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12/05/2015

New range of Biotek microplate absorbance readers from Wolflabs

Product Update

New EPOCH2 microplate absorbance reader from Biotek has been added.

Product Category: Microplate Readers

Manufacturer: Biotek

24/11/2014

Updated Microplate Washer page

Product Update

We have just updated our Microplate Washers page to make selecting the most suitable unit even easier. Click here to see the new page.

Product Category: Microplate Washers

Manufacturer: Biotek

02/09/2014

New Biotek multi-format microplate readers from Wolflabs

Product Update

The new Cytation 3, Synergy 2, Synergy H1, Synergy H4, Synergy Mx and Synergy Neo multi-format microplate readers from Biotek have beed added to the website

Product Category: Microplate Readers - Multi-Format

Manufacturer: Biotek

01/09/2014

New Biotek absorbance microplate reader from Wolflabs

Product Update

The new ELX800NB and PowerWave HT absorbance microplate readers from Biotek have been added to the website

Product Category: Microplate Readers

Manufacturer: Biotek

10/06/2014

Another happy wolflabs customer!

Product Update

Dear Linda

I asked Wolf to service our plate washer last year and we received very  good reports on the work. Will you be able to provide a similar service this year during June?

Product Category: Microplate Washers

Manufacturer: Biotek

Microplate Readers - Absorbance - Biotek

?The ELx800™ is designed for applications within the clinical, biotechnology research and pharmaceutical laboratory. Its compact footprint and proven robust design makes it an ideal solution for many microplate based biological assays. The ELx800 can be controlled by Gen5 software, expanding the reader’s capabilities to include kinetics and well area scanning measurements. Gen5 offers unsurpassed data reduction capability as well as customizable data output options. When standalone use is preferred, the ELx800 on-board software is extensive for a variety of qualitative and quantitative applications.

Features:

• Multiple Plate Formats
• 6-, 12-, 24-, 48-, 96- and 384-well capability to meet a variety of assay needs
• Specialized applications in 60-, 72-, and 96-well Terasaki formats

• Superior Hardware Design
• Ensures optimal performance
• Provides reliable, long term use

• On-Board Diagnostic Testing
• System Test checks the entire optics path

• Compact Footprint
• Conserves valuable benchspace

• Gen5 Data Analysis Software (optional)
• Several editions of Gen5 are available to meet the assay and laboratory needs
• Gen5CL is available for users who currently run assays from a custom assay database
• Gen5 Secure (and Gen5CL) are both compliant to 21CFR Part 11

Technical Information

Model ELx800
General
Detection method Absorbance
Read method End point, kinetic and well area scanning via computer control
Microplate types 6-, 12-, 24-, 48-, 96-well microplates
384- and 60/72/96-well Terasaki plates (NB option)
Software Gen5 Reader Control Included
Onboard Software 55 user-programmable protocols
Absorbance
Light source Tungsten Halogen
Wavelength selection Filters
Wavelength range 400 to 750 nm
340 to 750 nm (UV option)
Bandpass 10 nm
Dynamic range 0 to 3.0 OD
Resolution 0.001 OD
Filter wheel capacity 5 positions
Filters supplied 4 filters (5 with UV option)
OD accuracy <1% at 2.0 OD typical
OD linearity <1% at 2.0 OD typical
<3% at 3.0 OD typical
OD repeatability <0.5% at 2.0 OD typical
Reading speed 96 wells: 30 seconds
Physical Characteristics
Power 100-240 VAC 50/60 Hz
Dimensions 16.5"D x 15"W x 7"H (41.9 x 38.1 x 17.8 cm)
Weight 18.5 lbs (8 kg)
Regulatory
Regulatory For in vitro diagnostic use. All BioTek microplate instrumentation is CE and ETL marked. For details on approvals and standards compliance, please contact BioTek.

 

Microplate Readers - Absorbance - Biotek

?The ELx808™ Absorbance Microplate Reader provides the flexibility to manipulate and analyze your data. This multi-channel reader continues BioTek's tradition of offering the tightest specifications of any microplate reader - precise, accurate and repeatable. The ELx808 on-board diagnostic self-test and calibration test plate make it easy to confirm and document reader performance. All calculations are performed automatically. Combined with our history of quality hardware engineering, the ELx808 sets the standard for microplate readers.

As a stand-alone microplate reader, the ELx808 is designed for applications within the following areas:

• Agricultural
• Biotechnology research
• Cell biology
• Cell counting
• Cell proliferation
• Clinical
• ELISA
• Environmental
• Food processing
• Kinetic ELISA
• LAL
• Neuroscience

Features:

• Extensive on-board data analysis, including
• Data transformation formulas
• Assay and control validation
• Curve-fitting options: linear, 4-P, 2-P (logit/log), cubic, quadratic, cubic spline, point-to-point
• Multiple assays per plate

• Fast Kinetics
• Measurements in intervals as short as 6 seconds
• Kinetic rate, R2 or onset time reported without needing a PC

• Linear well scanning for agglutination assays

• 4-Zone™ Temperature Control
• Incubation to 50ºC
• Improved reproducibility in enzyme kinetic reactions
• Enhanced uniformity through independently monitored heaters
• Unique heated track/carrier design for minimal evaporation and edge effect

• Superior optical design
• Incorporates a staggered optical design to eliminate channel-to-channel crosstalk
• Reference channel rolls optical signal for uniform channel-to-channel signal

Technical Information

Model ELx808
General
Detection method Absorbance
Read method End point, kinetic, linear scanning
Microplate types 96-well plates
Temperature control 4-Zone temperature control to 50°C (ELx808IU)
Shaking Low, medium, high and variable speeds
Software Gen5 Reader Control Included
Onboard Software 55 user-programmable protocols
Absorbance
Light source Tungsten Halogen
Wavelength selection Filters
Wavelength range 380 to 900 nm
340 to 900 nm (ELx808IU)
Bandpass 10 nm typical
Dynamic range 0 to 4.0 OD
Resolution 0.001 OD
Filter wheel capacity 6 positions
Filters supplied 4 filters (5 with UV option)
OD accuracy < 1% at 2.5 OD typical
< 2% at 3.5 OD typical
OD linearity <1% at 2.5 OD typical
OD repeatability < 0.5% at 2.5 OD typical
< 1.5% at 3.5 OD typical
Reading speed 8 seconds interval.
Physical Characteristics
Power 100-240 VAC 50/60 Hz
Dimensions 16"D x 15.5"W x 8.75"H (40.6 x 39.4 x 22.2 cm)
Weight 30 lbs (13.6 kg)
Regulatory
Regulatory IVD (In Vitro Diagnostics) Directive. All BioTek microplate instrumentation is CE and ETL marked. For details on approvals and standards compliance, please contact BioTek.

 

Microplate Readers - Absorbance - Biotek

?The Eon™ Microplate Spectrophotometer has continuous wavelength selection from 200 nm to 999 nm, selectable in 1 nm increments. Eon reads 6- to 384-well microplate formats, and offers an optional cuvette port. Extended incubation to 65°C. Eon comes with Gen5™ v 2.0 and is compatible with Take3™ Micro-Volume plates for 2 µL measurements, as well as BioCell™, and cuvette measurements. Eon is BioStack™ and 3rd party automation compatible.

Features:

• 6- to 384-well microplate reading
• 200 to 999 nm wavelength range
• Optional cuvette port (200 – 999 nm)
• Orbital, double-orbital and linear shaking
• Incubation to 65°C
• BioStack™ and 3rd party automation compatibility
• Gen5™ v 2.0 Software

Technical Information

Model EON
General
Wavelength Selection Monochromator
Read method Endpoint, kinetic, spectral scanning and well area scanning
Microplate types 6- to 384-well plates
Temperature control Ambient +4°C to 65°C
Shaking Orbital, double orbital and linear
Software Gen5™ Data Analysis software
Automation BioStack™ and 3rd party automation compatible
Absorbance
Light source Xenon flash lamp
Wavelength range 200 - 999 nm, selectable in 1 nm increments
Bandpass 2.4 nm
Dynamic range 0.0 - 4.0 OD
OD accuracy 0 to 2.0 OD + 1% + 0.010
2.0 to 3.0 OD + 3% + 0.010
OD linearity 0 to 2.0 OD + 1% + 0.010
2.0 to 3.0 OD + 3% + 0.010
OD repeatability 0 to 2.0 OD + 1% + 0.005 2.0 to 3.0 OD + 3% + 0.005
Reading speed 96 wells: 8 seconds
384 wells: 13 seconds
Physical Characteristics
Connectivity USB for PC connection
Power 100 – 240 Volts AC 50/60 Hz
Dimensions 16" D x 8.5" W x 8.5" H
(40.6 cm x 21.6 cm x 21.6 cm)
Weight <24 lbs (11 kg)
Regulatory
Regulatory For In Vitro Diagnostic use. CE and TUV marked.

 

Microplate Readers - Absorbance - Biotek

?The Eon™ Microplate Spectrophotometer has continuous wavelength selection from 200 nm to 999 nm, selectable in 1 nm increments. Eon reads 6- to 384-well microplate formats, and offers an optional cuvette port. Extended incubation to 65°C. Eon comes with Gen5™ v 2.0 and is compatible with Take3™ Micro-Volume plates for 2 µL measurements, as well as BioCell™, and cuvette measurements. Eon is BioStack™ and 3rd party automation compatible.

Features:

• 6- to 384-well microplate reading
• 200 to 999 nm wavelength range
• Optional cuvette port (200 – 999 nm)
• Orbital, double-orbital and linear shaking
• Incubation to 65°C
• BioStack™ and 3rd party automation compatibility
• Gen5™ v 2.0 Software

Technical Information

Model EON
General
Wavelength Selection Monochromator
Read method Endpoint, kinetic, spectral scanning and well area scanning
Microplate types 6- to 384-well plates
Temperature control Ambient +4°C to 65°C
Shaking Orbital, double orbital and linear
Software Gen5™ Data Analysis software
Automation BioStack™ and 3rd party automation compatible
Absorbance
Light source Xenon flash lamp
Wavelength range 200 - 999 nm, selectable in 1 nm increments
Bandpass 2.4 nm
Dynamic range 0.0 - 4.0 OD
OD accuracy 0 to 2.0 OD + 1% + 0.010
2.0 to 3.0 OD + 3% + 0.010
OD linearity 0 to 2.0 OD + 1% + 0.010
2.0 to 3.0 OD + 3% + 0.010
OD repeatability 0 to 2.0 OD + 1% + 0.005 2.0 to 3.0 OD + 3% + 0.005
Reading speed 96 wells: 8 seconds
384 wells: 13 seconds
Physical Characteristics
Connectivity USB for PC connection
Power 100 – 240 Volts AC 50/60 Hz
Dimensions 16" D x 8.5" W x 8.5" H
(40.6 cm x 21.6 cm x 21.6 cm)
Weight <24 lbs (11 kg)
Regulatory
Regulatory For In Vitro Diagnostic use. CE and TUV marked.

 

Microplate Readers - Absorbance - Biotek

?The demands of academic research laboratories for a budget-friendly monochromator-based microplate reader and the ability to measure very low volume samples are answered by BioTek's Epoch Micro -Volume Spectrophotometer System. Combining the Epoch™ Microplate Spectrophotometer and the Take3™ Micro-Volume Plate, the result is a system that’s designed to allow the scientist to run a variety of assays, in a variety of sample vessels and volume ranges.

One System. More Choices. More Assays.

• Quantify up to sixteen 2 μL volumes of DNA, RNA and proteins
• Obtain quick 260/280 ratios in 2 μL samples or in a microplate
• Select individual wavelengths from 200 – 999 nm without purchasing filters
• Perform rapid qualitative or quantitative analysis in microplates from 6- to 384-wells
• Save space on the benchtop with its very small footprint
• Monitor cell growth using the Epoch’s well scanning capability
• Run spectral scans of 2 μL samples, or samples contained in a microplate, standard cuvette or the patented BioCell quartz Cuvette
• Measure kinetic rates of reaction
• Validate the miniaturization of your assay…from a full cuvette to a microplate to a microvolume…on one system
• Run multiplex assays quickly and easily
• All of these challenges and more are addressed with the Epoch Multi-Volume Spectrophotometer system...at a price that doesn’t challenge the budget. The system includes the Epoch Microplate Spectrophotometer with Gen5 Software and the Take3 Micro-Volume Plate. Click here to view a short audio presentation to learn more about the Epoch System.
 

