MultiFlo FX Multi-Mode Dispenser
MultiFlo™ FX is an automated multi-mode reagent dispenser for 6- to 1536-well microplates. MultiFlo FX incorporates several unique technologies in its modular design, such as Parallel Dispense, Random Access Dispense and the new, patent-pending Automated Gentle Media Exchange modules to facilitate a variety of 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 integrates to the BioSpa™ 8 Automated Incubator and a BioTek imager or multi-mode reader, for complete workflow automation for many cell imaging and biochemical applications.
- Multi-mode dispensing replaces multiple instruments
- Automated, gentle media exchange and spheroid washing
- Mapped dispensing to individual wells for normalization
- Wash module for 6- to 384-well plates
- Parallel Dispense™ technology: peristaltic and/or syringe pumps
- Cell friendly angled dispense and/or wash tubes
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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Multi-mode dispensing replaces multiple instruments
Automated, gentle media exchange for spheroids
The patent-pending 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.
Mapped dispensing to individual wells
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.
Parallel Dispense™ technology: peristaltic and/or syringe pumps
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.
Customer SpotlightDepartment of Environmental Science and Health at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST)
In the Department of Environmental Science and Health at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, Mr. Charles Teta specializes in ecotoxicology. His research includes uncovering the frequency and effects of endocrine disrupting chemicals in native fish, and analyzing hazardous chemicals such as heavy metals and pesticides in the environment that may have originated from municipal landfills, mines and urban effluents. With several kinetic and end-point assay techniques already employed, the manual processes were time consuming, and human error was an ever-present risk when dispensing into a microplate with a single-channel or multi-channel pipette. If reagents were added too slowly, or mixed incompletely, the assays had to be repeated, thereby doubling efforts, sample volume and costly materials.