Automation of cell-based and biochemical assay protocols

25th June 2014

Tecan has introduced the Fluent laboratory automation solution, the latest addition to its laboratory automation portfolio.

Fluent is an automation concept built around the application-specific needs of laboratories, delivering more capacity and greater speed. 

Initially focused on meeting the needs of cell biology workflows, Fluent is designed to offer end-to-end automation of cell-based and biochemical assay protocols, providing exceptional simplicity, productivity and confidence for the automation of experiments.

Fluent provides high precision throughput and extended walkaway time, making it easier to get more done, more confidently. 

Completely new from the ground up, it is available in three sizes – offering deck capacities from 30 to 72 microplates – to suit the throughput requirements of almost any laboratory. It simplifies cell-based workflows by allowing flexible integration of all the complementary devices required – including incubators, washers and readers – into a single, fully automated system. 

Even complex assays can be automated using the platform’s intuitive FluentControl software and built-in touchscreen interface, freeing researchers to focus on what really matters – the results.

Dr Stefan Traeger, Executive VP and Head of the Tecan Life Sciences Business, said: “The Fluent laboratory automation solution has initially been developed to address the needs of cell biology laboratories as they move towards greater miniaturisation and higher throughput assays, and our test sites and assay partners have been impressed by its speed and capabilities for automating even complex cell-based assays.”





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