The Echo liquid handling platform has revolutionized liquid handling through the use of acoustic energy to transfer liquids. Sound waves eject precisely-sized droplets from the source liquid into a microplate, microscope slide or other surfaces suspended above the source. The Echo liquid handling platform uses no tips, pin tools, or nozzles, so there is no contact between the instrument and the liquid.
The Echo liquid handling platform enables superior miniaturized assays without the limitations of traditional liquid handler performance at low volumes. Some examples of miniaturized assays using the Echo liquid handler are