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June 2, 2016 | Customer News

Simple PCR set-up from Tecan

The D300e’s new PCR Wizard offers fast and convenient qPCR set-up and miniaturization

Männedorf, Switzerland, June 2, 2016
–In direct response to customer requests, Tecan is making it easier than ever before to set up and miniaturize qPCR reactions. The company has launched an updated software package for its D300e* Digital Dispenser, offering new functionality and extending this innovative device’s flexibility for genomics workflows.

The D300e provides picoliter to microliter non-contact dispensing of liquids directly into assay plates, and the software now features a PCR Wizard that guides the user through qPCR set-up. Offering accurate and reproducible plate generation, the exceptional low volume dispensing capability of the D300e provides a convenient solution for the miniaturization of qPCR assays, allowing up to a five-fold reduction in assay volumes without any loss of data quality. Simplifying workflows and significantly saving reagent costs, this major step forward for qPCR is complemented by a range of other user-driven software updates. These include the ability to use the instrument’s high capacity D4+ cassette for reagent dispensing – increasing the capacity from 10 μl to 200 μl for small molecule and biomolecule dispensing – and the addition of a number of new fluid classes, as well as extra normalization options.

Dr Manuel Bauer, Product Manager for the Tecan D300e, commented: “We are extremely pleased with the latest developments of our software. These new options ensure that the D300e continues to provide the most flexible low volume dispensing solution on the market, helping our customers to get more done, more quickly and without any changes to either the instrument hardware or consumables.”

To learn more, visit www.tecan.com/d300e

*For research use only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.



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About Tecan

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 2015, Tecan generated sales of CHF 440 million (USD 459 million; EUR 411 million). Registered shares of Tecan Group are traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange (TECN; ISIN CH0012100191).