Technical Information

Model EPOCH
General
Read method Endpoint, kinetic, spectral scanning, well area scanning
Microplate types 6-, 12-, 24-, 48-, 96- and 384-well plates, Take3 plate
Absorbance
Wavelength range 200 nm - 999 nm, selectable in 1 nm increments
Bandpass 5 nm
Dynamic range 0 to 4.0 OD
Resolution 0.0001
Monochromator wavelength accuracy ±2 nm
Monochromator wavelength repeatability ±0.2 nm
OD accuracy 0.0 to 2.0 OD: ±1% ±0.010 OD
2.0 to 2.5 OD: ±3% ±0.010 OD
OD linearity 0.0 to 2.0 OD: ±1% ±0.010 OD
2.0 to 2.5 OD: ±3% ±0.010 OD
OD repeatability 0.0 to 2.0 OD: ±1% ±0.005 OD
2.0 to 2.5 OD: ±3% ±0.005 OD
Reading speed 96-well Normal: 49 seconds
96-well Rapid: 38 seconds
96-well Sweep: 15 seconds
Physical Characteristics
Dimensions 12”W x 12.5”D x 7.7”H
(30.5 x 31.7 x 19.5 cm)
Weight 14 lbs (6.35 kg)
Regulatory
Regulatory For in vitro diagnostic use. All BioTek microplate instrumentation is CE and ETL marked. For details on approvals and standards compliance, please contact BioTek.

Compliance: EN 61326-1:2006;EN61326-2-6:2006;EN61000-4-2; EN61000-4-3, EN61000-4-4; EN61000-4-5; EN61000-4-6; EN61000-4-11

 

Microplate Readers - Multi-Format - Biotek

?The FLx800™ Multi-Detection Microplate Reader combines excellent specifications and performance with convenience and ease of use. This design incorporates powerful performance at a price much lower than traditional fluorescence-luminescence microplate readers. The FLx800 line includes several models with options that meet the specific needs of research and OEM users. Top and bottom reading are available to read anything from 6-well to 384-well microplates, and PCR plates. An optional external dispenser module allows you to run applications such as ion channel assays and flash luminescence assays (e.g. luciferase, ATP).

The FLx800 has on-board data reduction software or can be fully computer controllable via BioTek's powerful Gen5™ Data Analysis Software.

Features:

• Custom-mapped fiber optics for optimal signal transfer
• Selectable, automated top- or bottom-probe reading for best sensitivity
• Typical fluorescence sensitivity to 5 pM sodium fluorescein
• Glow luminescence reading with top detection for best sensitivity
• Incubation to 50ºC for temperature-sensitive assays
• PCR tube-reading option available
• Reads 6- to 384-well formats and PCR plates
• Convenient front panel accessory access makes changing filters simple
• Powerful on-board data reduction software
• Computer control via Gen5™ Software

Technical Information

Model ELx808
General
Detection method Fluorescence, Luminescence
Read method End point, kinetic and area scanning under computer control
Microplate types 6- to 384-well plates, PCR plates (FLx800TBP)
Temperature control 4°C above ambient to 50°C (I models)
Shaking Yes (I models)
Software Gen5 Data Analysis Software
Automation No
Onboard Software 55 user-programmable protocols
Fluorescence Intensity
Sensitivity Fluorescein 5 pM typical (1 fmol/well 96-well plate)
Light source Tungsten Halogen
Wavelength selection Deep blocking filters
Wavelength range 300 - 700 nm
Dynamic range 5 decades
Luminescence
Sensitivity 100 amol ATP typical (flash)
Wavelength range 300 - 700 nm
Dynamic range 5 decades
Reagent Dispensers
Number 1 syringe pump
Dispense volume 5 - 1000 µL in 1 µL increments
Dead volume 1.1 mL, 100 µL with backflush
Physical Characteristics
Power 100 - 240 VAC 50/60 Hz
Dimensions 15"W x 16"D x 9"H (38.1 x 40.64 x 22.89 cm)
Weight 30 lbs (13.6 kg)
Regulatory
Regulatory For in-vitro diagnostic use. All BioTek microplate instrumentation is CE and ETL marked. For details on approvals and standards compliance, please contact BioTek.

Microplate Reader Software - Biotek

?Gen5™ 2.0 Data Analysis Software incorporates over 30 years of experience and user feedback into outstanding microplate reader software. Gen5 is a unique combination of power and ease-of-use that drives productivity and saves time. Use Gen5 to control BioTek’s readers and export data, or as a fully integrated processing tool.

Gen5 2.0 minimum system requirements:

• Windows XP (SP2 minimum, compatible with SP3), Windows Vista (Professional Editions), and Windows 7 (32 and 64-bit, Professional Editions)
• Pentium III-Class PC (or compatible) processor (500 MHz or higher)
• 512 MB RAM or higher
• 2GB Hard Drive space or higher
• Designed for XGA Resolution at 1024 x 768 or higher
• Microsoft Internet Explorer v 5.0 or higher (for Online Help)
• Microsoft Excel 2003 or later (for PowerExport™ and Quick Export features). Excel 2010 32-bit version only.
• Serial or USB communications port

Features:
Beginner-friendly Software

Gen5 2.0 is built around logical laboratory workflows to read microplates and produce/analyze data. In Gen5, you simply click “Read Now” and follow the prompts. At the end of the read, answer the question: “Do you want to export to Excel?” With Gen5 you don’t have to spend hours figuring out how to get things done.

In addition, data visualization and formatting has been simplified to facilitate navigation for first time users and save time to experienced users.

Powerful Functionality

Gen5 2.0 comes with powerful built-in tools such as 4-P and 5-P curve fits with or without weighting, parallel-line analysis, advanced kinetic analysis, and much more. The software has been specifically designed to analyze matrices of data that are difficult to process in Microsoft® Excel® spreadsheets. Special attention has been placed on result presentation so complex data can be displayed in a clean, colorful way to facilitate data interpretation.

Up-to-date Web-based Sample Files

A searchable library of sample files with data is available. Existing files are kept up-to-date and new files are added on a regular basis. Gen5 users can upload files to share their experiments and sample data with other Gen5 users.

Gen5 Secure: You Are In Control

Gen5 2.0 Secure is for you if secured data storage, user group management or 21 CFR part 11 compliance are a core part of your requirements. It includes additional features such as 25 licenses per copy, quality control trending module with Levey-Jennings charts and automatic email notification on trigger events.

All-in-one Solution

Control any current BioTek reader, automate the entire process and produce publication-ready reports using one integrated, powerful software tool. It doesn’t get more efficient than this.

Technical Information

GEN5
Advanced reader control functionality, powerful data analysis and flexible exporting/reporting tools combined in one easy-to-use software; For applications in life science research, pharmaceutical and biotechnology laboratories.

GEN5 RC (Reader Control)
Simple reader control interface provides easy data collection and output to text and Excel.

GEN5 SECURE
For secured data storage, user group management or 21 CFR part 11 compliance; Includes 25 licenses per copy, quality control trending module with Levey-Jennings charts and automatic email notification on trigger events.

GEN5CL (Clinical)
Combined convenience and security of pre-programmed clinical diagnostic assays with the power and flexibility of a PC-based application.

 

Microplate Readers - Multi-Format - Biotek

Today's research requires that instrumentation be cost effective, reliable and easy to use. In response to those requirements, BioTek Instruments has developed the Synergy™ HT Multi-Mode Microplate Reader. This plate reader for fluorescence, absorbance and luminescence measurements was designed with an emphasis on superior performance in all detection methods. Unlike many multi-mode microplate readers, the Synergy HT utilizes a unique dual-optics design.

When making fluorescence determinations, the Synergy HT uses a tungsten halogen lamp with interference filters for wavelength specificity in conjunction with a PMT detector. The tungsten halogen lamp produces a large amount of light at a constant intensity, providing increased sensitivity and repeatability. Specially designed fluorescent interference filters prevent light leakage from excitation wavelength to the emission wavelength, particularly important with fluorescent compounds with small Stoke's shifts. In addition, the ability to use filters with different bandpasses allows the investigator to tailor their fluorescence measurements to their experiment more effectively.

The low noise PMT is operated in digital photon integration mode for high performance luminescence measurements.

When absorbance measurements are made, the instrument switches to a Xenon Flash Lamp and a monochromator for wavelength selection. The use of a xenon flash lamp allows for both UV and visible light absorbance measurements. The monochromator provides wavelength selection from 200 to 999 nm in 1 nm increments. Thus, dual-optics design allows the investigator to have three different reading modes without compromise.

The Synergy HT has a 4-Zone™ temperature control system that ensures superior temperature uniformity necessary for kinetic assays. With a compact footprint and robot-accessible carrier design, the Synergy HT is also compatible with most automated systems. A Reagent Dispenser option is available. Reader control is via BioTek's Gen5™ Data Analysis Software. USB and serial ports are available for easy connectivity.

Features:

• Automatic top and bottom epifluorescence read modes optimized for both sensitive homogeneous and cell-based assays
• Compatible with Take3 Multi-Volume Plate: sixteen 2 µL microspots for low volume DNA/RNA 260 nm measurements. Saves precious samples, very fast and simple process.
• Software-controlled automatic probe height adjustment with built-in plate sensor to prevent probe crashes
• Scanning monochromator for wavelength scans to identify peak absorbance and provide full spectral analysis
• Luminescence measurements with top detection for best sensitivity
• Reads 6- to 384-well microplate formats including PCR trays and Terasaki plates
• Well area scanning for popular cell-based assays
• Time-Resolved Fluorescence capability
• Dual Reagent Dispensers
• USB and serial ports for easy connectivity
• Includes Gen5™ Software

Technical Information

Model ELx808
General
Detection method Fluorescence, Time-Resolved Fluorescence (secondary mode), Luminescence, UV-Visible Absorbance
Read method End point, kinetic, spectral scanning, well-area scanning
Microplate types 6- to 384-well plates
PCR plates
Compatible with Take3 Multi-Volume Plate with 2 µL microspots
Temperature control 4°C above ambient to 50°C; +0.5°C at 37°C
Shaking Yes
Software Gen5™ included
Control through USB or serial port
Automation Yes
Absorbance
Light source SQ Xenon Flash
Wavelength selection Monochromator
Wavelength range 200 - 999 nm, 1 nm increment
Bandpass 2.4 nm
Dynamic range 0 - 4.0 OD
Resolution 0.001 OD
Pathlength correction Yes
Monochromator wavelength accuracy +2 nm
Monochromator wavelength repeatability +0.2 nm
OD accuracy <1% at 2.0 OD typical
<3% at 3.0 OD typical
OD linearity <1% from 0 to 3.0 OD typical
OD repeatability 0.03% at 230 nm typical
Reading speed 96: 14 seconds
384: 26 seconds
Fluorescence Intensity
Sensitivity Fluorescein 5 pM typical (1 fmol/well 96-well plate) (Top and Bottom)
Light source Tungsten Halogen
SQ Xenon Flash
Wavelength selection Deep blocking filters
Wavelength range 300 - 700 nm (200 - 900 nm option)
Dynamic range 5 decades
Bandpass Filter dependent
Detection system PMT
Reading speed 96 wells: 31 seconds
384 wells: 80 seconds
Luminescence
Sensitivity 30 amol ATP typical (flash)
Wavelength range 300 - 700 nm
Dynamic range >6 decades
Detection system Low noise PMT
Time-Resolved Fluorescence
Light source SQ Xenon Flash (optional)
Wavelength selection Monochromator
Reagent Dispensers
Number 2 syringe pumps
Dispense volume 5-1000 µL in 1 µL increments
Dead volume 1.1 mL, 100 µL with backflush
Physical Characteristics
Power 100 - 240 VAC 50/60 Hz
Dimensions 16"W x 15"D x 10"H (40.6 x 38 x 25.4 cm)
Weight 40 lbs (18 kg)
Regulatory
Regulatory For in vitro diagnostic use. All BioTek microplate instrumentation is CE and ETL marked. For details on approvals and standards compliance, please contact BioTek.

