I am trying to find the best way to automate RNA library preps… I have experience with Hamilton Stars and would like to use them for this workflow, however we are very limited by space right now and cannot fit a STAR (maybe a STARlet or a Nimbus)… However, in. my search for an instrument that has small footprint, I found that the SPT Labtech Firefly would be a good option… my lab specially likes their user interface. But I would like to know what else is out there that people have been using and that can be easily programmed by the end user?
Have you thought about the Lynx?
I’ve automated Library Prep on a Starlet before, great platform.
I’m going to throw out the Microlab PREP for consideration! It’s a very small footprint (can fit into a lot of standard BSCs), and people use it for extractions, clean-ups, etc. I’m biased, since I sell it, but it’s a solid system, and it uses the same pipetting tech as the STARs : ) DM me if you want more info