Using Contact Free Liquid Dispensing for High Throughput Covid-19 RT-qPCR Assays

Laboratories around the world are scaling up their Covid-19 diagnostics capabilities as the scientific community endeavors to test more and more individuals to help stem the spread of this pandemic. RT-qPCR is one of the methodologies chosen by laboratories due to its simplicity, sensitivity, and reliability. However, the increase in demand for testing has led to increased pressure on the supply chain of consumables such as pipette tips and PCR reagents, with many shortages reported. The researchers at the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine at Oxford University have demonstrated how the MANTIS® liquid handler can replace the reagent addition steps in this workflow. Drastically reducing their pipette tip usage and enabling precise low-volume dispensing for effective assay miniaturization. This work is detailed in the application note below.

MANTIS® Liquid Handler
MANTIS® Liquid Handler

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