Average Rating: 4.4
79 Scientists have reviewed this product

5 out of 5
Ease of use
4 out of 5
After sales service
4 out of 5
Value for money


Industry standard for touchless dispensing.
Rating: 3.7

  • Application Area: Compound in DMSO dispensing

"Industry standard for touchless dispensing. Adaptable, reproducible and does what it says on the tin."

Review date: 21 Jun 2017 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Novartis



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Satisfying system!
Rating: 3.7

  • Application Area:Compound Management

"System is pretty reliable; some minor issues that can usually be fixed quite easily, and some redundant non-blocking "errors"..."

Review date: 21 Jun 2017 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2007

  • Organization: Exelixis, Inc.



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Go-to instrument for reliable "nL" compound and aqueous dispensing/titrations!
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Small molecule compound and aqueous solution dispensing/titration; compound reformat/cherry-picks

"Very robust and consistent machine for nL volume dispensing; used routinely for uHTS and HTS screening in biochemical and cell-based assays; relatively easy to use and QC reports are indispensable for tracking purposes; worth the high price tag for ease of mind and reliable results"

Review date: 19 Jun 2017 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: EPFL



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Great instrument that enhance our delivery rate and make our job more comfortable.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:chemical libraries screening

"Very useful for delivering ready-to-use screening plate. Plates can be prepared in advance an frozen for a later use by our client. It result in more flexibility and better output for both parties."

Review date: 13 Jun 2017 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Aptuit



  • Ease of use
    3 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Unmatched quality of biological assay data
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Compound management and HTS

"The inclusion of this instrument in our compound management and HTS workflow has led to a very high assay data quality and reproducible results. The technical support is very good (though expensive)."

Review date: 13 Jun 2017 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Merck



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
reliable results!
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Compound dispensing

"I achieve high quality reproducible results. The instruments get a lot of use and rarely give us trouble."

Review date: 12 Jun 2017 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Merck KGaA



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Great mashine
Rating: 3.7

  • Application Area:Protein crystallization

"The ECHO555 enables the large scale setup of crystallization plates and provides the possibility of adding very small volumes of e.g. compounds or fragments to crystallization conditions in a high-throughput manner. By using our established protocol for the setup of crystallization plates via acoustic droplet ejection, we are now able to screen big libraries of compounds/ fragments with minimal work effort."

Review date: 12 Jun 2017 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: FIMM



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Can't live without this instrument!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Compound distribution on assay plates

"It is easy to use, reliable, flexible, fantastic! It is essential for our workflows in HTS."

Review date: 12 Jun 2017 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: University of California, San Francisco



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Changed the way I plan my experiments, I can do 10x more science with this machine.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:In vitro protein expression and ligand titration

"The Echo Liquid Handler has completely transformed the way I carry out my experiments. I work with such small volumes that other liquid handlers are unable to move quickly and accurately enough, so I would spend hours a day pipetting by hand with multichannel pipets. What took me 3 hours by hand now takes 20 minutes on the Echo, so I can do literally 10x as much science in one day. Furthermore, the ability to transfer nanoliter-scale volumes changes the way I design my experiments, giving me more flexibility for handling ligands with solubility limitations."

Review date: 09 Jun 2017 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Univ of Texas at Austin



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Superb Echo machine and people
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Analyze immune cells to find biomarkers

"The Labcyte Echo is an amazing piece of equipment that adds accurate liquid transfer to our analysis. By eliminating user pipette error, we have found that using the Echo not only saves time and tips, but most importantly adds another level of accuracy to our assays. We love it and do not know what we would do without it. The aftercare is also the new standard in customer care. As expected, the technicians and sales reps bring their high level of expertise. In addition, they make themselves available for any assistance, answering questions and providing background material to assist even the most junior scientist use the Echo for new applications."

Review date: 09 Jun 2017 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers


  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: HDC



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    2 out of 5
    Value for money
    2 out of 5
Overall good instrument
Rating: 2.7

  • Application Area:High Throughput Screening

"Instrument itself works well. Labcyte engineers are also good to work with. Consumables are tied to equipment, this makes the plates etc rather expensive."

