Automate Manual Pipetting: Better Data by Saving Time, Mistakes and Pain.

The New Liquid Handling Solution Recognized “Product of the Year” at SLAS 2013 and MIPTEC 2013.

Andrew, the first pipetting robot pipetting with manual pipettes

A pipette is the most common tool for biologists. After 50 years of development and daily use by hundreds of thousands of users, pipettes are the de-facto liquid handling standard, with performances strictly regulated by the international norm ISO8655. Their flexibility and performances have no equal.

However, the continuously increasing complexity of liquid handling, and the resulting fatigue due to repetitive manual actions, put a strain on the accurate execution of protocols. The results are unavoidably affected. Experiments are getting very long, and long pipetting activity can induce severe musculoskeletal disorders - especially for those lab users exceeding two hours per day at the bench. Experiments need repetition not only because the underlying biology is often difficult to reproduce, but because every user has different training and habits, or simply because it is hard to repeat a complex and critical liquid handling process without flaws. So, a better and more efficient solution is required, but without reinventing the wheel.

Andrew, the first pipetting robot pipetting with manual pipettes

Andrew is a new liquid handling robot that operates, totally unattended, manual pipettes in the same way as would the best user would do. It improves the reproducibility of data, saves precious time in liquid handling and avoids possible health issues. With a weight of 10 kg and a footprint smaller than a sheet of paper it is the first portable liquid handling robot in the world, too. And the easiest to integrate in a laboratory: on an existing bench, under a hood, in a laminar flow box or even inside a refrigerator. Andrew automates any biology protocol designed with Andrew Assistant, the free protocol design software that’s also useful for manual pipetting. This software allows any biologist to define a liquid handling protocol in a breeze, automatically calculating all the concentrations at any protocol step, the required amount of a reagent, and allowing serial dilutions in few clicks by defining concentrations. Andrew is the new pipetting system from Switzerland that improves experiments’ quality and lab efficiency - without  any change to your process and consumables.

andrew, the pipetting robot using manual pipettes

Save time, mistakes and pain by avoiding manual pipetting

LATEST NEWS:

  • Andrew Alliance on the US press

    Andrew Alliance on the US press

    August 21, 2014

    Angus McQuilken, vice president of the Massachussets Life Sciences Center, joined New England Cable News (NECN) to discuss the arrival of Andrew Alliance in the state of Massachussets (USA).

    Andrew Alliance is a Swiss company that have recently moved to Boston, in Copley square. Andrew Alliance specializes in making robotic systems that are used in lab research by scientist, allowing them to focus on research.

    McQuilken said one of the reasons new companies decide to come to Boston it’s because …

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  • We will be there! Andrew joins the NIH Research Festival Exhibit (September 23-24th, 2014) in Bethesda (MA, USA).

    We will be there! Andrew joins the NIH Research Festival Exhibit (September 23-24th, 2014) in Bethesda (MA, USA).

    August 11, 2014

    Andrew Alliance will be present for the first time at the NIH Research Festival Exhibit 2014.

    You can meet us Booths 713-714, where you can design you own protocols with our free software, Andrew Assistant ™ and then test live our few Andrews present on the booth.

    We invite you in seeing live our innovative liquid handling solution, taking reproducibility to manual pipetting and saving your time for a better efficiency and competitiveness. The Andrew system, awarded “New Product …

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  • Andrew will be present at MipTec in Basel (CH), 23th-25th September 2014.

    Andrew will be present at MipTec in Basel (CH), 23th-25th September 2014.

    August 11, 2014

    Andrew Alliance will be present with their own stand in MipTec 2014, the largest drug discovery conference in Europe.

    MipTec provides professionals in the field of Drug Discovery and Life Sciences an excellent overview of recent developments on both biomedical research and technical innovation. You can meet us Booth A48, where – as usual – you could play with few Andrews including live trials of our free software, Andrew Assistant ™. We invite you in seeing live our …

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