Transfer sub-microliter volumes of siRNA samples directly into assays
Creating high concentration, low volume, siRNA libraries for transfection reduces siRNA consumption and improves transfection efficiency. Unlike tip-based liquid handlers or bulk dispensers, the Echo Liquid Handler can transfer sub-microliter volumes of siRNA samples directly into assays or library plates dried down for down-stream use.
With the ability to transfer nanoliter volumes of concentrated siRNA samples, the Echo Liquid Handler is well suited for siRNA library creation. Library plates prepared by the Echo liquid handler can be dried down and stored for later use. When siRNA samples are transferred for transfection and screening, acoustic, non-contact, transfer ensures cross-contamination is eliminated. As an alternative to building your own siRNA libraries, Dharmacon and QIAGEN libraries in Echo Qualified Plates are commercially available. Labcyte incorporates the Echo Liquid Handler into both small- and large-scale automated systems that combine incubated storage, cell plating and detection into a walk-up, walk-away screening solution.