Review date: 09 Jun 2017 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Aptuit



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
No more DMSO, precision, flexibility and reliability
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:screening for in vitro pharmacology

"The plate transfer software we ha bought is immediate and easy to use; we are currently training new users and receiving the same positive feedback Using it you realize also how many possibility there are to re-design your plate layout and also the experiment layout"

Review date: 09 Jun 2017 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: University College London



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Great liquid handler replaces our Tecan in everyday work.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:cell biology, high content screening

"Very cost effective. We save a lot on tips and it is very precise."

Review date: 09 Jun 2017 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: GVK BIsciences pvt. ltd



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Wants continue with Echo
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Drug discovery

"Easy to learn. User friendly software. As Echo is a nL dispenser I am able to save reagents. No carryover effect. Getting quick help from Labcyte support team."

Review date: 09 Jun 2017 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Advanced Reviewer

  • Member since: 2014

  • Organization: GSK R&D Shanghai



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Powerful instrument, friendly software design and excellent service
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:drug discovery

"Echo 555 is a very powerful instrument for nono-liter liquid transfer, whatever it was applied in the compound screening or RT-PCR. the software is designed very friendly and ease to use with which you could accomplish all kinds of your experiment format. Moreover, the after sales care are very effective and the maintenance is arranged periodically and the engineer is very knowlegeable. Regarding to the value for Money, I think it's high and I'm greatful to make the decision to have this powerful equipment which could make the science easier."

Review date: 09 Jun 2017 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Institue for basic Science



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    2 out of 5
I hope echo tool will be strong power in the biotechnology
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:drug discovery

"We study the drug discovery by using the echo tool. We can save lots of time since A small volume can be dispense by the echo tool."

Review date: 09 Jun 2017 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Novartis



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Great. If need buy new one, I will choose Echo.
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Screening and compound service group

"The system is well suited for serving a variety of formats. I am very satisfied with the usage method and hit-picking program. However, the bottle rack that results from the screening is also in the Echo system. I can see that the speed is slowed to transfer accurate volume, but I feel a lot of frustration because of the speed while screening."

Review date: 09 Jun 2017 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: Arkansas State University - Beebe



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
I am impressed and enjoy its easy operation in my sequential analyses
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Tissue Sample analysis

"This tissue sample liquid handler is a god-send due to the many samples of a varied nature that we process. I am impressed with the feasibility in the use of this product. Compared to our old one, this sampler takes the difficulty out of getting what you need to be used in the next step of the analysis."

Review date: 08 Jun 2017 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: New England Biolabs



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Amazing instrument, easy to use, enormous amount of sample and time savings
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:cherry picking, plate reformat

"Easiest install we've ever had! Field Engineer for install was extremely knowledgeable and nice to deal with. On-site training was with Apps Engineer was fantastic as well. Extremely user friendly software. Started using the instrument at day one with great results. Excited to be a part of the Labcyte community."

Review date: 08 Jun 2017 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Universite de Montreal



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
The Echo simplified our workflow in many areas
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:High throughput screening

"The Echo is relatively simple to use. Our instrument is fairly new, but up to now we had no problem."

Review date: 08 Jun 2017 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Pfizer



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
The echo made my screening work a lot easier without compromising data integrity
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:High throughput screening and SAR studies

"Echo acoustic dispense is a game changer. It allows for easier conduct of high throughput screening campaigns at it eliminates usual liquid handling processes. nanoliter amounts of compounds allows for resourcing of an otherwise minute amount of compound inventory to multiple assays. HTS screen results as well as IC50 determinations are robust and repeatable."

Review date: 08 Jun 2017 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Altius Institute for Biomedical Sciences



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Enables a scale of research that would not be possible without it
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Prepare complex, multi-component enzymatic reactions

"Reliable, consistent, great service support, high throughput"

Review date: 08 Jun 2017 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Samumed, LLC



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Great instrument. Can't even think about working without it.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:compound screening

"Excellent product. Great value for money. Very responsive service and support."

Review date: 08 Jun 2017 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Phoenix Biomedical Ltd.



