MultiFlo FX Multi-Mode Dispenser

MultiFlo™ FX is an automated multi-mode reagent dispenser for 6- to 1536-well microplates offering BioTek’s unique Parallel Dispense™ technology. Up to four independent reagents can be dispensed in parallel without potential carryover. MultiFlo FX becomes a versatile multi-mode dispenser with the addition of either the RAD™ technology for random access dispensing to 6- to 384-well plates or a wash module for 6- to 384-well plate washing. Fast, intuitive programming and operation are via the color touch screen user interface. A MultiFlo FX configured with either RAD technology or the wash module replaces up to five liquid handlers.
 

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  • Multi-mode dispensing replaces up to four dispensers and a washer
  • RAD™ technology for dispensing to individual wells
  • Parallel Dispense™ technology:  peristaltic or syringe dispensing with no carryover
  • Cost savings through dispense mode options and low prime volumes
  • Cell friendly angled dispense and wash tubes, adjustable flow rates
  • Flexible experiment design with total control of dispense patterns
  • Large, high resolution color touch screen display
  • Onboard computer with two USB flash drive ports for file transfer, storage and operation
  • Optional plate washing module for additional functionality
  • Modular and upgradable
  • ELISAs, cell assays and superparamagnetic bead based assays such as Luminex xMAP®
  • Compact footprint saves space and improves efficiency
  • Wide array of plate formats up to 50 mm in height
  • BioStack™ 4 compatible to automate cell-based workflows using  lidded plates
MultiFlo FX with WASH module

MultiFlo FX with RAD
  MFX MFXP* MFXW** MFXPW** MFXR*** MFXPR***
Unconfigured base instrument
         
1 peripump dispenser only  
       
Wash module only    
     
1 peripump dispenser and wash module      
   
RAD technology with one peripump          
RAD technology with two peripumps          

 

*P configurations include one plastic tip cassette
**W configurations include 96/384 wash manifold
***R configurations include one plastic tip multi-channel or RAD cassette.


 

Dispenser Modules (purchased separately)

7210010 - External Peristaltic Pump Dispenser Module
Adds 1 peristaltic pump dispenser to MultiFlo FX base instruments. For 6- to 1536-well microplates. Includes 1 plastic tip cassette.
Note: 7210010 is not required and is not compatible with MFXR or MFXPR

7210008 - External Dual Syringe Dispenser Module, Autoclavable
Adds 2 syringe drive dispensers to MultiFlo FX base instruments.

7210009 - External Dual Syringe Dispenser Module, Non-Autoclavable
Adds 2 syringe drive dispensers to MultiFlo FX base instruments.

 

Note: See accessories tab for all available accessories.

 

General
Microplate Types Dispensing (peri pump and syringe)
96-, 384- and 1536-well standard, deep and PCR plates; 6-. 12-, 24- and 48-well plates (dispense tip configurable)
Washing
96-. 384-well standard plates; 6-, 12-, 24-,and 48-well plates (with compatible manifold configuration)
Onboard Software Create, edit or run multiple protocols
Software (pc control) LHC2 Software
LHC2 Secure for 21 CFR Part 11 compliance (option)
SiLA Compliant driver (option)
Shaking Programmable up to 60 minutes
Slow, medium, fast or variable
Soaking Programmable up to 60 minutes
USB ports (2) For protocol storage/transfer and for optional external mouse or keyboard
Automation BioStack and 3rd party automation compatible
BioSpa 8 Automated Incubator compatible
Washing
Manifold Types 96- and 384-well washing: 8-tube manifold
Custom manifolds available for 6-, 12-, 24-, 48-well washing
Volume Range 20-30,000 µL/well
Wash Cycles 1-10
Supply Bottle 2 L
Dispense Accuracy +3%
Dispense Precision <3% CV (96-/384-well plates; 300 µL/well)
<5% CV (6-well plates; 5560 µL/well)
Residual Volume <2 µL/well (96- & 384-well plates; and 12-/48-well plates; 12-/48-well plates; volume dependent)
Wash Speed 96-wells, 8-tube manifold, 3 cycles, >300 µL/well: <130 seconds
Flow Rates 140-422 µL/well/second
Sterilization Chemical
Dispensing - Peristaltic pump (Multi-Channel)
Manifold Types 1 x 8 - sapphire jeweled 316 SS, 316 SS or polypropylene tips, with 1, 5 or 10 µL tubing
Fluid Delivery 1 or 2 peristaltic pumps
Dispense Speed 96 wells, 5 µL cass, 10 µL/ well: 3 seconds
96 wells, 5 µL cass, 20 µL/ well: 3.5 seconds
384 wells, 5 µL cass, 5 µL/ well: 6.5 seconds
384 wells, 10 µL cass, 10 µL/ well: 8 seconds
384 wells, 1 µL cass, 1 µL/ well: 6 seconds
1536 wells, 1 µL cass, 1 µL/ well: 21 seconds
Volume Range 500 nL - 3,000 µL/well, selectable in 1 µL increments
Flow Rates User programmable rates from high to low
Dispense Performance 1 µL cassette: recommended range: 1 - 50 µL
Accuracy: +5% at 1 µL
Precision: <5% CV at 1 µL
<10% CV at 500 nL
Minimum Prime Volume: 1.20 mL

