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Opentrons User Interview With Arianna Morosetti Of University Of Calgary

Arianna Morosetti studies anthelmintic drug resistance at University of Calgary. To do that she runs a lot of PCRs — using an Opentrons OT-2 pipetting robot. Arianna Morosetti is a molecular biologist studying the drug resistance of parasitic nematode worms in the Gilleard Lab at… Read More

Assembling Synthetic DNA Easily – And Cheaply – At Imperial College

How Imperial College used BASIC and an Opentrons OT-2 to build an accurate, low-cost, automated DNA assembly platform for synthetic biology. Scientists at Imperial College London use BASIC and an Opentrons OT-2 liquid handling robot to automatically assemble DNA constructs for synthetic biology applications. To explore biology more deeply and… Read More

Opentrons Supports First All-Egyptian IGEM Team

Cairo University created iGEM’s first all-Egyptian student team to tackle water desalination – with a little help from Opentrons. One of iGEM’s founding tenets is that successful experiments require a global lens. That’s why iGEM’s student teams are asked to use synthetic biology to better their… Read More

How Opentrons Helped NYU IGEM Enable Higher Flavonoid Production

NYU’s iGEM team conceived of a more scalable way to create flavonoids – with a little help from Opentrons’ OT-2 pipetting robot. Out of the ten teams Opentrons sponsored at this year’s iGEM Giant Jamboree, we wanted to showcase the efforts of New York University’s iGEM team. Read More

How Opentrons Fostered Collaboration And Innovation At IGEM 2019

Biology and engineering students from all over the world gathered at the iGEM Foundation competition in Boston to demonstrate the power and capabilities of synthetic biology on the world at large–with Opentrons’ help. On Halloween, the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Foundation held its annual student… Read More

Opentrons User Interview With Dr. John Livesey Of The University Of The Pacific

University of the Pacific professor John Livesey talked to us about how he uses the OT-2 pipetting robot for cancer drug development – and training future biologists. Dr. John Livesey has been a professor at the University of the Pacific in Sacramento, California, for 25… Read More

Opentrons User Interview With Dr. Xian Weng Jiang Of Cytera Cellworks

Dr. Xian Weng Jian creates automated cell-based assays at Cytera Cellworks — using an Opentrons OT-2 liquid handling robot. Cytera Cellworks makes automated devices to make the error-prone and labor-intensive aspects of cell culture like media replenishment, passaging, and imaging quicker as well as more sterile. We… Read More

Opentrons User Interview With MilliporeSigma’s Dr. Annabel Shang

Dr. Annabel Shang helps create antibody drugs at MilliporeSigma. To do that she runs ELISAs — using an Opentrons OT-2 pipetting robot. Dr. Annabel Shang is blazing new trails at MilliporeSigma, a company dedicated to making research and biotech production simpler, faster, and safer. The work involves intensive pipetting –… Read More

Opentrons User Interview With YouSeq’s Tom Huckvale

We spoke with Senior Scientist Tom Huckvale about how YouSeq uses three Opentrons OT-2 robots for developing custom gene panels and for purifying DNA using magnetic beads. Founded in 2018, British biotechnology firm YouSeq designs, develops, and manufactures easy-to-use Next Generation DNA Sequencing (NGS) kits, panels, and reagents. Read More

Announcing The 2019 Opentrons + IGEM Partnership

Through this partnership, 2019 iGEM teams will use Opentrons to foster collaboration by creating and sharing synbio methods on a common automation platform. Last year, Opentrons and iGEM announced a first-of-its-kind collaboration to bring the power of low-cost, open-source automation to iGEM teams shaping the future of biology and engineering. The… Read More