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Everything you need to automate your lab, including help at every step

Demo the OT-2

If you do 5 hours of weekly wetlab work, schedule a demo to see if the OT-2 is right for you.

Order a configured OT-2

Bundle your purchase with pipettes, and pre-validated labware, tips & reagents.

Meet your account manager

Our dedicated account managers aim to get you up and running within 30 days.

Receive and unbox your OT-2

It's the only robot you can unbox & set up yourself, similar to buying a new computer.

Get started

Everything you need to automate your lab, including help at every step

Demo the OT-2

If you do 5 hours of weekly wetlab work, schedule a demo to see if the OT-2 is right for you.

Order a configured OT-2

Bundle your purchase with pipettes, and pre-validated labware, tips & reagents.

Meet your account manager

Our dedicated account managers aim to get you up and running within 30 days.

Receive and unbox your OT-2

It's the only robot you can unbox & set up yourself, similar to buying a new computer.

Automate your labware

Work with your account manager to understand what you need to run your first protocol.

Use standard labware
Common labware is predefined and ready to use

Find definitions on the Labware Library

Our growing library of common labware definitions that you can plug right into your protocols.

Use your custom labware
Two easy ways to define your custom labware

Create a definition with Labware Creator

Best for simple labware.

Request a custom definition from our team

Best for complex labware.

Three free options to create a protocol

Use any (or all!) of these options. Your account manager will help you figure out what’s right for you.

code-free interface
Create your own protocols with Protocol Designer
Who's it for
Those looking for code-free hands-on options for basic protocols
  • Simple
    Define and then drag & drop any combo of mix, transfer.
  • Flexible
    Optimize your liquid volumes and labware for an efficient workflow.
  • Plug-and-play
    Select what you want to use and hit "run."
concierge service
Request a custom protocol from our team
Who's it for
Those looking to get up and running quickly or make complex protocols
  • Fast
    All communication is done online. No need to wait for an in-person technician visit.
  • First protocol is free

    Pay a low-fee for subsequent protocols or explore our growing collection of free protocols on the

    Protocol Library
  • Easy
    Have a complex workflow? We can handle it.
python-based
Code your own protocols with our Python API
Who's it for
Python-savvy coders who want to push the boundaries of our open-source ecosystem
  • Unlock maximum control
    Use our open-source Python API to fully maximize the potential of the Opentrons system.
  • Powerful workflows
    Never be limited by hardware or software.
  • Fast
    Turn around protocols as quickly as you make them.
Upload, run, and replicate your protocols

Free standard support for the life of your OT-2 has you covered.

Upload to the app

Upload your protocol file into the Opentrons app.

Calibrate

Calibrate the robot.

Optimize your protocol

Opentrons support is there for you along the way.

Press 'run'

You did all the work. Now celebrate.

Reproduce, replicate & share

Automation changes the way you make discoveries in your lab and across the globe.

Replicate
Easily redo your exact protocol

Replicate or adjust your optimized protocol with minimal setup time.

Share your work!
With open-source we can empower scientists and move discovery forward

With your labmates

Share your protocol with labmates or other labs using the OT-2.

With the science community

Protocols shared with and verified by Opentrons will be added to the open-source Protocol Library.

In publications

Include your protocol in your publication to encourage reproducibility.

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