Courtesy of Beckman Coulter

Following on the heels of its ProteomeLab initiative, which aims to streamline automated proteomics-based research, Beckman Coulter of Fullerton, Calif., has announced a new GenomeLab™ initiative to cover the entire genomic analysis pipeline. Beckman Coulter has identified a series of basic steps to genomics research--identification, isolation, preparation, analysis, evaluation, and validation. The company plans to design its existing lines (flow cytometers, fluorescence microscopy systems, automated liquid handlers, capillary electrophoresis systems, centrifuges, plate readers, and corresponding software) to remove bottlenecks all along the research process.

One of the first new products to be launched under the GenomeLab brand, the CEQ™ 8800 Genetic Analysis System, was designed specifically with the new initiative in mind, says strategic product marketing manager Noreen Galvin. The new system doubles the plate capacity of the CEQ 8000, increasing throughput. In addition, sample plates are bar-coded so that they link back to automated liquid...

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