About Us

Today, biologists spend too much time pipetting by hand. We think biologists should have robots to do pipetting for them. People doing science should be free of tedious benchwork and repetitive stress injuries. They should be able to spend their time designing experiments and analyzing data.

That's why we started Opentrons.

We make robots for biologists. Our mission is to provide the scientific community with a common platform to easily share protocols and reproduce each other's results. Our robots automate experiments that would otherwise be done by hand, allowing our community to spend more time pursuing answers to some of the 21st century’s most important questions.

Our Values


We take the power of biotechnology seriously. It should only be used in the earnest pursuit of a healthier, happier existence for life on Earth.


Building trust is at the core of everything we do. Trust that your experiments will work, your tools are reliable, and your private information will be kept private.


Lab automation should be affordable, easy to use, and open to customization. The more people that have access to powerful technology, the better.


Every lab should be able to reproduce an experiment done by any other lab and achieve the same results. We are passionate about making this easy.