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Flexible, customization, high quality & reproducible and game changing performance.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Cell based screening and drug combination tumour cell profiling

"We have started to develop the application of the Labcyte acoustic platform since 2005 and have since deployed the technology in multiple discipline area of research. The predominant use of the platform benefit from the non-contact dispensing advantage of the platform and we pioneered the adoption of this technology to dispense DMSO-solubilised small molecules compounds and biologics therapeutics into cell-based assay when culture tumour cells required to be kept in growth media throughout the assay. The technology enables zero-carry overdosing of test agents into the assays with less than 2% CV high inter-experiment reproducibly. Once the workflow is validated, the system is easy to use with short set-up time and highly reliable. Further development has resulted in the Echo system becoming indispensable in drug combination studies where we routinely perform 1000s of drug combination pairs in a high throughput tumour cell-based profiling campaigns. Since then, the system has been used for antisense/PcR HTS cell-based screening and other bespoke assay development. The echo acoustic platform is a versatile non-contact re-formatting format which will help customers develop an efficient workflow in their applications with significant reagent & resource saving to be a high cost/benefit investment."

Review date: 08 Jun 2017 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: University of Dundee



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    2 out of 5
Excellent bespoke equipment
Rating: 3.0

  • Application Area:Drug discovery

"Excellent bespoke piece of equipment that is relatively easy to use when you know how. The servicing and aftersales are expensive."

Review date: 08 Jun 2017 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Advanced Reviewer

  • Member since: 2014

  • Organization: Northwestern University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Highly accurate and precise nanoliter dispensing
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Nanoliter dispensing of small molecules and reagents

"When we initially purchased the Echo 8 years ago I was skeptical of its utility due to the need to use Echo qualified plates for the source material. However the Echo has proven its value many times over, despite the initial cost of rearraying our small molecule libraries into Echo plates. It's accuracy and precision is unmatched at low nanoliter volumes, we made the initial investment back in savings in tips, plus there are a number of other advantages, such as increased library integrity, avoiding the molecule binding to plastic, or plastic leaching."

Review date: 08 Jun 2017 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: SBP Discovery



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Can't live without this instument
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Dispense small volumes to 1536-plate for assay development

"This product is really easy to use. Being able to dispense small volumes has helped take science to another level. Now i work in 1536 format and save so much on reagents since now I can work with much smaller volumes. The echo has had great results for my experiment, even for confirmation."

Review date: 08 Jun 2017 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Advanced Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: SBP Medical Discovery Institute



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
The ECHO is reliable and save you a lot of time.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Drug Discovery

"I work in a screening center, ECHO is one of my favorite instruments. ECHO is very powerful, it can transfer 2.5 nl of reagent in DMSO or aqueous solution . There are three programs tailor for your need: dose response, cherry pick, and plate reformat. Plate reformat is very easy to use, you can randomly pick a well from your source plate and transfer the reagent to your the position you want in the destination plate. At the end of the transferring, ECHO also generates a report."

Review date: 08 Jun 2017 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Ginkgo Bioworks



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
The echo is essential for our high-throughput processes, I need another!
Rating: 3.7

  • Application Area:Molecular Biology-NGS

"The echo is very easy to use and provides very reproducible results. We have miniaturized our NGS library prep 100X and process over 1000 libraries daily. The hardest part is onboarding new reagents, which we constantly do. Labcyte support could be drastically improved to provide more support on optimizing new liquids."

Review date: 08 Jun 2017 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: lundbeck.com



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Excellent
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Drug discovery

"Easy to use, excellent software and integration with Access platform, very stable system with little down time. Labcyte support very efficient and quick to respond"

Review date: 08 Jun 2017 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2014

  • Organization: Michigan State University



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Great instrument for drug combination matrices
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:High throughput screening

"No need for tips. We save so much more of our precious compound stocks with the ability to dispense nL amounts."

Review date: 08 Jun 2017 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: CureVac AG



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Very reliable and fast. You can minimize your working volumes and save costs.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:nucleic acid combinatoric and more

"The reproducibility and precision are great, when you work with the Echo. Furthermore, each problem was solved fast by the support."

Review date: 08 Jun 2017 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Karolinska Institutet, Sweden



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
It is a very well designed instrument
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:High throughput screening

"This is a special equipment, which is really expensive, but the other hand easy to use and reliable. I am using as a costumer frequently at a facility, so need to rent. The service is really good."

Review date: 08 Jun 2017 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: IDRS Servier



  • Ease of use
    2 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Interesting in protein cristallization, but not for routine
Rating: 3.3

  • Application Area:protein crystallization

"Intersting alternative for low volumes and fragment screen crystallization. However very sensitive instrument and hard for routine."

