mosquito® HV genomics
Enabling miniaturised molecular biology with our multi-talented liquid handler
exceptional precision and accuracy in the 500 nL – 5 µL pipetting range, even with highly viscous samples
pre-sterilised, disposable pipettes for ensuring data integrity
rapid return on investment
affordable instrument enabling large cost savings on expensive reagents and kits
rapid plate to plate pipetting motion and tip exchange
versatile at low volume
aspirate, dispense and mix in any plate type or format
ultra-low dead volumes
maximising reagent use and preserving precious sample with dead volumes as low as 0.2 µL
User friendly and flexible; low volume pipetting at your fingertips
mosquito HV genomics provides you with highly accurate and precise low volume pipetting, picking up where traditional liquid handling falls down. mosquito can handle even highly viscous samples (e.g. genomic DNA or enzymes in 50% glycerol), operates with standard microwell plates and can be easily programmed to run a wide range of protocols, which makes mosquito an extremely versatile tool for any genomics lab.
Genomics the mosquito way; miniaturise to maximise
mosquito is changing the way genomics is done - the ability to accurately set up reactions at a fraction of the traditional volumes (often one tenth or less) leads to a step-change in productivity. NGS library preparation, magnetic bead cleanup, cDNA synthesis, whole genome amplification, PCR and qPCR all have been successfully automated and miniaturised with mosquito. Miniaturisation leads to large cost savings and allows researchers to maximise their output of results for a given budget.
Bring the benefits of positive displacement pipetting into your lab
Built for performance
Our liquid handling instruments use innovative technologies to provide real world benefits to researchers.
We produce robust, reliable and easy to use products that overcome difficult technical challenges so that you can focus on solving the scientific ones.
Positive displacement pipetting
Each of our disposable micropipettes has its own individual piston, not an air gap or system liquid, offering true positive-displacement pipetting with no risk of cross-contamination.
Our pipetting technology makes mosquito liquid handlers uniquely suited to deal with a wide range of viscosities, from organic solvents to aqueous buffers with 50% glycerol, all without any liquid classification.
Low-volume accuracy and precision
mosquito HV genomics offers low volume automated pipetting in the 500 nL to 5 µL range, to a very high level of performance, suitable even for serial dilution or quantitative PCR set-up.
- Outstanding accuracy: with an average of less than 3% error throughout the volume range
- Unrivalled precision: CVs of 3% (average across the volume range)
Linearity of volume transfer for mosquito HV
Data was obtained from 64 repeat volumes from 500nL to 5µL. % accuracy was within 2% and % c.v. was less than 3% across the volume range. Data was provided using the Artel MVS system.
Intuitive by design
Our software is as focused on usability as it is on functionality. We strive for an intuitive user experience that matches the requirements of each scientific application. Through collaboration with scientists, our software team develop and enhance the instrument UI to provide the optimal user experience and facilitate adoption into novel application areas.
Versatile workflow integration
mosquito liquid handlers have been integrated with a wide variety of other laboratory instrumentation, including robotic plate handlers, stackers and bulk liquid handlers, to achieve walk-away operation in many application areas.
The mosquito Plate Processor (MoPP) is an off-the-shelf compact bench top workcell centred around mosquito. The integration system uses the popular PreciseFlex PF400 plate handling robot and Revolution scheduler allowing a variety of third party equipment to be integrated with any of our mosquito liquid handlers.
Magnetic bead clean-up
Single cell genomics
PCR and qPCR
5 minutes/ 4 x 384 plate stamp out
15.5 in (17.3 in) x 18.5 in x 27 in
What our customers say
Interrogation of sequencing data (e.g. total reads mapped, complexity, and genes detected) indicated that the NGS libraries generated on the mosquito were of good quality. Our results demonstrate the utility, versatility, and practicality of the mosquito in a core lab.
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