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Tecan Journal

Selected issue: 3/2011

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Automating advances in medical technology

Scientists at the Biodesign Institute Center for Innovations in Medicine have increased their sample throughput and improved inter-assay variation using Tecan's HS 4800™ Pro microarray hybridization station.

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Injecting new life into environmental science

Picarro is using Cavro® Centris Pumps as part of an innovative atmospheric water vapor isotope analyzer. Designed for fully automated operation in remote locations, these highly sensitive instruments provide environmental scientists with valuable data to help understand the shifting global climate.

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The future is smaller

Merz Pharma has taken advantage of the greater flexibility and large pipetting volumes offered by the Freedom EVO® workstation's MultiChannel Arm™ (MCA) 384 option to accelerate its drug discovery pipeline, eliminating the need for single concentration analysis in its screening processes.

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Tecan-sponsored graduate team triumphs in Californian sun

Tecan is pleased to announce that a Company-sponsored team has won the KeckGraduate Institute (KGI) Team Masters Project (TMP) Collaborative Excellence Award, partof the Institute's Master of Bioscience (MBS) degree program focusing on business andmanagement skills within the life science sector. The TMP is the capstone of the MBSprogram, and is designed to encourage innovative, application-focused thinkingas multidisciplinary teams of postgraduate students work with industry figures to solvereal problems using novel and existing technologies.

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The future of microplate detection has arrived

Tecan has recently updated its Infinite® M1000 high-end multimode microplate reader with new features designed to offer the same top class performance for an evenwider range of applications. First launched in 2008, the Infinite M1000 uses Tecan's premium Quad4 Monochromators™ technology to offer exceptional speed, sensitivity andflexibility for academic, biotechnology and pharmaceutical research applications.

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Quality matters: audits as a learning platform

Quality audits are a requirement of ISO certification, and are performed to verify that standards are being conformed to by reviewing objective evidence. Tecan has introduced an internal training program for quality auditors, helping to maintain the Company's high quality standards and customer satisfaction.

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Second generation biofuels – making energy from waste

The Centre for Novel Agricultural Products (CNAP), a specialized research center within the Biology Department at the University of York, UK, is using Freedom EVO® workstations in its research into the potential of plant-and microbial-basedrenewable resources.

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Automation of DNA analysis boosts the fight against crime

The DNA Analysis group at the Hessen Landeskriminalamt in Germany has automated DNA trace analysis with the HID EVOlution™ System, increasing throughput ofcrime samples, providing results in approximately three days and improving the quality of analysis.

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Freedom EVO® in Evogene's Biolab runs 13 cloning related procedures

Automation with the Freedom EVO system and SciRobotics' Pickolo™ colony picker has revolutionized the gene cloning and colony picking workflow at Evogene'slaboratory, allowing timeefficient and reliable tracking of cloning processes andenabling scientists to increase the yearly production of clones.

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Sunrise™ in Mongolia

Scientists involved in the study of vitamin D levels in the Mongolian population were in need of a microplate reader to help further their research. Anamazing collaboration evolved, with staff from Tecan, CERLab, and Brigham and Women's Hospital working together to solve the problem.

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Relying on automation – new applications for circular dichroism

Applied Photophysics has created a new protein discovery solution, incorporating Tecan's Cavro® Omni Robot to automate sample preparation for its Chirascan™-plus CD Spectrometer. This newly created system combines Tecan's precise and reliablesample handling with measurement reproducibility, opening up a wide range of circular dichroism applications for the first time.

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Automated microfluidic technology – from macro to micro

IntegenX designs, manufactures and markets automated systems for reliable microsample preparation and analysis, and has chosen the Tecan CavroR Mini Sample Processor (MSP) to automate its microfluidic technology.

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