Tecan, Männedorf, Switzerland, now offers its customers unprecedented insight into their use of Fluent and Freedom EVO liquid handling platforms, thanks to the company’s Introspect and Common Notification System (Tecan CNS) software tools. As laboratories and laboratory equipment become ever more connected with the Internet of things, the company’s powerful combination of monitoring solutions can provide valuable data about automated liquid handling platform operation, including real time information about each instrument’s status.

Tecan Freedom.

Tecan Freedom EVO.

Introspect is a new Cloud-based service that provides a comprehensive overview of the precise when and how of laboratory automation systems usage. Data about instrument uptime, consumables usage, and error handling are displayed on a customizable dashboard, giving operations managers and automation specialists a clear picture of system operation. Secure encryption protocols allow users to view numerous instruments across multiple sites via a Web browser, helping lab managers to improve efficiency and plan for their changing business needs.

Complementing Introspect, Tecan CNS for Fluent, Freedom EVO, and Spark enables users to monitor an instrument’s status from a distance through a smartphone, which is ideal for systems housed in a clean room, biosafety cabinet, or remote location. It also offers IFTTT connectivity, enabling users to use changes in instrument status to trigger a variety of Internet services, such as sending a text message or changing a lamp color. This empowers customers to put the Internet to work for them, helping to increase walkaway times and productivity without compromising process security.

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Tecan Fluent Gx.

Tecan is a global provider of laboratory instruments and solutions in biopharmaceuticals, forensics, and clinical diagnostics. The company specializes in the development, production, and distribution of automated workflow solutions for laboratories in the life sciences sector. As an original equipment manufacturer, Tecan develops and manufactures instruments and components for distribution by partner companies. Founded in Switzerland in 1980, the company has manufacturing, research, and development sites in both Europe and North America and maintains a sales and service network in 52 countries.

To learn more about Cloud-based monitoring, reporting, and analysis services, visit Tecan.