Automated liquid handling (ALH) system refers to a laboratory instrument system consisting of tools and equipment, which are designed to perform the sampling, mixing and combining of liquid samples automatically in clinical and research settings. Automation is adopted in the wide range of life science applications ranging from genomics & proteomics to systems biology. Unlike manual liquid handling, ALH is precise, accurate, fast and consistent in its operations. In addition, ALH also decrease errors within and between operations, help conserve expensive reagents and rare or hard to- produce samples and save time. The key drivers attributed to the growing demand for automated liquid handling systems market include technological advancements associated with ALH systems, lack of skilled professionals and improved error free operations with ALH systems over manual liquid handling systems. Operational complexity coupled with the cost my acts as restraint for the market growth.
The global automated liquid handling systems are classified on the basis of various parameters. On the basis of type the market is classified into standalone, individual bench top workstations, self-contained multi instrument systems and others. On the basis of modality, the market is classified into Disposable Tip Transfer Devices and Fixed Tip Transfer Devices. On the basis of applications, the market is segmented into PCR preparation, serial dilution, high-throughput screening assays, cell culture, cell-based assays, whole genome amplification, plate reformatting, plate replication, high-density array printing and others. Based on the end users the market is classified into pharmaceutical and bio-technology industry, research organizations, clinical diagnostics, academic & government research institutes and others.
In terms of Geography, the automated liquid handling system market is classified into North America, Europe, APAC and Row.
Key market players in the battery management systems market include companies such as Thermo Fisher Scientific (U.S.), Tecan Trading AG (Switzerland), BioTek Instruments, Inc., (U.S.), Agilent Technologies, Inc., (U.S.), Beckman Coulter Inc., (U.S.) and few others.