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|The Institute for Clinical Chemistry and Hematology (IKCH) in St Gallen, Switzerland is using Tecan’s new generation of ELISA automation systems, the Freedom EVOlyzer, to reduce the hands-on time of its many and varied ELISA tests.|
Professor Walter Riesen, Head of IKCH, explained: “We needed an open platform that could simultaneously process multiple assays and, very importantly, it had to be able to handle short room temperature incubation times." Dr Wolfgang Korte, project leader at IKCH, elaborated: “We wanted to run a large number of different tests with only a moderate number of samples, automating as many of our applications as possible to a microtiter plate format. We needed a system that is flexible enough to handle our constantly growing and changing panel of tests."
Dr Korte concluded, "We needed an instrument that was reliable, easy to operate, provided us with clear instructions and greatly reduced hands-on time. We are confident that we have made the right choice because, once an assay is running, we can confidently leave it alone, giving us more time to spend on other tasks."
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