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Aurora Biomed Automation Systems

Aurora Biomed is a worldwide leader in the design and development of lab automation solutions for life science, environmental science, drug discovery/safety and chemical analysis research. We are committed to improving the quality of human and environmental health by providing products and services which facilitate a higher sample throughput while improving quality, accuracy and precision.

Aurora's product range includes automated liquid-handling equipment, atomic absorption spectrometers, atomic fluorescence spectrometers, ion channel screening technology and microwave digestion systems, increasing the efficiency of sample management in a wide range of research applications. We are headquartered in Vancouver, BC, Canada, and have global sales, support, and service offices.

Liquid Handling Systems

Aurora Biomed is dedicated to providing automated liquid handling systems for scientists in a variety of research fields, including: pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, agriculture, food science, and forensics. Our VERSA Series of liquid handling systems enables greater efficiency and higher data quality, decreases variability from repetitive bench work, and reduces reagent costs.

Elemental Analysis

Aurora is dedicated to the design of analytical instruments to provide smart laboratory solutions. We specialize in elemental analysis equipment including Atomic Absorption Spectrometers (AAS), Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometers (AFS), UV & Visible Spectrophotometers and a variety of standard & customized OEM products. We also offer Microwave Digestion Systems for sample preparation.

Ion Channel Research

Aurora Biomed focuses on high-throughput ion channel drug discovery as to address the recent shift of resources in the pharmaceutical industry towards addressing drug safety issues earlier in the discovery process. Aurora's family of Ion Channel Screening products include the atomic absorption spectroscopy-based Ion Channel Readers (ICR 8000, ICR 12000) and ion channel cell line licensing. Applications of the ICR 8000 and ICR 12000 include voltage-gated potassium channels (hERG, Kv1.1, Kv1.4, Kv1.5, SKCa, BKCa), stretch-activated potassium channels, voltage-gated sodium channels ( Nav1.5, Nav1.2), voltage-gated calcium channels, voltage-gated chloride channels and tranporters (Na/K-ATPase, K-Cl Co-Transporter).

OEM Robotics for Integrated Laboratory Automation

Aurora understands that competitive pricing, reliability, compatibility and quality are crucial factors for successful OEM partnership. Based on these factors, they have developed a wide range of pumps and robotic components that can compliment your system to eliminate time consuming manual processes. Currently, these include autosamplers, syringe pumps and peristaltic pumps. Their dedicated team of engineers will work with your development staff to accelerate software and hardware integration, liquid handling and robotic components.

High-Throughput Screening Assay Services & Contract Research Services

In order to provide solutions for companies in different stages of development, Aurora Biomed offers a variety of contract research services, including: cardiac safety screening, in vivo QT prolongation studies, screening of a wide variety of ion channel targets, ion channel profiling, validation of cell lines, and assay development.