MEET THE OT-2

Lab automation has never been easier

The high-precision OT-2 lab robot is flexible, open-source, and user-friendly.
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flexible hardware

One robot, countless workflows

  • Optional Thermocycler, HEPA, Magnetic, & Temperature Modules
  • Swappable single & 8-channel pipettes for multiple volume configurations
  • Standardized (SBS) deck slots allow you to use labware you already own
flexible software

Powerful software at your fingertips

  • Choose from free, beginner-friendly & advanced protocol controls
  • Powerful cloud-based tools
  • Unmatched control of nearly every aspect of your workflow
open source

Near limitless control

  • 100% open, so you can tinker, hack, and modify without limit
  • Modify or customize protocols with our simple yet powerful Python API
  • Digital protocol commands surpass manual pipetting capabilities
Beginner-Friendly

So easy, you’ll feel like an automation expert

Real-time chat support on your computer or mobile phone.

Plug-and-play. Unbox, set-up, calibrate. No technician needed.

Dedicated Account Managers available to you at every step.

Start with confidence. Demo the OT-2 for 60 days.

Specs

Lab automation rethought from the ground up

OT-2 Tech Specs Overview
OT-2 Deck Outline
  • Compact footprint
  • 63cm x 57cm x 66cm / 25in x 22.5in x 26in (W,D,H)
  • Takes up half of your standard lab bench
  • Pipette configurations
  • Single and 8-channel pipetting
  • 2-pipette mounts, for a configuration of 1 or 2 single or 8-channel pipettes. Pipettes are easily interchangeable.
  • Deck
  • 11 deck slots enable countless configurations
  • Deck slots are compatible with standard SBS dimensions. Deck also includes a removable trash bin.
  • Weight
  • 40kg or 88lb
  • Video
  • Integrated video camera (Included for future or custom functionality)
  • Audio
  • Integrated audio system (Included for future or custom functionality)
  • Power Requirements
  • 100-240 VAC / 50-60 Hz 220 W MAX
  • Frame composition
  • Rigid steel and CNC aluminum design
  • Operating Temperature & Relative Humidity
  • Recommended 20-24C Recommended 40-60% RH

Speed

Fills a 96-well plate in 22 seconds

Time to fill 96-well plate
PipetteDistribute,
One Tip
Transfer,
Same Tip
Transfer,
New Tip
P20
8-channel
0:221:354:19
P300
8-channel
0:261:384:24
P20 Single
3:1213:1036:01
P300 Single
4:0113:3941:31
P1000 Single
5:5415:2144:50

Accuracy and precision

Single and 8-channel pipetting

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Single Channel Accuracy & Precision
PipetteVolumeRandom ErrorSystematic Error
 %Dµl%CVµl
p20 1±15%0.15µL±5%0.05µL
10±2%0.2µL±1%0.1µL
20±1.5%0.3µL±0.8%0.16µL
p300 20±4%0.8µL±2.5%0.5µL
150±1%1.5µL±0.4%0.6µL
300±0.6%1.8µL±0.3%0.9µL
p1000 100±2%2.0µL±1%1µL
500±1%5.0µL±0.2%1µL
1000±0.7%7.0µL±0.15%1.5µL
8-Channel Accuracy & Precision
PipetteVolumeRandom ErrorSystematic Error
 %Dµl%CVµl
P20 1±20%0.2µL±10%0.1µL
10±3%0.3µL±2%0.2µL
20± 2.2%0.44µL±1.5%0.3µL
P300 20±10%2.0µL±4%0.8µL
150±2.5%3.75µL±0.8%1.2µL
300±1.5%4.5µL±0.5%1.5µL

Sterility

Full polycarbonate enclosure designed to limit exposure. The OT-2 is not a sterile environment

Add your own UV lights, or the Opentrons HEPA Module [coming in 2020]

  • API compatibility
  • Interfaces with any product that has an API
  • Opentrons software is open-source and users can make adjustments to the software as needed to interface with other products. While all integrations are possible, they all require custom code work i.e. most customers will need to write custom libraries and install software packages that are not shipped with the robot.
  • Tip compatibility
  • Use Opentrons Tips and Opentrons Filter Tips
  • Opentrons guarantees the performance of Opentrons Tips which were designed specifically for the OT-2. For customers willing to accept potentially lower performance, 3rd party universal tips can be used as well.
  • Labware compatibility
  • Use common labware already in our Labware Library, or add your own
  • If your labware fits on the OT-2 but is not in the Labware Library, it can be added by you using our Labware Creator, or by our team.
  • Warranty
  • One year warranty against manufacturer defects
  • Stress tested to last a minimum of 3 years of full-time use
  • Certifications
  • Certifications complete (CE, FCC)
  • Certifications pending (NRTL, UL, CB)
  • Not certified/validated (IVD, GMP, ISO)
Tip Handling
  • Pick up tip
  • Drop tip
  • Return tip
  • New tip (always, never, once)
  • More...
Liquid Control
  • Aspirate
  • Dispense
  • Aspirate speed
  • Dispense speed
  • Blowout
  • Touch tip
  • Mix
  • Air gap
Utility
  • Move to
  • Delay
  • User-specified pause
  • Homing
  • Comment
Transfer
  • Basic transfer
  • Volumes > Pipette Volume
  • Distribute
  • Consolidate
Variable Settings
  • Speed
  • Volume
  • Count
Other
  • Dispose
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Risk free 60-day demo

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