First NIMBUS shipment
Hamilton ships first MicroLab® NIMBUS automated pipetting platform
Hamilton Company is pleased to announce the successful installation of the first MicroLab® NIMBUS at a key U.S. biopharmaceutical facility. Incorporating advanced pipetting technology in a sleek new design, NIMBUS offers a high-density deck layout in a compact footprint, making it the ideal platform for space-challenged labs seeking an affordable, flexible solution for high performance pipetting. NIMBUS makes quick work of plate replication, low volume reagent addition and serial dilution jobs, yet can easily handle more demanding tasks including MALDI spotting, PCR sample prep, DNA/RNA extraction, ELISA and SPE applications.
Designed to fit inside a laminar flow hood, the MicroLab® NIMBUS features a 96 channel pipetting head that incorporates Hamilton’s proprietary CO-RE tip attachment technology. A choice of three different deck configurations provides capacity for up to 12 SBS labware positions. Labware density is further enhanced by utilization of Hamilton’s unique “nested tip rack” design, which allows for stacking of up to four tip racks high on the NIMBUS deck. An optional labware gripper offers extended reach capability and 270º rotation for rapid transport of plates across the deck and seamless integration with plate readers and other peripherals located outside the instrument footprint. Controlling the NIMBUS is made especially easy with a new Graphical User Interface that communicates with the powerful VENUS ONE software, making application programming a breeze. In the coming months, capabilities on the MicroLab® NIMBUS will be further expanded through the availability of additional options including integrated barcode reader, hood kit, 384 channel pipetting head and plate stackers.
Since its inception over 50 years ago, Hamilton has been recognized as a world leader in precision liquid handling. From its earliest glass barreled syringes, to its most advanced robotic systems, Hamilton products have set the standard for excellence. With the addition of the MicroLab® NIMBUS platform, Hamilton continues to strengthen its leadership position in the liquid handling industry.