Alpaqua Engineering, LLC, founded in 2006, is a global provider of tools for accelerating genomic applications such as NGS, nucleic acid extraction and clean up, target capture, and molecular diagnostics.

Our products include a line of innovative, high performance magnet plates built with proprietary magnet architecture and spring cushion technology.  Also available are aluminum tube blocks to help maintain temperature control, SBS /ANSI standard tube racks and the patented Alpillo® Plate Cushion **that enables pipetting to the bottom of the plate without well occlusion**.

  • Patented Spring Cushion Technology enables maximum sample retrieval without tip occlusion.

  • Products designed to integrate to automation with ease and simplify multi-well, manual, bench-top experiments

  • Accelerates separation applications and can help maximize sample yield.

Meet Our Leadership

Olaf Stelling


Olaf has worked for several leading companies in the industry, including Packard, CCS-Packard, Agencourt Bioscience, and Beckman Coulter. His passion for automated liquid handling began with a Rosys Plato in 1993. Six years later he helped speed up the sequencing pipeline at the Whitehead Institute in Cambridge, Mass., as part of the late-stage Human Genome Project. After five years as head of Automation at Agencourt Bioscience he started Alpaqua in 2006.

Olaf holds a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg, Germany.