Labcyte Acoustic Liquid Handlers Named Top Product in Lab Automation Conference Awards

February 12, 2018

Labcyte Inc., was named the winner of two top awards at the International Conference of the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS), in recognition of the company's innovative acoustic liquid handlers.

The company received a SLAS New Product Award for the Echo® 655T Liquid Handler, which was unveiled at the event along with the company's new Access™ Dual Robot System (DRS). The systems are key components of a new acoustic sample management solution that will support the next generation of pharmaceutical drug discovery which demands faster, high-throughput screens while consuming less sample. The company, along with its collaborators AstraZeneca, Brooks Life Sciences and Titian Software, introduced the new solution to attendees of SLAS2018 this week in San Diego.

Labcyte also received the SelectScience® Reviewer's Choice Award for Drug Discovery & Development Product of the Year, based on thousands of product reviews written by scientists around the world on the scientific news and reviews site. The Echo 500 Series received strong marks for ease of use, service and value. According to one reviewer, the Echo Liquid Handler represents the "industry standard for touchless dispensing."

Speaking at a press conference at the SLAS awards event, Labcyte CEO and President Mark Fischer-Colbrie said the acoustic droplet ejection technology pioneered by Labcyte, which uses the gentle energy of sound waves to move liquids at nanoliter resolution, was a "game changer" that has now become a mainstay of workflows across a wide range of application areas.

Echo Liquid Handlers do not contact the liquid in any way, avoiding the risk for sample loss, carryover or cross-contamination. The new Echo 655T system extends the benefits of contactless liquid transfer to the earliest stages of sample management to conserve sample material, preserve sample quality and deliver screening data of unparalleled quality, he said.

Learn more about the new Access Dual Robot System and Echo 655T Liquid Handler.

About Labcyte Inc.

Labcyte, a global biotechnology tools company headquartered in San Jose, California, is revolutionizing liquid handling. Echo® Liquid Handlers use sound to precisely transfer liquids without contact, eliminating the use of pipettes. Labcyte instruments are used worldwide throughout the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, as well as by hospitals, service laboratories, contract research organizations, and academic institutions. Our customers work across a wide spectrum of scientific research, including drug discovery, genomics, proteomics, diagnostics and personalized medicine. Labcyte has 62 U.S. patents and others internationally. For more information, visit