Lab Automation Resource Center
Learn from your peers how to start, build methods, and troubleshoot.
Implementing, using and maintaining an automated workstation can be complex undertaking with a steep learning curve, but you do not have to go through it alone.
We have compiled this comprehensive library of resources to support you wherever you are in the process, from consideration through troubleshooting.Looking to automate your workflow but not sure where to start?
Explore our collection of How-to Guides to learn how to get started with building an automated workflow and which questions you should be considering throughout the process.
Automating Your Lab
Thinking about bringing automated systems into your lab? Learn what questions you should be asking.
Selecting Lab Automation Instruments
Learn how to determine what you need from an instrument and a service provider.
Automating Nucleic Acid Extraction
Learn what steps you’ll need to optimize to create an automated nucleic acid extraction workflow.
Building Liquid Classes
Learn about considerations and tips for building liquid classes.
Automating DNA/RNA Extraction from FFPE
Learn how to automate the extraction of nucleic acids from FFPE tissue.
Automating cfDNA and cfRNA Extraction
Learn how to overcome the challenges of cfDNA and cfRNA extraction.
Automating Viral Nucleic Acid Extraction from Plasma, Saliva, Feces & Swabs
Learn how to automate viral nucleic acid extraction from viscous samples.
Webinars & Videos
Learn about the fundamentals of lab automation, how to optimize and troubleshoot your automation, and more with our videos and on-demand webinars.
Learn How to Automate Nucleic Acid Extraction
Explore how to efficiently build and troubleshoot an automated nucleic acid extraction workflow.
Simplifying Lab Work: A Guide to Laboratory Automation Using Liquid Handlers
Learn practical tips for choosing an automation partner, navigating instrument capabilities and optimizing protocols.
Video Education Series: Automating Nucleic Acid Extraction
Part 3: Working with a Robot
Learn how to work with a liquid handler robot, the types of instruments available, and provide tips for developing liquid classes for your system.
Part 4: Optimizing and Troubleshooting the Automation
Learn how to optimize each of the six stages of automated magnetic particle-based nucleic acid extraction.
Getting Started with Lab Automation
Does the thought of implementing high throughput processes intimidate you or cause you stress? Do you need help automating or making changes to your nucleic acid purification workflow? Maybe you have not previously considered automation, but are experiencing growing pains in your lab related to your current workflow?
We know automating your workflow can seem daunting, with so many options to choose from and numerous variables to consider. Whether you are at the beginning stages of planning your automation or need help optimizing or troubleshooting your workflow, this collection of resources has the information and tools to support every step of your automation journey.
Automating Your Lab Worksheet
Looking to automate your workflow, but not sure where to start? This worksheet guides you through a series of questions to help you clearly define your automation goals and plan your project.
UniPath needed to expand capacity for nucleic acid extraction but did not have the personnel required to meet increased processing demands of COVID-19.
A clinical laboratory experiencing an increasing volume of FFPE biopsy samples needed a solution for extracting high-quality DNA and RNA to use in downstream diagnostic assays.
Our Maxwell® instruments, together with cartridge-based purification kits, offer rapid DNA and RNA extraction at scale from numerous sample types, from biofluids to microbes. Explore over 130 application notes with protocol details and purification data from a variety of samples of interest.