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Switzerland: Laboratory Automation Software Upgrade Simplifies Automation of Complex Workflows

Editor: Alexander Stark

Tecan's Fluent Automation Workstation has been upgraded. The new Fluent Control Scheduler offers a number of features designed to simplify day-to-day laboratory automation for significantly increased throughput and workflow efficiency.

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The new Fluent Control Scheduler offers a number of features designed to simplify day-to-day laboratory automation.
The new Fluent Control Scheduler offers a number of features designed to simplify day-to-day laboratory automation.
(Source: Tecan)

Männedorf/Switzerland — Tecan has announced a software upgrade for their Fluent Automation Workstation. This new Fluent Control Scheduler has been developed in response to customer feedback and an in-depth understanding of future market needs, with intelligent and user-friendly features that help labs heighten productivity.

Fluent Control Scheduler streamlines workflows for laboratories that run various assays and processes in parallel. Users can easily optimize the processing of multiple plates, automatically planning when individual steps are performed to maximize throughput without compromising time-critical actions such as reagent addition or microplate reading. The system reacts dynamically during a run, making adjustments based on actual times taken to continuously ensure optimal throughput, which can all be followed in real-time via an easy to interpret Gantt chart.

The software also simplifies GMP record keeping and regulatory compliance, with the times for each action accurately recorded and stored for review. Operators can use Tecan Connect to remotely monitor their instrument’s progress, with remote notifications if user interaction is needed, freeing up additional staff for other high value activities.

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