We will be at SLAS Europe 2018, booth #305!

Meet the team at SLAS Europe 2018 and discover how our instruments can assist you!

Venue: Square Meeting Centre, Brussels, Belgium
Date: 27 – 29 June 2018
Booth: 305

SLAS Europe 2018 will bring together over 1,000 Academic and Industry scientists and technologists from across Europe and beyond. The event has three tracks addressing emerging and hot areas in Biology, Technology and Discovery.

Out team of experts will be on hand to showcase to you the benefits of our instruments in the areas of drug discovery, genomics, structural biology and sample management.

 Check back here soon for more information!

It the meantime registration opens for this event in November 2017.
>>Click here to visit the events website


30 April - 4 May 2018 Join us in Boston for the PEGS Summit 2018!

Focus on mirrorball, our our high sensitivity fluorescence cytometer at PEGS Summit 2018

Venue: Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, USA
Date: 30 April – 4 May 2018
Booth: 442

The Essential Protein Engineering Summit (PEGS) is one of the industry’s most important events that inspires accelerated biotherapeutic protein drug development! Meet our team of experts at booth #442 and discover mirrorball.

Our high sensitivity fluorescence cytometer, mirrorball, is a highly versatile instrument that brings process efficiencies to multiple stages in the biologics screening pipeline – from early screening and hit identification, through to characterisation and phenotypic cellular responses.

Check back soon for more information about our talk!

In the meantime watch the video below and find out more about mirrorball and our revolutionary sol-R reagents and kits

Read a selection of our mirrorball app notes:

For more information about the event please visit their site: www.pegsummit.com


12 - 14 Nov 2017 Join us at PSDI 2017 in Cambridge, UK

Discover our crystallography liquid handler, mosquito at PSDI 2017

Venue: Hilton,  Cambridge City Centre, UK
Date: 12 -14 Nov 2017

Meet our experts at the 25th Protein Structure Determination in Industry meeting in Cambridge. Our team will be on hand to showcase to you the benefits of protein crystallographer’s favourite robot, mosquito!

Check back soon for more information about our workshop we will be holding at the hotel after the event!

Want to know more about mosquito, watch the following video…

Why is mosquito so popular?
Have a look at the related app notes…

Also, discover dragonfly crystal – use any liquid type, regardless of viscosity, without the need for liquid classification

>> Read our latest labCrystal for news from the world of protein crystallography


For more information about the event please click here


9 - 10 Nov 2017 We hope you can join us at the NGS Congress 2017!

Visit us at booth #25,  and discover how we can assist you in genomics applications at the NGS Congress 2017

Venue: Novotel London West Hotel, UK
Date: 9 – 10 Nov 2017
Booth: 25

Join us at Europe’s most successful Genomics Congress where our team will be on hand to discuss with you the benefits of our unique liquid handlers, mosquito !

Our mosquito liquid handling robots (single, 8- or 16-channel; volume range 25 -1200 nL or 0.5 – 5 µL) can be used for miniaturising a wide range of genomics applications:

  • Next-Generation Sequencing – Low-cost, low-volume library preparation, including magnetic bead clean-up and normalisation; validated with market leading kits including Illumina Nextera XT.
  • Single Cell Genomics – miniaturised cDNA synthesis, whole genome amplification and library prep.
  • Synthetic & molecular biology – High-throughput, miniaturised reactions for PCR, cloning and DNA assembly.
  • Gene expression profiling – Cost-effective, high-throughput analysis of mRNA expression with rapid qPCR set-up.

>> Watch mosquito’s unique positive displacement liquid handling technology

Read our validated applications from major genomics collaborators:

For more information about the event please click here


11 -15 Dec 2017 Visit us at booth #208 for Antibody Engineering & Therapeutics 2017

Discover mirrorball at Antibody Engineering & Therapeutics 2017

Venue: Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
Date: 10 – 14 Dec 2017
Booth: 208

The Antibody Engineering & Therapeutics 2017 and exhibition is one of the  premier forums for scientific exchange and networking in the fields of antibody engineering and therapeutics, immunobiology and next-generation binders. Held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, we hope you will stop by, where our experts will be on hand to discuss with you the benefits of mirrorball, our high sensitivity fluorescence cytometer.

Check back soon for more information about our poster and talk!

In the meantime watch the video below and find out more about mirrorball and our revolutionary sol-R reagents and kits

Read a selection of our mirrorball app notes:

For more information about the event please click here


13 - 17 Nov 2017 We hope to see you at PEGS Europe 2017!

