End-to-End Integration with Biosero Webinar

December 1, 2020
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Part 1: Sustain Your Laboratory Output Under COVID-19
Tim Karsten, Senior Automation Specialist, Biosero

The core tenets of automation – increased throughput, walk-away time, and data collection – are even more vital given the current COVID-19 pandemic. Green Button Go Automation Scheduling Software helps create a cohesive automation ecosystem. Its intuitive drag-and-drop interface makes a fast learning of the software and the quick setup of the workcell and the methods has you up and running in a short time.

In this session, you will learn to:

  • Integrate instruments from different manufacturers in your lab
  • Optimize workcell with timing and workflow modifications
  • Automate any application rapidly with minimal downtime
Part 2: Optimise Dynamic Assays with Flexible Software
Rob Harkness, Director of Customer Success EU/ UK, Biosero

We advise labs on how to automate the entire process using a variety of devices integrated with Biosero’s Green Button Go Software. The software allows you to add intelligent decision making, including error recovery, into their methods. You can also avail of a mobile robot for moving the labware across different stations in the laboratory whether you are there or not.

Hear how to:

  • Create a fully integrated lab operation
  • Minimize the risk of errors and wasted samples
  • Remotely move the labware with a Mobile Robot
Part 3: Horizon Discovery Presentation
David McClymont, Head of Automation, Horizon Discovery


Gerry Alden, European Sales Manager, Biosero

Gerry, a chemist by qualification, has spent over 25 years working within laboratory automation related areas of Life Sciences. Further to a stint at ICI Alderley park (AZ) as a research chemist, Gerry worked at Proteus Molecular design on automated Peptide synthesis.

A change in career direction saw a move into laboratory equipment sales and business development, for companies including Gilson, Packard, Hamilton, Velocty11, HighResBio and Biosero. This trajectory resulted in an ever growing focus on automation and the associated design and provision of custom robot based systems within academia, Pharma and biotech.

Gerry is also a member of UK ELRIG since 2006, and spent several years on the Board of Directors as its treasurer.


Tim Karsten, Senior Automation Specialist, Biosero

Tim is the European Applications Support for Biosero. Scientist by trade he worked for several years in the laboratory business. He implemented and supervised many automation projects for a major automated liquid handler company and companies in the Greater Boston Area. NGS sample preparation, automated cell culture and enzymatic assays have been the focus of his work so far. Beyond that he has a strong background in software development and LIMS integration.

Rob Harkness, Director of Customer Success EU/ UK, Biosero

Rob Harkness has worked for over 20 years delivering laboratory automation solutions to the Life Science and Consumer Products business sectors. Rob received a degree in Computer-Aided Chemistry from the University of Surrey in 1999 and a Ph.D for his work titled “Novel Software Solutions for Automating Biochemical Assays” in 2010. Rob has enjoyed a variety of roles throughout his career. He initially started out as a programmer at PAA (Peak Analysis & Automation), developing a scheduling software package for controlling robotic arms within an automated platform. He has since enjoyed several roles at PAA, AJ Cybio and Astech Projects within Software Development, Project Management and Business Development and is now working as Director of Customer Success UK/EU at Biosero. Rob also serves as a Director for the Standards in Laboratory Automation (SiLA) consortium, an effort from within the life science community to create open system communication and data standards.

David McClymont, Head of Automation, Horizon Discovery

David McClymont is the Head of Automation at Horizon discovery. He leads the platform innovation product team which brings together cross-functional skills in automation, assay development, DOE, bioinformatics, LIMS and software development. The broad nature of the group and development process enables computer aided biology to help unlock untapped opportunities and capacity in biotechnology applications enhancing Horizon’s expertise in CRISPR cell line engineering and functional genomic screening.

He previously designed and built the metabolic pathway engineering system (AMOS) for yeast and e.coli at the London DNA foundry, co-located at Imperial College London. The AMOS system allowed the design and automated build and test of functional metabolic pathways to produce high value chemicals. By using design of experiments (JMP) to design pathways this was translated into a design specification of DNA parts. Automation workcells took those parts and brought them together using DNA assembly techniques such as golden gate to build functional metabolic pathways specified by the design. Expression could be measured and modelled using JMP.

Before that, he was the Head Engineer at the chemical biology platform in Oslo which is the national centre for chemical biology with a focus on immunology and personalised medicine, and worked with automated electrophysiology at Xention discovery, Cambridge UK. He holds a PhD in molecular pharmacology from the University of Nottingham.

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