Analytik Jena, part of the Swiss Endress+Hauser Group, is a leading supplier of high-end analytical measuring technology, instruments and products destined for use in biotechnology and molecular diagnostics, not to mention high-quality liquid handling and automation technology. But you don’t have to take our word for it as the company is returning to LABVOLUTION 2019 to showcase its extensive portfolio, including automated high-throughput screening systems for the pharmaceuticals sector. Joining it this year is Biometra GmbH, which itself is part of Analytik Jena and has a long track record of successfully integrating its automated thermal cycler TRobot into laboratory automation systems from reputable manufacturers. Now celebrating the premiere of the Biometra TRobot II follow-up model in Hannover, the company is out to proclaim the next stage of integration.

The Biometra TRobot II is designed to integrate into innovative robotic systems to meet the latest requirements, with conveniently prepared drivers supporting quick integration into automation systems. What’s more, powerful software ensures alternative direct control of the automated cycler, which is particularly practical for initial PCR runs to prepare the actual application. Boasting outstanding ramping rates and reliable temperature uniformity, this PCR cycler delivers highly reproducible PCR results. A patent-pending plate-lifter and lid technology, meanwhile, are designed to ensure optimum functionality on robot platforms and play a big part in delivering excellent process reliability. The thermal cycler module's compact dimensions also help save valuable space on the robot platform, with the control unit fitting underneath the platform if desired. Users can choose from three different block versions - 96-well aluminum, 96-well silver and 384-well aluminum - which all have a gradient function as a simple means of optimizing annealing temperatures for new PCR protocols.