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The Microarray Solutions product group at SCHOTT TGS develops the Nexterion® brand of coated glass products for microarray applications in academic and diagnostic laboratories, and has chosen Tecan’s HydroFlex microplate washer for development and quality control of its products. “At Microarray Solutions, we develop and produce glass surfaces with coatings that have been designed for a range of requirements,” explained Dr Rüdiger Dietrich, Director of R&D and Technical Support. “As well as our standard Nexterion MPX microscope slide and Nexterion MTP microtiter plate formats, we can produce customized coated glass in any format, to suit different customer needs. With the increasing popularity of the microplate format, we have chosen Tecan’s HydroFlex plate washer to run several test applications for automated quality control of Nexterion MTP format plates.”
“The HydroFlex is used every day, and is very easy to operate. We are particularly impressed by its reproducibility, and have been able to optimize our protocols by adjusting various parameters like liquid volumes and rinsing times. The protocols we develop are shared with our customers, saving them time by helping them to develop their own wash protocols quickly. We also use a Tecan HS 4800™ Pro hybridization station and a Tecan LS Reloaded™ scanner in our R&D laboratory, and have helped customers with the protocols we have developed with those instruments.”
For more information on Tecan’s HydroFlex microplate washer, visit www.tecan.com/hydroflex.
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. With its subsidiary REMP (www.remp.com), Tecan is the market leader in automated laboratory storage and logistics systems. Its clients include pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, university research departments, forensic and diagnostic laboratories. 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).
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