The Insitut Galli-Valerio in Lausanne, Switzerland, has chosen a Freedom EVO® platform to fully automate all ELISAs for the Swiss authorities' ambitious program to eradicate bovine virus diarrhea virus (BVDV), which can cause mucosal disease in cattle.
Researchers at McMaster University, Ontario, Canada, are developing protein microarrays for serum-based diagnostic testing. These microarrays, developed using a Tecan laser scanner, are able to combine autoimmunity, bacterial and viral antigens on a single array, and are helping researchers to investigate the link between infection and autoimmune disease.
ACEMBL is the first fully automatable pipeline for the production of multi-protein complexes, developed by researchers at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) on the Freedom EVO® platform from Tecan.
Reliable high throughput genotyping on the Tecan Freedom EVO® 200 platform has helped research in parenthood analysis and population genetics of the three-spined stickleback at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Plön, Germany.
Scientists at Life Technologies' Dynal® facility in Oslo, Norway, are using Tecan's HydroFlex microplate washers in their R&D and QC departments for automated washing of Dynabeads® assays, reducing manual pipetting and improving consistency of results.
Inverness Medical has been using Tecan liquid handling systems to automate ELISA testing in Spain for over 15 years. The Company supplies Tecan instruments free of charge to hospitals and laboratories using its diagnostic kits and reagents, an agreement which has been benefiting its customers since 1990.
Biochemists at the Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics Research Center in Siena, Italy, are processing vaccine candidates by automated purification of recombinant proteins form huge numbers of bacterial lysates on a Freedom EVO® platform, saving a lot of their time without compromising reproducibility, consistency or quality.
Tecan has made a global OEM agreement with Hologic, Inc., a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostics and surgical products for the healthcare needs of women, to supply a fully automated solution for Hologic’s Cervista molecular diagnostics human papillomavirus (HPV) tests.
Tecan continues to encourage the growth of innovative technology through a donation to help European Laboratory Robotics Interest Group (ELRIG), at the ELRIG Drug Discovery conference, gold-sponsored by Tecan, in Liverpool, UK in September 2009. Tecan contributed to the sponsorship of a promising group of young automation specialists named TechnoBotts, a UK-based team of teenage robotics developers.
Tecan and FortéBio have worked together to integrate the new FortéBio Octet® 384 platform on the Freedom EVO® workstation for automated real-time, label-free assays to support bioprocessing and drug discovery workflows. Tecan has collaborated with FortéBio to deliver a robust, off-the-shelf integration that allows the user to get the most out of the Octet 384, allowing increased walkaway time as well as optional liquid handling for assay plate set-up.
Tecan has introduced new purity levels for the MCA 96 disposable tips, to satisfy a broader range of applications.
The PowerScanner is Tecan's open-format microarray scanner, designed for imaging of regular and high density microarrays of tissues, proteins and nucleic acids.