The Echo Blog
By sharing stories that are uniquely Labcyte, our blogs help you learn about how acoustic liquid handling is transforming scientic research. Be sure to subscribe to our blog to receive up-to-date communication on all our entries.
MONDAY – JUNE 04, 2018
Preserving Precious Samples via Innovative Automation
In the era of precision medicine, functional drug screening and advanced assays are becoming increasingly important in diagnostics, treatment and drug development. But current “broad brush” screening methods risk the depletion of precious...
FRIDAY – JUNE 01, 2018
A New Model for Animal Usage in Research
Pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic safety testing relies heavily upon small animal models during the preclinical phase. Current assay approaches demand significant blood sample volumes as promising lead compounds are administered and test...
THURSDAY – MAY 24, 2018
Creating a New Mass Spec Platform with AstraZeneca
Jonathan Wingfield, Principal Scientist at AstraZeneca, UK, likes to push the boundaries of what’s possible in high-throughput screening, and he is using the power of sound to do so.
MONDAY – MAY 21, 2018
Reduce Sequencing Costs Through Effective Miniaturization of Library Preparation
The costs of next-generation sequencing may have declined over the past ten years, but there are still some costly components. Sample prep, for example, has become a significant proportion of total costs.
MONDAY – MAY 07, 2018
Major Pharma Companies Use Direct Dilution to Get Better Results
To analyze a compound or potential drug of interest, researchers devise dose-response experiments to better understand the drug-interaction relationship. This dose-response relationship describes how the individual responds to differing co...
FRIDAY – MAY 04, 2018
Re-writing DNA to Build Ultra-safe Cells
It’s an ambitious project: The development of "ultra-safe cells" that resist natural viruses and potentially radiation, freezing, aging and cancer.
WEDNESDAY – APRIL 25, 2018
Enabling Genomic Advances - It is in Our DNA
Happy DNA Day! It’s been 15 years since the Human Genome Project was considered complete. To commemorate this milestone and the genomic advances that have been made since 2003, the National Human Genome Research Institute…...
FRIDAY – APRIL 20, 2018
The Microbiome and Our Health - New Application Using the Echo Acoustic Liquid Handler for Metagenomic Studies
As we dive deeper into our understanding of the microbiome, scientists are discovering many important metabolic pathways of bacteria are intertwined with the biochemical processes of the human body…