3rd September 2012

New Software Update: flying reagent dispenser and new valve calibration

The Preddator S4’s software has recently been updated with on-the-fly dispensing functions. The Preddator’s high precision solenoid dispensing valves allow for faster dispensing to any rectangular shaped region. This update allows 500nl to be dispensed to an entire 384-well plate in 9 seconds, and 200nl can be dispensed to a 1,536-well plate in just 26 seconds.

Flying Reagent dispenser

In addition, the valve calibration procedure has also been enhanced to allow calibration profiles for each valve, resulting in improved dispensing performance. A single calibration at a designated “master” volume allows the calibration to be checked frequently, and can easily be updated if necessary, …

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29th August 2012

Introducing the New Preddator Rinse Station

Redd&Whyte have developed a rinsing station for their popular Preddator S4 which now has expert rinse and cleaning capabilities.

The new and improved rinse station allows the Preddator’s high precision dispensing valves to be cleaned at a rapid speed using a rinse solution, and an air-blade to dry the valves, before or after dispensing.

This is ideal when dispensing reagents that are prone to precipitating, such as buffers, or any other sample media that could cause clogging. As a result, the dispensing performance is maintained each time a plate is run.

The rinse station consists of a trough with 4 …

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27th August 2012

Miptec, Basel (24-27 Sept)

MipTecDon’t miss Rob Harkness, Redd&Whyte’s Director of Business Development, talking about SILA (standardization in laboratory integration) at Miptec 2012 in Basel, Switzerland. Rob will be presenting as part of the 3rd SiLA Conference on 24th September.

Come and see our Preddator microplate dispenser in action and talk to Redd&Whyte on Bucher’s stand.

To arrange a meeting, please contact

MipTec – the Leading European Event for Drug Discovery brings together scientists from all disciplines of drug discovery within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, academic labs and technology providers.…

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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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