Colony picking is an essential step in biological research as scientists often isolate microbial clones in order to mass produce DNA or proteins to be used in a variety of applications downstream. Traditionally, colony picking is performed manually using sterile pipette tips or inoculation loops, which are usually slow, labor-intensive, and time-consuming. Not only will automated colony pickers make the entire process quicker, but the results are more consistent and reliable.
Introducing the QPix 400 Series Microbial Colony Pickers
Key benefits of QPix colony pickers
- Higher throughput while freeing manual labor, thus increasing the walk-away time
- Consistent, objective colony picking instead of subjective, manual picking
- Broad range of applications and automation with versatile features, such as fluorescence screening and liquid handling
- Electronic data tracking allows for well-documented data control