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 – JULY 30, 2018

Saving an Enzymatic HTS Assay with Sound

In theory, it shouldn’t have presented much of a challenge, but trying to automatize a classic enzymatic assay based on the use of a substrate that becomes fluorescent after saponification proved more difficult.

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FRIDAY – JULY 20, 2018

Accelerating the Discovery of New Antimicrobial Compounds

In the race to discover new antibiotics against high-threat pathogens, every minute matters. For researchers at Rutgers University’s infectious diseases screening and containment labs, the Echo® Liquid Handler system has been a critical..

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THURSDAY – JULY 19, 2018

Labcyte to Support GP-write Project Harness Knowledge from Human Genome Project

Labcyte is helping an international network of scientists in their quest to harness the blueprints provided by the Human Genome Project (HGP-read), to rewrite the capabilities of modern genomics.

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MONDAY – JUNE 11, 2018

Visit Us in Brussels @ SLAS Europe 2018 - Booth 410

For the first time ever, the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) is holding a pan-European event for life scientists in the discovery and technology community. SLAS Europe 2018 will take place in Brussels, Belgium, on 27...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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.

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