning to PCR sequencing or cell-based screening.
Scirobotics developed Pickolo specifically for Freedom EVO.
This application enables fully automated colony picking from petri dish and multi-well plate formats, combining high-resolution digital-imaging technology with flexible analysis software to select individual colonies.
The selection criteria are based on user-defined criteria, including size, shape and colour.
The Pickolo provides reliable, automated picking of up to 800 colonies an hour and is fully interfaced with Freedom Evoware, ensuring seamless integration with upstream and downstream processes for improved laboratory productivity.
The technology can be extended to be used for fluorescent labelled colonies, including a Tecan detection device.