Introducing The Opentrons COVID-19 Testing System

A flexible, high-throughput surveillance testing system using OT-2 hardware, OMI diagnostics, and Zymo reagents to process up to 2,400 samples per day.

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The Opentrons COVID testing system is made of 3 stations that can be used separately or together to tackle different workflows. If you are interested in learning more about any part of this system, please email covid-19@opentrons.com.

Bottlenecks are a common problem when setting up any testing system—especially for COVID-19. We know that and we have helped nearly 100 labs worldwide resolve those bottlenecks to get up and running.

The Opentrons COVID-19 testing system processes up to 2,400 samples per day using the Opentrons OT-2 liquid handling robot, hardware modules, and verified labware.

  • One of the most affordable systems on the market
  • Ships worldwide
  • Open documentation free on GitHub
  • Includes remote setup and support

This system is made of 3 stations that can be ordered individually to complement an existing setup, or together to create a testing workflow from scratch.

The setups below are examples and include example completion times and pricing.

Workflow diagram

NOTE: Throughput varies based on reagents used.

Station A:
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  • 3x OT-2 liquid handling robots
  • P20 + P300 Single-Channel pipettes
  • Temperature Module (actively cool control RNA)
  • 4x tube racks
  • 96 deep well extraction plate
  • 1x rack 20ul + 1x rack 200ul filter tips

Station A Example Pricing:
The base price for this example 3-robot workstation system is $26,250. The price per sample for this example system is $3.50. NOTE: This is a flexible system that can come in a variation suitable to your needs, so please reach out for pricing of alternative configurations. Reagent costs and shipping were not included in this estimate.

Station B:
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  • 6x OT-2 liquid handling robots
  • P300 8-channel pipette
  • Magnetic Module
  • Temperature Module
  • 96 deep well extraction plate
  • 96 well elution plate
  • 5x racks of 200ul filter tips
  • 2x 12-channel reagent reservoirs
  • 2x 1-channel liquid trash reservoirs
  • NOTE: The Opentrons Temperature Module can also be incorporated into a workflow for this station.

Station B Example Pricing:
The base price for this example 6-robot workstation system is $12,000. The price per sample for this example system is $2. NOTE: This is a flexible system that can come in a variation suitable to your needs, so please reach out for pricing of alternative configurations. Reagent costs and shipping were not included in this estimate.

Station C:
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  • 1x OT-2 liquid handling robots
  • P20 Single-Channel pipette
  • Opentrons Temperature Module
  • 96 well elution plate
  • 96 well PCR plate
  • 3x racks 20ul filter tips
  • NOTE: Opentrons Pipette GEN2 P20 8-Channel can also be incorporated into a workflow for this station.

Station C Example Pricing:
The base price for this example 1-robot workstation system is $9,500. The price per sample for this example system ranges between $3 - $10 depending on reagents. NOTE: This is a flexible system that can come in a variation suitable to your needs, so please reach out for pricing of alternative configurations. Reagent costs and shipping were not included in this estimate.

Full Workstation: (Best Value)
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NOTE: Throughput depends on reagents used in the system.

Full Workstation Example Pricing:
The base price for this 10-robot workstation system is $120,000 and includes a reagent filling station for $5,950, extra hardware components for $19,050, dedicated technical support and protocol development for $10,000 - and a workstation discount of $22,750. NOTE: This is a flexible system that can come in a variation suitable to your needs, so please reach out for pricing of alternative configurations. Reagent costs and shipping were not included in this estimate.

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Please contact covid-19@opentrons.com for additional information.