Revvity announced the launch of the Fontus Automated Liquid Handling Workstation, a next-generation liquid handler incorporating the best technologies from Revvity’s existing platforms, designed to deliver easier and faster workflows which enable better results for next generation sequencing (NGS) and diagnostic research applications.
The Fontus workstation features streamlined software, tube-to-plate reformatting, 96 or 384 array head with partial tip loading and integrated peripherals, such as on-deck thermocycler, temperature modules and up to two labware grippers. The system provides improved usability compared to existing Revvity platforms, offering users greater deck access and ergonomics, and an improved enclosure.
Available in a pre-configured NGS model, the Fontus workstation is designed to support fast and accurate NGS library prep automation using proven, vendor-qualified automated methods. The easy-to-use software and access to Revvity’s dedicated support team of automated liquid handling and NGS application experts are provided so users can reduce start up time, optimize their workflows and focus on the science. To support environmental sustainability, the separate waste chutes for recyclables and biohazard waste allow users to easily separate the two, and the workstation integrates extra labware storage without additional footprint to remove the need for an external robot or more bench space.