Avantor launches line of robotic tips for applications spanning cell biology and proteomics

The chemicals and materials specialist Avantor (NYSE:AVTR) has debuted J.T.Baker robotic tips for robotic liquid handling and research workstations.

The company says the new tips offer high precision and reliability.

Avantor will employ an independent test lab to verify the robotic tips are free of DNase, RNase, ATP and pyrogens.

The company will offer the robotic tips in two formats.

The first includes conductive tips that support the sampling of small liquid volumes with high precision without contamination. Included in this format are Hamilton- and Tecan-type compatible with a variety of robotic workstations.

J.T.Baker robotic tips

The second format spans clear robotic tips that optimize the performance for sample preparation and drug discovery applications. In addition, the transparency supports the visual recognition of foam to optimize sampling.

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Avantor acquires RIM Bio to bolster presence in Asia

The chemicals and materials specialist Avantor (NYSE:AVTR) has acquired RIM Bio, a China-based manufacturer of single-use bioprocess bags and assemblies for biopharmaceutical applications.

The acquisition gives Avantor its first single-use production faciliaty in Asia and doubles its global single-use cleanroom space. Avantor also has single-use manufacturing facilities in the Americas and Europe. 

The RIM Bio purchase also gives Avantor access to proprietary technology for single-use products used in bioprocessing manufacturing.  

RIM Bio offers an array of single-use products that it manufactures in Class 10,000 cleanrooms. 

“Adding RIM Bio enables Avantor to better serve our customers by expanding our single-use manufacturing, distribution, and cleanroom capabilities to the [Asia, Middle East and Africa] AMEA region,” said Ger Brophy, executive vice president, biopharma production at Avantor, in a statement. “RIM serves as an anchor for us to b…

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