Echo Liquid Handling for


Enable high-density genotyping studies through high-quality analysis

Lower Costs, Increase Throughput and Significantly Improved Quality

Inconsistent sample transfer with tip-based pipetting increases sample use and prohibits the use of high density 384- or 1536-well formats. Echo Liquid Handlers use non-contact acoustic liquid transfer to eliminate cross contamination and enable miniaturization of genotyping assays.

Eliminate cross-contamination and enable miniaturization of genotyping assays

Echo 525 Liquid Handler

Common genotyping methods tend to be characterized by relatively slow throughput and data variability. Efforts to reduce reagent costs can lead to cross-contamination as well as additional validation required by new detection equipment. Furthermore, tip-based liquid handlers typically require a number of tip changes and intermediate dilutions. Tip-less, touch-less transfers with the Echo Liquid Handler eliminate these concerns, greatly simplifying assay development efforts and reducing costs. Precise, accurate drop placement eliminates cross-contamination and makes it possible to transfer liquids from any well of a source plate to any well of a destination plate in 96-, 384-, and 1536-well formats.

Key Benefits

  • Significant cost savings over traditional and chip-based microfluidics approaches
  • Elimination of the need for laboratory retooling through the use of any PCR chemistry and detection methodology
  • Significant reduction of assay development iterations with multiplexed PCR conditions

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Mitchell et. al., Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Institute for Systems Genetics and Roche Life Science, USA. |by JOVE