Tecan uses cookies to improve our website. By continuing to browse our website, you accept our cookie policy.

This content is available also in other languages


This content is available also in other languages

May 6, 2014 | Customer News

Tecan’s Smart Automation solutions offer straightforward liquid handling

May 6, 2014

Tecan’s Smart Automation solutions offer straightforward liquid handling

Tecan’s Smart Automation solutions offer straightforward liquid handling

Männedorf, Switzerland, May 6, 2014 – Tecan has launched a range of turnkey solutions designed to provide fast, simple and cost-effective automation of liquid handling tasks. Based on the Freedom EVO® 75 platform, these preconfigured systems are designed to eliminate tedious manual liquid handling tasks without the need for previous automation experience.

Each Smart Automation solution is supplied with optimized, ready-to-run protocols, and includes all of the modules and ancillary devices necessary to automate your manual processes. The first Smart Automation solutions to be launched are:

  • a Pickolo™ fully automated colony picking workstation – offering an extensive choice of selection criteria, agar types and picking techniques for various micro-organisms and plate formats;
  • a vacuum-based nucleic acid extraction platform – using MACHEREY-NAGEL NucleoSpin® kits to provide flexible batch processing for up to 48 samples, including blood, tissue, bacteria and cells;
  • a magnetic bead-based nucleic acid separation workstation – using MACHEREY-NAGEL NucleoMag® kits for individual or 8-sample strip processing for up to 96 food, feed, tissue bacterial or cell samples.

A dedicated user interface and easy-to-follow application guide ensure that even new users can get up and running quickly, with touchscreen operation also available for some applications. These complete solutions provide an ideal introduction to the throughput, precision and reproducibility offered by Tecan’s liquid handling systems, with the flexibility to expand and adapt as laboratory needs change.

To find out more about Tecan’s Smart Automation solutions, visit www.tecan.com/smartautomation


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).