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Selected issue: 2/2008

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Ahead of the game for quality processes

A recent article in the January 2008 issue of Qualität und Zuverlässigkeit (Quality and Reliability), the most widely read quality journal in German speaking countries, described a new quality management approach with a radically different organizational structure.

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Automated screening systems in plant biotechnology

Advanced Technologies Cambridge (ATC), a plant biotechnology company located on the Cambridge Science Park, UK, has chosen the Tecan Freedom EVO® 100 liquid handling workstation to perform complex pipetting tasks for setting up PCR screening assays.

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Automating protein production processes for drug discovery at Bayer Schering Pharma AG

One of the many functions of Bayer Schering Pharma’s Berlin research facility is to provide recombinant protein tools for the company’s lead discovery process. Scientists there have integrated two Freedom EVO® workstations into the protein production process, ranging from cloning and expression to purification, and including automation of GE Healthcare’s MultiTrap® 96-well plates.

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True high throughput compound management for Galderma

French pharmaceutical company Galderma specialises in the development of drugs for a variety of dermatological complaints, including acne, rosacea and psoriasis, and has chosen a customized Freedom EVO® 200 liquid handling workstation to manage its huge library of compounds used in high throughput screening.

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Automated pH measurements and solubility screening of candidate compounds in pharmaceutical development

Scientists at AstraZeneca UK in partnership with Tecan are developing a fully automated solubility screening platform, a Freedom EVO® 200 liquid handling workstation integrated with a tailor-made data capture system, a novel pH flow cell carrier and a small footprint HPLC system.

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Efficiency by automation - high throughput sample processing

The diagnostics laboratory at the Catholic Medical Center (CMC) in Manchester, New Hampshire, USA, has chosen the Genesis FE500™ platform to automate sample handling, successfully turning its ‘stat lab’ into a full service laboratory and processing three times the previous volume in the same laboratory space.

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Developing one-step allergy testing panels using the HydroFlex™ system

VBC-Genomics in Vienna uses a Tecan HydroFlex™ system for automated washing of its microarrays for allergy testing.

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Asia Pacific Sales Meeting in Japan

Tecan’s Asia Pacific 2008 Sales Meeting was held from February 18 to 19, at the Hotel Nikko (Japan Airlines) Tokyo in Odaiba, located in the Tokyo Bay area.

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Cost-effective PAMPA with Infinite® M200

Tecan and pION INC have combined pION’s PAMPA Explorer™ with Tecan’s microplate readers for drug permeability screening using the Double-Sink™ parallel artificial membrane permeability assay (PAMPA).

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Automated pre-analytical blood sample sorting

The Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg – one of the largest hospitals in Sweden – is saving considerable time using a Genesis FE500™ workstation for the pre-analytical processing of blood samples.

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Freedom EVOware® Simple control of complex sample pipetting procedures / Making advances in regenerative medicine

The latest Freedom EVOware® Sample Oriented software, version 1.2, is now available for the Freedom EVO® family of workstations.

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Sub microliter pipetting with Te-PS™ tips

The Freedom EVO® workstation configured with Te-PS™ tips is an ideal platform for life science applications such as protein crystallography, where accurate pipetting in the sub microliter range is essential.

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Added functionality with the MultiChannel Arm™ 384 gripper option / The Freedom EVOlyzer® takes routine clinical diagnostics tasks off your hands

A gripper for the recently launched MultiChannel Arm™ 384 brings greater functionality to the high throughput pipetting head, and will be available as an option or upgrade. The cost-effective alternative to a robotic arm mounts onto the MultiChannel Arm 384, and shares its structure and x axis.

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