Stop by booth #43 for PEGS Europe 2017 and discover mirrorball for yourself

Venue: EPIC SANA Lisboa Hotel, Lisbon, Portugal
Date: 13 -17 Nov 2017
Booth: 43

PEGS Europe is the largest European event covering all aspects of protein and antibody engineering and our team of experts will be on hand to discuss with you the benefits of mirrorball our high sensitivity fluorescence cytometer.

Look out for our poster and talk:

Title: Simultaneous determination of antibody binding, specificity and titer on the mirrorball fluorescence cytometer
Authors: Paul. G Wylie and Anne F. Hammerstein – TTP Labtech


Engineering Antibodies

The antibody discovery process relies on consecutive screens to test the same antibody sample for (1) binding affinity, (2) target specificity and (3) antibody titer. Conventionally such screens are done by ELISA or flow cytometry, but both techniques have technical limitations that restrict their utility in high-throughput screening environments such as: lengthy complex assay protocols, restricted multiplexing capability for ELISA and low throughput capacity for flow cytometry.

Here we present a simple homogenous (no-wash) assay to multiplex these three screens into one, to identify antibody samples binding to a target cell line, non-specific binding to a control cell line and antibody titer by binding to a bead. Such a setup allows clear distinction between affinity and titer, which is easily obscured in singleplex experiments. The assay protocol was set up in 384-well plates, then read and analysed using the mirrorball fluorescence cytometer.

The process efficient (no-wash) assay format offered by the mirrorball minimises operator “hands-on” time and is compatible with simple liquid handling dispensers for setup. This multiplexed screening method is ideal for accelerating the pace of antibody screening, whilst minimising costs.

 Watch the video below and find out more about mirrorball and our revolutionary sol-R reagents and kits

For more information about the event please click here


alternative acoustic liquid handling tubes

labCrystal 2017

Press release: Abcam and TTP Labtech Collaborate to Develop sol-R Reagent Kits

Press release: Abcam and TTP Labtech Collaborate to Develop sol-R Reagent Kits


Assay-ready kits will incorporate fully-validated, industry-leading recombinant antibody technology for high throughput research

Cambridge, UK, 16th August 2017: TTP Labtech Ltd, a global leader in the design and development of automated instrumentation and consumables for life science applications, and Abcam plc, a global  innovator in life sciences reagents and tools, today announced a collaboration to further develop reagent kits for the quantification of secreted proteins in multiplexed screening assays.

Following the successful launch last year of sol-R coded beads, TTP Labtech is working with Abcam to meet customer needs by developing assay ready kits which enable researchers to deliver data driven decisions faster and with confidence. The sol-R reagent kits will offer Abcam’s highly validated and quality assured antibodies including recombinant antibody pairs, combined with the reliability of sol-R coded beads and mirrorball® fluorescence cytometry technology from TTP Labtech for sample analysis.

Joby Jenkins, director – product strategy, TTP Labtech, commented: “Our sol-R coded beads are designed for secreted protein quantification in multiplexed no-wash immunoassay screens. Working with Abcam on the development of the sol-R reagent kits enables us to combine their advanced antibody technology and reagent expertise with our sol-R bead technology to provide convenient off-the-shelf kits. Since the kits are validated on TTP Labtech’s mirrorball plate-based fluorescent cytometer, repeated wash steps associated with traditional sandwich ELISA’s are no longer necessary, thereby significantly reducing assay times, while delivering data integrity.”

John Baker, Senior Vice President Portfolio and Business Development, at Abcam, said: “The integration of Abcam’s high quality antibody technology with
TTP Labtech’s sol-R Reagents will deliver reproducibility, quality and efficiency to life science researchers, accelerating their research. The new kits have been designed for researchers carrying out high-throughput immunoassays including drug discovery in biotech, pharma and contract research organisations.”

TTP Labtech will offer Alexa Fluor® technology1, one of the most frequently cited and trusted fluorochromes, with the kits to ensure the quality of the fluorescent signal produced by the kits.  The kits will be available globally through the TTP website and their authorised distributors, alternatively register at http://ttplabtech.com/landing/sol-r-reagents/ to apply for TTP Labtech’s early access program.

The new sol-R reagent kits will be released at MipTec 2017, Basel, 11-13th September – customers should visit booth #A26 to find out more.

