Achieving Cell-Free Gene Expression with An Acoustic Liquid Handler


Vincent Noireaux, PhD, Professor, University of Minnesota
Aset Khakimzhan, PhD Student, University of Minnesota


This webinar is part one of a two-part series on abstract cell-free expression.

The current generation of cell-free expression systems is used for a wide variety of applications, ranging from research to artificial cell design. However, before a successful design of these applications is made, many rounds of prototyping need to be performed. In this webinar, we discuss how Echo Acoustic Liquid Handlers (LHs) from Beckman Coulter Life Sciences have become invaluable equipment for testing cell-free systems, regulatory components, and genetic circuits by accelerating the process of prototyping five to 10 times faster than performing experiments by hand.

This presentation covers:

Overview of cell-free transcription and translation (TXTL) and its applications
Overview and specifications of Echo LHs
The advantages of using Echo LHs in a cell-free synthetic biology lab
Examples of applying the Echo 525 and Echo 650 LHs in the lab

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