Review date: 08 Jun 2017 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Thermofisher Scientific



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Fantastic, easy to use machine.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:High Throughput Screening

"Having spent years doing over 2 million transfers manually, this machine was a godsend. So easy to use and when there are issues Labcyte are second to none in their service."

Review date: 08 Jun 2017 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Plataforma Screening Usef, Universidad Santiago de Compostela



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Necessary in the present, essential in the future.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Investigation

"The Echo 500 series is an easy-to-use device that allows you to prepare test plates with curves of compounds or compounds at different concentrations very easily. Its 3 programs of plate reforming, picking and dose-response cover the different possibilities that can arise in the tests obtaining a very good reproducibility in the results. Its price can be considered adequate in relation to the possibilities of work that it offers, being able to improve the price corresponding to the maintenance of the equipment. In general, it can be considered an advisable instrument to facilitate the work of the researchers since it allows a saving of time, reagents and fungible material, while offering an excellent reproducibility of the results."

Review date: 06 Jun 2017 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Sanford-Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Eliminates the need for intermediate drug dilution plates saving time and money
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Drug discovery

"The Echo is a valuable tool for nanoliter scale drug delivery directly into high density assay plates. It saves the time, consumables, dead volume, and automation required to make intermediate drug dilution plates. This opens possibilities for ultra miniaturization as well as the ability to perform complex cross-titrations for mechanistic studies in 1536 well and smaller plate formats. Effectively eliminates the need for intermediate drug dilution plates facilitating miniaturization, saving time and money. Once a user becomes adjusted to this new paradigm of touchless drug (or nucleic acid, etc) dispense, the software is easy to learn. Customer service is friendly and knowledgeable. When needed, technician support visits are generally available within a few days to a week."

Review date: 06 Jun 2017 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Vivia Biotech



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Fantastic equipment, we have greatly improved the results
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Personalized Medicine

"We prepare all the plates for our personalized medicine test and we have greatly improved the results, which are much more reliable and reproducible. We are surer of the results that we obtain thanks to its great precision. It is easy to use and anyone can use it with minimal training. Also, its speed allows to get a lot of work."

Review date: 05 Jun 2017 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: IBL



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Changing our way of working, thanks to the Echo
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Drug discovery and RNAi experiments (HCS)

"The arrival of the Echo in the lab allowed us to miniaturize our assay and we are now using almost only 384 well plates. We often use the Echo to dispense compounds or siRNA we need to perform our High Content Screening assays. The ability of the Echo to dispense nanoliters has forced us to reduce the volumes in our assays, helping us to save reagents, compounds/RNA libraries and plasticware. Integrated into a robotic system, the Echo also allow us to perform many experiment a day with an average time of 6 minutes to prepare a full 384 well plate (250 nl of samples and controls). The Echo has also changed our way of doing Dose Response Curve by eliminating the intermediate dilution. The only negative points regarding the Echo are its need to get compressed air, vacuum pump and water to work... such a heavy installation for a device that small..."

Review date: 01 Jun 2017 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: aptuit



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
A step ahead for the laboratory! very easy and colourful guided software
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Nanoliter compound dispensing and dilutions. Very useful for low volume assays and low % of solvent

"I think the major goal of this product is the easy of use of the software and the very low volume dispensing achievement without tip or plastic waste. A special attention is required every week to maintain the water fill required from the instrument but not very difficult. The only limitation is the cost /availability of the source plates."

Review date: 01 Jun 2017 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Merck KGaA



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
High throughput screening without ECHO no longer thinkable.
Rating: 3.7

  • Application Area:Hight throuput screening

"Despite very high acquisition costs a very robust and reliable device. Precision and speed acceptable for HTS, the cost of CPD storage plates are too high."

Review date: 01 Jun 2017 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Thermo Fisher Scientific



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Awesome technology
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Biotechnology

"Accurate, consistent droplet dispensing. Great field support."

