The Bio Tech Product Design Challenges and Triumphs of SCIEX® Echo MS System

Embark on a comprehensive journey through the stages of product design development for the SCIEX® Echo MS System, a cutting-edge Acoustic Ejection Mass Spectrometry (AEMS) solution. Explore how SHEPPiD, specializing in product design, collaborated seamlessly with SCIEX.

Understanding the Echo MS system:Revolutionizing High-Throughput Screening

The Echo MS System stands as a testament to innovation. Balancing data quality, speed, and cost-effectiveness, this AEMS system empowers high-throughput screening laboratories. It minimizes sample handling, reduces carryover, and accelerates decision-making processes. The system’s precision, quantification standards, and remarkable throughput speeds, driven by Acoustic Droplet Ejection and Open Port Interface technologies, set new benchmarks in the industry.

Product Design Challenges: Crafting the Industrial Design for SCIEX® Echo MS System

SCIEX, a pioneer in mass spectrometry, partnered with SHEPPiD to embark on an ambitious project — developing the Echo MS System. The goal was clear: automate high-throughput Mass Spectrometer workflows, delivering unparalleled speed, scale, and data quality to laboratories working with complex biology. SHEPPiD’s role encompassed crafting the industrial design, incorporating the new SCIEX brand aesthetic and overseeing the entire development process.

SHEPPiD took charge of the Echo MS System’s industrial design, from initial concept generation to final Design for Manufacturability (DFM) for external enclosures and user-facing components. The challenge was substantial, but SHEPPiD demonstrated its prowess in executing the project seamlessly within the stipulated timeframe and budget, collaborating effectively with SCIEX’s global internal and external resources.

User-Centric Approach: Elevating Safety Standards in Design

One of SHEPPiD’s major achievements was ensuring the project’s timely and budget-friendly execution. The collaborative effort extended beyond mere design aesthetics; it involved a deep understanding of SCIEX’s vision and translating it into a functional, elegant, and futuristic system. The result was a product that not only met but exceeded expectations.

The Echo MS System’s design reflects an automation-centric approach, revolutionizing previously manual workflows in high-throughput screening. Noteworthy features include an emergency stop button strategically placed for user safety, a robot-operated pipette tray for swift and precise operations, and easily accessible hinged front panels for quick service.

The design thinking behind the Echo MS System extends to user convenience, evident in the independent removability of outer enclosures for ease of service. The industrial design seamlessly aligns with SCIEX’s congruent brand, appealing to scientific professionals through an elegant yet futuristic aesthetic.

The Culmination of Visionary Design and Groundbreaking Technology

The product design development journey of the SCIEX® Echo MS System is a testament to the power of collaboration, innovation, and a meticulous design process. SHEPPiD’s dedication to marrying form with function, combined with SCIEX’s commitment to advancing technology, has given birth to a revolutionary product that will undoubtedly redefine the landscape of high-throughput screening laboratories. As we unveil the Echo MS System, we celebrate not just a product but the convergence of visionary design and groundbreaking technology.

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