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27 Oct 2010

Flipper valve technology from Bürkert comes top in tests

Bürkert’s new Type 6650 miniature solenoid valve has proved to be a winner for KBioscience.

Bürkert’s new Type 6650 miniature solenoid valve, with its patented flipper technology, has proved to be a winner for KBioscience, a UK life sciences company that has developed the Meridian automated dosing machine to improve performance, reliability and operating life in the genotyping pipeline.


6650 miniature solenoid valve prevents blockages

Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire-based KBioscience provides SNP/InDel genotyping services and supplies consumables, such as reagent kits to the pharmaceutical and life sciences. The firm developed the Meridian because it was dissatisfied with the reliability and performance of existing equipment.

Sean Scotcher, head of projects at KBioscience, said: ‘The major problem with the old machine was clogging of the dosing heads that performed the dispen

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