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Selected issue: 1/2015

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Rapid generation of dose-response curves for high throughput screening

The HP D300 Digital Dispenser is enabling researchers at the Columbia Genome Center’s High-Throughput Screening Facility to quickly and simply create dose-response curves for combinations of up to nine compounds, allowing rapid generation of EC 50 data for faster experimental progress.

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Providing diagnostic solutions for Alzheimer’s disease

AIBL International, the latest addition to the Tecan Group, offers a range of microplate-based immunoassays to help diagnose Alzheimer’s disease, a devastating condition that significantly impacts the lives of both sufferers and their families. Early diagnosis is essential for implementation of appropriate treatment and support mechanisms, enabling patients to live as independently as possible.

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World-first automation for influenza surveillance

Researchers at the Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory have completely automated an influenza hemagglutination inhibition assay on a Freedom EVO® workstation using the newly developed FluHema™ module from SciRobotics. It is the first laboratory in the world to achieve this, now running and analyzing up to 128 microplates daily with far better flexibility, reproducibility and overall assay performance.

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Pouring oil on troubled waters

Tecan’s Infinite® M1000 PRO multimode reader has helped Aqsens to develop a portable testing platform for on-site quantitative monitoring of polymeric scale inhibitors in oil field-produced waters.

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A helping hand for vitamin testing

A Freedom EVO® workstation is proving key to the provision of high quality vitamin testing services at the Medical Laboratories of the Reinier de Graaf Hospital. This versatile solution has enabled full automation of the majority of sample preparation workflows for LC analysis of vitamins, generating major time and cost savings, and meeting the laboratory’s increasing throughput demands.

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Nanoliter liquid transfers aid search for new antibiotics

Researchers at Germany's University of Konstanz have established a fluorescence-based method for screening small molecules to identify potential antimicrobial agents. Using the Freedom EVO® workstation’s MultiChannel Arm™ 384, the University’s Screening Center has developed an innovative technique allowing reliable liquid transfers down to 80 nanoliters.

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High throughput cell separation – a model for upscaling

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology has automated protocols for high throughput separation of cells for therapeutic applications on a Freedom EVO® 200 liquid handling platform. The process maintains cell viability and is more rapid and reproducible than manual methods, enabling processing of 96 samples in four hours.

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Simplicity by design

Genera Biosystems has been testing a HydroSpeed™ plate washer with its Sirocco™ multiplexed diagnostics automation platform, allowing rapid, efficient washing of its proprietary AmpaSand™ beads for high retention rates and accurate results.

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An important piece of the HIV puzzle

The Irkutsk Regional AIDS Center is taking advantage of the flexibility and ease of use of an Infinite® 200 PRO multimode reader to help monitor HIV patients. Combining luminescence- and absorbance-based assays with a range of other diagnostic tests, the Center is able to accurately assess the immune status of its patients.

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Cavro® Disposable Tips launched for OEM customers

Tecan has created a range of Cavro Disposable Tips for use with the Company’s popular Cavro brand OEM components.

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HP D300 now offers aqueous liquid dispensing

The popular HP D300 Digital Dispenser now allows customers to titrate low volumes of biomolecules in aqueous solutions, offering greater flexibility for drug discovery workflows.

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NGS library preparation at the touch of a button

Tecan has launched the Freedom EVO® NGS workstation to simplify NGS sample preparation and PCR set-up. Offering user-friendly, walkaway automation of library preparation at the touch of a button, it eliminates the need for extensive manual processing.

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New Fluent™ Laboratory Automation Solution for compound management

Tecan will soon be launching a new Fluent Laboratory Automation Solution designed to offer greater throughput and flexibility for compound management workflows.

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Ignite the productivity of your lab with the Spark™ 10M reader

The new Spark 10M multimode microplate reader is designed to offer greater flexibility and increased productivity for cell biology and genomics customers. From microbiology research and cell-based assays to rapid DNA quantification, the all-new platform delivers a combination of advanced capabilities and exceptional ease of use to simplify your daily work.

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Automation allows simultaneous antimicrobial susceptibility testing and MALDI-TOF sample preparation for bacterial identification

A Freedom EVO®-based platform for automated antimicrobial susceptibility testing and MALDI-TOF sample preparation is proving beneficial to the Medical Laboratory Bremen, offering enhanced reproducibility compared to manual processes and greater accuracy of results.

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