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September 16, 2014 | Customer News

Tecan offers next-generation sequencing sample preparation at the touch of a button

September 16, 2014

Tecan offers next-generation sequencing sample preparation at the touch of a button

The Freedom EVO NGS workstation provides ready-to-run protocols for popular NGS chemistries

Männedorf, Switzerland, September 16, 2014 – Tecan has launched the Freedom EVO® NGS workstation to simplify next-generation sequencing (NGS) sample preparation and PCR set-up. Offering user-friendly, walkaway automation of library preparation at the touch of a button, it eliminates the need for extensive manual processing.

NGS is the fastest growing application in genomics, yet many sample preparation protocols can be labor-intensive and time-consuming. The Freedom EVO NGS workstation has been designed to offer robust and reliable automation – including library preparation, quantification, qPCR set-up,  normalization, pooling and capture – even for inexperienced users. This preconfigured system includes all the modules required for precise set-up of NGS sequencing libraries, reducing hands-on time and increasing productivity for NGS applications.

Developed in collaboration with the High-Throughput Sequencing Facility, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the compact system offers one-touch protocol selection and step-by-step user instructions via Tecan’s intuitive TouchTools™ graphical interface. It is supplied with ready-to-run protocols for popular NGS technologies – including Illumina-qualified* protocols for the TruSeq® Stranded mRNA Library Prep Kit and Nextera® Rapid Capture Exome Kit – helping you to hit the ground running and simplifying day-to-day activities.

To find out more about Tecan’s Freedom EVO NGS workstation, visit www.tecan.com/ngs

* Indicates that Illumina’s analysis has shown that libraries prepared with the method perform comparably to those prepared manually.




For more information please contact

Tecan Trading AG
Cornelia Kegele, 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).