Synchron Lab Automation
Synchron develops custom-made laboratory automation solutions and specializes in automated liquid handling. Since 1985, we have been developing custom products based on excellent relationships with manufacturers of laboratory instruments. Our products, both software and hardware, are now widely used in many laboratories all over Europe. Synchron offers expertise in all areas of automation and has a wealth of experience developing and marketing flexible robotic automation. In Synchron, you have a dedicated and experienced partner who can help you realize your automation projects efficiently and cost effectively around your existing Laboratory.
The AgBio product suite from Synchron has been designed for and with our customers in the seed industry. Automating tasks that traditionally have been performed by laboratory staff, have led to an increased throughput and data collection.
Starting from multiple batches with multiple seed types, the SeedPicker can process each seed batch into individual seeds. This process is completely controlled by imaging, barcodes and vacuum measurements during each movement. These single seeds can be placed in microtitre plates for DNA extraction, paper based germination trays, planting in soil or Rockwool trays or be used for individual seed phenotyping.
Our DNA extraction system can purify DNA from up to 40,000 samples per day, using magnetic beads. This throughput is accomplished by processing the samples in a semi-serial processing fashion, rather than the traditional, parallel processing of microtitre plates in a liquid handling robot.
Analysing the germination process of your seeds can be a time-consuming task which often relies on human, visual interpretation and manual data processing. Using robotics in combination with automated imaging and analysis, our Germinator systems can fully automate the monitoring and analysis of your germination processes.
All of our systems can be linked to your LIMS system to ensure a smooth and safe transition through our robots within your laboratory workflow.