Category: Press Releases

12th May 2014

Great Review of Preddator by Dundee University

Preddator reagent dispenser at Dundee UniversityWe’re frequently told by our users how impressed they are with the Preddator system but it’s also nice to have this confirmed in writing.

We’ve just received notification from SelectScience Reviews that a review of Preddator has been posted by the Drug Discovery section of the Department of Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery at the University of Dundee.

The Department is a multidisciplinary and highly collaborative research division within the University, encompassing both fundamental and translational research.

James Roberts, the main Preddator user in the Department said ” We use the Preddator within our compound handling workflow.  It fits …

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30th August 2013

Redd&Whyte Preddator Low-volume Dispenser for DMSO Back-filling used by Leading Biopharmaceutical Company Application Increases Throughput by a Third and Improves Assay Accuracy

Redd&Whyte, an expert supplier of liquid handling automation for drug discovery and life science research applications, today announced its Preddator system has been integrated in an assay workcell by AstraZeneca, to meet a generic high throughput nano-litre dispensing application. Using the Preddator system, the assay run time has been significantly reduced, while maintaining the dispensing consistency and flexibility of the original workcell.

Low volume dispensersScientists in the Oncology Group at AstraZeneca (Alderley Park, UK) integrated the Preddator system as an additional dispensing module to complement a Labcyte ECHO 555 acoustic reformatter in a high throughput cell-based screening workcell. The system is routinely …

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10th July 2013

Preddator Low-volume Microplate Dispenser Awarded ELRIG Prize Recognising Technology’s Novel Method of Improving Liquid Handling Efficiency

Redd&Whyte, an expert supplier of liquid handling automation for drug discovery and life science research applications, is delighted to announce its innovative Preddator low-volume microplate dispenser has been awarded the “ELRIG Technology Prize”, which recognises the most interesting automation seen at the recent ELRIG Robotics and Automation Conference.

ELRIG Prize for Low Volume Microplate dispenser

The award was voted for by delegates at the ELRIG Robotics and Automation show, in recognition of the fact that the Redd&Whyte Preddator nano dispenser has a unique design that is capable of precisely dispensing a wide range of fluid types and cell suspensions into any microplate format from 96-3456 wells. The …

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28th February 2013

Redd&Whyte Appoints HighRes Biosolutions as New US Distributor

Redd&Whyte has announced it has appointed HighRes Biosolutions, a leading developer of flexible laboratory automation systems, as US distributor for its Preddator low-volume microplate dispensers. The appointment will provide US researchers with rapid access to, and support of, unique technology for achieving consistent results and reducing assay costs, by dispensing low-volumes of difficult reagents into microplates.

HighRes Biosolutions

Under the terms of the agreement, HighRes Biosolutions will market Redd&Whyte’s Preddator range in North America. The versatile Preddator, which can dispense viscous liquids including gels, cell suspensions and DMSO in any microplate format from 96-3456 wells, will be integrated into HighRes’ patented MicroDock …

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5th December 2012

Redd&Whyte appoints Peter McCulloch, MBE, as non-executive Chairman

Redd&Whyte appoints Peter McCulloch, MBE, as non-executive Chairman.

Redd&Whyte has announced three new senior appointments as part of a significant restructuring programme, in order to expand Redd&Whyte’s customer base across Europe and north America. The latest appointment, Peter McCulloch, MBE, has joined Redd&Whyte as non-executive Chairman. 

Peter McCulloch was awarded MBE for services to the UK Biomedical Industry in the 1993 New Year Honours. He brings extensive business and product management experience from previous positions in specialized liquid handling and laboratory automation companies over the past 40 years, including Chief Executive positions within Zenyx Scientific Ltd and Diagnostic Innovations Ltd. …

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26th September 2012

Andrew Macdonald appointed as Head of Tech Services

Redd&Whyte has appointed Andrew Macdonald as their new Head of Tech Services. This is among a series of new appointments as part of a wider restructuring process, to broaden Redd&Whyte’s customer base across Europe and north America.

As Head of Tech Services, Andrew will direct Redd&Whyte’s service and support team. The team offers industry-leading services, including significantly reducing instrument down-time, by offering product replacement during periods of maintenance.

“It’s an exciting time for everyone at Redd&Whyte,” said Roger Poole, Managing Director. “We are in the process of restructuring as part of a new growth strategy, and Andrew joins Redd&Whyte with …

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22nd August 2012

Rob Harkness appointed as Director of Business Development

Rob Harkness, Director of Business Development

Redd&Whyte, the specialist developer of enabling liquid handling technology, has appointed Rob Harkness, PhD, to Director of Business Development in order to exapnd Redd&Whyte’s customer base across Europe and north America. The appointment is one of a series of new hires, amid strategic restructuring within Redd&Whyte.

Rob Harkness brings specialist technical understanding of software and robotics, in addition to an impressive track record in business development. He joins Redd&Whyte from Process Analysis & Automation, Ltd (PAA), where he worked for 13 years, initially as a software programmer and project manager, before progressing to leading …

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21st June 2011

New Preddator 4-channel system boosts drug discovery research

Redd&Whyte, the specialist provider of novel liquid handling technology for drug discovery research, is launching the Preddator 4-channel system (S4) at European Lab Automation (ELA), taking place from 30 June to 1 July in Hamburg, Germany. The S4 has four dispensing channels for more efficient microplate filling and contains a number of enhancements to its software. The Preddator is the world’s only automated liquid handler that can reliably and accurately dispense problematic substances such as oils, detergents, gels, cells, matrices, and other biological materials, with minimal blockages or downtime.

The Preddator has been developed through collaboration and extensive testing with …

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2nd August 2010

Ground-breaking technology perfects low volume dispensing of biological materials

Redd&Whyte, the specialist provider of novel liquid handling technology, has launched the Preddator S1, a unique instrument designed for successful low volume dispensing of cells, beads, and biochemical reagents into 96- to 3,456-well plates. The Preddator will be demonstrated at ELRIG Drug Discovery 2010 in Coventry, UK, 1-2 September, booth O4, and at Miptec 2010 in Basel, Switzerland, 20-24 September, booth J05.

Low volume pipetting (20 nl – 100 ml) of cells, beads and biochemicals is used routinely in drug discovery and research applications, but current technologies are inadequate at high throughput, causing problems such as blockage of tips or …

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