Echo Acoustic Technology


Delivering Precise, Accurate, and Cost-efficient Liquid Transfers

Labcyte has revolutionized liquid handling with an innovative technology that produces faster and more accurate results than traditional pipetting methods. Whether you are involved in drug discovery, compound management, genomics research, synthetic biology, proteomics, functional screening, or other research applications, you will do better science and save money with the Echo acoustic droplet ejection (ADE) technology.

Powerful but gentle in its approach, ADE drives Echo 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.

Echo Acoustic Liquid Handling Technology


With Echo technology, laboratory scientists can meet the ongoing challenges 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 tip-based liquid handling.

Key Benefits

  • 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

Echo Acoustic Liquid Handling|by Labcyte Inc.

The Echo Liquid Handler revolutionizes liquid handling by utilizing 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 groundbreaking technology benefits laboratory workflow and operations of all sizes.


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 eliminates manual calibration, ensures accurate, precise fluid transfers, and increases the range of fluids transferred by acoustic energy.