What we offer

Three Freeslate Junior platforms (UnChained Labs) for a wide range of automated laboratory operations:

Dispensing RobotOptimizing Sampling Reactor RobotScreening Reactor Robot
  • Automated dispensing and weighing of solids and liquids
  • Up to 12 solid dispensing source vials for screening multiple solids            
  • Positive displacement liquid dispensing
  • Analytical balance (0.1 mg resolution)
  • Integrated camera for inspection of dispensed materials
  • Static minimised by an ioniser
  • In a purge box for inert atmosphere
  • 8 parallel reactors (5-25 mL working volume) with overhead stirring
  • Reaction sampling under pressurised conditions
  • Independent temperature control from –20 to 200 °C
  • Independent gas pressure control from 30 to 400 psi
  • Gas selection manifold
  • In a purge box for inert atmosphere

  • Six independent temperature zones capable of –20 to 180 °C
  • Magnetic tumble stirring in 96 well or vial format
  • Automated liquid dispensing/aspiration
  • Automated preparation of samples for analysis
  • Reactions in vials (96 x 1 mL), jars (<125 mL) and plate formats
  • Pressurised reactor format for screening 48 vial reactions at up to 300 psi
Dispensing robot, optimising sampling reactor robot


Junior Freeslate robotic reaction platforms

What you get
Optimization of  Continuous VariablesCategorical Variable ScreeningHigh-Thoughput SynthesisSmall Scale Kinetics Investigation
  • Solubility and crystallisation studies
  • Multivariate optimization using Design of
    Experiments (DoE)
  • Ligand, solvent and additive screening
  • Full factorial screening
  • 9 heated and stirred plate positions allowing up to 3,000 conditions to be screen in 384 well plates.
  • Sparse arrays for larger experimental space
  • Single or multiple substrate screening
  • Diverse product sets preparation
  • Automation of individual operations (e.g. dispensing solids) to accelerate your research
  • Testing of multiple reaction conditions in substrate scope
  • Reaction robustness screening
  • Large substrate scope studies
  • Automated sampling under pressur
  • Streamlined initial kinetics in 8 parallel reactors with independent T and p control
  • Possibility of gas uptake measurement
what you get

To find out more about our automation capabilities, contact us at ROAR@imperial.ac.uk