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Qiagen and Zymark Launch New Plasmid System

NEW YORK, Jan. 24 - Qiagen and lab robotics developer Zymark Corporation have launched a new high-throughput automated plasmid purification and sequencing reaction system, the companies said on Thursday.


The setup, called the BioRobot HT Plasmid System, integrates Qiagen's automated instrumentation technology with Zymark's robotic arm and its 96-well and 384-well pipetting systems.


According to the manufacturers, the new system generates enough plasmid DNA purifications and sequencing reactions to continuously supply seven 96-capillary sequencers, and the base model can handle about 6,000 samples a day.


Zymark, based in Hopkinton, Mass., produces machines with automated and robotic technology for lab use.


The system will be exhibited at the Association for Laboratory Automation's meeting on Jan. 27 in Palm Springs.

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