The Carnegie Mellon University Cloud Lab is the world’s first academic cloud lab that allows you to remotely control a complete life sciences and chemistry laboratory from your computer.
The Carnegie Mellon Cloud Lab is a 24/7/365 remote-access facility with over 200 scientific instruments, providing you full control over laboratory processes, data inputs, outputs and sharing, and letting you focus on the science.
All processes are fully traceable, end-to-end and enhanced with auxiliary sensor data and sample/asset tracing, creating rich and comprehensive datasets that you can investigate and learn from using more than 4,500 powerful functions for data visualization, analysis and simulation.
A COMPREHENSIVE LABORATORY FOR ALL YOUR NEEDS
The Carnegie Mellon Cloud Lab brings both automated and manual techniques to the cloud. Regardless of type, all techniques are scriptable and push-button reproducible. This groundbreaking lab execution system allows manual techniques considered automation unfriendly, such as stock solution generation, solid handling, rotovaping, speedvacing, and lyophilization, to be reliably automated and scripted in the same manner as automated liquid handlers and robotic workcells. This even includes all the foundational sample preparation operations (at all bench-relevant scales), from dosing solids to liquid handling to cell culture to reactors, used in almost every method.
OUR MISSION: TRANSFORMING THE PRACTICE OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
All data contextualized with methods and analyses.
Repeat past work at the push of a button.
Focus on intellectual contribution instead of manual labor.
Reduce costs and increase experimental output.
Break free of limitations posed by instrumentation availability..
A MASSIVE LABORATORY AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
The Carnegie Mellon Cloud Lab is equipped with over 130 different instrument types remotely controlled by a single unified software interface. Developed by our partners at Emerald Cloud Lab, the Cloud Lab Command Center software empowers researchers to orchestrate nearly any in vitro biology or chemistry experiment from cradle to grave at the click of a button.
The facility operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with on-demand access to instrumentation, samples and data. The cloud lab supports many research domains, with a particular focus on the chemical, life sciences and materials science research. The available state of the art equipment includes instrumentation such as HPLC, FPLC, GC, Mass Spectrometers, NMR, PCR, qPCR, ddPCR, ELISA, SPR/BLI, Western Blots, Flow Cytometers/FACS and hundreds more.
- Analytical Chemistry
- Chemical Biology & Bioorganic Chemistry
- Cell Biology (coming soon)
- Physical Chemistry & Biophysical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry (coming soon)
- Structural Biology
- Genetic Engineering & Synthetic Biology
- Synthetic Chemistry & Medicinal Chemistry (coming soon)