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October 13, 2015 | Customer News

Tecan offers walkaway batch processing for the Spark™ 10M reader

October 13, 2015

Tecan offers walkaway batch processing for the Spark™ 10M reader

The Connect stacker offers walkaway processing for up to 50 microplates using the Spark 10M

Männedorf, Switzerland, October 13, 2015 – Tecan’s innovative Spark 10M multimode reader can now be combined with the company’s Connect™ microplate stacker to offer semi-automated batch processing of up to 50 assay plates. A newly developed software interface allows seamless operation of the Connect stacker through the reader’s SparkControl™ software, helping to streamline laboratory workflows for greater productivity.

The Connect is a versatile microplate stacker designed to offer fast, smooth transfer of plates to and from the host instrument. Already popular with users of Tecan’s Infinite® series microplate readers and HydroSpeed™ plate washers, this proven and reliable system can now be used in conjunction with the powerful Spark 10M reader. All common microplates conforming to ANSI/SLAS standards – from 6- to 1,536-wells – can be used with Connect, with a choice of 30- or 50-plate cassettes to suit a variety of throughputs. Optional dark covers are also available to protect light sensitive reactions, making the system ideally suited to a wide range of applications in genomics, proteomics and drug discovery.

To find out more about Tecan’s Connect stacker and Spark 10M multimode reader, visit www.tecan.com/connect and 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 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).