Member since: 2018
Another fantastic Tecan product
Application Area: Liquid handling
"A small learning curve to program the instrument. Very powerful and versatile. Can be used in a variety of lab applications. Great service from Tecan."
Member since: 2013
Organization: Agricen Sciences
Trying to automate my entire life!
Application Area:Liquid Handling
"This is an extremely effective liquid handler. It is easy to program and get going on your product. Most important it is extremely flexible allowing you to setup assays or experiments that wouldn't be possible on other liquid handlers. I highly recommend this product."
Member since: 2017
Organization: Signature Science, LLC.
Very customizable - I love how much it can do!
Application Area:High throughput of Forensic STR testing.
"Being that the Fluent is extremely customizable, it serves every purpose that I was hoping it would. Compared to other genomic and microbiological processes, my needs were fairly basic, and Tecan was able to make everything work on one Fluent. Tecan themselves have been a great help with setting it up, and with handling all the various odd-ball questions I could throw at them. They even custom built a deck segment to optimize the deck space and workflow! The software is super easy to use, however it has many quirks that it seemed Tecan wasn't even aware of. Namely the movement of the Robot Gripper Arm (RGA) from above deck to down into the below-deck centrifuge. Other than that, I'm able to write my own script with minimal knowledge of coding / programming."
Member since: 2017
Application Area:high throughput testing
"The instrument is capable of integrating with popular third party devices, it is easy for programming, and the technical support is great."
The Fluent Laboratory Automation Workstation is a unique automation concept built around the application-specific needs of laboratories.
Available in three deck sizes offering capacities from 30 to 72 microplates, it features a modular Dynamic Deck™ with a multilevel design that allows flexible integration of complementary devices, and task-specific arms that can be operated simultaneously to ensure timely completion of assays. High definition pipetting using predefined liquid classes ensures optimal accuracy and reproducibility, and the patented Path Finder™ technology automatically programs the fastest, most efficient route for every arm movement, avoiding the need for laborious manual programming.
Fluent’s Flexible Channel Arm provides unrivalled flexibility to suit the needs of your laboratory workflow, with a choice of both air- and liquid-displacement pipetting technologies. Productivity can be further increased with dual Flexible Channel Arms, using both pipetting technologies on 16 separate pipetting channels. This is complemented by advanced liquid level sensing using Adaptive Signal Technology™, allowing smaller sample volumes and minimizing the risk of errors, as well as providing exceptional automated error handling. The Robotic Gripper Arm smoothly and rapidly delivers labware – including tubes and plates – to the instrument’s pipetting arms and integrated devices without interruption, and the unique Finger Exchange System head automatically changes between tubes or plates and vertical or excentric plate handling.
Fluent is exceptionally easy to use, with a built-in touchscreen interface that guides users through daily tasks for fast, consistent operation. Integrated user management – including method permissions – secures protocols and optimizes selection for each user enhancing process security. Fluent’s Active Stop and Resume function enables the operator to instantly access the workdeck during a run to correct set-up errors or omissions simply by opening the door. This is complemented by Method Recovery features that allow process runs to be reinstated even following events such as power out or computer crash. The platform’s intuitive FluentControl™ software simplifies even the most challenging applications, offering ‘drag and drop’ interfaces, 3D graphics, and Smart Commands to distribute reagents or transfer samples, as well as seamless management of integrated devices to ensure true walkaway operation.
Application-specific Fluent Laboratory Automation Workstations are available for cell-based assays, genomics and compound management.