Microbiology research includes the study of bacteria, yeasts, moulds and viruses, which play an important role in human health, agriculture, industry and biogeochemical cycles. Microbiology researchers are currently facing issues such as the biotechnological production of food and drugs, elucidation of infectious disease mechanisms, and decomposition of microbial waste products.
For micro-organisms to be studied, they first have to be isolated, cultivated and identified. Various methods are then employed to investigate their cell structure and function, metabolism, physiology, genetics and ecology.
HAMILTON offers systems to automate commonly performed microbiology methods, providing faster and more reliable results.
Primary sample handling (PSH) as a preparation for nucleic acid isolation on the Roche MagNA Pure 96: MagNA STARlet