The Biomek 4000 laboratory automation workstation features intelligent liquid handling that can adapt as processes require. Modular deck configuration allows the work surface to be set up with eight standard positions, expandable to 12 positions. Single and multichannel 1,000 µL pipetting tools offer high throughput for assays using volumes greater than 200 µL and up to 1,000 µL. Most pipetting functions are available through transfer-and-combine steps, while the ability to fine-tune individual pipetting steps is retained. The software includes pipetting templates and liquid-type editors. A software interface provides icons for liquid handling, labware movement, and control of external devices.