Labcyte has introduced two pre-calibrated liquid class packages for use with its Echo acoustic dispensers and POD 810 plate assemblers, which move liquids with sound.
This expanded capability will allow its high-throughput screening customers to transfer compounds in DMSO and enable the transfer of a wide range of liquids necessary to assemble miniaturised assays for biochemical and cell-based screening.
In addition, the Echo platform can now address a wide range of growing applications in genomics and proteomics, such as siRNA screening, real-time PCR genotyping and protein-based arrays.
Stephen Bates, vice-president of sales, marketing and support, said: 'The Echo Screening Package and the Echo Omics Package allow customers to change applications, on the fly, without the need for custom calibrations.
'Our users can now run a wide range of applications where they need to transfer compounds in DMSO, or aqueous solutions that contain DNA, RNA or proteins, surfactants and buffers.
'All of this is done without the use of disposable tips, leading to better results and lower costs,' he added.
Labcyte also introduced a 1536-well source plate, which meets user requests for lower dead volume and increased working volume.
The new 1536LDV plate cuts dead volume in half, increases the working volume by 12.5 per cent and provides greater throughput compared with other 1536-well source plates.