5 µL cassette: recommended range: 5 - 2,500 µL
Accuracy: +2.0% at 5 µL
Precision: <2.5% CV at 5 µL
Minimum Prime Volume: 4.23 mL

10 µL cassette: recommended range: 10 - 3,000 µL
Dispense Accuracy: +2.0% at 10 µL
Dispense Precision: <2.0% CV at 10 µL
Minimum Prime Volume: 7.36 mL
Recommended cassette replacement interval 1 µL Cassette: 1,000 384-well microplates at 5 µL well
5 µL Cassette: 1,000 96-well microplates at 50 µL well
10 µL Cassette: 1,000 96-well microplates at 100 µL well
Sterilization Autoclave, chemical
Dispensing - Peristaltic pump (RAD Technology)
Labware types Single tip: 6-, 12-, 24-, 48-, 96-, 384-well plates; low profile
standard height and deep well formats; PCR trays and microtubes
8-to-1 tip: 6-, 12-, and 24-well plates
Manifold Types RAD single, with plastic or steel tip with 1, 5 or 10 tubing, 7° angle
RAD 8-to-1 plastic tip, with 5 µL tubing, angled bulk dispense chute
Volume Range 500 nL - 30,000 µL
Minimum Prime Volume 1 µL cass, 18": 90 µL ; 1 µL cass, 30": 150 µL
5 µL cass, 18": 320 µL; 1 µL cass, 30": 530 µL
10 µL cass, 18": 555 µL; 10 µL cass, 30": 920 µL
Dispense Speed (high flow) 1 µL cass, 1 µL/well: 19s (96 wells) 55s (384 wells)
1 µL cass, 10 µL/well: 33s (96 wells), 112s (384 wells)
5 µL cass, 5 µL/well: 19s (96 wells), 58s (384 wells)
5 µL cass, 100 µL/well: 76s (96 wells), 286s (384 wells)
10 µL cass, 10 µL/well: 21s (96 wells), 66s (384 wells)
10 µL cass, 100 µL/well: 70s (96 wells), 259s (384 wells)
Dispense Performance 1 µL cass (med), 0.5 µL/well: Precision 10% CV
1 µL cass (med), 1 µL/well: Accuracy + 10%, Precision 10% CV
1 µL cass (med), >2 µL/well: Accuracy + 5%, Precision 5% CV
5 µL cass (high), 5 µL/well: Accuracy + 4%, Precision 5% CV
5 µL cass (high), >10 µL/well: Accuracy + 2%, Precision 2.5% CV
10 µL cass (high), 10 µL/well: Accuracy + 4%,Precision 4% CV
10 µL cass (high), >20 µL/well: Accuracy + 2%, Precision 2 %CV
8-to 1 cass(high), 40 µL/well: Accuracy + 4%
8-to 1 cass (high), >10 µL/well: Precision 2.5%CV
8- to 1cass(high), >80 µL/well: Accuracy + 2%
Dispensing - Syringe pump
Manifold Types 96- and 384-well dispensing:
One 16-tube (2 x 8) manifolds - 316 SS tubes
Two 16-tube (1 x 16) manifolds - 316 SS tubes

