4titude® Ltd is a young and dynamic company founded in 2005 by Peter Collins, Paul Day and Thomas Lernbecher. Working today as directors of 4titude® they have brought years of experience in developing PCR plastics, reagents and instrumentation from their previous positions, as owners and employees at ABgene. Together they have an understanding of customer needs, clean room manufacturing and product development specific to the life science market. With 4titude® they aim to develop further intelligent consumables and incorporate the new products into our current customer focused product range.

About 4titude®

4titude® Ltd specialises in the design, manufacture and marketing of consumables and bench top instrumentation for the life sciences industry.

Since our foundation in 2005, we continue to grow a range of innovative products, focusing on:

  • PCR, QPCR & sequencing tubes, plates and seals for manual and robotic use
  • Assay Plates and seals for imaging, recommended by plate reader manufacturers
  • Quality polypropylene storage plates of varying volumes for manual and robotic use
  • Specific adhesive plates seals, including gas permeable and moisture resistant seals
  • Automated and semi-automated heat sealing instrumentation and materials
  • Liquid handling robotics

The launch of the 4titude® FrameStar® range of two-component PCR plates, in 2006, marked the beginning of the ongoing success story that is 4titude®. This range is now the most comprehensive of 2-component (polycarbonate frame) consumables in the life sciences market.

FrameStar® PCR plates are covered by one or more of the following U.S. patents or their foreign counterparts, owned by Eppendorf AG: US Patent Nos. 7,347,977 and 6,340,589

Another area of special expertise is plate sealing solutions. 4titude® offers the widest range of sealing films and foils on the market to meet the highest customer expectations and continues to work on innovative sealing solutions for sealing applications in the life sciences market.

4titude® provides expertise for innovation to customers with specific needs, either under our own brand or as an OEM agreement. This covers all steps from custom toolmaking, design and injection moulding services to barcoding and labware calibration.

SILA Rapid Integration®

4titude® also embraced the latest developments in lab automation and joined the SiLA (Standardization in Lab Automation) consortium, working towards SILA compliance of our instruments and consumables.

All 4titude® instruments are compliant with SiLA standards for rapid integration of automated systems (www.sila-standard.org). This means they can be “plug and play” connected with other instruments, such as readers, robotic arms and liquid handlers, to give a custom automated system without the need to write expensive custom drivers.