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MultiFlo FX Multi-Mode Dispenser

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MultiFlo FX is an automated multimode reagent dispenser for 6- to 1536-well microplates. The system incorporates several unique technologies in its modular design, such as Parallel Dispense, random access dispense (RAD) and patented Automated Media Exchange (AMX) modules. The technologies in MultiFlo FX microplate dispenser enable many liquid handling applications from 2D and 3D cell culture to concentration normalization assays, ELISA, bead-based assays and more. A fully configured MultiFlo FX replaces up to five liquid handlers, saving space, time, and instrumentation budgets. MultiFlo FX delivers complete workflow automation in cell imaging and biochemical applications.

 

applications

This compact, versatile dispenser enables a wide variety of applications for benchtop and integrated automation workflows.

Plate map for drug addition
Import custom RAD plate maps for concentration normalization assays

The configurable MultiFlo FX
The configurable MultiFlo FX: 4 reagent dispensers, washer, media exchange and single channel dispenser


These are just a few examples of the many important applications for MultiFlo FX. Visit our Applications page to see more.

 

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Automate Your Workflows

Expand your workflow automation by integrating the MultiFlo FX with BioTek’s range of robotics, including the BenchCel Microplate Handler, BioStack Microplate Stacker and BioSpa Automated Incubator.


Features

Multi-mode dispensing replaces multiple instruments

 
MultiFlo FX

Providing unsurpassed liquid handling flexibility, MultiFlo FX’s modular base can accommodate 1 or 2 peristaltic pumps, a 2-syringe pump module and a wash module or a single channel dispense. MultiFlo FX takes the place of multiple instruments, but is compact and very simple to use.

Automated, gentle media exchange for spheroids

 

The patented Automated Media Exchange (AMX) module uses peristaltic pumps to gently add and remove media from the wells, without disturbing 2D, 3D cell structures (spheroids, tumoroids). It’s also useful for washing spheroids and suspension cells.

Parallel dispense

Mapped dispensing to individual wells

 
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Import custom .CSV file for RAD dispensing

The unique RAD technology enables custom-mapped dispensing to individual wells to facilitate many applications including concentration normalization assays.

 

Wash module for 6- to 384-well plates

 

The versatile wash module for MultiFlo FX enables 6- to 384-well washing with custom manifolds. Dispensing and aspirate tube positioning, fluid flow rate and wash parameters are fully customizable, and the angled dispense tubes provide gentle washing for cell-based assays. The module uses integrated dispense and waste pumps to keep the system compact.

Wash module

Parallel Dispense technology: peristaltic and/or syringe pumps

 
Parallel dispense

Peristaltic pumps and syringe pumps each offer benefits; peri-pumps help save precious reagent, while syringe pumps are fast and precise. MultiFlo FX can be configured with 2 peri and 2 syringe pumps, allowing up to four reagents to be dispensed in parallel, without carryover.

Cell friendly angled dispense and/or wash tubes

 

For sensitive cell-based assays, the dispense tips on the MultiFlo FX dispense manifolds and wash manifolds are angled, allowing gentle reagent dispense down the well sides. This helps keep cell layers intact, even through multiple-step operations.

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