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Tecan’s AC Extraction Plate™ boosts productivity for clozapine testing at King’s College Hospital
Tecan’s AC Extraction Plate™ boosts productivity for clozapine testing at King’s College Hospital
Tecan Trading AG
21/10/2014

King’s College Hospital, London, has established a fully automated therapeutic drug monitoring protocol for clozapine using Tecan’s AC Extraction Plate™ and Freedom EVO® liquid handling platform. Lewis Couchman, Senior Clinical Scientist (Clinical Biochemistry Laboratory and Toxicology Department), explained: “We perform about 30,000 tests a year for clozapine, preparing the samples manually by liquid-liquid extraction. We wanted to automate the...
Tecan offers revolutionary transfer tool for automated Nested LiHa disposable tip handling
Tecan offers revolutionary transfer tool for automated Nested LiHa disposable tip handling
Tecan Trading AG
08/07/2014

Tecan has introduced an innovative new consumable device offering increased throughput and capacity for Freedom EVO® workstations. The patent pending Disposable Transfer Tool is designed for use with Tecan’s Nested LiHa disposable tips, and offers fully automated handling of empty tip trays without the need for a gripper.Nested LiHa disposable tips offer increased worktable capacity for tip storage, allowing five trays of 350 μl tips to be stacked on a single...
Tecan offers Dual Z arm for Cavro(R) Omni Robot
Tecan offers Dual Z arm for Cavro(R) Omni Robot
Tecan Trading AG
19/06/2014

Tecan has introduced a Dual Z arm for the popular Cavro® Omni Robot. Available with a broad choice of lengths, orientations and options for all three axes, the Cavro Omni Robot is designed to combine precision OEM liquid handling with straightforward integration, and the launch of the Dual Z option provides instrument designers with even greater flexibility.The Dual Z option offers two independent pipetting channels in a single housing, doubling the robot’s...
HP D300 offers speed and reliability for drug titrations at GSK
HP D300 offers speed and reliability for drug titrations at GSK
Tecan Trading AG
03/06/2014

GlaxoSmithKline’s quest for improved anti-malarial treatments has been revolutionized by the speed and reliability of the HP D300 Digital Dispenser. The system – distributed by Tecan – has enabled scientists working at GSK’s Malaria Discovery Performance Unit (DPU) in Tres Cantos, Spain, to increase throughput for standard drug titrations and to test additional combinations of candidate compounds. Dr Laura Sanz, an investigator in the Malaria...
Boost throughput and walkaway times with Tecan’s new Nested LiHa Disposable Tips
Boost throughput and walkaway times with Tecan’s new Nested LiHa Disposable Tips
Tecan Trading AG
08/04/2014

The demand for ever-increasing throughput means that many laboratories are looking for solutions to increase the capacity of their automated systems. Tecan has created Nested LiHa Disposable Tips specifically to meet this need, allowing up to five racks of the new 350 μl tips to be stacked on a single SLAS-format carrier. This space-saving solution allows optimized use of deck space, minimizing the need for manual intervention and increasing walkaway time for Freedom...
Eliminate tedious sample preparation with laboratory automation from Tecan
Eliminate tedious sample preparation with laboratory automation from Tecan
Tecan Trading AG
25/03/2014

Tecan offers a wide range of laboratory automation solutions for mass spectrometry (MS) sample preparation, ensuring there is a system to meet your workflow and throughput needs. From solid phase extraction and liquid-liquid extraction to protein precipitation and straightforward ‘dilute and shoot’ methods, Tecan provides seamless automation of routine sample preparation applications, helping to alleviate major bottlenecks for many laboratories.Recent advances...
New TouchTools™ PCR Wizard aids automated PCR set-up
New TouchTools™ PCR Wizard aids automated PCR set-up
Tecan Trading AG
25/02/2014

Tecan has launched the TouchTools™ PCR Wizard, an easy-to-use Freedom EVOware® add-on offering straightforward automation of PCR reaction set¬¬up on Freedom EVO® platforms. This new tool simplifies the set-up of applications – including end-point, real-time and multiplex PCR, sequencing, genotyping and gene expression, as well as pathogen and mutagenesis detection – helping to reduce training time and costs. The PCR Wizard’s...
High throughput nanoliter pipetting with Tecan’s MCA 384
High throughput nanoliter pipetting with Tecan’s MCA 384
Tecan Trading AG
11/02/2014

Scientists working at the Leibniz-Institute for Molecular Pharmacology (FMP) in Berlin, Germany, are benefitting from the low volume pipetting capability of a MultiChannel Arm™ (MCA) 384 for siRNA and small molecule screening. Martin Neuenschwander, an automation scientist working in Dr Jens Peter von Kries’ Screening Unit at the FMP, explained: “We have been using laboratory automation for small molecule screens for several years, and have four Freedom...
Tecan offers Cavro® Air Displacement Pipettor option for Cavro Omni Robot
Tecan offers Cavro® Air Displacement Pipettor option for Cavro Omni Robot
Tecan Trading AG
28/01/2014

Tecan has introduced a Cavro® ADP (Air Displacement Pipettor) module for the popular Cavro Omni Robot. Available with a broad choice of lengths, orientations and options for all three axes, the Cavro Omni Robot is designed to combine precision OEM liquid handling with straightforward integration, and the launch of the Cavro ADP option provides even greater flexibility in instrument design.The Cavro ADP provides an alternative to the existing liquid displacement...
Tecan’s Cavro® Air Displacement Pipettor proves ideal for new microbiology application
Tecan’s Cavro® Air Displacement Pipettor proves ideal for new microbiology application
Tecan Trading AG
10/12/2013

The ease of integration of Tecan’s Cavro® Air Displacement Pipettor (ADP) has helped French microbiological instrument manufacturer i2a to develop PRELUD®, an automated pre-analytical instrument for the inoculation of culture plates and preparation of agar susceptibility tests. Project manager Michel Roch explained: “When we were developing PRELUD, the integration of a liquid handling system for streaking Petri dishes was essential. Instead of trying to...
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