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December 1, 2015 | Customer News

Tecan helps Repsol to drive the fuels of the future

Tecan’s Freedom EVO workstations and 350 µl nested LiHa disposable tips are helping Repsol to develop the fuels of the future

Männedorf, Switzerland, December 1, 2015
– The Madrid Technology Center of global energy company Repsol relies on two Freedom EVO® platforms for colony picking and enzymatic assays for research into fossil fuel alternatives, using Tecan’s 350 µl nested LiHa disposable tips to achieve extended walkaway times. Jose Miguel Seoane, a researcher in the biotechnology department, explained: “The investigation of new biological applications involves screening large numbers of mutants of different micro-organisms, enabling the best performing candidates to be selected for further studies. As we test thousands of different mutations, automated high throughput screening is the key to our success.”

“We generate up to 10,000 colonies per week, and long periods of walkaway automation are absolutely essential, making nested tips indispensable; it makes no sense to invest in automation if you need to manually place tips on the workdeck every 20 minutes or so. The release of 350 µl nested LiHa disposable tips, with a novel design incorporating a frame between each tray, was an important development. The trays fit perfectly and the stack remains in perfect alignment, eliminating tip pick-up failures. This makes the workflow more robust and efficient, as well as providing the long walkaway times that we need. Tecan’s field engineers know the systems well and are very responsive, which we really appreciate as a project can be set back weeks, or even months, if the support is not there. It is a pleasure to work with the company.”

To find out more about Tecan’s nested liquid handling disposable tips, visit www.tecan.com/consumables

 

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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, and 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 2014, Tecan generated sales of CHF 400 million (USD 437 million; EUR 331 million). Registered shares of Tecan Group are traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange (TECN; ISIN CH0012100191).