Opentrons Flex Lab Robot
Opentrons has launched its Flex robot, a programmable liquid handling platform. According to the Brooklyn, New York-based lab automation company, the Flex is low cost, easy to program, compatible with AI tools, and can use a variety of protocols. It comes with a library of more than 500 protocols and cloud software to create new ones. The platform comes in different versions: The Opentrons Flex NGS workstation, which is priced starting below $50,000 and can automate many popular next-gen sequencing library preparation kits; and the Opentrons Flex Protein Purification workstation, which is priced starting below $40,000 and can automate magnetic bead-based protein purification workflows.