Gilson’s Smart Liquid Handling Tools: Now Available to All Researchers Eager to Achieve Verifiable Science

WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 4, 2019) — Gilson today made TRACKMAN® Connected publicly available following a limited release program at the Society of Lab Automation and Screening (SLAS) 2019 International Conference & Exhibition.

Previously, Gilson launched the Gilson Connect platform with its first two Bluetooth®-enabled, smart liquid handling devices: TRACKMAN® Connected, an all-in-one kit with a tablet, apps and accessories, and the PIPETMAN® M Connected electronic pipette. TRACKMAN® Connected automatically records every step of the protocol executed with the PipettePilot app. Researchers can create reports of all pipetting actions as well as the environmental conditions in which they have been completed. This report can then be saved to SciNote, an electronic lab notebook (ELN), which provides a more convenient and permanent alternative to paper notebooks.

Gilson sought to optimize Gilson Connect for the research community by rapidly incorporating feedback from early-access customers in a series of three releases. This led to more than a dozen upgrades to TRACKMAN Connected that were directly fueled by partnering with researchers in the lab.

“Gains in reliability don’t have to come at the expense of convenience,” said Steve DeCabooter, Gilson’s Director of Product Information Platforms. “Gilson smart devices help scientists achieve verifiable science, boost experimental efficiency, and collaborate across teams with smart technology that builds best practices into their everyday routine.”

The TRACKMAN Connected kit comes preloaded with PipettePilotTM, which guides researchers through pipetting protocols and displays the next well on the plate to pipette. It provides a new functionality that reminds scientists to pre-wet their pipettes, a best practice for more accurate and precise results. Additionally, to help increase traceability of the materials used in their experiment, scientists can now scan or type in batch serial numbers for microplates, tips, or other devices into their reports. Users can also use the tablet to take photographs of their microplate, their solution, or the bar codes on their pipette tip racks for easier, faster, and more comprehensive recording. Finally, scientists can make their experiments easier to replicate by sharing their pipetting protocols on SciNote’s free ELN.

Because pipetting is more than just using proper technique, the new application PipetteScopeTM lets scientists know exactly when to calibrate their PIPETMAN M Connected.  This app provides researchers access to their calibration history and gives them the ability to request service appointments. Lab managers can also use this app to monitor the electronic pipette’s usage, including the different modes used, to optimize the lab workflow. PipetteScope comes preloaded in the TRACKMAN Connected kit and is also available on Google Play for all PIPETMAN M Connected users.

Gilson will be presenting a live demo of TRACKMAN Connected and SciNote at SLAS at booth #1143, February 4-6.

About TRACKMAN Connected

TRACKMAN Connected is an all-in-one kit that connects the bench in a safe and convenient way. Inside is a Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 tablet preloaded with the app PipettePilot, which tracks and registers all actions done in an experiment in real time, and PipetteScope, which displays pipette activity and helps researchers keep their pipettes calibrated. Results generated by the devices can be saved, shared or synced to SciNote, a free open source electronic lab notebook. TRACKMAN Connected also comes with all the accessories needed to pipette directly on top of the tablet, plus an environment sensor that wirelessly monitors ambient temperature, humidity, and pressure conditions.

About PIPETMAN M Connected

PIPETMAN M Connected is a Bluetooth pipette that works synchronously with Gilson applications PipettePilot, on TRACKMAN Connected, and PipetteScope, giving researchers the ability to execute tasks with real time application guidance and record keeping.

About Gilson

Gilson is a family owned global manufacturer of sample management and purification solutions for the life sciences industry. We help researchers advance the pace of discovery by creating easy-to-use lab devices that improve reproducibility and traceability. Since 1957, we’ve been developing innovative products, such as the first continuously adjustable-volume pipette, PIPETMAN®. By partnering closely with the scientific community, we have advanced our portfolio offerings, adding automated pipetting systems and chromatography instruments, plus intuitive software management capabilities. Backed by worldwide R&D, service, and support, Gilson strives to enable verifiable science and to make lab life easier for our customers.

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