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July 8, 2014 | Customer News

Tecan offers revolutionary transfer tool for automated Nested LiHa disposable tip handling

July 8, 2014

Tecan offers revolutionary transfer tool for automated Nested LiHa disposable tip handling

The Disposable Transfer Tool offers automated tip and tray handling for Nested LiHa disposable tips without a gripper

Männedorf, Switzerland, July 8, 2014 – Tecan has introduced an innovative new consumable device offering increased throughput and capacity for Freedom EVO® workstations. The patent pending Disposable Transfer Tool is designed for use with Tecan’s Nested LiHa disposable tips, and offers fully automated handling of empty tip trays without the need for a gripper.

Nested LiHa disposable tips offer increased worktable capacity for tip storage, allowing five trays of 350 μl tips to be stacked on a single SLAS-format carrier position. Until now, this solution has only been available for instruments equipped with a Robotic Manipulator Arm or a MultiChannel Arm™ gripper option to remove empty tip trays. Tecan has overcome this by developing an innovative consumable device – the Disposable Transfer Tool – that allows the Freedom EVO’s Liquid Handling (LiHa) or Air LiHa Arm to pick up and dispose of empty trays.

Implementation of the Disposable Transfer Tool is designed to be as easy as possible using Freedom EVOware® (v2.6 SP1 onwards). The only additional hardware required is a 16-position Transfer Tool Holder, which can be quickly and easily filled by hand prior to beginning a series of runs. This elegant solution is particularly suited to smaller Freedom EVO workstations – where workdeck space is limited – boosting capacity without a significant capital investment. It also offers benefits for larger systems, allowing the gripper to perform other operations while the LiHa Arm disposes of empty trays, improving productivity and functionality for high throughput applications.

To find out more about Tecan’s Disposable Transfer Tool, visit www.tecan.com/consumables

 

 
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Tecan Trading AG
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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 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).