Velocity11 and Labcyte Inc. have announced a collaboration on a fully automated Assay Assembly system for sample inventory management and distribution. The Assay Assembly system combines the plate storage and handling capabilities of Velocity11's BioCel Laboratory Automation platform with the nanoliter transfer technology of the Labcyte Echo 550. The Assay Assembly system eliminates the need for intermediate compound distribution processes. With refrigerated storage for 1000 plates, the system has full access to all compounds and can distribute them directly to assay plates. The system incorporates a dedicated database for inventory management, high-speed plate handling, multiple options for reagent dispensing, and the nanoliter sample transfer capability of the Labcyte Echo 550 in an integrated automated work cell capable of producing hundreds of assay plates in either 384 or 1536 well formats.

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