Industry News: TTP Labtech Introduces dragonfly® discovery

New liquid handling platform to reduce assay development time and improve assay robustness in high throughput screening

19 Jan 2017


TTP Labtech Ltd, a global leader in the design and development of automated instrumentation and consumables for life science applications, will be introducing its dragonfly® discovery liquid handling technology at SLAS 2017, Washington, DC, USA, February 4th-8th.

This will include:

  • Live demos of dragonfly discovery at booth #1105
  • A presentation during the ‘Late Night with LRIG - Rapid-Fire Innovation Session’ at the conference, 6-8pm, Monday 6th February
  • A workshop on Tuesday, 7th February, room: 143b at 2pm. To reserve your space for the workshop visit here.

Dragonfly discovery is poised to address the complexities of assay development, and challenges associated with validating and subsequently transferring  those assays into high throughput screening (HTS), which are well known bottle necks in the drug discovery process.  Comprising novel liquid handling technology within a range of user friendly, low volume liquid handling instruments that significantly reduce assay development time and greatly improve assay robustness in screening, dragonfly discovery provides scientists with a standard platform whereby they can easily develop complex assays and screen those assays in a robust and cost efficient manner.

The new platform enables rapid and reliable low volume (200 nL upwards) dispensing from a positive displacement disposable pipette (with 4 mL capacity), and 96, 384 & 1,536 well compatibility, to allow assays to be developed directly in high density plate format using a common liquid handling technology. The same platform can also perform assay validation and subsequent HTS, which simplifies the process of assay development and aids a smooth transition in to HTS. In addition, a new software capability and user interface support the design, development and running of complex assays.