EL406 Microplate Washer Dispenser
The EL406 Combination Washer Dispenser offers fast, full plate washing along with three reagent dispensers in one, compact instrument… all from the recognized industry leader. The EL406 is the latest advancement in 1536-, 384- and 96-well microplate washing and dispensing incorporating BioTek’s patented Dual-Action™ manifold, optimized washing for loosely adherent cell monolayers, built-in patent-pending Ultrasonic Advantage™ for unattended wash manifold maintenance and up to four wash buffers for complex wash routines.
BioTek’s EL406 magnetic bead washing module offers high strength biomagnetic separation in both 384- and 96-well microplates. Based upon what is regarded as the industry standard in microplate washing, BioTek’s EL406™ Microplate Washer Dispenser offers full plate washing of magnetic microspheres used in a growing number of multiplex assays and bead-based ELISAs along with reagent dispensing. Developed in conjunction with leaders in genotyping, gene expression and protein assays built upon the Luminex® xMAP® platform, BioTek’s magnets incorporate high-energy neodymium iron boron magnets for rapid separation of micrometer and nanometer beads with superior retention. An accessory magnet adapter kit allows any EL406 configuration to accommodate magnetic bead assay washing and dispensing. An available vacuum filtration module makes the EL406 also well suited for polystyrene bead assays and filtration-to-waste processes. The EL406 Washer Dispenser is Luminex® xMAP® approved.
Up until now scientists had to choose their microplate dispenser technology – usually between either a peristaltic or syringe pump. Each of these technologies has its unique advantages. The EL406 eliminates the need to choose, offering both dispenser technologies on a single platform plus microplate washing. Now you can simply press a button and walk away. Automate an entire process by adding a BioStack™ Microplate Stacker.
The EL406 can be used for applications such as:
High Content Screening Immunocytochemistry
Label-free Cell-based Assays – especially 1536-well density
FLIPR® Ca2+ flux
Magnetic and Polystyrene Bead Assay Automation for gene- and protein-expression
405 Touch Microplate Washer
The 405 Touch Microplate Washer features the new patented* Verify™ technology, which runs an automated QC check for manifold tube blockage, and visually reports any failed wells. The patent pending Ultrasonic Advantage™ can then be used to automatically and thoroughly clean the aspirate and dispense manifolds. The 405 Touch, with the unique Verify and Ultrasonic Advantage features, overcomes the common problem of undetected washer manifold clogging which can lead to assay failure. The 405 Touch is the first self-checking, self-maintaining microplate washer available!
The 405™ Touch Microplate Washer incorporates a high resolution touch screen user interface for intuitive and flexible programming of 96- and 384-well microplate wash protocols. The extensive onboard software seamlessly guides users through protocol development, instrument maintenance and operation. For those who prefer computer control or require 21 CFR Part 11 compliance, the 405 Touch can be controlled with optional LHC™ Software.
Cell-based assays and microsphere-based assays are easily run with the 405 Touch’s unique set of available features and modules for gentle washing vacuum filtration and biomagnetic separation. The 405 Touch is Luminex® xMAP® approved; a range of configurations is available for this and a broad variety of other microplate washing applications. Review the models and specifications sections for details on all the possible configurations, there’s certain to be one that fits your laboratory’s requirements.
With its color graphical user interface, fail-safe QC and maintenance tools, and compact, robot-compatible design, the 405 Touch is an easy to use microplate washing solution for a wide range of applications.
ELx50 Microplate Strip Washer
BioTek's years of experience in the development of both microplate washers and automated systems for EIA applications has culminated in the ELx50™ Strip Washer. As a self contained and programmable instrument, the ELx50 allows for full control of precise fluidic delivery from the gentle dripping of a simple squeeze bottle to the full force of pressure delivery systems.
The new ELx50 Washer is now a truly flexible platform that provides washing capabilities unsurpassed in its class. Newly available models with biomagnetic separation and vacuum filtration capabilities make the ELx50 an excellent choice for automating the wash steps of 96-well magnetic or polystyrene bead assays, such as those developed on the Luminex® xMAP® technology platform. The ELx50 Washer is Luminex® xMAP® approved.Users not requiring an integrated stacker can expect the same great bead washing performance as BioTek’s industry leading full plate washers but here in a more compact footprint. Comprehensive onboard software makes programming quick and easy.
Custom magnets, in either flat or ring designs, incorporate high-energy neodymium iron boron magnets for rapid separation of micrometer and nanometer magnetic beads with superior retention. A fast and efficient vacuum filtration module allows vacuum to be adjusted with a range of settings for flexibility with polystyrene beads when using various filter pore sizes and sample viscosities. The vacuum filtration module is also well suited for filtration-to-waste processes such as PCR cleanup after DNA amplification to remove unwanted residues or reaction by-products with filtrate. The washer’s modular platform allows for processing standard solid bottom plates used in a laboratory’s many traditional ELISAs and cell based assays.
The ELx50 can also be equipped with our patented Dual-Action™ 16-channel manifold. This breakthrough design allows for independent control of the dispense and aspiration manifolds for overfill washing and overflow protection in both 96- and 384-well formats. The problem of fitting dispense and aspirate tubes into a much smaller 384-well is solved with the ELx50. Additionally, in a 96-well format, the Dual-Action manifold provides incomparable wash performance with two sets of dispense and aspiration tubes per well. This exclusive method of two-fold aspiration guarantees low residuals.
As a welcome upgrade from manual processing, the new ELx50 Microplate Strip Washer will bring to your lab an all inclusive wash solution offering consistent performance and unattended operation.