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Echo 525 – Acoustic Liquid Handlers

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  • Designed for the delivery of biochemical and genomic reagents and samples
  • Improve data quality while saving on reagent costs
  • Reagent container for larger volume reagent infusions

Liquid handling technology has been reshaped
Introducing the Echo 525, the first fast sonic liquid handler specifically designed for the delivery of biochemical and genomics reagents. The Echo 525 liquid processor and Echo software applications allow scientists to spend more time studying data. Flow creation and deployment in the App Echo software  is quick and requires no intensive training. Designed for use with Echo Systems, Access Laboratory Workstation extends the utility of the Echo 525 Liquid Processor and frees up more time.


Drop volume 25 nL
Volume transfer range 25 nL – 5 µL one well to one well
Transfer accuracy <10% deviation from target volume
Transfer precision <8% CV
Reagents supported PCR and qPCR reagents, synthetic biology reagents, NGS reagents, primers and probes, cell culture media, proteins, nucleic acids, up to 50% glycerol, serum, plasma, and antibodies
Source labware compatibility EchoQualified 384 Polypropylene, 384 Polypropylene Plus, Reservoir, Microplates
Destination labware compatibility All Echo Qualified Microplates and most ANSI-compliant/SBS-standard microplates in 96-, 384-well formats 8 -16 mm in height. Use of 1536-well plates as destination plates is application dependent
Dimensions 53.9 cm width x 68.3 cm depth x 92.5 cm height (21.2 x 26.9 x 36.4 inches)
Weight 128 kg (283 lbs)
Working envelope Additional 25.4 cm (10 inches) on top, 2.5 cm (1 inch) on sides, 7.6 cm (3 inches) at front, 30.5 cm (12 inches) at back
Electrical AC 120V, 50/60 Hz, 10 A or AC 230V, 50/60Hz, 5 A
Operating temperature 21°C ± 5°C (70°F ± 9°F)
Vacuum House supply minimum 200 Torr (266 mbar, 22 inches Hg Vac)
Standalone vacuum with surge tank, minimum pump speed 2.0 m3/hr (70.68 cu ft/hr), minimum pressure 100 Torr (133 mbar, 26 inches Hg Vac)
Fluid class calibration No calibration needed

Key Benefits

  • Highly precise and accurate low volume transfers enabling assay miniaturization
  • Builds assays 50–100 times faster than traditional liquid handlers giving the lab higher capacity from one instrument
  • Suite of Echo Software Applications guide creation of complex protocols for a variety of applications
  • Eliminates pipetting variances that affect assay success
  • Integrates into the Labcyte Access Laboratory Workstation for increased throughput

Build Complex Assays Quickly

The flexibility, speed, accuracy, and precision of the Echo 525 Liquid Handler enable researchers to build assays that are not possible with traditional liquid handlers. The use of acoustic sound energy removes the traditional boundaries of tip and pin tool based liquid handlers. Transfer variable fluid heights and viscosities from one source plate to enable rapid assay creation in one fluid transfer run. Say goodbye to fixed plate designs as the Echo Liquid Handler moves fluids from any well to any well enabling researchers to design the experimental plates they need to make new discoveries.

Flexible and Reliable Transfer of Genomic Reagents

The Echo 525 Liquid Handler transfers a wide range of fluids during one transfer including distilled water, buffers, nucleic acids, and reagents containing up to 50% glycerol. With its versatile fluid range, transfer volume range, any well to any well transfer capability, and powerful applications software the Echo 525 Liquid Handler supports a wide range of genomic assay workflows:

  • Gene Synthesis
  • PCR and qPCR assay set-up
  • RNA and DNA NGS sequencing workflows
  • Sanger sequencing assay set-up
  • Single-cell sample preparation