 

Biotek Synergy Microplate Reader Accessories

Standard Accessories (included)

 

 

75034

Serial Cable, Modem (9-pin female to 9-pin male)

75108

USB Cable (male A to male B)

 

 

Optional Accessories

 

 

Cables

 

 

 

75053

Serial Cable, Null Modem (9-pin female to 25-pin female)

 

 

Filter Accessories

 

 

 

7080541

Empty Filter Wheel for Synergys and FLx800

7082073

Plug (Dummy filter) for Synergys and FLx800

7082075

Retainer Clip for Synergys and FLx800

 

 

Filters

 

 

 

7082205

400/30 nm Fluorescence Filter

7082206

420/50 nm Fluorescence Filter

7082207

440/40 nm Fluorescence Filter

7082208

450/50 nm Fluorescence Filter

7082209

485/40 nm Fluorescence Filter

7082210

545/40 nm Fluorescence Filter

7082211

560/20 nm Fluorescence Filter

7082212

560/40 nm Fluorescence Filter

7082213

620/40 nm Fluorescence Filter

7082214

635/32 nm Fluorescence Filter

7082215

560/15 nm Fluorescence Filter

7082218

508/20 nm Fluorescence Filter

7082220

360/40 nm Fluorescence Filter

7082221

485/20 nm Fluorescence Filter

7082222

460/40 nm Fluorescence Filter

7082223

530/25 nm Fluorescence Filter

7082224

590/35 nm Fluorescence Filter

7082225

590/20 nm Fluorescence Filter

7082226

645/40 nm Fluorescence Filter

7082227

440/30 nm Fluorescence Filter

7082228

380/20 nm Fluorescence Filter

7082229

680/30 nm Fluorescence Filter

7082230

340/30 nm Fluorescence Filter

7082242

400/10 nm Fluorescence Filter

7082244

580/50 nm Fluorescence Filter

7082245

575/15 nm Fluorescence Filter

7082246

516/20 nm Fluorescence Filter

7082247

528/20 nm Fluorescence Filter

7082248

310/20 nm Fluorescence Filter

7082249

540/25 nm Fluorescence Filter

7082250

320/20 nm Fluorescence Filter

7082251

620/15 nm Fluorescence Filter

7082252

600/40 nm Fluorescence Filter

7082253

540/35 nm Fluorescence Filter

7082254

340/11 nm Fluorescence Filter

7082256

500/27 nm Fluorescence Filter

7082257

645/15 nm Fluorescence Filter

7082263

330/80 nm Fluorescence Filter

7082264

570/100 nm Fluorescence Filter

7092150

330/20 nm Fluorescence Filter

7092152

380/11 nm Fluorescence Filter

7092153

395/25 nm Fluorescence Filter

7092154

405/20 nm Fluorescence Filter

7092155

410/10 nm Fluorescence Filter

7092156

420/27 nm Fluorescence Filter

7092157

470/40 nm Fluorescence Filter

7092158

475/20 nm Fluorescence Filter

7092159

485/10 nm Fluorescence Filter

7092160

490/10 nm Fluorescence Filter

7092161

495/10 nm Fluorescence Filter

7092162

500/20 nm Fluorescence Filter

7092163

520/10 nm Fluorescence Filter

7092164

520/20 nm Fluorescence Filter

7092165

520/25 nm Fluorescence Filter

7092166

530/30 nm Fluorescence Filter

7092167

532/40 nm Fluorescence Filter

7092168

540/15 nm Fluorescence Filter

7092169

540/45 nm Fluorescence Filter

7092170

550/10 nm Fluorescence Filter

7092171

556/10 nm Fluorescence Filter

7092172

560/10 nm Fluorescence Filter

7092173

570/10 nm Fluorescence Filter

7092174

575/10 nm Fluorescence Filter

7092175

580/10 nm Fluorescence Filter

7092176

585/10 nm Fluorescence Filter

7092177

590/10 nm Fluorescence Filter

7092178

596/15 nm Fluorescence Filter

7092179

610/10 nm Fluorescence Filter

7092180

625/10 nm Fluorescence Filter

7092181

635/20 nm Fluorescence Filter

7092182

645/10 nm Fluorescence Filter

7092183

660/10 nm Fluorescence Filter

7092184

665/34 nm Fluorescence Filter

7092185

670/10 nm Fluorescence Filter

7092186

670/20 nm Fluorescence Filter

7092187

680/10 nm Fluorescence Filter

7092188

680/20 nm Fluorescence Filter

7092189

690/10 nm Fluorescence Filter

7092190

700/20 nm Fluorescence Filter

7092191

710/20 nm Fluorescence Filter

7092192

730/40 nm Fluorescence Filter

7092193

760/20 nm Fluorescence Filter

7092194

760/34 nm Fluorescence Filter

7092196

785/20 nm Fluorescence Filter

7092197

807/25 nm Fluorescence Filter

7092198

818/40 nm Fluorescence Filter

7092200

410/80 nm Fluorescence Filter

7092201

515/30 nm Fluorescence Filter

Microplate stacker Biotek BioStack2

The BioStack™ Microplate Stacker is the result of BioTek's years of experience in microplate automation. Through its compatibility with a range of detection and liquid handling systems, the BioStack offers life science laboratories increased throughput for a variety of applications in genomics, proteomics, drug discovery and clinical diagnostics. Speed, ease of use and walk away automation are guaranteed for any routine microplate process.

When used with the ELx405™ Microplate Washer, EL406™ Washer Dispenser, MultiFlo™ Microplate Dispenser, MicroFlo™ Select Dispenser or MicroFill™ Microplate Reagent Dispenser, the BioStack's small footprint fits easily in standard laboratory hoods and doesn't require a computer. As a batch processor for the PowerWave™ or Synergy™ Microplate Readers, the BioStack interfaces seamlessly with BioTek's Gen5™ Data Analysis Software. Up to two BioStacks can be integrated to the Precision™ Microplate Pipetting System for unattended plate replication, bulk reagent dispensing or a number of other liquid handling operations. The BioStack Microplate Stacker is a simple and cost-effective solution for bench top automation of BioTek's microplate components.

  • Automates routine laboratory procedures
  • Adds stacking capability to BioTek's microplate instrumentation:
    • Synergy™ H4
    • Synergy 2
    • Synergy HT
    • PowerWave™
    • ELx405™
    • EL406™
    • MicroFlo™ Select
    • MicroFill™
    • Precision™
  • 30 or 50 standard height microplates per interchangeable stack
  • Simple to use for all laboratory personnel
  • Restacking capability
  • Variable microplate input
  • Small footprint conserves precious benchtop space
  • Universal design compatible with all supported BioTek instrumentation
  • Designed for heavy use with aluminium precision-ground base
  • Linear mechanisms built around proven BioTek technology
  • Quiet operation with cams activated by stepper motors
  • No moving parts to wear within motors
  • Gripper incorporates rack and pinion drive for synchronistic movement
  • Reliable transport with microplate gripped from below
  • Onboard self diagnostics ensures trouble-free operation

 

BIOSTACK2
BioStack Microplate Stacker - Fixed Wrist: Supports 0° integrations. Includes 1 Instrument Integration Kit. Stacks sold separately.

BIOSTACK2WR
BioStack Microplate Stacker - Rotational Wrist: Supports 90° and 0° integration. Includes 1 Instrument Integration Kit. Stacks sold separately

 

Specifications

General
Microplate types ANSI/SBS Standard and low profile 96-, 384- and 1536 well plates
Microplate orientation Landscape and portrait
Microplate capacity 30- and 50- plate stacks are removable and interchangeable; Contain up to 30 or up to 50, 96- or 384-well plates per stack. Up to 75 1536-well plates with 50-plate stack option.
De-lidding capability No
Deep Well Microplates No
Pipette Tip Racks No
Compatible BioTek Instruments ELx405, EL406, MultiFlo, MicroFlo Select, MicroFill, Precision, PowerWave and Synergy Multi-Mode and Hybrid Microplate Readers
Physical Characteristics
Power Instrument powered by universal input (100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz) switching 24 VDC power supply
Weight 24 lbs (10.9 kg)
Dimensions Length: 18.5" (46.9 cm)
Width: 7" (17.8 cm)

Height when integrated with the following instruments:

ELx405, EL406, MultiFlo, MicroFlo Select, MicroFill

14" (35.6 cm) without stacks
23" (58.4 cm) with 30-microplate stacks
33" (83.4 cm) with 50-microplate stacks

Precision
15" (37.0 cm) without stacks
24" (61.1 cm) with 30-microplate stacks
34" (86.1 cm) with 50-microplate stacks
PowerWave, Synergy
16" (40.6 cm) without stacks
25" (63.5 cm) with 30-microplate stacks
35" (88.5 cm) with 50-microplate stacks
Note: BioStack 0.28" (0.71 cm) higher with Synergy readers with/without stacks

Weight: 24 lbs (10.9 kg)
External Power Supply Compatible with 100 to 240 V ~ ± 10% @ 50-60 Hz
Consumption 100 watts maximum
Regulatory
Regulatory Complies with In Vitro Diagnostics (IVD) Directive
All BioTek microplate instrumentation is CE and ETL marked

Microplate Washers - Biotek

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.

General

• Syringe drive fluid delivery system for precise control over all fluid flow rates
• Wash single strips or full plates
• 96- and 384-well microplates
• Unique priming trough built into removable microplate carrier for effortless priming and easy maintenance
• Automatic buffer switching
• Create, edit, delete and copy up to 75 programs from the keypad
• Link up to 10 programs to run the most complex routines
• Multi-user friendly; total programming control for complex research applications, yet easy to use for routine clinical work
• • Programmable shaking duration and intensity
• Built-in maintenance programs
• Bottom washing and crosswise aspiration protocols
• Small footprint with integrated dispense and waste pumps
• Aerosol cover for safety

Biomagnetic Separation

• High strength biomagnetic separation for super paramagnetic bead based assays, such as Luminex xMAP®
• High energy neodymium iron boron magnets
• Optimized field gradients within wells
• Choice of flat or ring magnets - two 96-well high strength designs custom for BioTek microplate washers
• Rapid separation of micrometer and nanometer beads
• Superior microsphere retention

Vacuum Filtration

• Fast and efficient vacuum filtration for polystyrene bead assays or filtration-to-waste processes
• Range in accommodated filter pore sizes from 0.45 mm to 1.2 µmm
• Selectable vacuum levels from –91 mmHg to –313 mmHg for varying sample viscosities
• Carrier vacuum grate directs liquid droplets away from plate for minimized after-wash residual on plate’s underside and no cross contamination
• Software programmable dispense volume, soak and aspiration time for completely unattended operation and recall

Technical Information

 

General
Assays Magnetic bead, polystyrene bead (model dependent)

• Multiplex assays
• Bead-based ELISA

ELISA
Cell-based assays
Protein arrays
Filtration-to-waste processes (model dependent)
Separation Biomagnetic separation, vacuum filtration (model dependent)
Microplate Types 96- and 384-well (model dependent)
Standard height and low profile
Solid and filter bottom (model dependent)

• Filter pore sizes 0.45 µM to 1.2 µM

Shaking Programmable in minutes and seconds up to 60 minutes
Intensities - slow, medium, fast or variable
Soak Time Programmable in minutes and seconds up to 60 minutes
Magnet High strength 96-well format
Choice of two designs, custom for BioTek microplate washers:
Flat
- Flat-bottom well - beads pulled to band across well bottom
- Round-bottom well - beads pulled to button at well bottom
Ring - beads pulled to 4-zone ring at well bottom