1536-well dispensing:
Two 32-tube (1 x 32) manifolds - sapphire jeweled 316 SS or 316 SS tubes
6- to 48-well dispensing: custom autoclavable manifolds available
Fluid Delivery Two positive displacement syringe drives
Dispense Speed 20 µL /well, 96 wells, 1 x16 tubes:: 5 seconds
20 µL /well, 384 wells, 1 x16 tubes:: 14 seconds
3 µL /well, 1536 wells, 2 x 32 tubes:: 7 seconds
Volume Range 3 - 3,000 µL/well selectable in 1 µL increments
Minimum Prime Volume: 12 mL
Flow Rates User programmable rates from high to low
Dispense Accuracy +1 µL at 5 µL
+1 µL at 20 µL
+1% at 100 µL
Dispense Precision <5% CV at 5 µL
<2.5% CV at 20 µL
<1% CV at 100 µL
Supply Bottle 1 L or 2 L
Sterilization Chemical, autoclavable option
Physical Characteristics
Power 100 - 240 Volts AC. 50/60 Hz
Dimensions Base instrument: 17.19"W x 11.75" D x 8" H (43.51 x 29.21 x 20.32 cm)
Weight Base instrument:
19.5 lbs (8.8 Kg)
Regulatory
Regulatory CE and TUV marked, RoHS Compliant. Models for In Vitro Diagnostic use are available.

Specifications are subject to change. Performance values represent the average observed factory test values.

Optional

BioSpa 8 Automated Incubator

BioSpa 8 Automated Incubator

BioSpa 8 is an automated incubator linking BioTek readers or imagers together with washers and dispensers for full workflow automation of up to 8 microplates. Temperature, CO2/O2 and humidity levels are controlled and monitored through the BioSpa software to maintain an ideal environment for cell cultures during all experimental stages.


BioStack Microplate Stacker

BioStack Microplate Stacker

BioStack™ is a compact and versatile microplate stacker compatible with BioTek’s washers, dispensers, detectors and imaging systems. BioStack offers rapid plate exchange speeds to increase throughput and enhance productivity, accommodating assay workflows both with and without plate lids.


Liquid Handling Control™ Software

Liquid Handling Control™ Software

Software is a powerful yet flexible interface for use with BioTek’s liquid handlers including the 405™ Microplate Washer, the ELx405™ Select Deep Well Washer, the EL406™ Washer Dispenser and the MultiFlo™ Dispenser. New LHC Secure offers compliance to the FDA directive 21 CFR Part 11 or whenever additional security is required.


Optional

Adapters

1262063 Magnet adapter

BioStack Integration Kits

7310044 BioStack Integration Kit for MultiFlo FX & MultiFlo

Bottles & Tubing

48140 Waste Bottle (2L) without cap accessory has picture
1260027 4L waste bottle with level alert and tubing
1260028 4L waste bottle and tubing
1263001 Tubing for 2L waste bottle
1263007 Tubing for 2L dispense bottle
1263017 Tubing for 4L waste bottle
4070515 Dispense Bottle (2L) with Cap and Connector accessory has picture
4070545S Waste Bottle Level Sense Assembly
7140511 Autoclavable Reagent Bottle (1L) with Cap and Connector accessory has picture
7180541 Spare syringe pump dispense tubing and check valve kit, Teflon-lined, DMSO and acetonitrile compatible (non-autoclavable, but compatible with the autoclavable syringe module hardware)
7183002 Spare syringe pump dispense tubing and check valve kit, organic solvent compatible (non-autoclavable, but compatible with the autoclavable syringe module hardware)
7183006 Spare syringe pump dispense tubing and check valve kit, autoclavable

