Echo® 550 Liquid Handler

Manufacturer Labcyte Inc.
4.3
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5.0
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Average Rating: 4.3
13 Scientists have reviewed this product

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


Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area: Liquid dispensement

"Easy to use, wide range of applications, easily integrated with existing software. The plate surveys are very useful, and the after sales support is great. Thank you."

Review date: 08 Sep 2014 | Echo® 550 Liquid Handler
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: Dundee University Drug Discovery Unit



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 4.3
"This is a fantastic piece of equipment, does exactly what we required with high accuracy and precision. Sufficiently impressed that we will probably purchase another this year. We have not actually had to use the after sales service so I have given it a neutral score."

Review date: 23 Sep 2011 | Echo® 550 Liquid Handler
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: RICERCA BIOSCIENCES



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 3.7
"A unique ion contact dispensing system for nano liter dispensing."

Review date: 30 Jun 2011 | Echo® 550 Liquid Handler
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2010

  • Organization: Bristol-Myers Squibb



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.7
"Powerful, flexible, easy and robust. Extremely expensive. You can become so dependent on it that you need two!"

Review date: 21 Jun 2011 | Echo® 550 Liquid Handler
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: ICR



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Rating: 4.0
"Excellent enabling technology which should improve our compound handling and assay data quality."

Review date: 20 Jun 2011 | Echo® 550 Liquid Handler


  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: Bristol-Myers Squibb



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    2 out of 5
Rating: 3.3

Review date: 20 Jun 2011 | Echo® 550 Liquid Handler
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: Sbmri



  • Ease of use
    2 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 3.0
"Great technology, requires a lot of training, there are some software problems."

Review date: 20 Jun 2011 | Echo® 550 Liquid Handler
  • 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
"I love the Echo 550 nanoliter acoustic liquid handler. It is the most precise and accurate liquid handling instrument in our lab, and has the lowest volume dispersing range (2.5 nanoliter)."

Review date: 20 Jun 2011 | Echo® 550 Liquid Handler
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: ITDD, UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 5.0
"Workhorse in lab for compound dispensing."

Review date: 23 Feb 2011 | Echo® 550 Liquid Handler
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2010

  • Organization: MDS PHARMA SERVICES



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.7
"I've had no problems for 2-3 years, only a few issues later."

Review date: 03 Feb 2010 | Echo® 550 Liquid Handler
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2009

  • 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

Review date: 07 Apr 2009 | Echo® 550 Liquid Handler
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2007

  • Organization: MDS Pharma



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 4.7
"A robust and low maintenance instrument. Fantastic online and phone customer service provided."

Review date: 20 Feb 2007 | Echo® 550 Liquid Handler
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2006

  • Organization: AstraZeneca



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

Review date: 14 Feb 2007 | Echo® 550 Liquid Handler

Imagine preparing assay plates for siRNA screening, compound screening with biochemical and cell-based assays, PCR reactions and more all on a single liquid handling platform, with no tips and no cross-contamination. Labcyte has developed new acoustic droplet ejection (ADE) parameters that deliver built-in intelligence to enable users to transfer many different fluid types from a single instrument. All Echo systems come pre-calibrated so that you can switch among different fluid types with just a click of the mouse. No further adjustment is required for you to be productive immediately. These developments combine the latest discoveries in wavelength, power and timing requirements for ADE with real-time fluid measurement at multiple points during a run. The resulting algorithms solve some of the most significant liquid handling challenges with volatile, low-surface tension and/or meniscus-shifting fluids. Volumetric accuracy and precision for all fluids tested so far—including buffers, nucleic acid and protein solutions, surfactants, serum and cell culture media—are comparable to established performance with DMSO.

The Echo® 550 liquid handler introduced the world to acoustic droplet ejection (ADE). This award-winning instrument remains the proven choice for low-volume liquid handling in leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies worldwide. Like the Echo 520 and Echo 555 liquid handlers, the Echo 550 uses "touchless" ADE transfer technology. ADE uses sound energy to transfer 2.5 nL droplets from Echo-qualified 384- and 1536-well source plates into 96-, 384-, 1536- and 3456-well destination plates. This unique touchless technology eliminates consumable tip costs, washing, and cross-contamination. Unsurpassed volumetric precision (≤ 8% CV) and accuracy (≤ 10% CV) ensure superior results. Independent studies have shown that Echo liquid handlers eliminate false negatives due to sample loss on tip surfaces in low-concentration transfers. Like the Echo 555 liquid handler, the Echo 550 liquid handler reports both fluid volume and DMSO hydration.

Applications:

Compound management
Compound screening
siRNA screening
Biochemical assays
Cell-based assays
PCR
Genotyping
Gene expression

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Echo® 550 Liquid Handler

Manufacturer Labcyte Inc.

4.3 / 5.0 | 13 reviews