Incorporated into carrier, removable for non-magnetic washing
Safety/Convenience/Maintenance Waste sensing, fluid detection (optional)
Aerosol cover
Overflow protection
Pre-programmed maintenance routines
Onboard Software 2 x 24 character LCD display
25 alphanumeric soft keys
Create, edit or run multiple protocols
Operating Temperature 15°C to 40°C (59° to 104° F)
Humidity 10% to 85%, non-condensing
Electrical Compatible with 100 to 240 V~ ± 10% @ 50-60 Hz
Washing
Manifold Types 96-well washing:
8-tube (1x8) manifold
12-tube (1x12) manifold 96-/384-well washing:
Dual-Action™ 16-tube (1x16) manifold
 
Washing Speed Solid bottom plates
3 asp./disp. cycles: >300 µL/well, 96 wells, 8-tube manifold, final aspirate: < 130 seconds

Filter bottom plates:
Variable, based on wash parameters
Fluid Delivery One positive displacement syringe drive
Vacuum Filtration Selectable vacuum levels (final at 30 seconds):

0.45 µm 96-well plates:
Low: -91 mmHg
Medium: -150 mmHg
High: -313 mmHg

1.2 µm 96-well plates:
Low: -95 mmHg
Medium: -155 mmHg
High: -299 mmHg

Vacuum filtration time range: 1 to 180 seconds
Volume Range 25 - 3,000 µL/well (model dependent)
Selectable in 1 µL increments
Buffer Selection Automatic switching for up to 3 wash buffers (model dependent)
Flow Rates 1 - 9
Wash Cycles 1 - 10
Dispense Precision ≤3% CV
Residual Volume Solid bottom plates
≤2 µL/well

Filter bottom plates
Average increase weight of plate ≤1.2 g after dispensing 300 µL to 0.45 µm plate, filtration 30 seconds, low vacuum, blotted
Sterilization Chemical:
70% ethyl or isopropyl alcohol and 0.5% sodium hypochlorite solution
Supply Bottle Volume 2 L
Physical Characteristics
Dimensions 14"W x 16"D x 6.5"H (35.6 x 40.6 x 16.5 cm)
Weight 22 lbs (9.8 kg)
Regulatory
Regulatory All BioTek microplate instrumentation is CE and ETL marked

 

Microplate Washers - Biotek

Over the last 20 years, BioTek has become the leader in microplate washing. This proven expertise in the design and manufacture of the highest quality microplate washers has evolved into the ELx405™ Microplate Washer. Precise, fast and easy to use -- the ELx405 includes a variety of models for washing standard and deep well plates, each with its own innovative features.

To meet the ever growing demand for automated washing of microsphere based assays, the industry leading ELx405 Microplate Washer is now available with modules for both vacuum filtration and biomagnetic separation. BioTek's latest ELx405 enhancements offer full plate washing of polystyrene and magnetic microspheres used in a growing number of multiplex assays and bead-based ELISAs, such as those developed on the Luminex® xMAP® technology platform. An available vacuum filtration feature automates the wash steps of filter bottom plates with four adjustable vacuum levels for optical performance with filter pore sizes ranging from 0.45 µm to 1.2 µm. Developed with leaders in genotyping, gene expression and protein assays, the ELx405's biomagnetic separation incorporates high-energy neodymium iron boron magnets for rapid separation of micrometer and nanometer beads with superior retention. The ELx405 Washer is Luminex® xMAP® approved.

The ELx405 HT is designed specifically to rapidly wash 384-well microplates and includes BioTek's patented Dual-Action™ manifold to ensure optimal performance and easy maintenance.

The ELx405 Select is the market leader in 96-/384-well washing. The Select also has our patented Dual-Action™ manifold, providing independent control of both dispense and aspirate manifolds for precise overfill washing and overflow protection. This unique design washes both 96- and 384-well plates without the need for any hardware changes. With its angled dispense tubes, full control of dispense and aspiration rates and unique X, Y, Z positioning, the ELx405 Select is ideal for the most demanding wash requirements. The ELx405 Select CW is specially designed to accommodate loosely-adherent cell lines. The new ELx405 Select Deep Well is the world's first deep well microplate washer that aspirates and dispenses into 96- and 384-well plates <50 mm in height. ANSI/SBS standard microplates are also accommodated resulting in a total solution for all of a laboratory's solid bottom microplate washing needs.

For those applications that use only 96-well microplates, the standard ELx405 Microplate Washer is an ideal choice for performance and value! The ELx405 is the most precise and reliable washer available. Many unique features lower background absorbance values and increase the signal-to-noise ratio of typical ELISA assays.

The ELx405's patent pending Ultrasonic Advantage™ offers effortless washer manifold maintenance. Scientists regard unexpected clogging of manifold tubes to be the largest contributor to assay failure. Cleaning these tubes is a time consuming and labor intensive process. BioTek's Ultrasonic Advantage™ incorporates the power of ultrasonic cleaning to make the ELx405 the first self-maintaining microplate washer. BioTek's Liquid Handling Control Software provides full PC control of the ELx405 in a familiar Microsoft Windows® environment, while its intuitive StepWise™ protocol creation makes LHC Software easy to use even for novice users.

A complete solution, the ELx405 offers 96- and 384-well plate washing for multiplex bead assays, ELISAs and cellular assays along with filtration-to-waste processes... all together in a single, robot-compatible design.

Hardware:

• Accommodates 96- and 384- standard and deep well microplates
• Polystyrene and magnetic bead assays along with standard ELISAs
• Patented Dual-Action™ manifold on the ELx405™ HT and ELx405™ Select provides independent control of the aspirate and dispense manifolds for precise overfill washing and overflow protection
• Internal positive displacement pump eliminates the use of troublesome pressure delivery systems and allows the use of any size dispense reservoir
• Built-in priming trough allows automatic manifold priming and rinsing during both operation and maintenance modes and eliminates the need for blank plates when used in automated robotic systems
• Fully variable dispense volumes, flow, and aspiration rates provide total control of the washing cycles from a gentle cell-washing application to vigorous wash for high-binding assays
• Built-in fluid flow, fluid detection, and vacuum sensing provide complete protection for unattended operation
• Optional external valve module connects four reagent bottles with automatic switching between reagents
• BioStack compatible for automated washing of up to 50 ANSI/SBS standard height microplates


Software:

• 75 programs
• Link up to 10 programs (if valve module is attached, links multiple buffers automatically)
• Pre/AutoPrime
• 10 cycles/wash
• Crosswise aspiration
• Fully programmable:
• dispense height
• aspiration height
• aspiration delay
• soak
• shake
• aspiration rate
• horizontal aspirate and dispense position
• External programming/downloading available through USB or RS-232 ports

Technical Information

 

General
Assays Magnetic bead, polystyrene bead (model dependent)

• Multiplex assays
• Bead-based ELISA


ELISA
Cell-based assays (model dependent)
Filtration-to-waste processes (model dependent)
Separation Biomagnetic separation, vacuum filtration (model dependent)
Microplate Types 96- and 384-well (model dependent)
Deep well - up to 50 mm (model dependent)
Low profile and standard height
Solid and filter bottom (model dependent)

• Filter pore sizes 0.45 µM to 1.2 µM

Shaking Programmable in minutes and seconds, up to 60 minutes
Intensities – slow, medium, fast or variable
Soak Time Programmable in minutes and seconds, up to 60 minutes
Magnet High strength 96- and 384-well designs
Choice of 2 designs, custom for BioTek microplate washers:
Flat
- Flat-bottom well - beads pulled to band across well bottom
- Round-bottom well - beads pulled to button at well bottom
Ring - beads pulled to 4-zone ring at well bottom
Safety/Convenience/Maintenance Waste and vacuum sensing, fluid and flow detection
Aerosol cover
Adjustment utility for plate positioning
Overflow protection
Pre-programmed maintenance routines
Automation BioStack™ Microplate Stacker - up to 50 ANSI/SBS standard height plates (optional)

• Except filter bottom plates

Onboard Software 2 x 24 character backlit LCD display
25 alphanumeric soft keys
Create, edit or run multiple protocols
Software Liquid Handling Control™, for PC wash protocol programming and execution (optional)
Operating Temperature 15°C to 30°C (59°F to 86°F)
Humidity 10% to 85%, non-condensing
Electrical 100 - 240 Volts AC 50/60 Hz, <8.0 A
Washing
Manifold Types 96-well washing:
96-tube (8 X 12) manifold
96-/384-well washing:
Dual-Action™ 96-tube (8 X 12) manifold
384-well washing:
Dual-Action™ 192-tube (16 x 12) manifold
Washing Speed Solid bottom plates:

3 asp. / disp. cycles, 300 µL/well, 96 wells, 96-tube manifold, final aspirate: <30 seconds
3 asp. / disp. cycles, 100 µL/well, 384 wells, 96-tube manifold, final aspirate: <80 seconds
1 asp. / disp. cycle, 400 µL/well, 384 wells, 192-tube manifold, final aspirate: <20 seconds


Filter bottom plates:
Variable, based on wash parameters
Fluid Delivery One positive displacement pump
Vacuum Filtration Selectable vacuum levels (final at 30 seconds):

0.45 µM 96-well plates:
Lowest: -111 mmHg
Low: -200 mmHg
Medium: -405 mmHg
High: -561 mmHg

0.45 µM 384-well plates:
Lowest: -108 mmHg
Low: -196 mmHg
Medium: -371 mmHg
High: -563 mmHg

1.2 µM 96-well plates:
Lowest: -117 mmHg
Low: -203 mmHg
Medium: -409 mmHg
High: -550 mmHg

1.2 µM 384-well plates:
Lowest: -117 mmHg
Low: -198 mmHg
Medium: -387 mmHg
High: -450 mmHg

Vacuum filtration time range:
5 to 999 seconds
Volume Range 25 - 3000 µL/well (model dependent)
Selectable in 1 µL increments
Buffer Selection Automatic switching for up to 4 wash buffers (model dependent)
Flow Rates 1 - 11
Includes low flow, cell wash rates (model dependent)
Wash Cycles 1 - 10
Dispense Precision ≤3% CV (model dependent)
Residual Volume Solid bottom plates
≤2 µL/well
Filter bottom plates
96-well:
Average increase weight of plate ≤1.2 g after dispensing 300 µL to 0.45 µm plate, filtration 30 seconds, low vacuum, blotted
384-well:
Average increase weight of plate ≤4.0 g after dispensing 80 µL to 1.2 µm plate, filtration 10 seconds, low vacuum, blotted
Sterilization Chemical:
70% ethyl or isopropyl alcohol and 0.5% sodium hypochlorite solution
Ultrasonic Cleaning Built-in ultrasonic bath for protein and salt crystal buildup
Programmable in hours and minutes, up to 60 minutes (model dependent)
Supply Bottle Volume 4 L or 10 L (optional)
Physical Characteristics
Dimensions Depth: 17" (43.2 cm)
Width: 14" (35.6 cm)
Height: 10" (25.4 cm) - 405, 405 Select, 405 HT
11" (27.9 cm) - 405 Select Deep Well
Weight 30 lbs (13.5 kg)
Regulatory
Regulatory For In Vitro Diagnostic use. All BioTek microplate instrumentation is CE and ETL marked

Microplate washer dispenser BioTek EL406 for 96/384 well plates four buffer switching eight head peristaltic pump

Features:

• Fast microplate washing and dispensing
• Up to three reagent dispensers
• 1536-, 384-, and 96-well microplates
• Automates long and tedious assay liquid handling processes
• Smaller benchtop or robotic system footprint compared to separate washer and three dispensers
• BioStack compatible for automated processing of up to 50 standard height microplates
• Patented Dual-Action wash manifold for full microplate washing
• Optimized washing for loosely adherent cell layers
• Choice of software control from instrument keypad or Liquid Handling Control™ PC software
• Built-in, patent pending Ultrasonic Advantage
• Optional buffer switching of up to four buffers


