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June 7, 2007 | Customer News

Quality and quantity control for pooling of clinical samples

  Tecan’s Freedom EVO® Clinical liquid handling workstation is now available with the Te-PoolSafe™ Option and the Pressure Monitored Pipetting (PMP) tool, bringing a new level of safety and quality assurance to automated blood pooling laboratories. For the first time, precise monitoring of both the dispensed volume and quality of each pipetted sample can be simultaneously performed, providing greater process security backed up with complete sample traceability.

The Freedom EVO Clinical is Tecan’s 98/79/EC IVD Directive-compliant automated platform for clinical diagnostics applications and is available in three different sizes (100, 150 and 200 cm). Its user-friendly Freedom EVOware® Sample Oriented software provides complete control of the integrated Te-PoolSafe and PMP options.

The Te-PoolSafe allows a fast and sensitive liquid arrival check by monitoring each pipetting step and comparing every single dispense made with the expected volumes. The PMP tool analyzes pipetting quality by detecting faults such as clots, air aspiration, non-dispensed samples or system leakage; faults are detected by comparing recorded and real-time simulated pipetting pressure signals. The pressure simulation relies on fluidics, user-defined parameters (such as sample type and pipetting volume) and dynamic fitting of sample type and system-specific variations (eg. in sample viscosity or system liquid properties). Tecan’s extensive prevalidation work of different liquid classes allows quick and easy PMP installation and application set-up.

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About Tecan

Tecan (www.tecan.com) is a leading global supplier of solutions for the biopharma, forensic and diagnostic industries. The company is a leader in the development, production and distribution of advanced automation and detection solutions for the world’s leading life science laboratories. Through its REMP subsidiary (www.remp.com), Tecan is the premier supplier of large-scale automated laboratory storage and logistics systems. Founded in Switzerland in 1980, the company has over 1100 employees, owns production, research and development sites in both North America and Europe and maintains a sales and service network in 52 countries. In 2006, Tecan achieved sales of CHF 405.9 million (USD 324.7 million; EUR 258.6 million). Shares of the Tecan Group are traded on the SWX Swiss Exchange (TK: TECN/Reuters: TECZn.S/Valor: 12100191).

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