BioTek Combines Microplate Washing and Dispensing In The New EL406 Microplate Washer Dispenser

August 18, 2008

BioTek Instruments, Inc. strengthens its position as the industry leader in microplate washing with the launch of the EL406™ Microplate Washer Dispenser. Defining a new category of Combination Microplate Washer Dispensers, the EL406 is the only instrument on the market to offer fast and full microplate washing along with both peristaltic and microprocessor-controlled syringe drive reagent dispenser technologies to optimize liquid handling processes in microplate format, including complex wash routines. By combining washing and dispensing technologies in one compact unit, users save valuable bench space as well as the expense of multiple dedicated instruments. This is especially valuable in automated systems where many robotic microplate movement steps can be eliminated.

The EL406 integrates both peristaltic and syringe drive dispensing affording the researcher a technology choice for different assay requirements. Up to three reagents may be dispensed at one time using either technology.

Washing is available with up to four buffers, and BioTek’s patented Dual Action™ manifold provides independent control of aspirate and dispense functions for precise control of all washing parameters including fragile or loosely adherent cell monolayers. Integrated patent-pending Ultrasonic Advantage provides automatic wash manifold maintenance, thus eliminating clogged manifold tubes, the most common cause of assay failure.

The EL406 may be interfaced with the BioStack Microplate Stacker for automated processing of up to fifty standard height microplates.

BioTek Instruments, Inc., headquartered in Winooski, VT, is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture, and sale of microplate instrumentation and software. BioTek instrumentation is used to accelerate the drug discovery process, to advance discoveries in genomics and proteomics, and to aid in the advancement of life science research. Founded in 1968, BioTek Instruments is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.

For further information, contact:

Jason Greene, Product Manager
BioTek Instruments, Inc.

Chere Griffin, Account Executive
Shaw & Todd Advertising and Marketing Communications
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