Illumina just bought Advanced Liquid Logic. Never heard of them until now, neither had I but I suspect we'll see some pretty cool devices coming soon.
On the ALL website they have the video below, I could not help but watch at 9sec and see PacMan in action, even PacMan conjoining with his twin! ALL makes disposable digital microfluidic devices allowing cost-effective robotic automation; without the robots. Their technology is based around electrowetting and does not use pumps, valves, pipettes or tubes seen on other liquid handling systems.
What can they do today: They only have one product on their website; the Lysosomal Storage Enzyme Analysis LSD-100. This system performs 4 enzyme assays on 40 dried blood spots with controls, all reagents are added during manufacture.
|The LSD cartridge|
I'm ready to beta-test one now!