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February 7, 2008 | Customer News

Unique flexibility from the Freedom EVO® 75


Tecan has launched its latest development for the constantly evolving, compact Freedom EVO® 75 robotic workstation. The 8 Plus 1 Access™ tool is a clever and cost-effective eight-channel arm for fast and flexible pipetting. This unique new arm can pipette across a microplate with eight tips simultaneously, and access an individual sample with a single versatile tip, all on the same tool.


The new option combines the best of Tecan’s liquid handling experience, giving customers:

  • the security of liquid level detection, down to 50 µl of conductive liquid (only for the first tip);
  • the flexibility of a large volume range: 2-1000 µl;
  • the efficiency of multi-pipetting with 1000 µl tips;
  • the reliability and precision of the Freedom EVO series.

The 8 Plus 1 Access arm makes routine pipetting tasks, including reagent distribution, serial dilutions and plate reformatting, fast and easy to set up, and is ideal for applications such as ELISA, PCR set-up and nucleic acid extraction. For example, fitting a Freedom EVO 75 with this new option and a robotic manipulator (RoMa) arm, offers a very economical solution for semi or full automation of ELISAs, reducing the time-consuming reagent addition steps by more than 80 % compared to using a single tip instrument. The simple and efficient Freedom EVO 75 can be equipped with on-board incubation, plate storage, plate washing and plate reading all controlled seamlessly through our easy-to-use Freedom EVOware® software.

The 8 Plus 1 Access further enhances the outstanding liquid handling performance, reliability and flexibility of the Freedom EVO 75, which is the perfect solution for laboratories with limited space and is ideal for those labs taking the first steps towards automation.

The 8 Plus 1 Access arm is scientific instrumentation. Not for use in human clinical or diagnostic procedures.

About Tecan

Tecan (www.tecan.com) is a leading global supplier of solutions for the biopharma, forensic and diagnostic industries. The company is a leader in the development, production and distribution of advanced automation and detection solutions for the world’s leading life science laboratories. Through its REMP subsidiary (www.remp.com), Tecan is the premier supplier of large-scale automated laboratory storage and logistics systems. Founded in Switzerland in 1980, the company has over 1100 employees, owns production, research and development sites in both North America and Europe and maintains a sales and service network in 52 countries. In 2006, Tecan achieved sales of CHF 405.9 million (USD 324.7 million; EUR 258.6 million). Shares of the Tecan Group are traded on the SWX Swiss Exchange (TK: TECN/Reuters: TECZn.S/Valor: 1210019).

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