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New asmServerST Seals, Stores and Tracks Compounds in Microplate Format Time:5/12/2009 9:19:54 PM Count:

Source: Hamilton Storage Technologies

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Hopkinton, Mass., (May 12, 2009) - Hamilton Storage Technologies introduces the asmServerST - an active sample management system that integrates Hamilton's proprietary SealTite technology for automatic microplate lidding and unlidding. SealTite features unique stainless steel lids that form a liquid-tight seal, eliminating the risk of contamination that can occur with traditional foil or adhesive seals. Ideal for high-throughput screening labs in drug discovery research, the asmServerST provides a complete, integrated solution for compound management and storage at temperatures from ambient to -20šC.

The asmServerST delivers secure, high-capacity storage and tracking of compounds in microplate format and maintains sample integrity. The plate-sealing module integrates easily with Hamilton STAR® liquid handling robotics for increased unattended automation. Hamilton SealTite seals are available for standard SBS 96- and 384-well microplates and are reusable, for cost and environmental savings. The seals include a 100 percent DMSO-compatible inner layer, and the automated unlidding function eliminates problems associated with lid piercing.

"The integration of our SealTite technology into our robotics and storage systems expands the functionality we can deliver to our customers," said Matt Hamilton, vice president of Hamilton Storage Technologies. "No other automation supplier can offer a complete, integrated sealing and storage solution, a capability that streamlines processes for microplate sample handling."

About Hamilton Storage Technologies

Hamilton Storage Technologies, headquartered in Hopkinton, Mass., provides automation solutions to customers in life science and clinical research. The company develops modular, scalable systems that automate sample storage, management and processing. Hamilton provides all the benefits of advanced automation without the complexity associated with installing, operating and maintaining large-scale custom systems. For more information about Hamilton Storage Technologies, visit