An update on happenings at SLAS2016 in San Diego, Jan. 23-27 from Tecan.
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Here's the fourth of your six daily updates from SLAS2016. We hope you enjoy reading about what's happening at this important event, whether you'll be attending or not. 


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Tuesday is another presentation-packed day at Tecan booth 831 during SLAS2016, and here's the running order. Monday’s presentations were exceptionally well attended, so make sure you come along to booth 831 in good time today.

TUESDAY, January 26
10:00-10:30 "Simplification with the Fluent® approach" - Joe Zer, Dart
11:00-11:30 "Automated metabolic analysis in photodynamic tumor therapy" - Kristjan Plätzer, University Salzburg
12:30-1:00 "The top 5 pitfalls of custom automation" - Avinash Peddi, Tecan
2:00-2:30 "The path from testing to a successful project" - Wolfgang Jörg, Boehringer Ingelheim
3:30-4:00 "Accelerating drug discovery - Spark 20M®" - Siegfried Sasshofer, Tecan

Special Event: 12:30–1:15 - Room 5A: Complimentary "Lunch and Learn: How to standardize Freedom EVO® with the QC kit™" - Joe Sullivan

WEDNESDAY, January 27
10:00-10:30 "Miniaturization empowered" - Manuel Bauer, Tecan

Joe Sullivan Tecan Expert EVO

Standardizing Tecan Freedom EVO® liquid handling with the QC kit™ by Joe Sullivan

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about standardizing Tecan Freedom EVO liquid handling platforms using the QC Kit while enjoying a delicious lunch and stimulating conversation with your peers. The lunch and learn tutorial is in the San Diego Convention Center, Room 5A from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. on Tuesday, January 26. 

The tutorial will be led by Tecan Application Scientist Joe Sullivan, along with Keith Albert and George Rodrigues from Artel USA. Read more ...

Joe Zer SLAS2016 Booth Speaker

Joe Zer - DART

Simplification with the Fluent® approach

10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 26, Tecan booth 831. 

Kristjan_Plaetzer Tecan Speaker SLAS2016

Kristjan Plätzer - University Salzburg

Automated metabolic analysis in photodynamic tumor therapy

11:00 - 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 26, Tecan booth 831

Avinash Peddi Tecan Expert

Avinash Peddi - Tecan

The top 5 pitfalls of custom automation

12:30 - 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 26, Tecan booth 831

Wolfgang Jorg Tecan Speaker SLAS2016

Wolfgang Jörg - Boehringer Ingelheim

The path from testing to a successful project

2:00 - 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 26, Tecan booth 831

Tecan presented five booth speakers yesterday on topics including: "Nanopipetting: a new frontier for bioanalysis", "Simplify cell assays with automated confluence determination", "Catch and release: screening center lands clients with D300 dispensing", "Automated glucurodinase removal from pain management samples", and  "Self-aware automation." Here are a few highlights:

Michael Fejtl simplifying cell assay with automated confluence determination

Michael Fejtl talks about simplifying cell assays with automated confluence determination.

Dylan Nelson of OTRADI at Tecan Booth SLAS2016

Dylan Nelson describes how OTRADI is pioneering cost-effective screening strategies lowering the barrier to drug discovery.

Win an apple watch

Who wouldn’t want to win an Apple Watch?

Visit booth 831 and try to guess the number of pipette tips in the jar. Even if you don’t win a state-of-the-art ultra-cool Apple Watch, you’ll get to spend time with our Tecan experts and enjoy an empower drink at our Empower Bar.

See you there! (Drawing held Jan. 27)


How tips can solve problems associated with smaller samples

Like every industry, life sciences is driving for more effective methods. One clear focus is toward sampling smaller volumes. From sample handling to molecular diagnostics, savings can be made by using less reagent per sample – as little as 10 or even 5 microliters.

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