Review date: 31 May 2017 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Genentech



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
The ECHO is the workhorse of our lab and has revolutionized the way we work.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:High throughput Genomic DNA PCR assembly

"The addition of the ECHO access station has revolutionized our lab. We use it to for high throughput assembly of PCR plates. It has reduced our assembly time from 8 hours to 2. It also removed all the contamination seen from our previous liquid handlers. The ease of use of the ECHO and the ability to run large amounts of plates at a time creates a large savings in time. Since it is able to manipulate small amounts of liquid volume it also saves a lot on reagent costs. Also, Labcyte has the best field technicians out there. They are fast and reliable and make sure all repairs and fixes are done in a timely manner."

Review date: 31 May 2017 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: LUMC



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Very easy to use, reproducible results, very flexible
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Small molecule compound screens

"We have an Echo550 running for about 4 months now. It is very easy to use, especially with the Plate Reformat software. Transfer of DMSO and water-based solutions proceeds smoothly, accurate and the results are very reproducible. The Dose Response software is somewhat more complicated and can be optimized. For example, the input of different sample names and concentrations is not very straightforward and instead of filling in the desired final concentrations you have to fill in the transfer volume. But apart from that it works very well and we can obtain nice dose response curves.


The Echo is integrated in the Labcyte Access Base work station, which provides us with a user-friendly screening set-up. The software is very intuitive and works 95% of the time without any trouble.


Maintenance of the Echo means replacing the water every week and cleaning the filter and vacuum connector, which is rather easy and take only about 10 minutes.


So far, the response time and trouble shooting is excellent. Since we have only been using the system for a few months now we are still in the warranty so I cannot say anything about this outside the warranty period.


Overall, we really like this machine, it is easy to use, does not require a lot of maintenance and gives excellent results. I would recommend it to others.
"

Review date: 31 May 2017 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Recursion Pharmaceuticals



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Increases our output with decreasing quality
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Liquid transfer for HTS assays

"We use the Echo for various applications throughout our HTS pipeline. It has a simplistic design, which makes it very user friendly."

Review date: 31 May 2017 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: EPFL



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Main instrument used in our facility!
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Preparation of screening plates with biochemical library compounds for various assay (cellular, HTRF

"Easy to use. Very economical, both in term of consumable (no tips) and in term of sample volume. Great support team, always a fast answer."

Review date: 31 May 2017 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Sinai Health System



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
It is great instrument, and it is the beginning of next era in liquid handling!
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:siRNA Transfection, drug screen

"It is very easy to use and low maintenance. The service is the best I ever seen for over 15 years in high throughput screening field. If there is anything need to be improved, I think it will be the missing droplet in a few wells occasionally."

Review date: 31 May 2017 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Hoffmann-La Roche



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Good instrument and very precise liquid transfer
Rating: 3.3

  • Application Area:qRT-PCR liquid transfer

"The Echo 500 Series Liquid Handles use a software tool for programming that is very user friendly."

Review date: 31 May 2017 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Sanger, Wellcome trust institute.



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
We are using 24/6, getting good results and are successful in what we are doing.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Liquid transfer

"Echo is very easy to use except when errors occur. However, errors do not occur often at all and if there are any errors the care is very quick and friendly."

Review date: 31 May 2017 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Particular



  • Ease of use
    3 out of 5
    After sales service
    2 out of 5
    Value for money
    1 out of 5
Think in your applications, and then select your device
Rating: 2.0

  • Application Area:PCR protocols

"The equipment looks easy to use. I'm still thinking that isn't ready for PCR protocols. The dead volume and limited source plates, don't convince me. Sometimes the registered volume ins't accurate."

Review date: 31 May 2017 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH & Co KG



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    2 out of 5
Fast, precise and contactless dispenser
Rating: 3.7

  • Application Area:Preparation of calibration curves and bioanalysis

"pros
- very fast preparation of samples
- very precise and accurate results
- maintenance is at a low level
- low volumes required
- contactless technology


cons
- expensive consumables
- liquid classes are limited and not accessible at customer level
- options for long term control of the accuracy of instrumentation is limited
"

Review date: 31 May 2017 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Novartis



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Fantastic!
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Compound and reagent dispense

"Our Echo555 has contributed to greatly reducing experiment cost by downscaling reaction volumes. Additionally, it has reduced experiment time to a great extent. I would definitely recommend this instrument has a great long term research investment."

