open-source, user-friendly lab automation, starting at $5,000

Lab automation is broken. Here's our solution:


Open-source makes science better. Our apps, protocols, and hardware are publicly available

EXPENSIVE Access for Large & Small Labs

Starting at just $5,000, the OT-2 has a CV comparable to robots 10x the cost


70% of our customers are new to automation, so our tools are radically simple


Order it online, just like a laptop. Try it for 60 days and if you don't like it return it-100% risk free

Modular Hardware

Expand your robot's capabilities with swappable on-deck modules—including a thermocycler, heating/cooling block, and magnetic bead-based chemistry block.
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Ready for Opentrons in your lab

Labs in over 40 countries trust Opentrons to help automate their workflows. We offer 60-day risk-free returns & flexible payment options.

How it works

We give you the framework. You do the rest.
1. Unbox & Plug In

Setup so easy you don't need an expensive technical visit to get started.

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2. Download the app

Download the app on iOS, Linux, or Windows.

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3. Design your protocol

Do it yourself with our user-friendly Protocol Designer, or ask our team for a custom protocol.

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Your first protocol is on us!
4. Run your protocol

Click "run" and enjoy seamless workflow replication.


Opentrons has helped 100s of labs produce—and publish—research

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Support when you need it

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risk-free return policy

Return your OT-2 for a full refund within 60 days of purchase. We’ll even pay for shipping.

OT-2 warranty

If anything on your OT-2 breaks from normal usage within 1 year, we’ll replace it for free. It has been stress-tested to last 3 years of full-time use.

comprehensive support

Our support team works tirelessly to get you started & avoid downtime. Standard support is free for the life of your OT-2.

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Customer spotlight

"I've done I don't know how many hundreds of minipreps in my life. I don't want to do another 3,000."
Nick Emery, DAMP of Boston University
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Why automate

Reproducible Methods

Easily replicate your results and share optimized protocols with lab automation.

Maximize Time

Reallocate lab time to data analysis, experiment design, and communicating results—NOT manual pipetting.

Replicate Protocols

Load & modify community-validated protocols and let the robot run them, end-to-end.

Minimize Human Error

Robots don't get tired or distracted. Eliminate this source of error.

Join the automation revolution today

Try out the OT-2 in your lab for 60 days, 100% risk free
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