More Categories

Definitely think we need some more vendor categories for some of the more common equipment out in the labs!

  • :cat: Dynamic Devices (Lynx)
  • Beckman-Coulter (Biomek & Echo)
  • Cellario
  • Formulatrix
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Biosero Green Button Go Scheduler and Orchestrator

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See category @Schdulers and start a topic

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Would also be great to see a “Marketplace” section split into two sub groups. “Equipment” and “Services”.

There is a large third party market for equipment, service, and apps development. It would be great to see a place for them here.

Also an addition of strict rules for the site that these types of posts and discussions are only allowed in the Marketplace section.

Just a thought!

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I like that.

Ok they’re both up

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I would like to suggest to make a new category called “Sustainability” that could cover how to make automation more sustainable - for example looking into how to re-use consumables like plates, pipette tips etc. For example, the plasma-cleaning technology from IonField Systems mentioned by @randob here: Hamilton Mixing 96-Head Retraction - #7 by randob

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Do we think that setting up a category for 3D printers is useful too? Or would that be outside the scope of this forum?

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I believe 3D printing is sort of lumped in with the DIY group.

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True! But my sense is there is a big enough market for printed parts that some of it may fall outside of DIY. If a company hosts a platform with validated .STL files that they have designed, and a client prints a piece from this site, that’s probably not DIY

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Thanks @JDesRo , I clearly still have jetlag :upside_down_face:

I’m taking a 3D printing Short Course at SLAS, so the thought came up. Thanks!

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@UCantBcereus new category is up btw

@HenningGramHansen I’ll have to think a little about what sort of content would go in here, it makes a lot of sense but I don’t know if sustainability is quite the right word here. Something like cost-saving, budget tips, etc. Or maybe sterility? This all fits under Process Engineering in any case.

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Lab Automation on a Budget

Sounds like something you’d see on a TikTok

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@Stefan I guess it is fine if Sustainability becomes a subtopic under Process Engineering. I don’t think cost-saving, budget tips or sterility are the right words for what I have in mind. Some suggestions: Sustainable Automation; Green Automation; Automation Goes Green; Automation::Sustainably.

Content examples:
Plate and tip cleaner equipment: For example Grenova Solutions and IonField Systems
Ecological footprint of automated vs manual workflows: Life-cycle-analysis (LCA)
Plastic recycling: For example for 3D printing or vendor take-back initiatives
Reduce packaging materials: Discuss how to push manufacturers to reduce the use of packaging materials (for example tips racks or Hamilton’s blister packaging)

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Ok I’m sold, I’ll give it a shot

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