The first fully automated, high throughput airflow-system that performs
AI-powered imaging and sorting of Drosophila melanogaster.
Despite more than 6000 research groups worldwide working with drosophila melanogaster, there is little existing automation. Thousands of undergraduates, PHD students and postdocs have to spend hundreds of hours every year with mating and sorting drosophila for experiments and large screenings.
We want to free them of these tedious tasks and give them more time for their research while improving the robustness of their experiments
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Frequently asked questions
Our graphical user interface makes handling the device a breeze. Simply put your vials into the intented slots, select your sorting criteria and press the start button. You can even watch our algorithms make sorting decisions live.
Out of the box Zephyrus supports the most common sorting criteria like sex, virginity and eye color. If the criteria you need is not available yet, you can contact us, so we might implement it.
Automatic fly sorting and image documentation of flies is not enough to get you interested? You can use Zephyrus as vial filling machine for stock transfers or as single fly dispenser for experiments, too. If you require specific preparation steps or fly handling task for your research, no problem, our system is built of modular components and we can easily adapt it to fit your specific use case. Just contact us!