Echo Acoustic Liquid Handling Technology | Labcyte Inc.

Echo® Acoustic
Liquid Dispensing Technology


Faster, more accurate, more cost-effective
than traditional methods

  • Get better, faster, high-quality data for less
  • Tipless transfer = significant cost savings
  • Precise transfer of 2.5 nL to 25 nL volumes
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Labcyte has revolutionized liquid handling with an innovative technology that produces faster, more accurate results than traditional methods. Whether you are involved in compound management, genomics, proteomics, diagnostics or other laboratory applications, you will do better science and save money with acoustic droplet ejection (ADE).

Powerful but gentle in its approach, ADE drives Labcyte Echo® 500-series Liquid Handlers. It focuses ultrasonic acoustic energy at the meniscus of a fluid sample to eject small droplets of liquid from wells and position them precisely onto a surface suspended above the ejection point.

Do More for Less

With Labcyte technology, laboratory scientists can meet the ongoing challenge of doing more with less. Echo Liquid Handlers provide a single, simple-to-operate system that handles multiple workflows and generates faster results, while eliminating restrictions imposed by traditional liquid handling.

Echo® Acoustic Droplet Ejection (ADE) Technology

Echo Acoustic Liquid Transfer Technology
The Echo® Liquid Handling Technology
Echo Liquid Handling Technology
Echo Acoustic Liquid Handling    |   by Labcyte Inc.
The Echo Liquid Handler revolutionizes liquid handling with acoustic energy. Sound waves eject precisely sized droplets from a source onto a microplate, slide or other surface suspended above the source.

The Echo Liquid Handler can transfer as many as 750,000 samples a day to 384-, 1536-, and 3456-well plates, slides and microfluidic devices — without touching the samples. This ground breaking technology benefits laboratory operations of all sizes.

Key Benefits

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  • Eliminates cross-contamination through tipless transfer
  • Provides unsurpassed accuracy and repeatability of results
  • Preserves sample integrity and viability during transfer
  • Increases flexibility in transferring liquids at different positions and volumes
  • Reduces operating costs by eliminating disposable tips and reducing waste generation


Dynamic Fluid Analysis enables Echo Liquid Handlers to adapt easily to different types of fluids. This patented software algorithm adjusts acoustic energy requirements in real time without operator intervention. Dynamic Fluid Analysis also offers other powerful benefits:

  • Eliminates manual calibration
  • Ensures accurate, precise fluid transfer
  • Increases the range of fluids transferred by acoustic energy

Echo Acoustic Liquid Transfer Technology
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    Acoustic liquid transfer technology
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    Walk-up automation for Echo Liquid Handlers
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    Precision manufacturing, exceptional performance

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