BioStack Microplate Stacker

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De-lidding and re-lidding microplates with fast plate exchange times

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. BioStack models equipped with a rotational gripper allow ergonomically friendly instrument panel access and compact integration positioning. Automate washing, detection and liquid handling processes with 96- and 384- well microplates. The new, patent pending BioStack 4 model offers efficient de-lidding and re-lidding of microplates for sensitive cell-based assays. BioStack Microplate Stackers are available with 10, 30, or 50 microplate storage stacks, all removable and interchangeable to accommodate individual throughput needs. Faster processing and walk away automation means increased throughput and greater productivity!

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  • <10 seconds plate exchange time
  •  Range of formats including 24-, 48-, 96-, 384- and 1536-well
  • 10, 30, or 50 standard height microplates per interchangeable stack
  • De-lidding and re-lidding capability with patent pending BioStack 4
  • Rotational gripper for ergonomic  and compact integration
  • Restacking capability
  • Optional barcode scanner
  • Direct control through washer and dispenser interface or via LHC™ or Gen5™ PC software
  • Small footprint conserves precious bench top space
  • Walk away automation
 
Integration Kit
BioStack 4 (BIOSTACK4)
BioStack 3 (BIOSTACK3WR)
BioStack
(BIOSTACK2WR)
EL406
7310042
S
S
F,S
405TS/LS
7310040
S
S
F,S
ELx405
7310041
S
S
F,S
MultiFlo FX
7310044
S
S
F,S
MultiFlo
7310044
S
S
F,S
MicroFill
7310012
-
-
S
Precision
7110044
-
-
F
Cytation 3/5
7310053
F
F
-
Synergy 2
7310047
S
S
F
Synergy H1
7310045
F
F
F
Synergy HTX
7310046
S
S
F
PowerWave HT
7310048
-
F
F
Epoch 2
7310054
F
F
F
Epoch(R)
7310049
S
S
-
Synergy Neo*
7310039
S
-
-

 

F= Facing orientation
S= Side orientation
*Synergy Neo is also compatible with BioStackNeo

 

BIOSTACK2WR
BioStack (model BIOSTACK2WR): EL406, 405 Touch, 405LS, ELx405, MultiFlo, MultiFlo FX, MicroFill, Precision XS, Precision, Synergy H1, Synergy H4, Synergy Mx, Synergy 2, Synergy 2SL, Synergy HTX, PowerWave, Epoch 2, Epoch(R).

BIOSTACK3WR
BioStack3 (model BIOSTACK3WR): EL406, 405 Touch, 405LS, ELx405, MultiFlo, MultiFlo FX, Synergy H1, Synergy H4, Synergy Mx, Synergy Neo, Synergy 2, Synergy 2SL, Synergy HTX, PowerWave, Epoch 2, Epoch(R), Cytation 3, Cytation 5.

BIOSTACK4
BioStack4 (model BIOSTACK4): EL406, 405 Touch, 405LS, ELx405, MultiFlo, MultiFlo FX, Synergy H1, Synergy H4, Synergy Mx, Synergy Neo, Synergy 2, Synergy 2SL, Synergy HTX, PowerWave (except PowerWave HT), Epoch 2, Epoch(R), Cytation 3, Cytation 5.
De-lidding capability and/or plates up to 22 mm tall

General
Microplate types All models: ANSI/SBS Standard and low profile 96, 384 and 1536 wells

BioStack 4: 24- and 48-well plates (model dependent)
Maximum plate height: 23.2 mm

BioStack 3 & BioStack: Maximum plate height 14.6 mm

Lidded plate handling BioStack 4: De-lidding capability: (lids always removed during processing) 96-,384-, and 1536-well plates. Maximum height, including lids:16.9 mm
Nunc plates: (lids can remain on plate during process, or can be removed) 6-, 12-, 24-, 48- well plates.
Maximum height, including lids: 23.2 mm
Microplate capacity BioStack 4:10 and 30 plate stacks are removable and interchangeable (50-plate stacks may be used with non-lidded plates only)
96-/384-well plates: Up to 30 plates
1536-well plates: Up to 75 plates

BioStack 3: 10-, 30- and 50-plate stacks are removable and interchangeable
96-/384-well plates: Up to 50 plates
1536-well plates: Up to 75 plates

BioStack: 10-, 30- and 50-plate stacks are removable and interchangeable
96-/384-well plates: Up to 50 plates
1536-well plates: Up to 75 plates
Barcode scanner Landscape or portrait orientation, Code 39, Codabar, UPC/EAN, Code 128 compatible
Processing speed (plate exchange time) BioStack 4: <20 seconds (with de-lidding)
<12 seconds (without lids)

BioStack 3: <10 seconds

BioStack: <33 seconds
Direct control Washers and dispensers with keypad interface can directly control BioStack
PC software LHC2 for liquid handling instruments (optional)
Gen5 2.0 for readers
Physical Characteristics
Power 100 - 240 Volts AC. 50/60 Hz.
Weight <25 lbs (11.3 kg)
Dimensions BioStack 4:8.3" W x 22" D (21 x 56 cm)
Overall height will vary depending on connected instruments and stacks used.

BioStack 3: 7.4" W x 20.7" D (18.8 x 52.6 cm)
Overall height will vary depending on connected instruments and stacks used.

BioStack: 7" W x 18.5" D (18 x 47 cm)
Overall height will vary depending on connected instruments and stacks used.
Regulatory
Regulatory CE and TUV marked. RoHS Compliant.

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

Optional

BioStack Integration Kits

7310012 BioStack Integration Kit for MicroFill accessory has picture
7310039 BioStackNEO alignment kit
7310040 BioStack Integration Kit for 405™ TS and 405™ LS
7310041 BioStack Integration Kit for ELx405 accessory has picture
7310042 BioStack Integration Kit for EL406 accessory has picture
7310043 BioStack Integration Kit for Epoch R
7310044 BioStack Integration Kit for MultiFlo FX & MultiFlo
7310045 BioStack Integration Kit for Synergy H1
7310046 BioStack Integration Kit for Synergy HTX accessory has picture
7310047 BioStack Integration Kit for Synergy 2, Synergy Mx, Synergy 4 and Synergy H4 accessory has picture
7310048 BioStack Integration Kit for PowerWave HT and PowerWave XS accessory has picture
7310049 BioStack Integration Kit for Eon
7310053 BioStack Integration Kit for Cytation

Miscellaneous

1230003 10-plate stack set for lidded plates ≤16.9 mm (including lids) or unlidded plates ≤22 mm
1230004 30-plate stack set for lidded plates ≤16.9 mm (including lids) or unlidded plates ≤22 mm
1230008 BioStack Weight Set
7310008 30-plate stack set for unlidded plates ≤14 mm accessory has picture
7310017 Barcode Scanner Kit
7310023 50-plate stack set for unlidded plates ≤14 mm accessory has picture
7310030 Set of 10-Microplate Storage Stacks

Product Qualification Packages

7310530 BioStack Qualification Package

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