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October 19, 2007 | Customer News

Tecan and Atoll combine their platforms to create automated parallel chromatography systems for high throughput bioprocess development

  Tecan and Atoll have successfully integrated Atoll’s MediaScout® 96-array RoboColumn system with the Tecan Freedom EVO® liquid handling workstation to allow fully automated bioprocess parameter screening and high throughput screening of chromatographic resins. This simplifies handling of a large number of samples and testing of chromatographic conditions during development of purification methods.

MediaScout RoboColumns deliver the separation performance of regular ready-to-use LC columns with very high reproducibility. These columns are offered with almost every adsorptive resin available and for multiple sample desalting applications with small pore GPC-materials (eg. preconditioning for mass spectrometry).

The freely configurable Freedom EVO workstation provides precise and reliable liquid handling and accommodates a wide range of devices, including a Te-Stack™ plate stacker module and a robotic manipulator (RoMa) arm to transfer 96-well plates into a plate reader.

Integrating the two technologies entirely removes all manual steps for buffer preparation, sample injection and elution, including detection, allowing 96-array plates to be completely processed in just minutes, depending on the protocol used. The integration offers a powerful new tool for high throughput sample conditioning and process development users.

Disclaimer: Scientific instrumentation. Not for use in human clinical or diagnostic procedures.

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: 1210019).

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Tecan Group Ltd.
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For more information about Atoll GmbH, please contact:

Atoll GmbH
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D-88250 Weingarten

T +49 751 56 121 0
F +49 751 56 121 70