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New Products: Feb 15, 2011


Tecan and SciRobotics have released the Pickolo colony picker for Tecan's Freedom EVO liquid handling platforms, enabling customers to automate workflows for cloning, PCR sequencing, or cell-based screening.

According to the companies, the application enables automatic colony picky from both petri dish and multi-well plate formats, and can pick up to 800 colonies per hour.

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