Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that the Broad Institute in Cambridge, Mass., has become an early adopter of its new Encore Multispan liquid-handling system. The system unites advanced liquid handling and robotic integration for true sample-to-analysis automation.
(Photo: Business Wire)The Broad Institute will be the first to take advantage of the capabilities of this pioneering instrument to develop automated solutions for a variety of high-throughput genomics workflows. “Agilent’s Encore Multispan system will complement and enhance our current capabilities in liquid handling,” said John Stalker, Manager of Automation and Engineering, Genomics Platform, Broad Institute. “With its integrated robotic arm and Iron Python scripting, it will enable a robust, dynamic LIMS-integrated DNA/RNA quantification and normalization workstation for our samples team, which processes tens of thousands of samples a year.” “Agilent is pleased to continue its partnership with the Broad Institute as it now becomes an early adopter of the Encore Multispan liquid-handling system,” said Todd Christian, general manager of the automation solutions business at Agilent. “We are excited about the prospect of enabling innovative research with a high-performance liquid-handling platform in collaboration with a leading research organization.” For more information about the Encore Multispan liquid-handling system, visit www.chem.agilent.com/lifesciences/encore. About the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT The Eli and Edythe L. Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT was launched in 2004 to empower this generation of creative scientists to transform medicine. The Broad Institute seeks to describe all the molecular components of life and their connections; discover the molecular basis of major human diseases; develop effective new approaches to diagnostics and therapeutics; and disseminate discoveries, tools, methods and data openly to the entire scientific community. Founded by MIT, Harvard and its affiliated hospitals, and the visionary Los Angeles philanthropists Eli and Edythe L. Broad, the Broad Institute includes faculty, professional staff and students from throughout the MIT and Harvard biomedical research communities and beyond, with collaborations spanning over a 100 private and public institutions in more than 40 countries worldwide. For further information about the Broad Institute, go to www.broadinstitute.org. About Agilent Technologies Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world’s premier measurement company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, diagnostics, electronics, and communications. The company’s 20,500 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had revenues of $6.9 billion in fiscal year 2012. Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com. NOTE TO EDITORS: Further technology, corporate citizenship and executive news is available on the Agilent news site at www.agilent.com/go/news.