As Product Manager for Liquid Handling and Robotics at Tecan, I had the opportunity to introduce the power of the Tecan D300e Digital Dispenser at SLAS2016. You can view the presentation here. Without giving too much away, all you need to do is add your liquid and the dispenser does the rest.
Leveraging tried and tested HP thermal inkjet technology, the Tecan D300e offers picoliter to microliter noncontact dispensing of liquids directly to your assay plate. The Tecan D300e has the potential to radically transform the way enzyme profiles, synergy experiments and dose-response curves are performed. With enormous benefits for industries as diverse as pharmaceutical drug discovery, proteomics, genomics and cosmetics.
This results are remarkable savings in set-up time, labor, errors, compounds, and hazardous chemical waste. Just to give a single example, one customer reported that their set-up time was cut from an entire afternoon to less than 15 minutes.
The Tecan D300e’s disposable Dispenseheads minimize dead volumes and virtually eliminate the risk of cross-contamination. You’re also able to randomize plate layout to eliminate plate effects. Other features include the ability to set up drug-to-drug titrations or enzyme profiles in minutes.
If your work involves performing enzyme profiles, synergy experiments and dose-response curves, you need to watch this presentation.
About the author
Dr Manuel Bauer
Dr. Manuel Bauer joined Tecan Switzerland in 2013 and is responsible as Senior Market & Product Manager for Tecan's automated MS sample preparation offering and the Tecan D300e digital dispenser. He studied Biology at the University of Würzburg and Free University of Berlin. During his PhD at the ETH Zürich he focused on systems biology, and has also applied various MS-based proteomics techniques during his post doc at the Biozentrum Basel.