Advanced Analytical Technologies, Inc. CE Instrument Enables Research at Academia Sinica

Published: Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
Tags: Corporate News, Customer Stories, Fragment Analyzer

The Academia Sinica in Taipei, Taiwan, a leader in Next Generation Sequencing, is implementing the use of the Fragment AnalyzerTM as part of their research services efforts. Advanced Analytical Technologies, Inc. (AATI), an Ames, Iowa-based analytical instrumentation company, makes the Fragment Analyzer.

"We decided on the Fragment AnalyzerTM after considering our laboratory needs and consulting with our research partners", said Dr. Mei-yeh Lu, Assistant Research Specialist and Core Laboratory Manager, Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica. “As a core facility that allows access to our instruments, we recognized the many conveniences the Fragment Analyzer™ offers over other platforms. With the ability to hold up to 3 x 96 well sample plates and 2 different gel formulas, researchers who are separating different nucleic acids can use the instrument seamlessly. This is a tremendous time saver by eliminating the need for us to answer questions regarding the instrument availability and for the researcher to walk the halls needlessly. Realistically, we believe that the Fragment Analyzer will be in constant use by our scientists from around the Institute."

"The Fragment Analyzer has unique design features that can provide significant benefits to researchers and scientists, especially at facilities where our instrument may be shared,” said Dr. Steve Lasky, CEO of Advanced Analytical. “As scientists, we understand the importance of having access to an instrument and being able to queue up samples for analysis. Nothing is more frustrating than having to wait on an instrument. With its design features, the Fragment Analyzer™ can improve laboratory workflow and organizational efficiencies such that samples can be run continuously and without intervention. This is unheard of in most instruments and is why many laboratories around the world are quickly adopting it. We are pleased to be working with the Academia Sinica."

About Advanced Analytical

Advanced Analytical Technologies, Inc. (AATI) provides innovative solutions to improve processes and accelerate research within the pharmaceutical, life science, and biotechnology markets. AATI’s portfolio includes technologies for the parallel analysis of biomolecules, nucleic acids and proteins by capillary electrophoresis. For more information visit the company’s website at or contact us at

About Academia Sinica

Academia Sinica, the most preeminent academic institution in Taiwan promote and undertake scholarly research in sciences and humanities. Academia Sinica is making progress in improving research conditions and results. Many of the twenty-four research institutes and seven research centers are now headed by world-renowned scholars and staffed by highly trained, motivated, and creative young investigators. Major strides have also been made toward raising the standards of academic research, and Academia Sinica is presently positioning itself to move its research activities to the international level. For more information visit

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