Opentrons Webinars and Demos

Scroll down!

Upcoming Webinars:

How to design OT-2 protocols: Opentrons API

FEBRUARY 1, 2023 | 8:00 LA, 11:00 NYC, 16:00 LDN
Join the first installment of our webinar tutorial series: How to Design OT-2 Protocols. This series will cover the different ways users can create protocols, whether you’re an automation newbie or experienced Python coder.
In this installment, you’ll learn how to create protocols with the Opentrons Python API. This powerful tool gives you ultimate control over your workflows.
Register Here!


On Demand Webinars:

The first fully automated, methylation targeted, NGS (next generation sequencing) sample prep in less than one day

On Demand Webinar – WATCH NOW>>
As an industry first, Avida Biomed has fully automated its novel Point-n-Seq® targeted sequencing sample prep as well as targeted methylation enrichment to a <1 day protocol, including only 10-15 minutes of hands-on time,  - all achieved on Opentrons' low cost open-platform liquid handler, the OT-2. Avida’s targeted sequencing Point-n-Seq 500 (PnS 500) assay accurately detects oncogenic variants (SNV, CNV and fusion) in both FFPE and cfDNA samples. It outperforms a market-leading oncology assay with a shorter total turnaround time, better uniformity, and greater flexibility.
Combined, Avida and Opentrons provide the only commercially available fully automated solution of targeted methylation NGS sample prep with unprecedented recovery and LOD.

Automation of ELISA Protocols on the Opentrons OT-2

On Demand Webinar – WATCH NOW>>
The enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) is one of the most common techniques performed in both research and clinical laboratories to detect the molecules of interest in fluid samples. This webinar showcases the competency of the Opentrons OT-2 in automation of general procedure of ELISAs. Learn more about the solutions Opentrons is providing to streamline the workflow of this labor intensive assay.

Tips and Tricks for Handling Viscous and Volatile Liquids on OT-2

On Demand Webinar – WATCH NOW>>
We will guide you through optimization of viscous and volatile liquids in a step by step approach on the OT-2. The webinar takes examples of commonly used liquids in upstream and downstream applications. The webinar will stand out as a perfect guide to help you optimize similar liquids implemented in your protocol.

Automated Protein Purification with Biotage’s Dual Flow Chromatography PhyTip Columns on the OT-2

On Demand Webinar – WATCH NOW>>
Protein purification is a fundamental step for analyzing individual proteins, protein complexes and identifying interactions with other proteins, DNA or RNA.  It is a tedious and time consuming process that requires maximum protein capture, protein recovery and high elution concentration while preserving protein activity. Join us for our rerun of this popular webinar with live Q&A.

Building the Future of Education through Automation with Opentrons and the iGEM Design League

On Demand Webinar – WATCH NOW>>
iGEM Academy is the flagship educational initiative from the iGEM Design League competition. In this session we will discuss its impact in building capacities for synthetic biology development in Latin America, and the new collaboration with Opentrons to develop new educational tools.

Verogen PrepStation: Cost-effective automation of ForenSeq® workflows

On Demand Webinar – WATCH NOW>>
This presentation will cover the configuration and layout of the Verogen PrepStation along with compatible library preparation kits. Studies showing comparable results from manual and automated workflows across key performance criteria such as contamination, reproducibility and repeatability between and within both platforms and operators, and sensitivity across a range of DNA inputs will be shared. Finally, functional studies demonstrating that the platform meets validation requirements for implementation in operational forensic laboratories will be presented.

Scaling-up Organ-on-chip Assays for drug discovery with AIM Biotech 3D Tissue Culture Systems and the Opentrons OT-2

On Demand Webinar – WATCH NOW>>
In vitro 3D cell culture models have emerged as a bridge between traditional 2D cell culture and in vivo animal models. With the advancement of 3D cell culture technologies, both healthy physiological models and disease states can be emulated in vitro. In this session, Dr. Lim Sei Hien from AIM Biotech will introduce the organ-on-chip solution that AIM Biotech offers and discuss how the Opentrons OT-2 helps to scale up assays for drug discovery and cell biology research.

So you want to automate NGS library prep?