Cassettes

1260015 10 - 3,000 µL, 10 µL increments, RAD peri cassette, plastic tip
1260016 5- 2,500 µL, 5 µL increments, RAD peri cassette, plastic tip
1260017 500 nL- 50 µL, 1 µL increments, RAD peri cassette, plastic tip
1260018 10 - 3,000 µL, 10 µL increments, RAD peri cassette, steel tip
1260019 5 - 2,500 µL, 5 µL increment, RAD peri cassette, steel
1260020 10 - 3,000 µL, 10 µL increments, RAD peri cassette, plastic tip, large bore
1260021 500 nL - 50 µL, 1 µL increments, RAD peri cassette, steel tip
1260022 8 µL - 30,000 µL, RAD peri cassette, 8-to-1 tube/tip, plastic tip
7170007 Large Volume Replacement Tubing Set (10 µL) - molded plastic tips accessory has picture
7170008 Medium Volume Replacement Tubing Set (5 µL) - molded plastic tips accessory has picture
7170009 Low Volume Replacement Tubing Set (1 µL) - molded plastic tips accessory has picture
7170010 Large Volume (10 µL) Cassette - molded plastic tips accessory has picture
7170011 Medium Volume (5 µL) Cassette - molded plastic tips accessory has picture
7170012 500 nL – 50 µL, 1 µL increments, cassette, plastic tips accessory has picture
7170013 Large Volume (10 µL) Cassette - stainless steel tips accessory has picture
7170014 Medium Volume (5 µL) Cassette - stainless steel tips accessory has picture
7170015 500 nL – 50 µL, 1 µL increments, cassette, sapphire jeweled stainless steel tips accessory has picture
7170016 500 nL - 50 µL, 1 µL increments, 1536-well cassette, steel tips accessory has picture
7170018 500 nL - 50 µL, 1 µL increments, 1536-well cassette, plastic tips accessory has picture
7170020 Large volume (10 µL) Cassette Tubing Extension Kit accessory has picture
7170021 Medium volume (5 µL) Cassette Tubing Extension Kit accessory has picture
7170022 Low volume (1 µL) Cassette Tubing Extension Kit accessory has picture
7170023 Large Volume (10 µL) Cassette - large bore, molded plastic tips
7170024 Medium Volume (5 µL) Cassette - large bore, molded plastic tips
7170025 Large volume replacement tubing set (10 µL) – molded plastic large bore tips
7170026 Medium volume replacement tubing set (5 µL) – molded plastic large bore tips

Labware Holders

7212042 Minitube Carrier - for labware up to 50 mm in height, including 1.2 mL minitubes accessory has picture

Manifolds

1260009 Wash Manifold Set, 6-well Plates
1260010 Wash Manifold Set, 12-well Plates
1260011 Wash Manifold Set, 24-well Plates
1260012 Wash Manifold Set, 48-well Plates
1260013 Wash manifold set, 96/384 well plates
1260534S Syringe manifold, 48- well plates, autoclavable
1260535S Syringe manifold, 24-well plates, autoclavable
1260536S Syringe manifold, 12-well plates, autoclavable
1260537S Syringe manifold, 6-well plates, autoclavable
7180543S Syringe Dispenser Manifold, 96-/384-well Plates - 1x16-tube, Autoclavable
7180548S Syringe Dispenser Manifold, 96-/384-well Plates - 2x8-tube, Non-Autoclavable
7180552S Syringe Dispenser Manifold, 1536-well Plates - 1x32-tube Large Bore, Autoclavable
7180553S Syringe Dispenser Manifold, 1536-well Plates - 1x32-tube Small Bore, Autoclavable
7180560S Syringe Dispenser Manifold, 96-/384-well Plates - 2x8-tube, Autoclavable

Miscellaneous

1260023 MultiFlo FX Washer Upgrade Kit
7102215 384-well Ring Magnet accessory has picture
7102216 96-well Ring Magnet accessory has picture
7103016 96-well Flat Magnet accessory has picture
7103017 384-well Flat Magnet accessory has picture
7210509 Spare Reservoir Holder and Strap
7210515 3-Instrument Rack – for third party robotic system integration accessory has picture

Product Qualification Packages

1260521 MultiFlo FX Product Qualification Package - IQ/OQ/PQ

Waste Systems

1260542 Direct Drain Waste System

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