DORNIER LabTech Systems brings PIRO® pipetting robot to KVNM/NVMM Spring meeting

DORNIER LabTech Systems brings PIRO® pipetting robot to KVNM/NVMM Spring meeting

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Press Release | DORNIER LabTech Systems GmbH

MARCH 24, 2017

Lindau, Germany: – Laboratory engineering specialist DORNIER LabTech Systems GmbH (DORNIER LTS) will show the latest version of its ground-breaking PIRO® automated pipetting small robot on its debut appearance at the premier Dutch microbiology event, the KNVM & NVMM Spring Scientific Meeting.

DORNIER LTS will support its Dutch distributor and development partner, LabHelp Robotics B.V., exhibiting on Booth 36 at the Papendal Hotel in Arnhem. Here, a team led by Applications Director Dr. Rudolf Walser and LabHelp Robotics Managing Director Jeroen Poodt, will conduct live demonstration of the PIRO personal pipetting robot.

PIRO plus LIMS combination

PIRO will be shown connected and working through LIMS middleware, using the FLOW integration software developed by LabHelp Robotics. Sequences will focus on PIRO’s numerous liquid and sample handling and qPCR applications for microbiological and molecular biology labs.

“We will be able to demonstrate the user friendliness of PIRO in combination with LIMS integration. This is a very powerful combination that offers extraordinary quality in sample and results handling, providing intelligent pipetting at its best,” said Dr. Walser.

Drag and drop qPCR

“PIRO provides solutions that are very relevant for potential end users concerned with high end pipetting quality combined with perfect ease of use and with supervision of all pipetting steps and pipetted volumes to provide perfect traceability and reproducibility for all fields in research and diagnostic applications,” he added.

“For example, the system offers hassle-free qPCR setup and liquid level sensing with a simple ‘drag & drop’ interface and guidance within the software and automated supervision of all pipetting steps, for all kind of PCR applications,” Dr. Walser said.


DORNIER LabTech Systems GmbH (DORNIER LTS) is a wholly owned daughter company of the German manufacturer DORNIER with decades of experience in aerospace and building robotics equipment. As a pipetting specialist, it develops, produces and markets ‘Made in Germany ‘premium-quality, flexible and easy to use benchtop liquid and sample handling systems. Its heritage as a respected aircraft builder is reflected in high quality, precision and reliability. Service and customer focus are key cornerstones of the DORNIER LTS company philosophy.

The company specializes in creating reliable and easy to use high precision liquid handling devices that aid laboratory automation. DORNIER LTS has developed affordable high precision automated liquid handling robotic technologies, in particular the newly developed PIRO® pipetting small robot that integrates high throughput benefits within a compact and easy to handle device.

The PIRO® has been designed for the needs of qPCR laboratories allowing versatility, precision, reproducibility, and safety combined with powerful pipetting middleware and intuitive drag and drop software for easy use and setup of reactions. Even though the PIRO® has a small bench top footprint, it allows for 16 positions to be used. Setting up 384-well plates without running out of tips, pipetting primary tubes, using the newly developed software features, easy recalibration and interchangeable pipetting heads are just a few features integrated in the PIRO®.

With the development of the PIRO®, DORNIER LabTech Systems provides an automated pipetting system with a reliable hardware and newly developed software solution to facilitate the needs of any laboratory.

About KNVM/NVNM Spring Scientific Meeting 2017

The Koninklijke Nederlandse Vereniging voor Microbiologie (KNVM) Royal Dutch Society for Microbiology and its sister organization, the Nederlandse Vereniging voor Medische Microbiologie (NVMM) Dutch Association for Medical Microbiology are two of Europe’s longest established and most respected microbiological professional bodies.

The KNVM Scientific Spring meeting is accredited by the NVMM and provides a knowledge sharing, networking and awards conference attended by microbiologists from all over Europe.

The 2017 Spring Scientific Meeting is a two-day event opening Tuesday, April 11 at the Papendal Hotel in the northeastern city of Arnhem. The meeting will feature scientific, general and intermediate tracks, along with a co-located exhibition and four awards ceremonies; the 2017 Microbiology awards for best poster presentation, the Kiem Prize for the best first publications, Westerdijk Award for PhD thesis and Van Leeuwenhoek Award for Postdoctoral papers.

The event is organized by KNVM with more information at:

Media Contact

Dr. Rudolf Walser, Director Applications, DORNIER LabTech Systems
Tel: +49 (0) 171 7583172


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DORNIER LTS PIRO® personal pipetting robot: benchtop automated liquid handling

DORNIER LTS PIRO® personal pipetting robot: benchtop automated liquid handling

Supplier Information
Supplier: DORNIER LabTech Systems GmbH
Address: Rickenbacher Str. 107, 88131 Lindau, Germany
Tel: +49 8382 2730 890
Fax: +49 8382 2730 8929

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