Automated Liquid HandlingPipetting Systems
The Precision™ is an innovative solution for automated liquid handling. With its ability to perform virtually any routine liquid transfer, Precision replaces tedious manual pipetting.
Automate Manual Pipetting
The Precision can be customized with a range of options perfect for medium throughput labs looking to automate their everyday pipetting with walk-away confidence. BioTek’s proprietary pipette technology and unique tip sealing allow most standard tips to be used for transfers in common sample tubes and 6- to 384-well microplate formats.
Open Deck Layout and Flexible Software
A user-configurable, multistation deck allows for flexible experimental design; microplates, tips and other labware may be placed in nearly any location for optimal efficiency. Available Precision Power™ Software offers complete Precision control with intuitive protocol creation, expanding the instrument’s dynamic capabilities with a graphical program simulator and sample ID tracking.
Space Saving, Compact Footprint
Its small footprint and wellorganized design makes the Precision ideally suited for installation inside standard size biological safety cabinets and chemical fume hoods. The Precision XS model delivers outstanding liquid handling performance with four liquid transfer tools on a single platform. All four may be intermixed throughout a fully automated protocol – single and multichannel pipetting along with single- and multi-channel bulk reagent dispensing.
The EL406™ Combination Washer Dispenser is the only instrument on the market offering fast microplate washing together with BioTek’s unique Parallel Dispense™ technologies for optimized liquid handling processes.
Unattended Automation of ELISAs and Cell-based Assays
The EL406 integrates 96-, 384- and 1536-well microplate washing with three dispensers in one compact instrument. Now you can simply press a button and walk away, or automate an entire batch by adding a BioStack™ Microplate Stacker. A range of EL406 models provides configurability for a lab’s specific requirements.
Patented Dual-Action™ Manifold and Ultrasonic Advantage™
The EL406 incorporates BioTek’s Dual-Action manifold for thorough yet gentle washing of loosely adherent cell layers, and Ultrasonic Advantage for automated wash manifold maintenance.
Parallel Dispense Technologies
The EL406 eliminates the need to choose a dispensing technology by offering both peristaltic and syringe pumps on a single platform.
Fast and Efficient Biomagnetic Separation and Vacuum Filtration
The EL406 automates full microplate washing of magnetic microspheres used in an increasing number of multiplex assays. Developed in conjunction with Luminex® xMAP® technology leaders, BioTek’s separation modules incorporate high energy neodymium iron boron magnets for speed and efficiency. An available vacuum filtration module makes the EL406 also well suited for polystyrene beads and filtration-to-waste processes.
The new 405™ Touch Microplate Washer incorporates a high resolution LED backlit touch screen user interface for intuitive and flexible onboard control of 96- and 384-well microplate washing. A graphical color display seamlessly guides users through protocol development with two touch execution. USB flash drive ports enable convenient file transfer and storage.
Based on Industry Leading ELISA Washer
Installed on a lab bench or integrated within a robotic system, BioTek washers have set the standard in ELISA workflows based on their superior performance and reliability. The 405 Touch's many unique features have proven to lower background values with these often tenacious assays thereby increasing important signal-to-noise ratios.
Sensitive Cell Assays
The 405 Touch is fine tuned for loosely-adherent cell lines. With its angled dispense tubes, low proprietary flow rates and unique X, Y and Z positioning, the ELx405 Select CW meets the most demanding requirements.
These same capabilities are also useful for washing magnetic and polystyrene beads. The 405 Touch automates sample preparation with these assays, many of which are developed on the Luminex® xMAP® platform.
Built-in Ultrasonic Cleaner
Scientists regard unexpected clogging of manifold tubes to be the largest contributor to assay failure. Cleaning these tubes is a time consuming and labor intensive process. Patent-pending Ultrasonic Advantage incorporates the power of ultrasonic cleaning to make BioTek's offerings the first and only self-maintaining microplate washers.
The ELx405™ Select Deep Well Microplate Washer is a robot-compatible, full plate washer for automating aspirate and dispense steps of 96-/384-well workflows in plates up to 50 mm in height. The included Dual-Action™ manifold provides independent filling and evacuation control for preceise overfill washing and overflow protection. ANSI/SBS standard microplates are also accomodated, resulting in a total solution for all of a laboratory's solid microplate washing needs.
BioTek’s MultiFlo™ Microplate Dispenser replaces up to four independent dispensers in one compact instrument, reducing costs, saving time and simplifying processes.
Fully Modular and Upgradable
The MultiFlo is a 1-to-4 reagent, all-in-one dispenser designed on an upgradable platform. Users can purchase one channel now and upgrade to more later when the laboratory’s needs change. With its compact footprint and base height of less than 8 inches, the MultiFlo comfortably fits on any lab bench or robotic system.
Parallel Dispense™ Technologies
Offering BioTek’s unique combination of peristaltic and microprocessor controlled syringe pump dispensing, the MultiFlo enables users to choose which is best for a specific reagent. While peri pumps offer low prime volumes and backflush capabilities, BioTek’s syringe drives are program-and-forget solutions that never require recalibration. Up to two of each dispense type is available on a single MultiFlo.
Broad Dispense and Microplate Ranges
A wide array of plate type settings accommodate 6- to 1536-well formats and up to 50 mm in height. Volumes from 1 μL to 3 mL are accurately and precisely dispensed. The MultiFlo is easily integrated with a BioStack™ Microplate Stacker, where up to 75 1536-well plates can be automated with walk-away confidence.
With its microprocessor-controlled syringe drive technology, the MicroFill™ Microplate Dispenser provides outstanding accuracy and precision while dispensing into 24-, 96- and 384-well plates.
Low Maintenance Design
The MicroFill is an economical, compact and reliable alternative to conventional microplate dispensers. Its microprocessor-controlled syringe pump provides optimal dispense performance without time-consuming recalibration, cassette replacement and maintenance. Syringes are ideal for higher volume filling, with noteworthy speed improvements compared to other dispense technologies.
The entire fluid path is autoclavable for applications requiring sterility. The MicroFill’s pump, tubing, dispense manifold and supply bottle are quickly changed for no reagent carryover. User-controlled dispense flow rates allow low- to high-velocity dispensing for both biochemical and cell-based assays. Lowprofile, standard and deep well microplates are all accommodated with a broad volume range from 5 μL to 6 mL.
For increased throughput, the MicroFill can be integrated with BioTek’s BioStack™ Microplate Stacker or interfaced to third party automated systems with its available interface software. MicroFill drivers are available from most of today’s leading system providers.
Along with automated liquid handling, BioTek is also a leading developer and supplier of high-value microplate instrumentation and software. BioTek develops and markets microplate instrumentation, software and integrated solutions throughout the world for the life science research and drug discovery industry. Our headquarters is located in Winooski, Vermont, USA. If you'd like to learn more about BioTek's automated liquid handling systems or the other quality, reliable microplate instrumentation products we offer, contact us today.