On Demand Webinar – WATCH NOW>>
This webinar will review the strategy behind automating NGS Library prep on the OT-2. We will review low, medium, and high throughput solutions on the OT-2 and different ways to store samples and reagents. There will also be a live demo featuring our easy to use protocol designer where we will be designing an NGS bead clean up live.

Decentralizing Bioeconomy: Community Building

On Demand Webinar – WATCH NOW>>
In today’s world, top-quality research can be performed virtually anywhere around the globe. But many of the resources for enabling collaboration have remained fixed in limited geographic locations. As part of the Opentrons mission, we are building our community platform to enable biologists to easily share protocols and reproduce each other's results.

Complete Automated Tissue Staining with Parhelia™ Bio’s Omni-Stainer™ on the OT-2

On Demand Webinar – WATCH NOW>>
Join us to find out how Parhelia and Opentrons can help with tissue staining reproducibility, reagent savings, time savings and the rapid implementation of multistep protocols. As the spatial biology sector explodes, there is a developing need for an effective, reliable, reproducible, and accessible tissue staining solution. Parhelia™ Bio is making tissue auto-staining accessible to all with the release of the new Omni-Stainer™ C12 for coverslip staining and S12 for slide-mounted samples, used in conjunction with the Opentrons OT-2 for a complete automated tissue staining system.

Introducing the Opentrons Heater-Shaker Module

On Demand Webinar – WATCH NOW>>
Interested in automating applications that require on-deck heating and/or agitation? This webinar will introduce you to our newest Opentrons product, the Heater-Shaker Module. Learn about the module and how it works with the Opentrons platform and software. We’ll also give you a sneak preview of some data for different applications.

Automation of an Assay to Determine Hydrogen Peroxide Levels in THP-1 Cells on the OT-2

On Demand Webinar – WATCH NOW>>
Sign up to learn about the fundamentals of automation for a standard cellular assay (Amplex Red Assay) on the OT-2 to detect and measure hydrogen peroxide or peroxidases from biological and liquid samples fluorometrically or spectrophotometrically; performance specifications gleaned from automating cellular assays; and approaches to determine hydrogen peroxide levels in a monocytic cell line, THP-1, on the OT-2 , a method that can be easily translated to other cell lines or biological fluids.

Getting to Know the OT-2

On Demand Webinar – WATCH NOW>>
Looking into buying an OT-2 or have heard about it?  This webinar takes you through the OT-2 and its ecosystem to help answer your questions without going through a full on demo or sales call.

[DEMO] How to Do Preventive Maintenance on the OT-2 Pipetting Robot

On Demand Demo -- WATCH NOW>>
Conducting routine preventive maintenance can extend the life of your Opentrons OT-2 pipetting robot and modules, and anyone can do it. Learn how.

Hands-Free ELISA and High-precision Microfluidic Immunoassays by Integrating Correlia Biosystems Modules with the OT-2

On Demand Webinar – WATCH NOW>>
Correlia offers two platforms that overcome bottlenecks of traditional ELISA.  The PIXI immunoassay platform enables highly efficient protein measurements from as little as 1 microliter of starting sample volume, while the Correlia Aspirator Arm enables running standard ELISA plates with full hands-free automation. In this webinar, we describe how both user-friendly systems can be integrated with an OT-2 robot, and show case studies demonstrating efficient measurements of a variety of protein targets.

Automating NGS Library Prep and Quantification on the OT-2

On Demand Webinar – WATCH NOW>>
The OT-2 offers an affordable way to automate your NGS workflows - without having to change your existing library prep, clean-up and size selection reagents. Join this Labroots webinar to learn more about automating NGS on the OT-2.

OT-2 Device Integrations

On Demand Webinar – WATCH NOW>>
Interested in integrating third-party hardware/software devices with an OT-2? This webinar will go through the basics of integration, some useful documentation. We’ll also discuss some popular examples, including robotic arms, barcode scanners and cameras.

Building a Global Immune Observatory: A Conversation with Dr. Michael Mina

On Demand Webinar – WATCH NOW>>
Dr. Micheal Mina joins us to share his research and work on a global immune observatory to prepare and test for the next pandemic.

