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May 26, 2015 | Customer News

Tecan launches new options for Spark™ 10M

May 26, 2015

Tecan launches new options for Spark™ 10M

The Spark™ 10M reader offer rapid, consistent results at the touch of a button

Männedorf, Switzerland, May 26, 2015 – Tecan has introduced a number of new features for the Spark™ 10M multimode reader. These first updates to the innovative Spark 10M include a cuvette port for absorbance measurements and an enhanced detection module, offering straightforward performance of immunoassays using Alpha Technology, as well as a number of advanced software features.

The enhanced detection module makes it easier than ever before for customers to perform AlphaScreen®, AlphaLISA® and AlphaPlex™ protocols. This option combines a high power laser light source with both low-pass and high-pass filters, using pre-optimized filter settings to ensure exceptional assay performance in 96- and 384­well microplate formats. The introduction of a cuvette port further increases format flexibility, allowing ultra-fast absorbance measurements using Tecan’s patent-pending High­Speed Monochromators.

The instrument’s SparkControl software has also been enhanced, with a number of new and improved features to streamline routine activities and maximize productivity. The extended dynamic range option enables both low and high gain measurements within a single microplate, allowing you to obtain complete data sets without compromising on sensitivity for low signal strength measurements. This is complemented by an automated gain regulation function for fluorescence-based measurements. Ideally suited to kinetic assays and long-term cell-based studies, this feature helps to avoid loss of data by automatically adjusting the gain settings if signal saturation is reached. The software then automatically correlates the data across different gain settings, allowing you to view the entire dataset in a single graph. In addition, the introduction of unique, one-click applications – including absorbance reading, cell counting, cell viability, nucleic acid quantification and nucleic acid labelling efficiency – makes it easy to perform optimized measurements, offering rapid, consistent results at the touch of a button.

To find out more about the latest options for Tecan’s Spark 10M multimode reader, visit www.tecan.com/ignite



For more information please contact

Tecan Trading AG
Antonietta Allocca
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CH-8708 Männedorf

Tel +41 (0)44 922 81 11
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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).