Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers

Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers
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 4.3/5.0 (26 reviews)

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 tra...read more

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  • 4 out of 5EASE OF USE
  • 4 out of 5AFTER SALES SERVICE
  • 4 out of 5VALUE FOR MONEY

Sonja Sievers


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RATING: 4.0

  • 4 out of 5EASE OF USE
  • 4 out of 5AFTER SALES SERVICE
  • 4 out of 5VALUE FOR MONEY




Review date: 17 Nov 2014

Application Area: dispensation of DMSO solutions of small molecules
Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers

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

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Alexander Wolf


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RATING: 4.0

  • 5 out of 5EASE OF USE
  • 4 out of 5AFTER SALES SERVICE
  • 3 out of 5VALUE FOR MONEY




Review date: 17 Nov 2014

Application Area: Screening
Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers

"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."

Allan Jordan


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CRUK Manchester Institute
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RATING: 4.7

  • 4 out of 5EASE OF USE
  • 5 out of 5AFTER SALES SERVICE
  • 5 out of 5VALUE FOR MONEY




Review date: 14 Nov 2014

Application Area: Compound dispensing
Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers

"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"

Pete McDonald


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RATING: 5.0

  • 5 out of 5EASE OF USE
  • 5 out of 5AFTER SALES SERVICE
  • 5 out of 5VALUE FOR MONEY




Review date: 14 Nov 2014

Application Area: Dispensing nanoliter volumes of compounds
Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers

"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."

Sara Dunne


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Northwestern University
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RATING: 4.7

  • 4 out of 5EASE OF USE
  • 5 out of 5AFTER SALES SERVICE
  • 5 out of 5VALUE FOR MONEY




Review date: 14 Nov 2014

Application Area: Compound dispensing in drug discovery pipeline and PCR setup
Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers

"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."

Kiran Singh


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Perlstein Lab
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RATING: 5.0

  • 5 out of 5EASE OF USE
  • 5 out of 5AFTER SALES SERVICE
  • 5 out of 5VALUE FOR MONEY




Review date: 14 Nov 2014

Application Area: Drug dispensing for screening platform.
Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers

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

David Fischer


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EMD Serono Research and Development
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RATING: 4.7

  • 5 out of 5EASE OF USE
  • 5 out of 5AFTER SALES SERVICE
  • 4 out of 5VALUE FOR MONEY




Review date: 14 Nov 2014

Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers

"The Echo has transformed the way I approach assay development and screening. It has greatly improved the efficiency of the assays that we run."

Colin Cox


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Genentech
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RATING: 4.7

  • 5 out of 5EASE OF USE
  • 5 out of 5AFTER SALES SERVICE
  • 4 out of 5VALUE FOR MONEY




Review date: 14 Nov 2014

Application Area: Very HTP mammalian genotyping
Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers

"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."

André Richters


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Technical University of Dortmund
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RATING: 4.3

  • 4 out of 5EASE OF USE
  • 5 out of 5AFTER SALES SERVICE
  • 4 out of 5VALUE FOR MONEY




Review date: 14 Nov 2014

Application Area: High-Throughput-Sreeening of small-molecule libraries for identifying inhibitors of protein kinase t
Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers

"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! "

Anatoly Myaskovsky


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RATING: 5.0

  • 5 out of 5EASE OF USE
  • 5 out of 5AFTER SALES SERVICE
  • 5 out of 5VALUE FOR MONEY




Review date: 14 Nov 2014

Application Area: Combination High Throughput Screening
Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers

"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. "

Ted Peters


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RATING: 5.0

  • 5 out of 5EASE OF USE
  • 5 out of 5AFTER SALES SERVICE
  • 5 out of 5VALUE FOR MONEY




Review date: 14 Nov 2014

Application Area: Creating Assay Ready Plates using both aqueous and DMSO solutions.
Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers

"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."

Emmy Staples


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Biotechnology
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Biotechnology
Organization:
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RATING: 5.0

  • 5 out of 5EASE OF USE
  • 5 out of 5AFTER SALES SERVICE
  • 5 out of 5VALUE FOR MONEY




Review date: 17 Jun 2014

Application Area: Compound Dispensing
Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers

"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."

Corrie Lade


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Broad Institute
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RATING: 4.0

  • 5 out of 5EASE OF USE
  • 4 out of 5AFTER SALES SERVICE
  • 3 out of 5VALUE FOR MONEY




Review date: 15 Jan 2013

Application Area: Assay Ready Plates
Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers

"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."

