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Location: The course is taught in Madison, Wisconsin at the MG&E Innovation Center located in the University Research Park, 505 S. Rosa Road, Madison, WI 53719

Onsite training is available for groups of 6 or more. Call for details. Discounted lodging is available at the Madison Concourse Hotel

Cost: Tuition is $950.00 per student. Group rates, academic and government discounts are available; please inquire. Lunch is included with vegetarian needs considered.

50% of tuition is due with registration and the remainder due 1 week before the session starts.


Your success is our business!  

With nearly a half-decade of combined experience, the instructors at Heartland Biotech have seen almost every laboratory automation challenge imaginable.  Learn essential labautomation techniques so you can finish your project on time and within budget.

Course tuition includes 6 months of access to limited email consulting from the instructors.

Gavin Buehl

Gavin has over 20 years of experience operating, programming, repairing and rebuilding laboratory devices of all shapes and sizes.

He is currently a Field Service Engineer for Hologic. He was the 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 and  former Automation Technician at Third Wave Technologies (now Hologic).


Tom Strader

Tom has over 25 years of experience operating, programming and repairing laboratory robots, high-pressure pumps and high sensitivity detection systems.

He is currently  VP of Product Development and Engineering at Microscopy Innovations, Honorary Associate Fellow of the UW-Madison College of Engineering,  and co-founder and current VP of Midwest Laboratory Robotics Interest Group.



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