CREATING THE FUTURE. WHAT’S MOVING FLOW ROBOTICS FORWARD?
Flow Robotics specializes in making automated liquid handling accessible to labs of all sizes, ensuring that everyone can benefit from automation.
They achieve this with the pipetting robot, flowbot® ONE, which holds some of the market’s most intuitive and flexible technology.
Automating liquid handling will help the labs achieve higher accuracy and reproducibility, fewer errors and empower the staff to use their full talents on more valuable work than tedious manual pipetting.
The flowbot® ONE supports lab technicians throughout the world with all types of applications including PCR, qPCR, ELISA prep, Biobanking, and NGS.
Easy Engineering: Which are the most futuristic products/solutions from your portfolio?
Flow Robotics: Flowbot® ONE is an affordable solution which boasts the market’s most user-friendly interface. In fact, anyone can learn to use it in just one hour.
With 12 positions on the deck, its flexible browser-based software enables your lab to stay agile and ensures that you can smoothly switch between protocols.
The flowbot® ONE has several add-ons such as UV light to disinfect it after use, a HEPA filter to protect sensitive samples during processing, and the sample scanning solution, ScanID, which scans entire racks of 1D and 2D barcoded samples in seconds.
The robot is a “one-fits-all” solution and the broad span of customers are proofs of that. It is especially a popular choice among smaller agile labs in biotech and pharma that need a flexible and affordable workhorse.
E.E: What’s moving your company forward?
Flow Robotics: Research and innovation are moving our company forward.
The labs need automation to keep up with the rapid-changing world and scientific progress.
As science evolves, labs’ needs evolve alongside it. We make sure to develop our products in accordance with those needs, meaning we always have a clear road ahead.
Our passionate employees are also a vital part of moving the company forward. It is their passion for automation and – more specifically – the flowbot® ONE that propels us.
E.E: Tell us about research and development in your company.
Flow Robotics: It is our job to give labs what they need to succeed. We need to know what goes on in the labs, so our innovation corresponds with that.
That’s why we love working in close collaboration with our customers and having beta testers on new products.
By staying in touch with the field in which we operate, we can deliver the right features and customize our offerings to individual customers.
We thrive on ensuring that they get maximum value out of the flowbot® ONE and the knowledge that we can make a difference from behind the scenes.
E.E: Tell us about the company’s future strategies and how will you adapt to the future.
Flow Robotics: Our top priority was making the software as easy to use as possible. Our initial market research showed that labs were hesitant about automation because they found it either difficult or expensive.
So, naturally, we focused on developing something that was easy to use and affordable. We wanted to revolutionize the industry and make automation accessible to everyone. It was incredible to watch how it all came together.
As we develop the next generation, we never lose sight of that vision.
Simply put, our innovation is all about keeping track of what the customer needs while never forgetting who we are and where we come from.
E.E: How do you think the future will look like in your field of activity?
Flow Robotics: Automation will certainly become an invaluable part of the lab of the future, and many labs are already beginning to automate. We expect that labs of all sizes will implement automation in order to keep up with the rapid advancement in research and science.
If they want to stay at the forefront of their field, they need easy automation solutions to increase efficiency and help them get reliable results.
A lot of people mistakenly think that robots will take their jobs, but automation is actually about supporting people and creating better working conditions. When labs start experiencing the joy of automation it will be demystified and eventually an inevitable part of any workflow.
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