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Guide to Automated Barcode Labeling for Life Scientists

agilentautomationpr6-image.jpgAgilent Automation Solutions has produced a new reference guide for life scientists tasked with labeling microplates, who wish to become more familiar with the fundamentals of automated laboratory barcode labeling.

As an increasing number of life science laboratories look to ensure the traceability of stored samples in automation-friendly multi-well microplates the need to understand the fundamentals of barcode labeling has become paramount.

Available as a free download ( - the 42-page Life Sciences Barcoding Fundamentals Guide provides microplate labeling tips, labware selection guidelines, and answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs). The FAQ section provides an invaluable source of information on topics including barcode label content, label design format, label design parameters, barcode quiet zones, barcode height, symbologies for life science applications, fonts for human readable fields and an introduction to the Agilent G5404B Microplate Labeler.

The Agilent G5404B Microplate Labeler automatically prints and applies labels to microplates for identification. The guide provides tips on selecting label-friendly labware for the Microplate Labeler, and answers to frequently asked questions about the Microplate Labeler and labeling for life science applications.
The new generation Agilent G5404B Microplate Labeler combines the easy-to-integrate form factor, speed and proven label applicator of its popular predecessor with a thermal label printer that provides 600 dpi high resolution, crisp images and an expansive array of 1D and 2D coding symbologies. The microplate labeler's compact size fits easily on a benchtop while its ability to print and apply labels at speeds of up to one label every 4 seconds allows users to achieve ambitious throughput goals. When integrated into automated systems, the Agilent Microplate Labeler is powered by VWorks software, a powerful application capable of importing data and creating custom labels for the microplate labeler. The software enables the user to apply unique sets of data to labels on all four sides of a microplate.

From stand-alone units to fully integrated systems, Agilent Automation Solutions teams key sample preparation and creative walk-away automation approaches with personalized customer service to provide complete solutions for your laboratory. Combining innovative engineering with high standards of quality, Agilent designs and manufactures high-performance equipment for processes that are revolutionizing pharmaceutical, biotech, and genomic research.

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