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August 4, 2015 | Customer News

Tecan takes precision and accuracy in liquid handling to the next level

August 4, 2015

Tecan takes precision and accuracy in liquid handling to the next level

Tecan’s Fluent laboratory automation solution takes precision and accuracy in liquid handling to the next level

Männedorf, Switzerland, August 4, 2015 – Tecan has launched the next wave of innovation for the Fluent™ laboratory automation solution*, introducing a number of new hardware and software options that enable a much wider range of applications. With the addition of a new air displacement Flexible Channel Arm, Fluent now offers the choice between two pipetting technologies for high definition liquid handling, unmatched precision and greater accuracy. These updates build on the success of the Fluent cell-based assay and compound management workstations, further simplifying key processes and increasing productivity in the lab, as well as being ideally suited to high throughput genomics applications.

The workstation’s FluentControl™ software has been further enhanced with the addition of an Application Toolkit providing standard commands for common tasks – such as quantification and normalization workflows – saving application specialists several hours of programming per script compared to current solutions on the market. It also provides a collection of commands allowing programmers to create ‘wizard-like’ interfaces, with special commands for embedding rich user prompts, further simplifying everyday operation of the workstation. A revolutionary Active Stop and Resume function also allows operators to access and, uniquely, interact with the workdeck during a run, simply by opening the door. To restart, the user just closes the door and re-initiates the program, which will pick up where it left off.

“We are particularly proud of how the Fluent platform has been received by early users, with some customers already coming back to order additional systems. This new wave of innovation takes our central concepts of user-friendliness and ease of use to the next level for laboratory automation,” commented Dr Stefan Traeger, Executive VP and Head of the Tecan Life Sciences Business.

To find out more about Tecan’s Fluent workstations, visit www.tecan.com/fluent

*For research use only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.


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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 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).