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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
VBC-Genomics in Vienna uses a Tecan HydroFlex™ system for automated washing of its microarrays for allergy testing.
The latest Freedom EVOware® Sample Oriented software, version 1.2, is now available for the Freedom EVO® family of workstations.
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.