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May 19, 2015 | Customer News

Tecan’s Infinite® M1000 PRO reader used to develop portable testing platform for the oil industry

May 19, 2015

Tecan’s Infinite® M1000 PRO reader used to develop portable testing platform for the oil industry

The Infinite M1000 PRO is ideal for application development and validation

Männedorf, Switzerland, May 19, 2015 – Tecan’s Infinite® M1000 PRO multimode reader has helped liquid analysis specialist Aqsens to develop a portable testing platform for on-site quantitative monitoring of polymeric scale inhibitors in oil field-produced waters. Joonas Siivonen, Application Scientist at Aqsens, explained: “Polymeric scale inhibitors are used to prevent scale build-up during oil production, and the residual levels in the oil field-produced waters must be monitored to ensure treatment is effective and the oil platform can be operated safely. Using a patented detection technology combining time-resolved fluorescence (TRF) with chemical modulators, we have developed a portable system – the Aqsens QS platform – to offer a fast, accurate means of monitoring residual scale inhibitors on site.”

“The Infinite M1000 PRO proved ideal for developing both the assay chemistry and a TRF reader for use in the field. It enabled us to determine the optimum wavelength and measurement settings for our chemistries, to establish manufacturing specifications for our reader, and to validate the assay protocols. It is more sensitive for our applications than most filter-based instruments, and also gives us additional flexibility. The ability to control the gain setting is a really big bonus, allowing us to adjust the instrument’s sensitivity and detect TRF signals at a much lower level than was previously possible.”

To find out more about Tecan’s Infinite M1000 PRO reader, visit www.tecan.com/infinitem1000



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


Aqsens Ltd
Joonas Siivonen
Itäinen pitkäkatu 4B 4th floor, FI-20520 Turku
Tel +358 (0)40 845 52 40


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).


About Aqsens

AQSENS™ (Aqsens.com), founded in 2009, is delivering novel applications for industry specific fingerprint solutions for monitoring production processes, for product authenticity and quality. Its patented Q technology will provide high level of sensitivity, ease of use together with unsurpassed accuracy even on-site. Company’s vision is to become a leading technology company in on-site liquid analyses applications focusing on Cleantech and Life-Science Businesses.