Automated Liquid Handling – mosquito Testimonial – Margaret Kenney from Icagen

Margaret Kenney is a Research Biologist at Icagen. Icagen is a partnering research organisation which collaborates with laboratories across North America involved in early target identification all the way through to drug discovery. She provides a mosquito testimonial based on her experience working with the automated liquid handling system.

Assay development is a large part of what she does for her clients. One of the major challenges is to miniaturise their assays as much as possible. This helps to:

  • Reduce sample volumes
  • Reduce cost
  • Improves reproducibility
  • Improves the reproducibility and quality of their work

“The TTP Labtech mosquito was optimal for what we were trying to do.”

She found the TTP Labtech mosquito optimal for their application where they used it to prepare a lot of their compound dosage response plates to prepare assay ready plates. In doing so they were able to use a single dose response plate to treat multiple replicate plates in two different assays, a biochemical assay and a cellular assay.

“The TTP Labtech mosquito was optimal for our work as it reduced sample volumes needed”

The TTP Labtech mosquito also reduced sample volumes, which in turn reduced reagent costs which improved their quality control.

mosquito Automated Liquid Handling Systems

The TTP Labtech mosquito family of instruments are automated liquid handling robots. They are designed to deliver precise doses from 25nL to 1.2µL. They are characterised by:

  • High speed
  • High accuracy
  • High reproducibility
  • Precise pipetting of compounds, solvents or proteins, regardless of viscosity through positive displacement pipetting
  • High reliability
  • Zero cross contamination
  • Robust construction

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