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December 2, 2014 | Customer News

Easy PCR set-up with Tecan’s TouchTools™ PCR Wizard

December 2, 2014

Easy PCR set-up with Tecan’s TouchTools™ PCR Wizard

The TouchTools PCR Wizard enables rapid set-up of pre-PCR protocols

Männedorf, Switzerland, December 2, 2014 – Researchers at the National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale, ISPRA) in Italy have been testing the TouchTools™ PCR Wizard with the Freedom EVO® PCR workstation to simplify complex genetics workflows. Dr Nadia Mucci, a technologist in ISPRA’s Laboratory of Genetics, explained: “We purchased two Freedom EVO platforms in 2010 to automate our pre- and post-PCR sample processing, and chose Tecan instruments because we appreciated the technology, the support from Tecan’s application specialists, and the user-friendly software which offered us the opportunity to develop automated protocols for many more applications.”

“To further improve our workflow, we recently tested the new TouchTools PCR Wizard with our broad range of DNA markers on a Freedom EVO PCR workstation equipped with an air displacement pipetting arm. This software has proved extremely useful for our PCR experiments, particularly when we have a lot of different combinations to perform. It is also very helpful for inexperienced users, allowing them to set up and run protocols without the need for programming knowledge. Colleagues who rarely used our existing Freedom EVO workstations are now interested in working on the platform with the TouchTools PCR Wizard, and more experienced team members find it very useful for complicated PCR experiments. It guides the user through the entire process and simplifies sample preparation for a wide range of PCR-based techniques – including sequencing, genotyping, DNA profiling, gene expression and detection of pathogens – reducing training time and costs.”

To find out more on Tecan’s PCR solutions, visit www.tecan.com/pcr



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About Tecan

Tecan (www.tecan.com) is a leading global provider of laboratory instruments and solutions in biopharmaceuticals, forensics and clinical diagnostics. The company specializes in the development, production and distribution of automated workflow solutions for laboratories in the life sciences sector. Its clients include pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, university research departments, and forensic and diagnostic laboratories. As an original equipment manufacturer (OEM), Tecan is also a leader in developing and manufacturing OEM instruments and components that are then distributed by partner companies. Founded in Switzerland in 1980, the company has manufacturing, research and development sites in both Europe and North America and maintains a sales and service network in 52 countries. In 2013, Tecan generated sales of CHF 388 million (USD 419 million; EUR 316 million). Registered shares of Tecan Group are traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange (TECN; ISIN CH0012100191).