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Selected issue: 2/2014

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GeT with the NGS program

The GeT genomics facility near Toulouse has been developing a series of automated NGS protocols in collaboration with Tecan – including Illumina’s TruSeq® DNA and RNA kits, as well as Bioo Scientific’s NEXTflex™ PCR-Free Modules – on two Freedom EVO® workstations, helping to improve throughput and reliability for a wide range of projects.

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Looking out for the environment

Monitoring the effects of environmental pollutants on live organisms is now much faster thanks to a technique developed by researchers in France, who are using an Infinite® F200 PRO microplate reader to screen aquatic model organisms.

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Biology meets engineering

The High Throughput Omics Platform is an advanced microbial cultivation and sampling system designed to accelerate the development of novel biotechnology applications. Created as a collaboration between LISBP and the Tecan Integration Group, this unique system is being harnessed to investigate potential biofuels, biomaterials and biochemicals.

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Transforming therapeutic drug monitoring for transplant patients

A Freedom EVO® 150 is being used to full effect by scientists and doctors at the University Hospital of Padova in Italy, preparing samples for LC-MSMS to monitor immunosuppressant drugs in transplant patients.

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Shorter turnaround times for genetic testing

Ambry Genetics in California is taking advantage of the increased throughput, reliability and reproducibility of laboratory automation, using Freedom EVO® workstations to streamline its genetic testing workflows for cancers, cystic fibrosis and numerous inherited diseases.

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A complete solution for ELISA processing

MLM Medical Labs is taking advantage of the Freedom EVOlyzer® workstation’s optimized ELISA processing to help meet the complex laboratory support needs of clinical trials, increasing throughput and improving process security.

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Enhancing NGS sample preparation with automation

The University of North Carolina (UNC) has automated its major sample preparation protocols for next generation sequencing on a Freedom EVO® workstation, enabling more efficient processing.

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Tecan UK customers gather at historic Hinxton Hall

The Tecan UK User Meeting 2013 provided the perfect opportunity for members of the automation community to network with other users, discussing a wide array of applications.

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Dako Omnis helping to accelerate cancer diagnostics

The Dako Omnis platform – developed and manufactured by Tecan – offers complete automation of both immunohistochemistry (IHC) and in situ hybridization (ISH) protocols.

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Around the clock monitoring with CNS

Tecan’s Common Notification System (CNS) is now available for the Infinite® PRO series of microplate readers, allowing users to remotely monitor the status of any Infinite reader using Magellan™ software (v7.2).

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Fluent™ – the new laboratory automation solution

Fluent is a unique automation concept built around the application-specific needs of laboratories, delivering more capacity and increased speed. Initially focusing on the complete automation of cell-based and biochemical assay workflows, Fluent brings together all the modules and devices required for automation of these assays in a single efficient and easy-to-use platform.

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Incorporating genomic medicine into cancer research and primary care

The Sanford Health BioBank in the USA is using a Freedom EVO® HSM workstation and ReliaPrep™ Large Volume HT gDNA Isolation System for reliable, automated extraction of DNA from blood for genomic medical research.

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