  1. Alexa Fluor 488 (AF488) Streptavidin, licensed by Thermo Fisher Scientific.

For further information please contact:
Zyme Communications
Lorna Cuddon
Tel: +44 (0)7811 996 942
Email: lorna.cuddon@zymecommunications.com

For Abcam Media enquires please contact:
Instinctif Partners
Dr. Priya Kalia / Dr. Lynne Trowbridge
T: +44 (0)20 7866 7862 / +44 (0)20 7457 2861
E: abcam@instinctif.com


About TTP Labtech http://ttplabtech.com/

TTP Labtech designs and manufactures robust, reliable and easy-to-use solutions for sample management, liquid handling and multiplexed detection in drug discovery and genomics. We enable life scientists, through collaboration, deep application knowledge and leading engineering, to accelerate research and make a difference together. Our essential tools include state-of-the-art solutions developed for high throughput compound and biologics screening (acumen® Cellista, mirrorball® and fully validated consumables such as sol-R™ beads and plates),flexible sample management workflows from ambient to -800C (comPOUND®, arktic®, lab2lab), and unique low-volume liquid handling for genomics, compound screening and protein crystallography (mosquito® X1, mosquito® HTS, mosquito® crystal, mosquito® LCP, mosquito® HV, dragonfly® crystal and dragonfly® discovery and a full range of validated consumables such as tips and plates).

About Abcam plc www.abcam.com

As an innovator in reagents and tools, Abcam’s purpose is to serve life science researchers globally to achieve their mission, faster. Providing the research and clinical communities with tools and scientific support, Abcam offers highly validated biological binders and assays to address important targets in critical biological pathways.

Already a pioneer in data sharing and ecommerce in the life sciences, Abcam’s ambition is to be the most influential company in life sciences by helping advance global understanding of biology and causes of disease, which, in turn, will drive new treatments and improved health. Two-thirds of the world’s 750,000 life science researchers use Abcam’s affinity binders, reagents, biomarkers, and assays, and the company’s products are mentioned in over 20,000 of the 56,000 peer-reviewed papers published each year in the life sciences.

By actively listening to and collaborating with researchers, Abcam continuously advances its portfolio to address their needs. A transparent programme of customer reviews and datasheets, combined with an industry-leading validation initiative, gives researchers increased confidence in their results.

Abcam’s twelve locations are located in the world’s leading life science research hubs, enabling local services and multi-language support. Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Cambridge, UK, the company sells to more than 100 countries. Abcam was admitted to AIM in 2005 (AIM: ABC).


3 - 7 Feb 2018 Visit us at SLAS2018, booth 1219


Join us at SLAS2018!

Venue: San Diego Convention Center, CA, USA
Date: 3 – 7 Feb 2018
Booth: 1219

Our SLAS2018 workshop is in motion!
Make a note of the date and time and check back soon for the workshop title and abstract!

Workshop title: TBC
Workshop date: 6th Feb 2018
Workshop time: 2:45pm

Visit our booth #1219, where we will be showcasing solutions for sample management, liquid handling and detection instrumentation which are ideally suited for use in:

Target discovery  – simple answers from complex biology

  • arktic – biological library -80°C automated storage
  • mosquito – low-cost, low-volume NGS library prep
  • acumen Cellista – genome-wide library profiling
  • comPOUND – rapid automated delivery from -20°C storage

Assay development – develop complex assays, faster

  • dragonfly discovery – automated multi-channel assay development and validation for HTS
  • mosquito – low-volume compound addition and dilution
  • acumen Cellista – high-content phenotypic screens
  • mirrorball –no-wash, multi-target immunoassays

High-throughput screening – robust and cost effective screening

  • dragonfly discovery – robust, accurate and reliable HTS dispensing
  • mosquito – simple assay ready plate creation and reformatting
  • acumen Cellista – practical uHTS phenotypic screening
  • mirrorball – multiplexed, no-wash immunoassays
  • comPOUND – rapid automated delivery from -20°C storage

Hit-to-lead – progress with confidence

  • dragonfly discovery –  complex assay setup and screening
  • mosquito – low-volume hit picking and serial dilutions
  • acumen Cellista – multiplexed cell heath, multi-parameter 3D assays
  • mirrorball – multiplexed cell-based hit characterisation
  • comPOUND – compact, high-speed cherry picking -20°C storage

For more information about SLAS2018 please visit their website here