However, says Jerrold Meinwald, a professor of chemistry at Cornell, "The chemistry of natural products may give you access to a much more diverse universe of complex compounds than compounds created through combinational chemistry
. Nature has had more than three billion years to create its library of chemicals." In Meinwald's experience, companies that have participated in bioprospecting consortia seem to be sincerely committed to the long-term goals of conservation and helping local economies.
Hamilton Microlab robotic workstations are used in a wide variety of market areas including pharmaceutical research and development, molecular biology, forensics, genomics, clinical laboratories, industrial laboratories, biotechnology research, combinational chemistry
and high throughput screening.