Review date: 31 May 2017 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Advanced Reviewer

  • Member since: 2014

  • Organization: GSK R&D Shanghai



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.0
"The Echo 555 is easy to use after the training, and no need for more engineer support to generate your own protocol. Please enhance the after sales service in China and moreover, please stock more spare parts in China in order to enhance the response time."

Review date: 12 Feb 2015 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Expert Reviewer

  • Member since: 2012

  • Organization: Exact Sciences



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Compound Dispensing

"The Labcyte Echo allows labs flexibility in designing experiments or setting up applications such as cherry picking reagents. Any reagent can be dispensed to any location at any volume. The instrument is robust; the sales team is informed and not pushy. The service / support team is extremely knowledgeable. A+ all around for Labcyte and their Echo. The one comment I have is that to fully capitalize on the worth of the Echo, you must incorporate a robotic arm / plate hotel to ensure the instrument runs as often as possible."

Review date: 27 Jan 2015 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2014

  • Organization: MPI Dortmund



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:dispensation of DMSO solutions of small molecules

"We get high-quality reproducible results. However, the instrument's coupling fluid is prone to contamination, so intensive maintenance is needed."

Review date: 17 Nov 2014 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2012

  • Organization: Lead Discovery Center GmbH



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Screening

"Our new screening system from Thermo was designed around the Echo for compound delivery in our screening campaigns. It was the best choice we ever made."

Review date: 17 Nov 2014 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2014

  • Organization: CRUK Manchester Institute



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Compound dispensing

"Great for - data accuracy - data reproducibility - parsimonious use of compounds -- reduces compound synthesis time and costs - flexible formatting - reagent and consumable savings - amenable to a wide variety of tasks"

Review date: 14 Nov 2014 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: University of Kansas



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Dispensing nanoliter volumes of compounds

"This is the most accurate and precise instrument in our lab for dispensing nanoliter volumes of compounds into 384 and 1536-well plates. It is a workhorse, we use it every day."

Review date: 14 Nov 2014 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Advanced Reviewer

  • Member since: 2014

  • Organization: Northwestern University



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Compound dispensing in drug discovery pipeline and PCR setup

"The Echo is our keystone instrument, enabling very precise nanoliter transfers of our compound libraries. The savings in tips is significant, and the extra value due to preserving precious compounds is immeasurable."

Review date: 14 Nov 2014 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2014

  • Organization: Perlstein Lab



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Drug dispensing for screening platform.

"One of the things I liked the most about the echo is its ease of use - in particular the reformatting software."

Review date: 14 Nov 2014 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2014

  • Organization: EMD Serono Research and Development



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.7
"The Echo has transformed the way I approach assay development and screening. It has greatly improved the efficiency of the assays that we run."

Review date: 14 Nov 2014 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2014

  • Organization: Genentech



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Very HTP mammalian genotyping

"These instruments are phenomenal when comparing them to traditional liquid handling robots - they are much faster, much more accurate and precise, and highly reproducible. The company is a pleasure to interact with and in structured in a collaborative manner that easily facilitates research and partnership projects."

Review date: 14 Nov 2014 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2014

  • Organization: Technical University of Dortmund



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:High-Throughput-Sreeening of small-molecule libraries for identifying inhibitors of protein kinase t

"The machine was installed in July 2014 and due to reasons of compound order delays we were unfortunately not able to perform screens in an HTS-manner right now. However, dose dependent studies of certain in-house compound collections run nicely and will be expanded. We had little trouble with system contaminations and server connection errors, but the technical staff (Frank Ludwig, Gareth Evans) are doing a fantastic job in terms of availability and troubleshooting. This is very much appreciated! "

Review date: 14 Nov 2014 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2014

  • Organization: Horizon Discovery



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Combination High Throughput Screening

"The Echo is extremely accurate and allows for incredible customizable liquid transfers at nanoliter volumes. The consumable source plate needs to be Echo qualified and can get expensive for a consumable. "

Review date: 14 Nov 2014 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2014

  • Organization: Constellation Pharmaceuticals Inc.



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Creating Assay Ready Plates using both aqueous and DMSO solutions.

"Being able to configure a lab from scratch in 2008 with no legacy equipment gave me the opportunity to employ the ECHO 550's ADE technology as the centrepiece of our liquid handling capabilities. The reasons for that decision being accuracy of droplet size, no consumable costs, liquid detection of source plate volumes and intuitive dose response software. These reasons have all stood up to the test of time. The benefits we learned over the years are the impeccable service staff and durability of the machines."