Maria Galou Lameyer


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RATING: 5.0

  • 5 out of 5EASE OF USE
  • 5 out of 5AFTER SALES SERVICE
  • 5 out of 5VALUE FOR MONEY




Review date: 14 Jan 2013

Application Area: Genotyping
Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers

"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."

Sarah Wise


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Gilead
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RATING: 4.0

  • 5 out of 5EASE OF USE
  • 3 out of 5AFTER SALES SERVICE
  • 4 out of 5VALUE FOR MONEY




Review date: 14 Jan 2013

Application Area: HTS
Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers

"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."

Sharmin Sheikh


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Monsanto
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RATING: 5.0

  • 5 out of 5EASE OF USE
  • 5 out of 5AFTER SALES SERVICE
  • 5 out of 5VALUE FOR MONEY




Review date: 14 Jan 2013

Application Area: DNA and protein
Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers

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

Rebecca Snell


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Organization:
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RATING: 4.3

  • 5 out of 5EASE OF USE
  • 4 out of 5AFTER SALES SERVICE
  • 4 out of 5VALUE FOR MONEY




Review date: 03 Oct 2012

Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers

"Very easy to use, expensive but worth the money. I would recommend them to a colleague."

Ekaterina Bobkova


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Sanford-Burnham Institute for Medical Research
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RATING: 3.3

  • 3 out of 5EASE OF USE
  • 3 out of 5AFTER SALES SERVICE
  • 4 out of 5VALUE FOR MONEY




Review date: 23 Feb 2012

Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers

"Very useful robust nL dispenser. However, in my experience, the software does malfunction."

Paul Kadwill


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GlaxoSmithKline
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RATING: 3.3

  • 4 out of 5EASE OF USE
  • 3 out of 5AFTER SALES SERVICE
  • 3 out of 5VALUE FOR MONEY




Review date: 23 Sep 2011

Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers

"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."

Georgina Green


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RATING: 5.0

  • 5 out of 5EASE OF USE
  • 5 out of 5AFTER SALES SERVICE
  • 5 out of 5VALUE FOR MONEY




Review date: 20 Sep 2011

Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers

"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)."

James Roberts


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University Of Dundee
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RATING: 4.0

  • 4 out of 5EASE OF USE
  • 4 out of 5AFTER SALES SERVICE
  • 4 out of 5VALUE FOR MONEY




Review date: 20 Sep 2011

Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers

"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."

Ben Sumoreeah


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RATING: 3.3

  • 4 out of 5EASE OF USE
  • 3 out of 5AFTER SALES SERVICE
  • 3 out of 5VALUE FOR MONEY




Review date: 14 Sep 2011

Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers

"Excellent volume dispensing tracking. Accurate and consistent equipment."

jonathon orme


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Astrazeneca
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RATING: 3.6

  • 4 out of 5EASE OF USE
  • 4 out of 5AFTER SALES SERVICE
  • 3 out of 5VALUE FOR MONEY




Review date: 17 Jun 2011

Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers

"In our lab it has improved assay reproducibility significantly removing time consuming pipetting."

Larry Ross


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Southern Research Institu
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RATING: 4.3

  • 4 out of 5EASE OF USE
  • 4 out of 5AFTER SALES SERVICE
  • 5 out of 5VALUE FOR MONEY




Review date: 15 Jun 2011

Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers

"Very good instrument though when there are problems they can be difficult to solve."

Peter Goldenblatt


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Merck and Campany Inc.
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RATING: 3.6

  • 4 out of 5EASE OF USE
  • 3 out of 5AFTER SALES SERVICE
  • 4 out of 5VALUE FOR MONEY




Review date: 11 Mar 2011

Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers

"Enables small volume screening."

Catherine Quintero


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RATING: 3.6

  • 5 out of 5EASE OF USE
  • 2 out of 5AFTER SALES SERVICE
  • 4 out of 5VALUE FOR MONEY




Review date: 09 Mar 2011

Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers

"Easy to program, easy to use, hard to get service."

Description

 

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 by Labcyte Inc.
Echo® 500 Series Liquid Handlers




  • 4out of 5EASE OF USE
  • 4 out of 5AFTER SALES SERVICE
  • 4 out of 5VALUE FOR MONEY





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