Volatile Liquid Handling with the Opentrons OT-2 


Expanded NGS Workstation (WHITE)-2

Volatile liquids are common reagents in various NGS and PCR applications that are sensitive to evaporation and room temperature changes.  Even at room temperature, evaporation of these liquids becomes a challenge to address as does managing fluid dripping out of the tip.  


In this webinar we will walk users through best practices for handling volatile liquids using the OT-2. The presentation will help users with basic properties of volatile liquids as it relates to the OT-2 liquid handler as well as provide viewers with a step-by-step parametric understanding of implementation of Opentrons OT-2 API functions with high precision while minimizing sample. 


This 30-minute webinar provides useful tips to:

  • Increase the data quality of your assay when using volatile liquids 
  • Automate various steps of an NGS & PCR workflow
  • Reduce the cost of various steps of an NGS & PCR workflow


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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. 



Kinnari-Watson_200x200_bwKinnari Watson

Director of Science, Opentrons





Dr. Watson studied Biology at Spelman College and has a PhD in Molecular Biology from Princeton University.  She is an experienced scientist with a demonstrated history of working in the biotechnology industry.  She is skilled in molecular biology, cell culture and genome analysis.




Originally aired 03/01/22