Tips and Tricks for Automating Viscous Liquid Handling



The physics of liquid aspiration and dispensing make viscous liquid handling tricky. 


Some liquids (like glycerol) are impossible to accurately pipette manually, and can only be pipetted using an automated liquid handler. Other viscous liquids can be pipetted manually with great success—AND are candidates for automated pipetting, but require tweaking protocol workflow functions to handle them with high precision and minimal sample loss. 


Join us for a short session on how to automate viscous liquid handling. We will walk through this demonstration using the Opentrons OT-2 liquid handler, but the methods discussed are equipment agnostic and can be applied to other liquid handlers as well. 


View this 40-minute webinar to learn how to:

  •  Efficiently handle viscous liquids on the OT-2 and other liquid handlers
  •  Reduce reagent waste and improve the reliability of protocols running viscous liquids
  •  Improve the precision of viscous liquid handling


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Anurag-Kanase_200x200_bwAnurag Kanase

Process Development Scientist, Opentrons





Anurag joined Opentrons after working as a Test Engineer at DropGenie. Prior to that, he co-founded a rapid diagnostic company in India. Anurag earned a Bioengineering degree from Northeastern University, USA in 2020 and a Physics master's degree from the University of Stuttgart, Germany in 2016. 




Janeen-Vanhooke_200x200 (1)Janeen Vanhooke, Ph.D.

Automation Consulting Engineer, Opentrons





Janeen received her Ph.D. in Biochemistry in 1993 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  She has a diverse background in biochemical and biophysical studies of protein structure, function and mechanism.  Dr. Vanhooke joined Opentrons in 2021 as a Field Applications Scientist and provides consultation to assist researchers with automated workflow development.



Originally aired 09/09/2021.