Technical Specifications

Washing  
Washing speed:
(1 asp. / 1 disp. cycle)
300 μL/well, 96 wells, 96-tube manifold: 13 seconds
100 μL/well, 384 wells, 192-tube manifold: 17 seconds
10 μL/well, 1536 wells, 2 32-tube manifolds: 34 seconds
Volume range: 3 - 3000 μL/well
 
Dispense accuracy

±3% typical

Dispense precision

3% CV

Residual volume

2 μL/well

     
     
     
Dispensing - Peristaltic Pump  
Dispensing speed: 10 μL/well, 96 wells, 8-tip cassette: 7 seconds
5 μL/well, 384 wells, 8-tip cassette: 10 seconds
1 μL/well, 1536 wells, 8-tip cassette: 23 seconds
Volume range: 1 – 3000 μL/well
   
Cassette size

1 μL
5 μL
10 μL

Recommended volume range

1 μL to 50 μL

5 μL to 2500 μL

10 μL to 3000 μL

Dispense accuracy

±5% typical at 1 μL

±2.5% typical at 5 μL

±2.5% typical ≥10 μL

Dispense precision

≤5% CV typical at 1 μL

≤2.5% CV typical at 5 μL

≤2.5% CV typical ≥10μL

       
       
       
Dispensing - 2 Syringe Pumps      
Dispensing speed: 10 μL/well, 96 wells, 16-tube manifold: 8 seconds
5 μL/well, 384 wells, 16-tube manifold: 9 seconds
3 μL/well, 1536 wells, 2 32-tube manifolds: 10 seconds
Volume range: 3 – 3000 μL
   
Dispense accuracy

±1 μL typical at 5 μL
±1 μL typical at 20 μL
±1 % typical at 100 μL

Dispence precision

≤10% CV typical at 5 μL
≤5% CV typical at 20 μL
≤2% CV typical at 100 μL

   
   
   
General  
   
Microplate Types: 1536-, 384-, and 96-well
Standard height and low profile
Shaking: User-programmable speed and timing
Dimensions: Length: 18” (46 cm)
Width: 16.5” (42 cm)
Height: 12.5” (31.8 cm)
Weight: 32 lbs (14.5 kg)
Power: Compatible with 100 to 240 V~ ± 10% at 50-60 Hz

 

Universal Test Plate

Used with all Bio-Tek Automated Readers.

Overview


Quality Control of your Results
Bio-Tek recognizes the importance of verifying the performance of analytical instrumentation. Many regulatory agencies, laws (such as CLIA 88) and Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs) require a microplate reader be periodically checked to ensure it continues to meet factory specifications.

Bio-Tek Provides Performance Verification
All Bio-Tek automated readers can be quickly and simply tested for critical performance specifications using two complementary methods uniquely developed by Bio-Tek Instruments:
  • Bio-Tek's optional Universal Calibration Test Plate uses neutral density filters and precision machined alignment holes to confirm performance specs.
  • Bio-Tek's on-board Reader Diagnostic Self-Test verifies the reader's optical and electronic performance.
Autoreader Calibration Test Plate
Bio-Tek's Universal Calibration Test Plate helps meet regulatory instrumentation requirements by testing four critical specifications:
  • Alignment
  • Accuracy
  • Reproducibility
  • Linearity
No Liquids or Pipetting
The Universal Calibration Test Plate is the size and shape of a standard microplate and is inserted into the microplate carrier of your autoreader. Within seconds, the four critical parameters described above are analyzed in detail.

NIST-Traceable
Each Test Plate consists of the following:
  • NIST (NBS)-traceable neutral density glass filters for checking accuracy, reproducibility, and linearity
  • Blanking verification holes
  • Alignment verification holes
8-Standard Wavelengths
Exact spectrophotometric calibration data is supplied with every plate for each neutral density filter at 8 wavelengths: 405, 450, 490, 550, 620, 630, 690, and 750 nm.

Use as a Documentation Tool
By providing an easy and convenient method of monitoring the performance of your autoreader over time, the calibration test plate (coupled with the diagnostic reader self-test) can be an invaluable aid in diagnosing system performance, as well as a documentation tool in your research or clinical laboratory.

Models
Universal Test Plate, p/n 7260522
For use with all automated readers. Also tests wavelength accuracy of microplate spectrophotometers.

Standard Accessories

  • Performance criteria and instructions
  • Protective case

Optional Accessories

  • Factory recertification (recommended once per year)

Bio-Stack Microplate Stacker

Overview


Bio-StackTM is the result of Bio-Tek's years of experience in Microplate automation. With its compact and flexible design, the Bio-Stack is compatible with Bio-Tek's Microplate washers, dispensers and detection systems. Speed, ease of use and walkaway automation are guaranteed for any routine Microplate process. When used with the ELx40 washer or µFill continuous reagent dispenser, the Bio-Stack's small footprint fits easily in most standard laboratory hoods without the need for a computer. As a batch processor for the PowerWave HT, Synergy HT or PowerWave XS Microplate readers, the stacker interfaces seamlessly with Bio-Tek's KC4 Data Analysis Software. The Bio-Stack provides life science laboratories with simple and cost-effective automation for increased throughput in genomics, proteomics and drug discovery applications.

Features

  • Automates routine laboratory procedures
  • Adds stacking capability to Bio-Tek's robotic Microplate instruments:
    • ELx405TM Automated Microplate Washer
    • µFillTM Microplate Reagent Dispenser
    • PowerWaveTM HT Microplate Spectrophotometer
    • PowerWaveTM XS Microplate Spectrophotometer
    • SynergyTM HT Multi-Detection Microplate Reader
  • 30 Microplates per interchangeable stack
  • Simple to use for all laboratory personnel
  • Restacking capability
  • Variable Microplate input
  • Small footprint conserves precious Benchtop space
  • Universal design compatible with all supported Bio-tek instrumentation
  • Aluminum precision-ground base design withstands heavy use
  • Linear mechanisms built around proven Bio-Tek technology
  • Cams actuated by stepper motors for assured quiet operation
  • No moving parts to wear within motors
  • Gripper incorporates rack and pinion drive for synchronistic movement
  • Gripper spring pre-loaded to close in the event of a power failure and remains fixed in space for no spillage
  • Microplate addressed from below for reliable transport
  • Sensors verify Microplate presence
  • Convenient alignment mechanism allows easy removal and placement of Bio-Stack with no recalibration
  • Onboard self diagnostics ensures trouble-free operation

Bio-Stack TM with PowerWaveTM HT

Models


Bio-StackTM
Automated Microplate Stacker

Standard Accessories

  • Serial cable: null modem, 25-pin female to 25-pin female
  • 2 Microplate stacks
  • Operator's manual
  • One instrument accessory kit

Optional Accessories

  • ELx405TM accessory kit
  • µFillTM accessory kit
  • PowerWaveTM HT and PowerWaveTM XS accessory kit
  • Synergy HT accessory kit

Specifications

 

Microplate Capacity
Up to 30 plates

Microplate Storage Device
Removable and interchangeable stacks

Minimum Speed
8 seconds to deliver or retrieve a microplate

Power Consumption
100 VA max. Instrument powered by universal input (100-250 VAC 50-60 Hz) switching 24 VDC power supply

Dimensions
18.5"D x 7"W x 17"H
(46.9 cm D x 17.8 cm W x 43.2 cm H)
Height: 17" (43.2 cm) with stacks, 25" (63.5 cm) with stacks

Weight
24 lbs. (10.9 kg)

Regulatory
For in-vitro diagnostic use.
All Bio-Tek microplate instrumentation is CE and ETL marked. For details on approvals and standards compliance, please contact Bio-Tek.

µFill Microplate Reagent Dispenser

A New Alternative to Rapid Continuous Dispensing

Overview


µFill offers an economical, compact, and reliable alternative to existing microplate dispensers. Accurate and precise dispensing are guaranteed without the time-consuming recalibration, cassette replacement, and maintenance commonly associated with other dispensers available today. An autoclavable model is also available for those applications requiring a sterile fluid bath.

Using Bio-Tek's vast expertise in liquid handling, µFillTM incorporates a microprocessor controlled syringe pump for optimal performance. Both 96- and 384-well standard microplates and deep well blocks are accommodated with flexible volume ranges from 5 µl to 3,000 µl per well. µFill's compact footprint makes it ideally suited to fit inside laminar flow cabinets. The user-controlled dispense flow rates allow low- to high-velocity dispensing for any application. Twenty microliters are dispensed across a 384-well plate in 12 seconds.

Features

  • Robot compatible carrier accommodates both 96- and 384- standard and deep well microplates
  • Microprocessor-controlled syringe pump guarantees optimal precision and accuracy
  • No calibration required
  • Low-maintenance design with Bio-Tek's long history of liquid handling instruments
  • User-controlled dispense flow rates for low- to high-velocity dispensing
  • Up to 75 programs stored in multiple languages at the touch of a button
  • Built-in maintenance routines

Models


AF1000
µFill Microplate Reagent Dispenser

AF1000A
µFill Microplate Reagent Dispenser with autoclavable fluid delivery path
Includes autoclavable fluid path for guaranteed sterility.

Language versions available: English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish

Standard Accessories

  • Operator's manual
  • Priming trough
  • Supply tubing set
  • Aerosol cover
  • 16-channel dispense manifold
  • Maintenance kit

Optional Accessories

  • µFill ActiveXTM Programmer's Package (7140202)
    Forwards control commands from a PC-based container application to Bio-Tek's µFill. For experienced computer programmers.
  • RS-232 serial cable (75053)
  • Priming trough draining set (7140006)
  • 8-channel autoclavable manifold for 96-well 1/2 area and PCR plates (7140515)
  • PCR plate adaptor (6002076)
  • Supply tubing set for dispensing organic solvents (7140514)
  • Spare autoclavable syringe head with piston (7140516)
  • Spare standard 16-channel manifold (7140506)
  • Spare autoclavable 16-channel manifold (7140508)
  • Spare standard tubing set (7140505)
  • Spare autoclavable tubing set (7140510

Specifications

 

TYPICAL PERFORMANCE

Dispense accuracy
+ 1 µl at 80 µl

Dispense precision
< 2% at 80 µl

SPECIFICATIONS

Microplates
Microplates: 96- and 384-well standard microplates, deep-well blocks and microtubes, 96-well Half Area and PCR microplates
Microstrips: 1x8 and 1x16
Microwells: Flat-, U- and V-bottom

Volumes selectable in
1 µl increments

384 wells: 5 to 1500 µl per well
96 wells: 10 to 3000 µl per well

Dispense speed
20 µl into 384 wells: 12 seconds typical
20 µl into 96 wells: 4 seconds typical

Dispense precision and accuracy 100 µl
Precision performance: < 2% CV typical
Accuracy performance: < 1% CV typical

Dispense precision and accuracy 20 µl
Precision performance: < 5% CV typical
Accuracy performance: + 1 µl typical

Dispense precision and accuracy 5 µl
Precision performance: < 10% CV typical
Accuracy performance: + 1 µl typical

Hardware
Manifold type: 16 channels for both standard and deep-well 96- and 384-well microplates.
8 channels for 96-well Half Area and PCR microplates.
User interface (LCD): 2x24 LCD character screen onboard.
25 alphanumeric soft keys

Software
Microprocessor capacity: Up to 75 custom programs stored for instant recall.
Program linking: Up to 10 programs linked together for complex assays
Language support: English, French, Spanish, German and Italian
ActiveX interface: Instrument optionally run from robot or other peripheral device for computer controlled dispensing

Sterilization
Autoclavable fluid path: Manifold tubing, check valves, syringe cylinder and piston easily removable for steam autoclaving.
Compatible with 134oC and 216 kPa cycles.

