Tecan Cavro® Components Key to Made-to-Measure Robotics

30.07.2013: German company LCTech GmbH, a supplier of products and methods for sample preparation and analysis, has been using Tecan Cavro® components for many years and has incorporated a Cavro Omni Robot and Cavro XLP Pump into its latest FREESTYLE sample preparation workstation. Dr Uwe Aulwurm, a Managing Director of LCTech, explained: “To meet the varied workflow demands of our customers, we wanted a modular solution that combined a general purpose liquid handling system with a range of different processing devices, including options for solid phase extraction, gel permeation chromatography and evaporation. The Cavro Omni Robot was perfectly suited to our needs, providing a very robust instrument which could be easily modified to access individual processing modules.”

Dr Uwe Aulwurm (left) and Michael Baumann (right), the managing directors of LCTech, with the FREESTYLE system

“Tecan Cavro components have allowed us to develop the FREESTYLE system to closely match the needs of our customers, which can vary significantly from day to day. Liquid handling is performed by a single Cavro XLP Pump, which is well matched to the needs of our customers in terms of liquid handling performance and long-term stability, and uses Cavro ceramic valves to ensure solvent compatibility. This set-up provides very consistent operation and maximum flexibility for our customers’ applications, and the seamless firmware and software compatibility with the Cavro Omni Robot made it the logical choice. The platform is already in routine operation with several customers, who really appreciate the different options offered by this compact and easy-to-use XYZ robotic system.”

To find out more on Tecan’s Cavro components, visit www.tecan.com/components

About Tecan

Tecan (www.tecan.com) is a leading global provider of laboratory instruments and solutions in biopharmaceuticals, forensics and clinical diagnostics. The company specializes in the development, production and distribution of automated workflow solutions for laboratories in the life sciences sector. Its clients include pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, university research departments, forensic and diagnostic laboratories. As an original equipment manufacturer (OEM), Tecan is also a leader in developing and manufacturing OEM instruments and components that are then distributed by partner companies. Founded in Switzerland in 1980, the company has manufacturing, research and development sites in both Europe and North America and maintains a sales and service network in 52 countries. In 2012, Tecan generated sales of CHF 391 million (USD 416 million; EUR 323 million). Registered shares of Tecan Group are traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange (TECN; ISIN CH0012100191).

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