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Automation/Liquid Handling

News on automation and liquid handling systems for diagnostic labs.

Due out in December, the Magnis automated library prep instrument is meant to be an affordable and easy way for researchers to use Agilent's SureSelect kits.

The company's life sciences revenues were up 6 percent while its diagnostics business grew almost 7 percent.

The system, which was launched in Europe earlier this year, helps eliminate preanalytical errors by automatically detecting patient tube parameters.

While microbiology has traditionally relied heavily on manual processes, most workflows can now be automated, and AI tools promise to streamline it further.

The company recently launched an automated microbiology system in its Marlborough, Massachusetts laboratory using instruments from automation firm COPAN.