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Männedorf, Switzerland, March 29, 2017 – Tecan is helping to reduce waiting times for bulk sample identification with an innovative high speed barcode scanner for its Fluent® Laboratory Automation Solution. The new Fluent ID* module eliminates the need to watch and wait while your liquid handling platform scans and identifies each individual sample tube, allowing 32 barcoded samples to be loaded and identified in just three seconds.
The Fluent ID scanner is fitted with a status indicator light offering a clear pass/fail notification as soon as the tube rack is loaded onto the worktable. If one or more barcodes is unreadable, the system’s graphical interface provides step-by-step instructions to quickly and easily resolve any issues, either by rescanning the barcodes or manually inputting the tube IDs. The user can then simply press ‘Start’ and walk away, confident that there will be no tube identification errors. For larger sample batches, the system can even start pipetting the first rack of samples while additional tubes are being loaded onto the system.
This easy-to-use solution supports all major 1D barcode formats, and is compatible with 10-16 mm diameter tubes, as well as microcentrifuge tubes, as standard. By combining rapid and extremely reliable scanning with instant feedback and error handling, Fluent ID can save several days of technician time annually compared to traditional automated approaches, helping to streamline busy laboratory workflows.
For more information, visit www.tecan.com/fluentid
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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, 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 2016, Tecan generated sales of CHF 506 million (USD 508 million; EUR 474 million). Registered shares of Tecan Group are traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange (TECN; ISIN CH0012100191).