Chemical compatibility
Organic solvents:
Dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO)
Acetonitrile

Voltage range
100 to 250 VAC, 50 to 60 Hz

Maximum amperage
40 VA

Dimensions
18" D x 15" W x 7"H
(46 cm x 38 cm x 18 cm)

Weight
20 lbs. (8.9 kg)

Operating conditions
10 to 40oC (50 to 104oF)

Relative humidity
10 to 80% (non-condensing)

Regulatory compliance
For in vitro diagnostic use.
All Bio-Tek microplate instrumentation is CE and ETL market. For details on approvals and standards compliance, please contact Bio-Tek.

ELx800 Universal Microplate Reader

As a stand-alone microplate reader, the ELx800 is designed for applications within the clinical, biotechnology research and pharmaceutical areas. The on-board data reduction surpasses many PC software packages with its extensive curve-fitting, cutoff calculation, data transformation and validation capabilities. The ELx800 interfaces with all of Bio-Tek's software packages including KC4TM and KCjuniorTM.

Features

  • Extensive on-board data analysis
    • Curve-fitting options including linear, quadratic and 4-P
    • Control and assay validation with complete results reporting
    • Transformation formulas
    • Cutoff and call criteria
  • Memory
    • Stores 55 assay definitions in memory (up to 75 custom assays)
    • Saves 8 Microplate test results
    • Stores up to 25 standard curves for reuse
  • Multiple Plate Formats
    • 384-well plate capability for High Throughput Screening applications
    • Routine ELISA's and cellular assays in 24-, 48-, and 96-well analysis
    • Specialized applications in 60-, 72-, and 96-well Terasaki formats
  • On-Board Diagnostic Testing
    • System Test checks the entire optics path
    • Universal Test Plate software tests for alignment, accuracy, linearity and repeatability
  • Language versions available: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Interfaces to many robotic workstations (optional)
  • Expandable capabilities with Bio-Tek's KC4TM and KCjuniorTM software packages

Models

ELx800
24-, 48-, and 96-well microplate read modes

ELx800nb
24-, 48-, 72- (Terasaki), 96-, and 384-well microplate read modes

ELx800uv
24-, 48-, and 96-well microplate read modes and 340-750 nm range

Standard Accessories

  • Dust cover, p/n 7332040
  • Printer cable, p/n 71072
  • Operator's manual, p/n 7331000

Optional Accessories

  • Patented Bio-Cell Quartz mini-cuvette: to obtain 1 cm fixed path length absorbance measurements, p/n 7272051
  • Bio-Cell adapter plate assembly: can contain up to 8 Bio-Cells, p/n 7270512
  • Lamp for ELx800NB, ELx800RNB, ELx800UV, ELx800RUV, p/n 7330516
  • Lamp for ELx800 and ELx800R, p/n 7330513
  • ELx800 filters, p/n 7334---- (plus wavelength)
    • 340 (UV model only), 405, 415, 450, 490, 515, 540, 550, 562, 570, 590, 595, 600, 620, 630, 650, 660, 690, 720, 750
  • Terasaki plate adapter for 60-, 72-, and 96-well Terasaki plates for ELx800NB and ELx800RNB, p/n 7330531
  • Universal Test Plate, p/n 9000547
  • Serial cable, null modem: 9-pin female to 25-pin female, p/n 75053
  • Serial cable adapter: 9-pin male to 25-pin female, p/n 49755
  • Macintosh cable: 8-pin round to 25-pin female, p/n 75019
  • Epson LX300 printer or equivalent (110v only), p/n 97145
  • Sheet feeder for Epson LX-300+, p/n 97144
  • HP Deskjet printer, p/n 97152
  • KC4 software
  • KCjunior software
  • Delta-Soft Macintosh software, p/n 3070145

Specifications

 
Plate type
24-, 48-, 96-well plates
384- and 60/72/96-well Terasaki plates (NB option)

Light source
Tungsten Halogen bulb

Absorbance range
0.000 to 3.000 Abs

Wavelength range
400 to 750nm
340 to 750nm (UV option)
 

Accuracy
+/- 1% +/- 0.010 Abs from 0.000 to 2.000 Abs

Linearity
+/- 1% from 0.000 to 2.000 Abs
+/- 3% from 2.000 to 3.000 Abs

Repeatability
+/- 0.5% +/- 0.005 Abs from 0.000 to 2.000 Abs

Read method
Endpoint

Reading speeds
30 secs single wavelength

Weight
18.5 lb. (8 kg.)

Dimensions
16.5" D x 15" W x 7" H
(41.9 x 38.1 x 17.8 cm)

Regulatory
CE Mark, ETL Mark for UL3101-1, CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 1010.1, Conforms to IEC 1010-1

KCjunior for Windows
Basic Data Analysis and Curve Fitting Software

Features

  • Endpoint, kinetic, and multi-wavelength read modes
  • Collect and analyze data from multiple microplate geometries
  • 7 curve fit types: linear, cubic, cubic spline, 2-p, 4-p, quadratic, and point-to-point
  • Extrapolation, standard averaging, and interpolation options
  • Kinetic max slope calculation
  • Multiple endpoint plates collection into a single result record
  • Data transformation and plate formula capability
  • Experimental plate data entry
  • Customizable well identifiers
  • Intuitive user interface for easy system setup and protocol definition
  • Reader system test and test plate diagnostics
  • Complete archiving utility for program maintenance
  • Flexible reporting options
  • Extensive context-sensitive help system
  • Data import from KCjunior or KCII DOS software

New with KCjunior v1.3

  • Configure 2 readers in parallel to provide a complete laboratory solution. Any two readers can be setup and automatically switched as needed by the KCjunior protocol being used.
  • Filter Wheel Cartridge Maintenance: Multiple filter wheel cartridges can be easily managed for complete FLx800 wavelength flexibility.
  • Partial Plate Reading: KCjunior now makes partial plate reading possible with the ELx800 and ELx808 product families. Any quadrant of wells can now be defined for reading.
  • Monitor Well: Read endpoint assays without the addition of a stop solution and discard the often-unimportant beginnings of kinetic assays.
  • Reports: Sort samples by either well location or sample ID.
  • Barcode Reader Management: ELx808 and PowerWaveX
  • Enhanced Data Exporting

Recommended Minimum Computer Configuration

KCjunior v1.3 is a 32-bit software package with the following system requirements:
  • Intel 486 processor/33 MHz minimum (Pentium/66 MHz or greater is recommended)
  • Microsoft Windows 95, 98, NT, 2000 or XP operating systems
  • 8 MB of RAM minimum (16 MB or more is recommended)
  • 20 MB of available hard drive space for the program files
  • 1 MB for every set of 250 plates (96-well geometry) stored on the hard drive
  • CD-ROM drive
  • 16 color display/640 x 480 minimum (800 x 600 recommended)
  • Keyboard and mouse ports
  • Serial port (for reader control)

ELx405 Microplate Washer

The ELx405 Select meets the requirements of the rapidly expanding field of High Throughput Screening (HTS).

Overview

This model includes our patented Dual-ActionTM manifold, providing independent control of both dispense and aspirate manifolds for precise overfill washing and overflow protection in both 96- and 384-well microplates. This unique design washes both 96- and 384-well plates without the need for any hardware changes. With its slanted dispense tubes, full control of dispense and aspiration rates and unique x, y, z positioning, the ELx405 Select is ideal for cell-based applications.

For those applications that use only 96-well microplates, the ELx405 Auto Plate Washer is an ideal choice for performance and value! The ELx405 Auto Washer is the most precise and reliable washer available. Many unique features lower background absorbance values and increase the signal-to-noise ratio of typiceal ELISA assays. The ELx405 Magna is specifically designed for those applications using magnetic bead technology. A second carrier positions the magnet plate close to the microplate bottom, securing magnetic beads during the critical aspiration cycles. All ELx405 Series washers come standard with Bio-Tek's unique AutoPrimeTM and AutoRinseTM functions for reliable performance, and can be interfaced into standard robotic systems with Bio-Tek's easy-to-use ActiveX® component.

Patented Dual-ActionTM manifold design for 96- and 384-well plates.

Features
Hardware:

  • Patented Dual-ActionTM manifold on the ELx405 Select provides independent control of the aspirate and dispense manifolds for precise overfill washing and overflow protection
  • Internal positive displacement pump eliminates the use of troublesome pressure delivery systems and allows the use of any size dispense reservoir
  • Built-in priming trough allows automatic manifold priming and rinsing during both operation and maintenance modes and eliminates the need for "blank" plates when used in automated robotic systems
  • Fully variable dispense volumes, flow, and aspiration rates provide "total control" of the washing cycles from a gentle cell-washing application to vigorous wash for high-binding assays
  • Built-in fluid flow, fluid detection, and vacuum sensing provide complete protection for unattended operation
  • Optional external valve module connects four reagent bottles with automatic switching between reagents

Software:

  • 75 programs
  • Link up to 10 programs (if valve module is attached, links multiple buffers automatically)
  • Pre/AutoPrime
  • 10 cycles/wash
  • Crosswise aspiration well
  • Fully programmable:
    • dispense height
    • aspiration height
    • aspiration delay
    • soak
    • shake
    • aspiration rate
    • horizontal aspirate and dispense position
  • External programming/downloading available through RS-232 port

Models


ELx405 Select (ELx405U)
96-/384-well plates

ELx405 Select (ELx405UV)
ELx405 Select with valve module

ELx405 Auto Plate Washer (ELx405R)
96-well plates

ELx405 Auto Plate Washer (ELx405VR)
ELx405 Auto Plate Washer with valve module

ELx405 Magna (ELx405MR)
Magnetic bead applications

ELx405 Magna (ELx405MRV)
ELx405 Magna with valve module

Standard Accessories

  • Aerosol cover
  • Operator's manual

Optional Accessories

  • Complete dispense/waste system, includes tubing, p/n 7100547 (110v); p/n 7100548 (230v)
  • Valve module and assembly, includes tubing (must be installed at factory), p/n 7100540
  • Dispense system complete assembly, p/n 7100541
  • Vacuum system complete assembly, p/n 7100529 (115v); p/n 7100546 (230v)
  • Vacuum set with level sense assembly (same as above, but without pump), p/n 7100543
  • Vacuum pump, p/n 7100530 (115v); p/n 7100545 (230v)
  • 10-liter waste collection carboy, p/n 7100557
  • 20-liter waste collection carboy, p/n 7100556

Specifications

 
Plate type
All flat-, round-, or V-bottom plates/strips in 96-well array
384- or 96-well plates (Select)
96-well plate (Magna)

Manifold type
96-channel aspiration/dispense (Auto/Magna)
96-channel patented Dual-Action, with separate dispense/aspiration (Select)

Dispense precision
<3% CV typical

Residual volume
<5 µl/well (96 wells)

Processing time
<30 seconds (3 cycles, 300 µl/well, 96 wells)
<80 seconds (3 cycles, 100 µl/well, 384 wells)

Fluid delivery
Positive displacement pump

Buffer selection
Valve module option - up to 4 buffers

Wash cycles
1-10

Dispense volume
50 to 3000 µl/well

Soak time
1 to 600 seconds

Shaking
User-programmable speeds and timing

Software
75 programs
Program linking
Overflow wash/overfill protection
5 maintenance programs

Power
100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz

Weight
28 lb. (12.5 kg.)

Dimensions
17" D x 14" W x 9" H
(43.2 x 35.6 x 22.9 cm)

Regulatory
CE Mark, ETL Mark for UL3101-1
CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 1010.1
Conforms to IEC 1010-1

ELx50 96-/384-Well Auto Strip Washer

Wash both 96- and 384-well plates and strips with the ELx50 Auto Strip Washer.

Bio-Tek's years of experience in the development of both microplate washers and automated systems for EIA applications has culminated in the ELx50 Auto 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 ELx50 is a fast and versatile automated strip washer which comes equipped with our patented Dual-ActionTM 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. The new ELx50 Auto Strip Washer is the perfect solution for low volume users of both 96- and 384-well microplates.

