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    DORNIER LabTech Systems shows expanded PIRO® qPCR capabilities at EMMD 2017

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    September 26th 2017

    Lindau, Germany: – Laboratory engineering specialist DORNIER LabTech Systems GmbH will be returning for a fourth time to the biennial European Meeting for Molecular Diagnostics (EMMD) in the Netherlands next month.

    The company will use its EMMD appearance to show how far its highly versatile PIRO® automated pipetting small robot has evolved since the previous meeting in 2015.

    Demonstrating versatility

    The DORNIER LabTech Systems display at Stand 2 of the co-located exhibition will showcase PIRO® in its many permutations and will feature live demonstrations of its extensive liquid handling, qPCR and other capabilities, including MALDI-TOF, crystallization and HPLC life science applications.

    DORNIER LabTech Systems Head of application support, Dr. Rudolf Walser, will conduct live demonstrations assisted by Jeroen Poodt, (CEO and owner of LabHelp Robotics).

    Conference offer

    As a bonus, stand visitors who wish to use a PIRO® on their own project can obtain one free of charge to use for up to three months provided their project leads to an eventual order for a system.

    “We are delighted to be returning to the European Meeting for Molecular Diagnostics,” commented Dr. Rudolf Walser.

    “This is a key event for many of the laboratory sectors where our clients are active, which is why we have been involved with EMMD through almost half its 20-year history,” said Dr. Walser.

    Ease of use

    “Once again, we will be reaching out to the very many laboratory heads and researchers who are looking for a compact, accessible and user-friendly liquid handling system that provides full traceability along with precise and reproducible automation of pipetting steps and easy import/export into LIMS systems,” he added.

    “Our presentations will also focus on PIRO’s powerful software for qPCR and all molecular biology related lab tasks,” said Jeroen Poodt.

    About DORNIER LabTech Systems

    DORNIER LabTech Systems GmbH is a wholly owned subsidiary of the German manufacturer DORNIER with decades of experience in aerospace and building robotics equipment. As a pipetting specialist, it develops, produces and markets ‘Made in Germany‘ premium-quality, flexible and easy to use benchtop liquid and sample handling systems. DORNIER’s heritage as a respected aircraft builder is reflected in high quality, precision and reliability. Service and customer focus are key cornerstones of the DORNIER LabTech Systems company philosophy.

    The company specializes in creating reliable and easy to use high precision liquid handling devices that aid laboratory automation. DORNIER LabTech Systems has developed affordable high precision automated liquid handling robotic technologies, in particular the newly developed PIRO® pipetting small robot that integrates high throughput benefits within a compact and easy to handle device.

    The PIRO® has been designed for the needs of qPCR laboratories allowing versatility, precision, reproducibility, and safety combined with powerful pipetting middleware and intuitive drag and drop software for easy use and setup of reactions. Even though the PIRO® has a small bench top footprint, it allows for 16 positions to be used. Setting up 384-well plates without running out of tips, pipetting primary tubes, using the newly developed software features, easy recalibration and interchangeable pipetting heads are just a few features integrated in the PIRO®.

    With the development of the PIRO®, DORNIER LabTech Systems provides an automated pipetting system with a reliable hardware and newly developed software solution to facilitate the needs of any laboratory.

    About EMMD 2017

    The European Meeting on Molecular Diagnostics (EMMD) is a biennial conference held in The Netherlands and devoted to all aspects of molecular diagnostics in human disease and pathology.

    The 10th conference, EMMD 2017, is a three-day event opening October 11 at the Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin In the seaside resort town of Noordwijk aan Zee.

    From its roots in former Benelux- and European meetings on PCR diagnostics, EMMD has expanded to include other amplification techniques, general probe technology and applications across a wide range of laboratory disciplines, including clinical microbiology, virology, pathology, clinical chemistry, clinical genetics, pharmacogenetics, haematology and oncology.

    The emphasis of this multi-disciplinary meeting is on novel molecular technologies and innovative applications in the diagnosis, monitoring and screening of human diseases. Presentations will consist of invited-lectures by internationally renowned experts in combination with selected abstract presentations and poster sessions. There is also a co-located industrial exhibition.

    The congress is organized by the EMMD Secretariat, with more information available at:

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