Golden
Labcyte

Labcyte

Labcyte is a global biotechnology tools company headquartered in San Jose, California, that develops tools for liquid handling.

The liquid handling systems Labcyte develops use sound to precisely transfer liquids without contact, eliminating the use of pipettes. Labcyte instruments are used in pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, as well as by hospitals, service laboratories, contract research organizations, and academic institutions. Labcyte has 62 U.S. patents and others internationally.



Echo Acoustic Liquid Handlers are able to dispense in 2.5 or 25 nanoliter increments from source plates, upwards, onto inverted destination plates, where they are suspended with surface tension.



Acoustic droplet ejection (ADE) technology uses the gentle energy of sound waves to move liquids at nanoliter resolution. The technology does not contact the liquid in any way, avoiding the risk for sample loss, carryover or cross-contamination, and enables miniaturization with fluid transfers at volumes as low as 2.5 nanoliters.



Labcyte has integrated its acoustic liquid handling technology with mass spectrometry in a process referred to as Acoustic-MS. Acoustic-MS has been shown to deliver high-quality data at extremely low volumes. As part of the agreement, prototype systems will be installed at select Merck sites where they will be evaluated within the context of existing and future workflows.



Labcyte is one of the founding members of the Genome Project Industry Advisory Board, which is charged with developing complete workflow solutions for laboratories participating in the project.

Timeline

April 17, 2018

Labcyte/ Merck partnership announced

Labcyte announced that the company has entered an agreement with Merck to utilize Acoustic-Mass Spectrometry in drug discovery and development.

People

Name
Role
Related Golden topics

Brad Nelson

Employee



Erik Burd

Employee



Heidi Tu, PhD

Employee



Lisa Hazen

Employee



Luke Mullen

Investor



Luke Mullen

Employee



Ma Phiengsai

Employee



Mark Rutner

Employee



Melinda Sanders-McCollough

Employee



Noel Ruppert

Employee



Om Narasimhan

Employee



Patrick Smith

Employee



Priyanka

Employee



Seth Miller

Investor



V. Lalo Ruiz

Employee



Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type







Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link





Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services









References