Review date: 14 Nov 2014 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: Broad Institute



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Assay Ready Plates

"Intuitive software. Although an expensive instrument it saves money long-term with no consumable costs. Allows for dispensing of much lower volumes that most other dispensers."

Review date: 15 Jan 2013 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: Bristol Myers Squibb



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Genotyping

"The Echo 500 is great. We are processing genotyping analysis by Real Time PCR and carry over is our nightmare. With the Echo 500 no more headaches. No cross contamination. No carry over. Fast and good for the environment . You can dispense a 384 well plate in 4min and no plastic tips waste."

Review date: 14 Jan 2013 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: Gilead



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:HTS

"The ECHO gets 5 stars for ease of use because it works precisely and reliably with a very intuitive software for everything except the serial dilution capabilities--that is still in need of lots of work. Everything else, plate to plate transfer, reformat, etc, is awesome. Service can be spotty. Some technicians are very good, but others to not seem to know what they are talking about leaving the instrument down for days. But all in all, I love it."

Review date: 14 Jan 2013 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: Monsanto



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:DNA and protein

"I have found the instrument to be very refined, error proof, smooth running and easy to use."

Review date: 14 Jan 2013 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2012

  • Organization: AstraZeneca



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.3
"Very easy to use, expensive but worth the money. I would recommend them to a colleague."

Review date: 03 Oct 2012 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2012

  • Organization: Sanford-Burnham Institute for Medical Research



  • Ease of use
    3 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 3.3
"Very useful robust nL dispenser. However, in my experience, the software does malfunction."

Review date: 23 Feb 2012 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: GlaxoSmithKline



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Rating: 3.3
"Good system with many positives e.g. it is easy to use. However it can have issues with sensitivity- compounds in DMSO have to be at room temperature to dispense fully."

Review date: 23 Sep 2011 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: Glaxosmithkline



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 5.0
"It is easy to use the equipment and create protocols to suit. This instrument is easily integrated with other automation, however it is not suitable for all plate types (flat bottom source plates only)."

Review date: 20 Sep 2011 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: University Of Dundee



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.0
"We use the Labcyte for nl dispensing. It helps us to reduce our compound consumption and when we used it for DRC plate preparation it improved the quality."

Review date: 20 Sep 2011 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2006

  • Organization: GlaxoSmithKline



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Rating: 3.3
"Excellent volume dispensing tracking. Accurate and consistent equipment."

Review date: 14 Sep 2011 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2007

  • Organization: Astrazeneca



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Rating: 3.7
"In our lab it has improved assay reproducibility significantly removing time consuming pipetting."

Review date: 17 Jun 2011 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: Southern Research Institu



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 4.3
"Very good instrument though when there are problems they can be difficult to solve."

Review date: 15 Jun 2011 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2007

  • Organization: Merck and Campany Inc.



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 3.7
"Enables small volume screening."

Review date: 11 Mar 2011 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: Merck & Co Inc.



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    2 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 3.7
"Easy to program, easy to use, hard to get service."

Review date: 09 Mar 2011 | Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers

The Echo® liquid handler revolutionizes liquid handling with acoustic energy. Sound waves eject precisely sized droplets from a source onto a microplate, slide or other surface suspended above the source. This product does not use tips, pin tools or nozzles—completely eliminating contact between the instrument and the liquid. The Echo liquid handler provides powerful benefits:

  • Tipless transfer, resulting in dramatic cost savings
  • Improved information about sample integrity and improved transfer quality through measurement of DMSO hydration level
  • Elimination of the need for calibration through Dynamic Fluid Analysis™ technology, a patented Labcyte process
  • Elimination of cross-contamination, carryover or leachates through non-contact transfer
  • Accurate, precise movement of nanoliter-scale quantities, enabling assay miniaturization and further reducing costs
  • Better results through direct dilution of compounds, an improvement over serial dilution methods
  • Greatly simplified assay development and dilution processes through the flexibility to transfer any volume of liquid from any well to any other well

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Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers

Manufacturer Labcyte Inc.

4.4 / 5.0 | 79 reviews