The LiquidScan STARlet consists of the LiquidScan Module which holds up to eight BioFluidica Microfluidic Chips. There are two types of chips, chips to isolate rare cells and chips to isolate exosomes and cfDNA. The LiquidScan Module and the LiquidScan Software have been designed to operate the Hamilton Microlab STARlet liquid handling robot.
These components provide for a walk-away automated system for the enrichment of rare cells and exosomes from liquid biopsy samples. The user adds the sample tube(s) on to the platform and selects the desired protocol on the LiquidScan Software and walks away. The software orchestrates the addition of sample to each chip, typically 0.5 ml – 4 ml of blood, subsequent washes and ultimately elution and collection of the enriched sample, ready for downstream analysis.