Features
Hardware:

  • Syringe drive fluid delivery system for precise control over all fluid flow rates
  • Patented Dual-ActionTM manifold washes both 96- and 384-well plates precisely and accurately.
  • Unique priming trough built into removable microplate carrier for effortless priming a nd easy maintenance
  • Automatic buffer switching (optional)
  • Electronics completely isolated from fluidic system
  • Aerosol shield

Software:

  • Wash single strips or full plates
  • Create, edit, delete and copy up to 75 programs from the keypad
  • Link up to 10 programs to run the most complex routines
  • Multi-user friendly; total programming control for complex research applications, yet easy to use for routine clinical work
  • Programmable shaking duration and intensity
  • Easy to use and maintain with built in maintenance programs
  • Bottom washing and crosswise aspiration protocols
  • Language versions (optional): English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish

Models


ELx50/16
384-well and flat-bottom 96-well paltes and strips (1x8)

ELx50/16V
384-well and flat-bottom 96-well plates and strips (1x8) with valves

ELx50/8
96-well plates and strips (1x8)

ELx50/8V
96-well plates and strips (1x8) with valves

ELx50/12
96-well plates and strips (1x12)

ELx50/12V
96-well plates and strips (1x12) with valves

Standard Accessories

  • 8-, 12-, or 16-channel manifold
  • Tubing set
  • Wash, rinse, and waste bottles
  • Maintenance kit
  • Vacuum filter
  • Internal fluid delivery and vacuum system
  • 24-volt power supply
  • Operator's manual
  • Short form instructions
  • Bio-Tek provides with each washer its own QC report and performance verification data sheet. This sheet reports the evacuation efficiency, dispense accuracy, and precision for the specific washer shipped.

Optional Accessories

  • 8-channel manifold, p/n 4070512S
  • 12-channel manifold, p/n 4070513S
  • 2-liter supply bottle with cap and connector, p/n 4070515
  • 2-liter waste bottle without cap, p/n 48140
  • Supply tubing set, p/n 4070510
  • Waste tubing set includes rubber stopper, p/n 4070511
  • Vacuum line filter, p/n 48146
  • Stylus maintenance kit, p/n 4070523
  • 8-channel, short-dispense tube manifold, p/n 4070519
  • Aerosol cover, p/n 4070517
* 8-channel manifold accessory available for round- and V-bottom plates.

Specifications

Plate type
All flat-bottom 96-well plates, 384- or 96-well flat-bottom plates, 1x8 flat-bottom strips (16-well)
All 96-well plates, 1x8 strips (8-well)
All 96-well plates, 1x12 strips (12-well)

Manifold type
16-channel patented Dual-Action, with separate dispense/aspiration (16-well)
8-channel, 12-channel

Dispense precision
<3% CV typical

Residual volume
<4 µl/well (96 wells)

Processing time
<130 seconds (3 cycles, 300 µl/well, 96 wells)
<250 seconds (3 cycles, 100 µl/well, 384 wells)

Fluid delivery
Positive displacement syringe pump

Buffer selection
Valve module option - up to 3 buffers

Wash cycles
1-10

Dispense volume
25 to 3000 µl/well

Soak time
1 to 600 seconds

Shaking
User-programmable speeds and timing

Software
75 programs
Program linking
Overflow wash/overfill protection
5 maintenance programs

Power
100 to 250 VAC, 50/60 Hz

Weight
20 lb. (8.9 kg.)

Dimensions
16" D x 14" W x 6.5" H
(40.6 x 35.6 x 16.5 cm)

Regulatory
CE Mark
CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 1010.1
Conforms to IEC 1010-1

Instrument Validation Packages

Overview

Bio-Tek is now offering Instrument Validation Packages. Each validation package includes thorough procedures to allow a user to perform Installation Qualification, Operational Qualification and Performance Qualification. Periodic maintenance procedures are also included to assist in maintaining the instruments for optimal performance.
Versions

The following packages are available, or soon to be released.

ELx808 validation package (pn 7340543)

FLx800 validation package (pn 7080532)

PowerWave X validation package (pn 7260544)

PowerWave HT validation package (pn 7280520)

ELx405 validation package (pn 7101033)

*The Universal Test Plate (pn 7260522) is required in order to run some of the procedures specified for the absorbance readers.

LabRack

Laboratory Instrument Rack

Overview


Conserve precious benchtop space with the new integrated LabRack from Bio-Tek. The sturdy LabRack allows three or more components to be stacked for a compact and easily accessible system.

Shown are the µQuant, Universal Microplate Spectrophotometer, the FLx800 Fluorescence Reader, and KCjunior software. Extension poles and extra shelves are available to increase the stacking possibilities.

Models


LabRack, p/n 48397

Optional Accessories

  • 12" extension tube, p/n 48399
  • 5" extension tube, p/n 48398

EL401 Manual Washer

Overview
The EL401 Manual Plate/Strip Washer accommodates all 96-well microplates and microwell strips. The unique alignment mechanism allows quick and accurate positioning of the 8- or 12-channel manifold above the row to be washed.
Convenient manual control allows as many washes as desired, one row at a time. You determine the amount of fluid to be dispensed; the EL401 aspirates the wells continuously.
The entire washer and alignment mechanism can be readily cleaned or autoclaved, and the overflow protection guards against overfilling.

Features

  • Speed: 5 wash/aspirate cycles in 5 seconds, one row at a time
  • Fluid Dispensing: Gravity-fed, user-controlled fill volumes with convenient finger-controlled valve
  • Suction Efficiency: 6 microliters maximum residue/well
  • Safety: Overflow protection for flat and U-bottom polystyrene microplates
  • Operation:
    • Dispense: User-controllable dispense valve
    • Aspirate: Continuous
  • Maintenance: All chemically-resistant coatings and materials; readily cleaned and completely autoclavable

Models


EL40108
8-channel washer
EL40112
12-channel washer

Standard Accessories

  • Operator's manual

Optional Accessories

  • Alignment assembly, p/n EL40100
  • 8-channel microplate washer manifold, p/n EL40108
  • 12-channel microplate washer manifold, p/n EL40112
  • Accessory kit with pump, p/n 4010052 (110v); p/n 4010053 (220v)
  • Accessory kit without pump, p/n 4010028

Specifications

Plate type
All 96-well plates, 1x8 strips or 1x12 strips

Manifold type
8-channel, 12-channel

Residual volume
<6 µl/well

Fluid delivery
Gravity-fed

Wash cycles
User-defined

Dispense volume
User-defined with finger-controlled valve

Weight
3 lb. (1.4 kg.)

Dimensions
7.5" D x 7" W x 4" H
(19.1 x 17.8 x 10.2 cm)

Fastrack Automated Microplate Handler

Automate your microplate processes with Bio-Tek’s Fastrack microplate pick and place system!

Overview


Bio-Tek’s Fastrack is an automated and flexible robotic microplate stacking system with pick & place capability. Designed to complement our existing product line of microplate readers, washers and automated pipetting systems, Fastrack can be interfaced to one or more Bio-Tek products. The result is an integrated microplate stacking system for unattended operation. Total Control Software makes this integration simple and intuitive! Fastrack’s unique microplate rotational gripper and 345o axis of rotation add flexibility and eliminate time consuming alignment.

The Fastrack product line has been expanded to include models equipped with a telescoping arm. In addition to the robot arm's 345o axis of rotation and rotational gripper, the telescoping arm further increases the robot's flexibility. With this new feature, customers can place Bio-Tek microplate instruments nearly anywhere within the robot's reach!

Features

 
  • Interfaces with Bio-Tek readers, washers and liquid handling systems
  • Adds capacity to single modules
  • 30 Microtiter plates per stack, 360 plate maximum capacity
  • Links multiple instruments to create a complete system
  • 345o Axis of Rotation maximizes capacity
  • Rotational gripper allows for ultimate configuration flexibility
  • Telescoping arm for increased instrument access
  • Portable/Small footprint
  • Add automated plate-sstacking capacity to single readers/washers and pipetting systems for unattended operation
  • Complete assays can be performed by linking individual components with one Fastrack
  • High throughput can be achieved by linking the same multiple modules to Fastrack in series (Example: multiple microplate washers with one Fastrack)
  • Cost-effective alternative to linear track and stationary robot systems

Models


Fastrack
Standard arm

Fastrack TD
Standard arm with deep well plate capability

Fastrack XL
Extended (4") arm for increased instrument accessibility

Fastrack XLTD
Extended arm with deep well plate capability

NEW! Fastrack XT
Telescoping arm

NEW! Fastrack XTTD
Telescoping arm with deep well plate capability

NEW! Fastrack XTRA
Telescoping arm with random access feature

Standard Accessories

  • Serial cable: 9-pin male to 9-pin female
  • Stack alignment base
  • 2 microplate stacks (3 with TD versions)
  • Microsoft® Windows® operating software
  • Operator's manual

Optional Accessories

  • Barcode reader
  • Deep well plate and tip transport
  • Instrument alignment bases
  • Instrument interface software

Specifications

 

GENERAL

Microplate Capacity
Standard - Up to 60 plates without lids or 50 plates with lids.
Additional - Up to 360 plates without lids or up to 300 plates with lids.

Microplate Format
Portrait or landscape

Microplate Storage Device
2 removable stacks (expandable up to 9 with Fastrack, up to 12 with Fastrack XL)

Housing Material
Painted steel covering aluminum support plates

Gripper Material
Black anodized aluminum, steel fingers, silicon rubber sleeves

Arm Mechanism
Ball bearing axis with high carbon steel pivot shaft; mechanical stops prevent continuous rotation (345o maximum)

Dimensions
22"D x 22"W x 27"H
(56 cm D x 56 cm W x 69 cm H)

Weight
40 lbs.

Regulatory
CE Mark, UL Listed

MECHANICAL

Arm Rotary Travel
345o

Arm Horizontal Reach
10" standard, 14" for XL model, overall reach 6" and 10" in XL beyond boundary of base

Arm Vertical Reach
Maximum 21.25" from table, minimum 4" from table, total 19" vertical travel distance

R-Axis Stepper Motor
200 steps per motor rev: 1.8" res per motor step; approx. 6 secs per full rotation (345o)

Z-Axis Stepper Motor
200 steps per motor rev: 1.8" res per motor step; approx. 4 secs per complete vertical motion (one direction)

Rotary Gripper Stepper Motor
200 steps per motor rev; 46:1 gear ratio; approx. 9 secs per full rotation (340o)

Home Position
Mechanical limit switches for rotary and vertical arm home (zero) ranging, with encoder homing pulse for final home position.

ELECTRICAL

Microplate Sensor
Mechanical switch

Power Input
120 V / 230 VAC, 50/60 Hz (depending on power supply switch setting)

Line Voltage
120 V / 230 VAC (depending on power supply switch setting)

Line Frequency
50/60 Hz

Fuses
For 120 V / 230 V -- one 2A, 5mm x 20mm (.205" x .787")

Grounding
Through power cord

Computer Interface
RS-232 Serial cable

ENVIRONMENTAL

Operating Temperature
15o to 40oC (59o to 105oF)

Operating Humidity
0 to 85%, noncondensing

Storage Temperature
-20o to 65oC (-4o to 149oF)

Altitude
up to 2000 m

FLx800 Microplate Fluorescence Reader

Achieve superior sensitivity at a sensible price with the FLx800 Series Fluorescence Readers.

Overview


The FLx800 is designed to combine excellent specifications and performance with convenience and ease of use. This design incorporates powerful performance at a price much lower than traditional fluorescence microplate readers. The FLx800 line includes several models with options that meet the specific needs of research and OEM users, including the ability to read multiple plate types and PCR tubes. New models in the FLx800 family include a reagent dispenser module. This new external dispenser module contains a precision syringe designed to deliver reagents directly into the wells of a 6-, 12-, 24-, 48- or 96-well microplate. The injector position can be optimized for detection from the top or bottom of the microplate for increased application flexibility. The injector model increases the range of applications available, including important calcium updatake reactions, and expands the range of high sensitivity microplate fluorescence instrumentation offered by Bio-Tek.

