Tecan introduces Freedom EVO 96R and 384R
integrated multi-channel pipetting platforms for liquid handling
applications. These systems will be presented at the "Drug
Discovery Technology" exhibition in Boston, USA from August 8-13.
Tecan's new Freedom EVO systems allow sample dispensing and microplate processing to many key procedures in drug discovery such as sample preperation, compound management and high-content screening.
Tecan's move to introduce these two platforms to the market is to allow customers to expand platform size according to throughput needs. With its 96-channel head, Freedom EVO 96R is the pipetting platform for medium to high throughput pipetting in the range of 1 µl to 200 µl.
The Freedom EVO 384R multi-channel pipetting platform is suitable for high precision volume dispensing into 384-well plates and is ideal for medium-to-high throughput applications that demand a broad pipetting range reaching submicroliter volumes (200 nl - 50 µl).
A spokesman told DrugResearcher.com: "No competitor on the market offers a platform with multi-tasking capability and with three-dimensional integration possibilities. It allows both increasing productivity and saving laboratory space enabling whole solutions on one platform."
"Tecan's new Freedom EVO solutions are unique because they allow tasks, such as pipetting, head washing and tip exchange to be performed in parallel with robotic arm movement, tip loading, plate handling, detection, or any other scheduled process step."
The spokesman said the systems would mostly be used as a medium and high throughput automation product in the pharmaceutical & biotech industry. Universities and governmental research labs were also set to profit from this product.
Both Freedom EVO platforms use the same technology as all other members Freedom EVO product family. Freedom EVOware can be used to control both the Freedom EVO96R and EVO384R together with devices for detection, separation, plate handling and storage from Tecan as well as other third party devices. The platforms are available from mid August 2004.