Hudson’s RapidPick™ Colony Picking Systems are the only fully automated high-throughput colony picking workcells. They deliver performance and precision unparalleled in the Life Science industry. In addition to allowing researchers to automate the selection and growth of cells grown on a colony plate, the RapidPick software retains a record and image of each specific colony and which culture plate/well it inoculated. It provides the users an indispensable, unbroken data path from original colony to final result, eg. tracking a clone to a specific expressed protein.
The Complete version of the system contains the basic multi-pin picking unit (RapidPick MP), along with a PlateCrane robotic arm, 5 microplate stacks, A Micro10x media dispenser and an adhesive plate sealer. Upgrades include a stand-alone enclosure with optional UV and HEPA filtration, and a Liconic automated shaking incubator.
The RapidPick™ is designed to pick from SBS-compatible omni-trays, segmented colony plates, 24-well, 96-well and 384-well plates and petri dishes. It will inoculate SBS-compatible omni-trays, 24-well, 96-well and 384-well deepwell and standard height plates.
All RapidPick operations are controlled by Hudson’s powerful SoftLinx™ easy-to-use scheduling software.