From cartilage to cancer: 3D microtumors can change drug discovery
By Kevin Moore
In the run-up to the SLAS2017 conference in Washington, DC in February 4-8, we spoke to Dr. Christopher Millan, Co-Founder and CTO of the up-and-coming company, CellSpring. Based in Zürich, Christopher Millan with his business partner, CEO Kramer Schmidt, are both Americans. We asked Chris how two Americans end up establishing a biotech start-up company in Switzerland.
Getting Fluent in compound screening – an early adopter speaks out
By Kevin Moore
In the run-up to the SLAS2017 conference in Washington, DC in February 4-8, we spoke to Dr. Bernhard Ellinger, Principal Scientist at the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology. Dr. Ellinger is one of the first testers of the Fluent®* 780 liquid handling automation platform from Tecan.
Faster liquid handling system development for OEM applications
Tecan is making it quicker and easier than ever before for manufacturers to develop instruments for advanced liquid handling applications. The launch of the new Cavro® Omni Flex further extends the flexibility and convenience of the company’s popular Cavro Omni Robot by offering more hardware options to complement its precision pipetting, including frames, worktables, power and input/output management, racks and all the pumps and other options required to perform liquid handling tasks.
Improved pipetting performance for biobanking and diagnostics
Tecan is simplifying handling of biological fluids with the introduction of a wide bore version of its popular 1,000 μl Liquid Handling Arm™ (LiHa) disposable tip. Initially available for use with the Air LiHa™ air displacement pipetting option on Freedom EVO® workstations, this new filtered tip has been developed to help alleviate some of the issues associated with handling complex liquids for applications such as biobanking and clinical diagnostics.
Simple PCR set-up from Tecan
In direct response to customer requests, Tecan is making it easier than ever before to set up and miniaturize qPCR reactions. The company has launched an updated software package for its D300e* Digital Dispenser, offering new functionality and extending this innovative device’s flexibility for genomics workflows.