Opentrons App 6.0 Demo

On Demand Webinar – WATCH NOW>>
Get an early look at the recent OT App 6.0 release with a detailed tour of the newest features and functionality. Learn upgrading to the latest software release and get a demo into the new features

Dual Flow Chromatography Protein Purification on the OT-2

On Demand Webinar – WATCH NOW>>
Protein purification is a fundamental step for analyzing individual proteins, protein complexes and identifying interactions with other proteins, DNA or RNA.  It is a tedious and time consuming process that requires maximum protein capture, protein recovery and high elution concentration while preserving protein activity.

Getting the Best from your Liquid Handler

On Demand Webinar – WATCH NOW>>
Accuracy and precision is a must have when handling very small volumes via a liquid handler.  Join this webinar to learn how to get the best from your OT-2 via proper on-site installation and maintenance.

Automate Biology Lab Protocols with the OT-2 Python Protocol API

On Demand Webinar – WATCH NOW>>
Back by popular demand!  Learn how to navigate the Opentrons ecosystem and how to automate lab protocols using Opentrons Protocol Library, Designer and API.

NGS Quantification on the OT-2

On Demand Webinar – WATCH NOW>>
This webinar will present a demonstrated method of quantification using the OT-2 and key quantification kits specifically Roche KAPA, Oxford Nanopore, and IDT Normalase.

Fully Automated Protein Purification (Magnetic bead based) with the OT-2

On Demand Webinar – WATCH NOW>>

This webinar presents a fully automated magnetic bead-based protein purification with the new OT-2 workstation using Thermo Fisher Dynabeads™ Protein A/Protein G & Thermo Fisher Pierce™ Ni-NTA Magnetic Agarose Beads.

Volatile Liquid Handling with the Opentrons OT-2

On Demand Webinar – WATCH NOW>>

In this webinar we will walk users through best practices for handling volatile liquids using the OT-2. The presentation will help users with basic properties of volatile liquids as it relates to the OT-2 liquid handler as well as provides viewers with a step-by-step parametric understanding of implementation of Opentrons OT-2 API functions with high precision while minimizing sample.

Fully Automated NGS Library Preparation with the OT-2 using Illumina® DNA Prep, Roche Hyprep, & NEBNext® Ultra™ II

On Demand Webinar – WATCH NOW>>

DNA Preparation for next-generation sequencing (NGS) workflow is one of the most important but tedious & expensive parts of this assay. In this webinar, we’ll show you how to reduce the cost and optimize the efficiency of this assay step with the OT-2 and the Illumina® DNA preparation kit.

Automating Protein Crystallization on the OT-2 Liquid Handler

On Demand Webinar |  WATCH NOW>>

Learn how to automate screening solutions prep in 24, 48 & 96-well plates  with the customizable Opentrons Protein Crystallization Screen Formulator

LAB ROOTS: Tips and Tricks for Automating Viscous Liquid Handling

On Demand Webinar | WATCH NOW>>

Learn about the different types of viscous liquids, the physics of liquid aspiration & dispensing and how to optimize liquid handling parameters for automation.

How to Automate Lab Protocols Without Coding—Protocol Designer

On Demand Webinar | WATCH NOW>>

Protocol Designer is the easiest way to automate lab protocols on the OT-2. No coding experience required! Learn about its features & optimizing workflows.

Automate Biology Lab Protocols with the OT-2 Python Protocol API

On Demand Webinar | WATCH NOW>>

Learn how to effectively use Opentrons' Python API in your biology lab to modify and create automation protocols and integrate labware.

Tips and Tricks for Automating Viscous Liquid Handling

On Demand Webinar | WATCH NOW>>

Learn about the different types of viscous liquids, the physics of liquid aspiration & dispensing and how to optimize liquid handling parameters for automation.

Use Modular Automation for Higher Liquid Handling Throughput

On Demand Webinar | WATCH NOW>>

Learn about Modular Automation - the liquid handling method that increases throughput by maximizing the efficiency of parallel workflows.

How to Automate Proteomics Sample Prep for Mass Spectrometry Analysis

On Demand Webinar | WATCH NOW>>

Learn how scientists at Harvard Medical developed a workflow to drastically decrease hands-on time to prep proteomics samples for mass spectrometry analysis.

How to Automate SARS-CoV-2 RNA Extraction with a Personal Robot

On Demand Webinar | WATCH NOW>>

Learn how scientists are using personal robots to automate multiple RNA extractions at once with minimal hands-on time--and without sacrificing reliability.