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February 8, 2015 | Customer News

Tecan launches Spark™ 10M reader at SLAS 2015

February 8, 2015

Tecan launches Spark™ 10M reader at SLAS 2015

The Spark 10M combines exceptional flexibility with innovative features for cell-based and biochemical assays

Männedorf, Switzerland, February 8, 2015 – Visit Tecan on booth #623 at SLAS 2015 to see the new Spark™ 10M multimode microplate reader. This all-new platform is designed to offer greater flexibility and increased productivity for cell biology and genomics customers. From microbiology research and cell-based assays to rapid DNA quantification, the Spark 10M delivers a combination of advanced capabilities and exceptional ease-of-use to simplify your daily work.

At the heart of the Spark 10M are Tecan’s unique Fusion Optics which offer users the choice of filter- or monchromator-based measurements – or even a combination of both – at the touch of a button, meaning laboratories no longer have to make a trade-off between flexibility and sensitivity. This cutting-edge system is complemented by patent-pending High Speed Monochromators (HSM) which provide a complete absorbance scan, from 200 to 1,000 nm, in under five seconds.

The Spark 10M reader has been developed from the outset with cell-based assays in mind, and includes a host of software and hardware features designed to simplify cell biology protocols. It combines precise temperature regulation and plate shaking options with a fully integrated Gas Control Module (GCM™), offering advanced in-reader incubation capabilities for walkaway, long-term studies. Productivity and reproducibility are further improved by the addition of a humidity cassette and automated lid handling, helping to precisely balance gas exchange and provide exceptional evaporation protection. For even greater efficiency, the Spark 10M also features a bright-field cell counting module which uses Tecan’s disposable Cell Chip™ devices to provide rapid, label-free cell counting and analysis. Controlled by the system’s user-oriented SparkControl™ software and intuitive touchscreen interface, these advanced features make it easier than ever before to set up and run even complex assay protocols, with one-click operation and remote control for even greater efficiency and productivity.

To find out more about Tecan’s Spark 10M multimode reader, visit booth #623 at SLAS 2015 or go to www.tecan.com/spark



For more information please contact

Tecan Trading AG
Antonietta Allocca
Seestrasse 103
CH-8708 Männedorf

Tel +41 (0)44 922 81 11
Fax +41 (0)44 922 81 12



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 2013, Tecan generated sales of CHF 388 million (USD 419 million; EUR 316 million). Registered shares of Tecan Group are traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange (TECN; ISIN CH0012100191).