Tecan release new 96-well format application platform

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Tecan release their latest platform that provides reliability and
flexibility for a range of 96-well format applications, including
washing of ELISAs, cellular assays and protein arrays, and vacuum
filtration-to-waste, such as for PCR clean up.

The HydroFlex platform includes additional new features for plate washers, with options including a process control (PC) manifold that monitors all wash steps, as well as a liquid level detection system (LLD) to monitor filling levels in wash buffers and waste bottles.

The compact and modular platform has very low residual volumes (under 2 ml) and multiple aspiration points for flat-bottom wells, ensuring consistent, high quality washing.

The platform's gentle drop-wise dispense mode and movable wash head minimize cell detachment, even with weakly adherent cell-lines, and the advanced pumping system includes a dispense pump with RPM control and a double-head aspiration pump for reliable performance at low service costs.

The advanced vacuum filtration option benefits many applications, such as purification of DNA after PCR steps, where unwanted reaction by-products are easily removed by using filtration membrane plates that collect the purified DNA.

The HydroFlex platform is easily operated as a stand-alone instrument with its built-in keypad, or by using the intuitive HydroControl software for simple pre-programming of wash cycles and plate parameters.

The software fulfils user administration requirements, including electronic records and signatures, and allows the HydroFlex to be integrated with Tecan's Freedom EVO liquid handling workstations or Freedom EVOlyzer ELISA analyser.

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