Course Overview (Morning session)
Introduction to liquid handling robots
Liquid handling terminology, issues and techniques
Reagent and chemical compatibility and handling issues
Validation and QC techniques and options
WORKSHOP (Afternoon session)
Hands-on practical with the following robotic liquid handlers:
-Beckman Biomek FX
-Beckman Biomek 2000
-Tecan RSP 200
-Hamilton Microlab STAR*
-Velocity 11 Bravo*
-Gilson 215 (and other models)*
Dispensing liquids of varying viscosities
Foaming issues and prevention
Static electricity problems and solutions
The instruments used for training having been thoroughly decontaminated. However, to maintain a realistic biological laboratory setting gloves are provided and use is encouraged. Please bring protective lab glasses or goggles. Do not wear ties or dangling jewelry which might get caught in the machines. Pocket protectors are acceptable and encouraged if you have a really cool one.
*Available on request. Please inquire previous to enrolling to schedule a specific robot on this list for a specific training session.
** Training is available on other platforms. Please inquire for a specific model . Additional cost may apply.
Thomas Strader, MS-Biotechnology - President of Heartland Biotech consulting, Labautomation 2010 & 2011 Scientific Committee member, founder and president emeritus of Midwest LRIG, guest-editor of June 2008 & October 2010 Journal of the Association of Labautomation issue, former Senior Marketing Manager of Instrumentation at Roche-NimbleGen and Genomics Product Manager at Promega.
Gavin Buehl - Chief Operating Officer at Global Genetechs, instructor of Introduction to Manual Liquid Handling course at BTCI (BioPharmaceutical Technical Center Institute) located on the Promega campus, former Automation Technician at Third Wave Technologies (now Hologic).
The course is taught in Madison, Wisconsin, at Global Genetechs located at 715 Post Road, Madson, WI. Onsite training is available for groups of 6 or more.
Tuition is $998 per student. Group rates, academic and government discounts are available.
-Custom courses can be created on request.
-The monthly course is on Saturday. Other dates are negotiable.
-See enrolllment form for dates of the regularlay scheduled courses.
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