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Männedorf, Switzerland, January 27, 2011 – Tecan has launched a new 25 ml trough designed to reduce waste of valuable reagents in automated liquid handling applications. These troughs have a conical base design to minimize the liquid volume inaccessible to the liquid handling (LiHa) arm, reducing dead volume for conductive liquid level detection (cLLD) by a minimum of a third in comparison to Tecan’s standard shaped troughs, and down to at least 500 µl for manual adjustment of tip positioning. Made of grey polypropylene, the new troughs are suitable for light sensitive reagents, and can easily be sealed for convenient reagent transport. They are available in Tecan Pure standard – certified to be free from contamination by human DNA, RNase, DNase and PCR inhibitors – making them ideal for molecular diagnostics, forensics and genomics research applications.
To find out more on Tecan’s range of sample and reagent containers, visit http://www.tecan.com/consumables
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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 instruments and automated workflow solutions for laboratories in the life sciences sector. As an original equipment manufacturer, 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 2009, Tecan generated sales of CHF 392 million (USD 361.2 million; EUR 259.6 million). Registered shares of Tecan Group are traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange (TK: TECN/Reuters: TECZn.S/ ISIN CH0012100191).