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Selected issue: 1/2007

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First – 80 °C biobank - Pfizer success story

This new automated storage and retrieval system from REMP is a key component of Pfizer’s biobank and is a result of customer-focused collaboration leading to state-of-the-art storage solutions.

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PureLink™96 HQ Mini Plasmid Purification Kit

Automated, high throughput purification of plasmid DANN

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Sample management for pharmaceutical research in Japan

Pharmaceutical research scientists at Japan Tobacco Inc. (JT) rely on Tecan’s Genesis RWS™ workstations and REMP Tube Punching Module™ (TPM) for their sample management, to handle the enormous number of compounds with pharmaceutical potential that are being studied in their laboratory.

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Integration of Freedom EVOware® Sample Tracking with Applied Biosystems SQL*LIMS®

Towards fully automated management of high throughput genotyping data

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Infinite™ 200 in search of biological insecticides Infinite™ 200 in search of biological insecticides Infinite™ 200 in search of biological insecticides Infinite™ 200 in search of biological insectici

The Microbial Ecology and Host-Pathogen Interaction Laboratory (EMIP), of the INRA Institute in Montpellier, France, has already made great progress in research on virulence factors of insect pathogens, using Tecan’s monochromator-based Infinite™ M200 microplate reader.

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Searching for new chemical entities with automated bioactivity-guided cellbased assays

The Nicholas Piramal Research Centre
NPRC) is the research wing of the pharmaceutical company, Nicholas Piramal India Limited.The Nicholas Piramal Research Centre
NPRC) is the research wing of the pharmaceutical company, Nicholas Piramal India Limited.The Nicholas Piramal Research Centre
NPRC) is the research wing of the pharmaceutical company, Nicholas Piramal India Limited.The Nicholas Piramal Research Centre
NPRC) is the research wing of the pharmaceutical company, Nicholas Piramal India Limited.

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High throughput screening of infectious virus entry in mammalian cells High throughput screening of infectious virus entry in mammalian cells High throughput screening of infectious virus entry in mam

Researchers at the Institute of Molecular Systems Biology (IMSB)*, ETH Zurich, have two Freedom EVO® 200 liquid handling workstations that have been custom developed for high throughput screening of infectious virus entry in mammalian cells. The large-scale study aims to create a profile of all the mammalian genes involved in infection by 11 major viruses, and is estimated to be complete within a year.

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Developing tailored systems for our customers

Kathryn Coleman is manager of the Tecan Integration Group (TIG) in North Carolina, US, responsible for the development and construction of the systems featured on pages 20 – 21 for Columbia University. We talked to her about Tecan’s unique approach to customizing products for customers who need just that little bit extra than off-the-shelf solutions.

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Complete compliance with Tecan components

The Reduction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive 2002/95/EC came into effect on July 1st 2006, banning new electrical and electronic equipment containing more than acceptable levels of hazardous materials from being placed on the EU market. This directive has had a major impact on the entire electronics industry and, here at Tecan, we tackled the issue head on!

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A meeting of quality minds!

As part of our continued commitment to excellent quality and regulatory compliance, Tecan has started a new initiative of holding regular quality review meetings with many of its partner companies and customers. The overall goal of the new initiative is to improve quality at every level of operation, to harmonize the processes shared between Tecan and our customers and, above all, to improve the relationship we have with them.

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Tecan’s Freedom EVOlyzer® becomes SFDA-compliant in China / Compact automation with the MultiChannel Arm 96 Gripper

Tecan has successfully registered ist automated ELISA analyzer, the Freedom EVOlyzer®, with the State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) in China. / Tecan’s MultiChannel Arm module is now available with a Gripper as an optional add-on.

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One million times more with quad4 monochromators™

Our exclusive quad4 monochromatorTM technology, as featured in our InfiniteTM M200 and Safire2TM monochromator microplate readers, guarantees improved sensitivity, accuracy, flexibility and speed. Unwanted stray light is the most critical factor affecting the performance and sensitivity of microplate readers, but the quad4 technology blocks stray light and the resulting background noise by a factor of 106 times more than typical dual monochromator-based plate readers.

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Automated plate washing and vacuum filtration with the new HydroFlex™ platform

Tecan’s new HydroFlex™ platform provides excellent performance, reliability and flexibility
for a range of 96-well format applications, including washing of ELISAs, cellular assays and protein arrays, and vacuum filtration-to-waste, such as for PCR clean-up. The platform’s outstanding on-line control features set new standards for plate washers, with options including a process control (PC) manifold that monitors all wash steps, and a liquid level detection system (LLD) to monitor filling levels in wash buffers and waste bottles.Tecan’s new HydroFlex™ platform provides excellent performance, reliability and flexibility
for a range of 96-well format applications, including washing of ELISAs, cellular assays and protein arrays, and vacuum filtration-to-waste, such as for PCR clean-up. The platform’s outstanding on-line control features set new standards for plate washers, with options including a process control (PC) manifold that monitors all wash steps, and a liquid level detection system (LLD) to monitor filling levels in wash buffers and waste bottles.Tecan’s new HydroFlex™ platform provides excellent performance, reliability and flexibility
for a range of 96-well format applications, including washing of ELISAs, cellular assays and protein arrays, and vacuum filtration-to-waste, such as for PCR clean-up. The platform’s outstanding on-line control features set new standards for plate washers, with options including a process control (PC) manifold that monitors all wash steps, and a liquid level detection system (LLD) to monitor filling levels in wash buffers and waste bottles.Tecan’s new HydroFlex™ platform provides excellent performance, reliability and flexibility
for a range of 96-well format applications, including washing of ELISAs, cellular assays and protein arrays, and vacuum filtration-to-waste, such as for PCR clean-up. The platform’s outstanding on-line control features set new standards for plate washers, with options including a process control (PC) manifold that monitors all wash steps, and a liquid level detection system (LLD) to monitor filling levels in wash buffers and waste bottles.

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