Echo® 555 Liquid Handler

Manufacturer Labcyte Inc.
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Average Rating: 4.4
15 Scientists have reviewed this product

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Value for money


A favorite in our lab
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area: Primary compound screening for drug discovery

"The LabCyte Echo liquid handler is easy to use and offers a spectrum of capabilities. Using the plate reformat, Echo dose-response, and cherry picking modules, our group has been very pleased with creation of assay-ready plates for low to medium throughput primary and follow up screens. "

Review date: 18 Nov 2015 | Echo® 555 Liquid Handler
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2014

  • Organization: Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute



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    4 out of 5
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    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Very precise, great instrument
Rating: 3.7

  • Application Area:high throughput screening

"Echo 555 is a liquid dispenser using acoustic sound waves to dispense compounds as low as 2.5 nanoliters. It is an expensive instrument but it does variety of dispenses for assay development. It is heavily used for primary and secondary screening for high throughput screens. "

Review date: 17 Nov 2015 | Echo® 555 Liquid Handler
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2014

  • Organization: GSK R&D Shanghai



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    5 out of 5
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Rating: 5.0
"It's a fantastic instrument and very important to our discovery."

Review date: 26 Nov 2014 | Echo® 555 Liquid Handler
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: Paterson Institute for Cancer Research - The University of Manchester



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    5 out of 5
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Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Drug discvery/screening

"Excellent piece of equipment. Customer service: they're always around to ask for advice and reply to email."

Review date: 21 Nov 2014 | Echo® 555 Liquid Handler
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2014

  • Organization: Astrazeneca



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    5 out of 5
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Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Drug discovery

"Easy-to-use, intuitive liquid handling. Saves a lot of time and consumables. Excellent customer service."

Review date: 08 Sep 2014 | Echo® 555 Liquid Handler


  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: Paterson Institute for Cancer Research - The University of Manchester



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    5 out of 5
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Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Drug Discovery

"Invaluable piece of kit for any sized organization in the drug discovery field."

Review date: 05 Aug 2014 | Echo® 555 Liquid Handler
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: Paterson Institute for Cancer Research



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    4 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Screening

"The access linked up to the Echo555 is a fantastic product! It saves the researcher a lot of time tediously adding plates to the Echo and provides a walk away function. We've had excellent service with Labcyte in using this and gave several training days to get us up and running. Couldn't be happier! :)"

Review date: 07 Oct 2013 | Echo® 555 Liquid Handler
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: AstraZeneca



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    5 out of 5
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    3 out of 5
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    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:CODA - Assay ready plate production cells

"Software is very easy to use, error messages not so easy to interpret. In general a very versatile piece of kit."

Review date: 07 Oct 2013 | Echo® 555 Liquid Handler
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2012

  • Organization: GlaxoSmithKline



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    5 out of 5
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    5 out of 5
Rating: 4.3
"Simple to use and accurately dispenses aqueous solutions/compounds in Dimethyl sulfoxide."

Review date: 27 Sep 2012 | Echo® 555 Liquid Handler
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2012

  • Organization: Astrazeneca



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Rating: 3.7
"Easy to use and makes the process much more efficient and accurate. Definitely good value for money and a very reliable piece of equipment"

Review date: 06 Sep 2012 | Echo® 555 Liquid Handler
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: Southern Research



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Rating: 4.7

Review date: 17 Jun 2011 | Echo® 555 Liquid Handler
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: Novartis



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    5 out of 5
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Rating: 4.7
"High precision and accuracy. Very good customer service."

Review date: 15 Jun 2011 | Echo® 555 Liquid Handler
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2010

  • Organization: Burnham Institute for Medical Research



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    3 out of 5
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Rating: 3.7

Review date: 17 Feb 2010 | Echo® 555 Liquid Handler
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2009

  • Organization: NYCOMED



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Rating: 4.3
"Expensive, but very good technology."

Review date: 11 Sep 2009 | Echo® 555 Liquid Handler
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2009

  • Organization: Merck



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
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Rating: 4.0

Review date: 07 Apr 2009 | Echo® 555 Liquid Handler
Echo® 555 liquid handler - the world's fastest acoustic dispensing platform for life science applications.

The Echo® 555 liquid handler is the world’s fastest acoustic liquid handling platform for life science applications. Laboratories that demand very high throughput rely upon the Echo 555 liquid handler for round-the-clock trouble-free operation to enable the fastest discovery.

The Echo 555 doubles the throughput of the Echo 550 and provides transfers from as many as 660,000 wells per day. Like the Echo 520 and Echo 550 liquid handlers, the Echo 555 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 550 liquid handler, the Echo 555 liquid handler reports both fluid volume and DMSO hydration.


Echo® 555 Liquid Handler Features:

  • Tipless transfer, resulting in dramatic cost savings
  • Accurate, precise movement of nanoliter-scale quantities, enabling assay miniaturization and further reducing costs
  • Elimination of cross-contamination, carryover or leachates
  • Better results through direct dilution of compounds, an improvement over serial dilution methods
  • Improved information about sample integrity and improved transfer quality through measurement of DMSO hydration level

Applications:

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