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AltoStar® Automation System AM16


The AltoStar® Automation System AM16 is a robotic pipetting workstation used for sample purification and PCR setup controlled by the AltoStar® Connect software. It is intended to be used in combination with the AltoStar® Purification Kit 1.5, the AltoStar® Internal Control 1.5 and altona Diagnostics PCR kits for automated purification of nucleic acids and automated assay setup for in vitro diagnostic purposes.

The AltoStar® AM16 is intended for use by professional users trained in molecular biological techniques and the operation of the AltoStar® AM16 instrument.


Introduction AltoStar® Automation System AM16

AltoStar® Molecular Diagnostic Workflow Video

Key features

Entire workflow

  • The AltoStar® AM16 is CE-IVD marked
  • DNA and RNA purification in parallel with one-for-all chemistry AltoStar® Purification Kit 1.5 (CE-IVD)
  • Real-time PCR reaction setup by using the altona Diagnostics PCR kits (CE-IVD)
  • Automated cycler programming with AltoStar® Connect software (CE-IVD)
  • Expandable system for additional thermal cycler (CFX96™ Deep Well Real-Time Detection System-IVD)

Process safety

  • Traceability: barcoded reagents for full process control
  • Ready-to-use reagents for consistent quality
  • Lot checking
  • Expiry date checking
  • Total Aspiration and Dispense Monitoring (TADM) – proven technology from Hamilton

High flexibility

  • All sample types in one run
  • Analyze up to four pathogens from a single sample
  • Combine up to eight real-time PCR assays on a 96 well plate
  • Scalable from 1-96 reactions, no minimum batch size
  • 500 µl and 1000 µl sample volume possible in one run
  • Sample carriers can be unloaded any time after sample processing

Any sample type

  • CE-IVD marked purification kit validated for whole blood, EDTA plasma, urine, stool and swaps in UTM
  • One purification kit for both DNA and RNA assays
  • One universal Internal Control for entire workflow (AltoStar® Internal Control 1.5, CE-IVD)


  • Ready-to-use reagents for extraction and real-time PCR
  • Use of primary or secondary sample tubes
  • Freely selectable positions for samples
  • Load backup reagents and consumables
  • No refill or mixing of solutions necessary
  • Full access to eluates
  • User friendly control software AltoStar® Connect (see under AltoStar® product range)

AltoStar® Automation System AM16

Order No.AM16
For use withAltoStar® Purification Kit 1.5
AltoStar® Internal Control 1.5
CFX96™ Deep Well Real-Time PCR Detection System (IVD, Biorad)

Additionally included in package AltoStar® Molecular Diagnostic Workflow

ProductsAltoStar® Connect software
AltoStar® Plate Sealer
AltoStar® AM16 PC

Dimensions and weight

Dimensions (W x D x H)1124mm x 903mm x 795mm (transport size)
1010mm (with loading tray)
1200mm (with loading tray and carriers on loading tray)
WeightApprox. 140kg

Operating data

Maximum power consumption≤ 600VA
Voltage115 VAC / 230 VAC ± 10%
Delayed action fuse115 V~: 6.3 A (T6.3AL250)
230 V~: 3.15 A (T3.15A250)
Installation categoryII
Pollution degree2
Temperature range15°C to 30°C / indoor use only
Relative humidity15% to 85% (no condensation)
Noise level< 65dBA (regarding EN27779)
AltitudeUp to 2000m above sea level

Transportation and storage

TransportationTruckage company /AltoStar® AM16 Instrument is
installed or relocated by a Hamilton trained
field service engineer.
Temperature Range-25°C to +70°C / Indoor storage only
Relative Humidity10% to 90% (no condensation, indoors)

AltoStar® Automation System AM16

AltoStar® Automation System AM16 Handbuch IVD

Veröffentlichungsdatum: 10/2017
Filesize: 3.62 MB

AltoStar® Automation System AM16 Operator's Manual IVD

Release Date: 10/2017
Filesize: 2.89 MB

AltoStar® Automation System AM16 Manuel d'utilisation DIV

Date de sortie: 10/2017
Filesize: 3.24 MB

AltoStar® Automation System AM16 Manual IVD del operador

Fecha de lanzamiento: 10/2017
Filesize: 3.15 MB

AltoStar® Automation System AM16 Manual IVD do Operador

Data de lançamento: 10/2017
Filesize: 3.15 MB

AltoStar® Automation System AM16 Manuale d’uso DIV

Data di rilascio: 10/2017
Filesize: 3.02 MB

• Input samples and PCR assays assignments or import all information from LIMS - Create run
• Preparation/pretreatment of samples – Start purification – Load reagents and samples
• Sample purification results – Purification run results are saved in the AltoStar® Connect SW
• Unload reagents and samples after purification

AltoStar® Automation System AM16

Declaration of Conformity AltoStar® Automation System AM16

Release Date: 03.02.2020
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Declaration of Conformity AltoStar® Connect software

Release Date: 18.02.2020
Filesize: 40.77 KB

AltoStar® Molecular Diagnostic Workflow - Info brochure

Release Date: 03/2020
Filesize: 883.32 KB

AltoStar® Molecular Diagnostic Flux de travail - Brochure d'information

Date de sortie: 03/2020
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AltoStar® Molecular Diagnostic Workflow - Opuscolo informativo

Data di rilascio: 03/2020
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