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Here’s Myra, the world’s first liquid handling system that can see.

The Myra liquid handling system incorporates cutting-edge algorithms and an integrated camera, ensuring precision pipetting. With Myra, you can save valuable time thanks to its exceptional speed, pinpoint accuracy, and user-friendly software.

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Why do you need a liquid handling system?

A liquid handling robot is an automated device designed to handle liquids accurately and efficiently in laboratory settings. It enables precise dispensing, mixing, and transferring of liquids, reducing human error, and increasing productivity. These pipetting robots play a crucial role in various scientific and medical research applications. A liquid handling instrument is no longer considered a luxury but rather an everyday tool for laboratories around the globe.

The world’s first liquid handling system
that can see.

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Perfect performance for
a precise job

The key to excellent data starts
with accuracy and precision. With our state-of-the-art pipetting head offering < 1% at 5μL volumes, Myra will ensure you have confidence in your results.

Save time on the
tedious tasks

Reclaim your time with other important jobs. Myra is so precise and speedy, you’ll never have to worry about inaccuracies.

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Easy Setup

Our Myra is the first liquid handling system with an integrated camera to help simplify robot calibration and setup. With an easy user interface that can integrate seamlessly with the
Mic. Just setup, run, and analyse all in one location.

Smaller size means more
space in the lab

At less than 10 kg and a footprint of less than 2 ft2, Myra is half the size of other liquid handling systems in its class.

Simplicity

Streamlined solutions are available for standard laboratory processes, encompassing qPCR, normalization, pooling, cherry-picking, and straightforward liquid transfers, even for 384 well plates. To tackle more intricate procedures such as NGS library preparation, cell media washing, or determining minimal inhibitory concentrations for antibiotic susceptibility or resistance, you can harness the power of Python-based scripting functions.

Pressure based liquid level sensing that can monitor
the aspirate and dispense process for errors.

Keeping an eye on the job

With an integrated camera and state-of-the-art algorithms, Myra can see what it needs to do. This capability will enable Myra to monitor for user errors in deck layout, such as missing tubes*.

You can calibrate the Myra pipetting robot at the click of a button, eliminating the need to stick your head under the hood and eyeball the position. Thanks to the integrated high-precision camera, achieving calibration on a liquid handling system has never been this easy. Simply click to the middle of the tube image, and let the software do the rest.

Furthermore, you can calibrate only what you need, saving valuable time. Why spend all day calibrating tubes you won’t even use? The Myra liquid handling software will only require calibration of tubes that are in use.

*Coming soon.

Performance

Myra is a liquid handling robot designed to perfection.

The Myra liquid handling system boasts best-in-class accuracy and precision, with deviations of less than 2% for 2μL pipetting volumes. This remarkable precision is achieved through closed-loop axis control, which relies on optical encoders and advanced path planning. As a result, you only need to calibrate positions once, ensuring consistent and high-precision pipette tip positioning, even for small aperture tubes like 384 well plates. This, in turn, reduces the frequency of tip changes.

Additionally, the interchangeable pipette head provides you with greater flexibility to meet all your liquid handling requirements. Each pipette head contains its own calibration data, eliminating the need for recalibration with each exchange. Furthermore, Myra now offers the option to vortex, utilizing a high-speed rotating motion of the Myra head to enhance and expedite the mixing of reagents.

Size

Myra is a dynamic liquid handler designed with both style and function in mind. It weighs less than 10kg and boasts a footprint of less than 2ft2, which is half the size of other instruments in its class.

Furthermore, a closed pipette tip waste container not only minimizes the system’s footprint but also reduces the risk of contamination. The inclusion of UV LED lights and a compact HEPA filter further decreases the likelihood of contamination. This compact design is applied to both components, resulting in a reduced size and weight for the Myra liquid handling system.

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Liquid Handling System Accessories

Introducing an open SBS platform for all consumable types. We offer various blocks, including the Multipurpose block, which can accommodate standard tube formats and provides setup flexibility without sacrificing space. Furthermore, you have the option to expand the library with your own plate or tube type. If needed, our in-house capabilities can even 3D-print blocks to house exotic tubes or plate types upon request.

In addition to these features, the introduction of a Myra magnetic station has unlocked new possibilities, enabling techniques such as magnetic bead-based NGS library preparation. To support a wider range of applications, we also offer various cooling blocks that help maintain lower temperatures for extended periods during sample handling and reactions.

Feel free to reach out and inquire about enhancing your Myra liquid handling system – we’re here to help you explore the full potential of your setup.

Automate qPCR on the Mic Cycler

Experience a perfectly seamless workflow when connecting the Myra liquid handling system with the Mic cycler for qPCR. Both instruments can be operated from a single user interface, eliminating the need for exporting or importing sample names. Simply set up, run, and analyze your experiments all in one convenient location. What’s more, you can configure experiments for multiple Mic cyclers using a single Myra liquid handling system and analyze the results in a unified file using the Project feature.

But we don’t limit our offerings to just qPCR. You can also take advantage of simplified solutions for NGS library preparation, normalization, and pooling.

NGS Library Prep and Bead Clean Up

Myra offers semi-automated library preparation – streamlining the workflow, significantly reducing manual errors, increasing reproducibility all while minimizing hands-on time.

Capable of handling up to 24 libraries, Myra incorporates a 96 Well Magnetic Station for bead clean-up steps, with off-deck heating to reduce robotic downtime. The workflow is split into manageable runs, with safe stopping points after the various library preparation steps including bead clean up.

In NGS, repeatability and reproducibility are paramount. The Myra Liquid Handling System can successfully generate high-quality DNA libraries, with performance comparable to manual methods. Sequencing runs show high Q30 scores and consistent barcode balance. Sequencing coverage exhibits uniformity across the prepared libraries, resulting in low library variability and reliable performance. Thus, Myra not only reduces manual labour but also ensures high-quality sequencing results.

See our MyraScript page for a list of all NGS library prep and bead clean up kit templates. Or ask us to automate your NGS protocol.

Want to try before you buy?
Ordering a demo is simple.

01

Order a Demo

Press the ‘Request a demo’ button below and fill out the form. One of our distributors will be in contact within 24 hours to organise a Mic or Myra to be sent out to you.

02

Plug and play

Once delivered, install the software, turn the machine on and you are up and running. Our machines do not require a technician setup or difficult calibration.

03

Place an order

If you are satisfied after your two week trial, you can choose to purchase a machine of your own. Contact your distributor and they will organise payment and shipment.

Myra | Specs

Myra front

Front

Myra side

Side


Physical

Height310 mm (610 mm lid open)
Width350 mm
Length460 mm
Weight9 kg

Performance

Position controlClosed loop, 100 μm resolution
Calibration High precision camera

Pipette

Pipetting volume range1 – 50 μL
Liquid level detectionPressure sensing
Tips per rack384
Dispense modesSingle
Precision1 μL:            < 10% CV
5 – 50 μL:   < 1% CV
Accuracy1 μL:            < 10%
5 – 50 μL:   < 1%

Contamination Control

Tip disposal typeInternal enclosed waste container
HEPA filter99.98% at 0.3 μm
UV lampHigh intensity 70 mW 280 nm UV LED

Communication

TypeUSB 2.0
PC RequirementsIntel i5 2.4 GHz or equivalent processor, 4 GB RAM, 5 GB HD, 1366 x 768 display

Operating Environment

Temperature range18 – 30°C
Humidity30 – 80%

Electrical

AC Input100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz 4.0 A

Compatible with any countries standard plug/outlets