The FLx800 has on-board data reduction software or can be fully computer controllable via Bio-Tek’s powerful and easy-to-use KCjuniorTM or KC4TM PC software.
Features
  • Custom-mapped fiber optics for optimal signal transfer
  • Selectable, automated top- or bottom-probe reading for best sensitivity
  • Typical fluorescence sensitivity to 5 pg sodium fluorescein
  • Glow luminescence reading with top detection for best sensitivity
  • Incubation to 50oC for temperature-sensitive assays
  • Wavelength range from 350-800 nm allows detection of many common fluorophores
  • PCR tube-reading option available
  • Reads 6- to 384-well formats, Terasaki trays and PCR plates
  • Convenient front panel accessory access makes changing filters simple
  • Powerful on-board data reduction software
  • Computer control via KC4 or KCjunior software

Models


All models come with 2 excitation and 2 emission filters.

FLx800T
Top probe (3mm) only

FLx800B
Bottom probe (5mm) only

FLx800TB
Top and bottom probes (3mm and 5mm)

FLx800TBI
Top and bottom probes (3mm and 5mm), incubation to 50oC

FLx800TBIE
Top and bottom probes (3mm and 5mm), extended range PMT, incubation to 50oC and shaking

FLx800TBE
Top and bottom probes (3mm and 5mm), extended range PMT

FLx800TBID
Same as FLx800TBI, includes single reagent dispenser

FLx800TBIDE
Same as FLx800TBIE, includes single reagent dispenser

FLx800TBEP
Top and bottom probes (3mm and 5mm), extended range PMT, top/bottom PCR tube and microplate reading capability

Standard Accessories

  • 2 Excitation filters (485/20, 360/40)
  • 2 Emission filters (528/20, 460/40)
  • Serial cable: null modem, 9-pin female to 25-pin female
  • Operator's manual

Optional Accessories

  • KCjuniorTM software
  • KC4TM software
  • See price list for available filters

Specifications

 
Detection method
Fluorescence, Luminescence

Wavelength range
Excitation: 300-650 nm
Emission: 340-650 nm
(340-800 nm with optional PMT)

Microplate types
6- to 384-well plates, including Terasaki trays, PCR plates (FLx800TBEP)

Dynamic range
5 decades (0-99.999)

Filter wheel capacity
Two 4-position filter wheels

Filters supplied
2 excitation and 2 emission filters included

Sensitivity
5 pg/ml SF (3.9 femtomoles/well)

Probe sizes available
3.0 mm top
5.0 mm bottom

Photodetector
Photomultiplier

Read method
Endpoint, kinetic and area scanning under computer control

Reading speeds
Kinetic, full plate in <42 seconds

Power
24 V external transformer 100-240 VAC input

Dimensions
16" D x 15" W x 9" H
(40.64 x 38.1 x 22.89 cm)

Weight
30 lbs. (13.6 kg)

Regulatory
For in-vitro diagnostic use.
All Bio-Tek microplate instrumentation is CE and ETL marked. For details on approvals and standards compliance, please contact Bio-Tek.

EL301 Microwell Strip Reader

Overview


Bio-Tek's EL301 Microwell Strip Reader is a portable, rugged, single/dual wavelength photometer designed to measure and interpret the absorbance's of microwell strip assays.

Flexible enough to accommodate flat or round bottom 8-well, 12-well, and 2 x 8-well strips, the EL301 provides an affordable alternative for all your qualitative assays, as well as the precision, accuracy, and data processing capability required for quantitative clinical tests.

The on-board microprocessing system allows you to choose from four internal user-defined computer programs, each accessed with the touch of a pad:
  • Single or Dual Wavelength: Display absorbances
  • Linear Regression: Enter up to 5 standards to determine sample concentrations.
  • Limit Thresholds: Define cutoff values to determine ± results of absorbances or concentrations.
  • Difference: Determine delta absorbances.
Well locations, absorbance values, and results are displayed on the large LCD display. Standards and blanks may be carried over from strip to strip within each program. Data may be stored in the EL301's memory, printed out, and sent to a computer for more detailed analysis. Up to 12 plates (1152 wells) can be stored in memory.

Features

  • Automatic well location
  • 4 internal user-defined analysis programs
  • Automatic average blanking
  • Large 2-line, 16-character LCD for user prompting and data entry
  • Internal memory stores up to 12 plates of absorbance values
  • RS-232 and parallel printer interfaces
  • Battery or line powered

Standard Accessories

  • Molded carrier assembly, p/n 3010513
  • 3 strip holders: 1 x 8, p/n 3010515; 1 x 12, p/n 3010516; 2 x 8, p/n 3010517
  • Lamp assembly, p/n 3010502
  • Bulb wrenches (2) (call for part number)
  • Power transformer and cord (call for part number)
  • Printer cable, p/n 3011509

Optional Accessories

  • Battery pack, p/n 3011513
  • Carrying case, p/n 3012085
  • 1 x 12 breakaway strip holder, p/n 3102077
  • Citizen printer or equivalent (110v only), p/n 97128
  • Citizen printer paper roll, p/n 97129
  • EL301 filters, p/n 3014---- (plus wavelength)
    • 405, 410, 415, 450, 490, 510, 515, 540, 550, 560, 570

     

Specifications

 
Plate type
8-, 12-, and 2x8-well strips

Light source
Tungsten Halogen bulb

Absorbance range
0.000 to 2.500 Abs

Wavelength range
380 to 700nm
 

Linearity
+/- 1% from 0.000 to 2.000 Abs

Repeatability
+/- 1% +/- 0.005 Abs from 0.000 to 2.000 Abs

Read method
Endpoint

Weight
2.5 lb. (1.2 kg.)

Dimensions
6" D x 11" W x 3" H
(15.2 x 27.9 x 7.6 cm)

Regulatory
UL listed power adapter

PowerWaveX 340 Microplate Spectrophotometer

The PowerWaveX 340 reads a continuous wavelength range from 340 to 999 nm.

Overview

The PowerWaveX 340 offers an economical alternative for applications in the visible range of the spectrum. With a wavelength range of 340-999 nm, the PowerWaveX 340 is flexible enough for many applications - and includes KCjunior, Bio-Tek's versatile PC-based data reduction software package.

Features
  • 340-999 nm - without filters
  • Temperature control to 50oC
  • KCjunior data reduction
  • Spectral scanning
  • Pathlength correction via KCjunior

Models

 

PowerWaveX 340 (PRWUIE)
340-999nm wavelength range, onboard spectral scanning 4-ZoneTM temperature control to 50oC, and KCjunior software.

Standard Accessories

 

  • Operator's manual
  • Assay Reference Guide
  • Printer cable
  • Serial cable: null modem, 9-pin female to 25-pin female
  • KCjunior software

Optional Accessories

  • Patented Bio-CellTM
  • Bio-Cell adapter plate assembly
  • Universal Test Plate
  • Parallel printer cable: 25-pin male to 36-pin male
  • KC4TM software

Specifications

Plate Type
96-well plates

Light Source
Xenon flash lamp

Wavelength Selection
Tunable defraction grating

Dynamic Range
0 to 4.0 OD

Wavelength Range
340-999 nm

Wavelength Accuracy
+2 nm

Wavelength Repeatability
+0.2 nm

Accuracy
< 1% at 2.0 OD
<3% at 3.0 OD

Linearity
+1% from 0 to 2.0 OD

Repeatability
+1% +0.005 OD from 0 to 2.0 OD

Bandpass
5 nm

Read Method
Endpoint, kinetic, spectral scanning

Reading Speeds
20 secs single wavelength
50 secs dual wavelength
8 secs kinetic single wavelength

Temperature Control
to 50o

Shaking
User selectable speeds

Weight
33 lbs (15 kg)

Dimensions
16" D x 15.5" W x 9.7" H
(41 x 40 x 25 cm)

Regulatory Compliance
For in-vitro diagnostic use.
All Bio-Tek microplate instrumentation is CE and ETL marked. For details on approvals and standards compliance, please contact Bio-Tek.

PowerWave HT Microplate Spectrophotometer

For high throughput Spectrophotometry

Overview
Size, speed and performance are critical to an automated system's overall efficiency. To meet these requirements, Bio-Tek's engineers consulted with experts in the field of automation when designing the PowerWave HT. PowerWave HT is the first microplate spectrophotometer designed specifically to run 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. With rugged hardware, proven optical performance and a small footprint, PowerWave HT breaks the barrier of traditional spectrophotometry to obtain results quickly, accurately and reliably. One instrument can easily read up to eight, 1 cm BioCellTM cuvettes for standard spectrophotometer applications. Whether used stand-alone or in an automated system, the PowerWave HT provides flexibility for multiple applications, including endpoint, kinetic, spectral scanning and well scan modes. Bio-Tek's powerful KC4TM data collection and analysis software is included with every PowerWave HT.

Features

  • Monochromator optical design with powerful xenon flash lamp
  • Select wavelengths from 200 to 999 nm in 1 nm increments without the use of filters
  • 96- and 384-well microplate or 1 cm Bio-CellTM reading for application flexibility
  • 4-ZoneTM temperature control to 50oC provides superior temperature stability
  • Ultra fast read times for 96- and 384-well formats
  • Small footprint and freely accessible carrier for easy integration into automated systems
  • With pathlength correction, easily convert cuvette-based assays onto a microplate format
  • Versatile KC4 v3.0 software with exclusive PowerReportsTM feature for unique report customization.

Models


PowerWave HT (RPRW)
200-999 nm, 96- and 384-well plate reading with programmable shaking. Includes KC4 v3.0.

PowerWave HT with Incubation (RPRWI)
Standard PowerWave HT, plus temperature control from ambient +4°C to 50°C. Includes KC4 v3.0.
Standard Accessories
  • KC4 Software
    KC4 is the primary operating system for the PowerWave HT for extensive data reduction and custom reporting via Power Reports™.
  • Serial cable: null modem, 9-pin female to 25-pin female
  • Operator's manual

 

Optional Accessories

  • Universal Test Plate; p/n 7260522
    For verifying the accuracy, linearity and repeatability performance of the PowerWave HT.
  • ActiveX® component
    Contains all information required for external control of the reader functions. Help System included.
  • KCjunior software; p/n 5270501
    Alternative to KC4 for control of the PowerWave HT
  • Patented BioCellTM 1 cm vessel; p/n 7272051
  • Bio-Cell adapter plate; p/n 7270512

Specifications

 
GENERAL

Plate Type
Accommodates 96- and 384-well microplates

Read Types
Endpoint, kinetic, spectral and linear scanning

Read Modes
Normal: Multiple measurements are taken on each well with enhanced performance above 2.0 OD

Rapid: Increased speed with the best performance from 0 to 2.0 OD

Sweep: "On the fly" measurement for fastest possible screening

Minimum Read Speed
Normal: 11 (96-well), 23 (384-well)
Sweep: 5 (96-well), 11 (384-well)

Absorbance Measurement Range
0 - 4.0 OD

Wavelength Range
200-999 nm

Bandpass
5 nm

 

Wavelength Accuracy
+ 2 nm

Wavelength Repeatability
+ 0.2 nm

Power Consumption
100 VA max
Instrument powered by universal input (100-250 VAC 50-60 Hz) switching 24 VDC power supply.

Temperature
18oC to 40oC

Humidity
80% non-condensing max.

Weight
24 lbs (10.9 kg)

Dimensions
16" D x 8.5" W x 8.5" H
(40.6 x 21.6 x 21.6 cm)

Regulatory Compliance
For in-vitro diagnostic use.
All Bio-Tek microplate instrumentation is CE and ETL marked. For details on approvals and standards compliance, please contact Bio-Tek.

TYPICAL PERFORMANCE

Accuracy
< 1% at 2.0 OD
< 2% at 3.0 OD

Linearity
+1% from 0 to 3.0 OD

Repeatability
< 0.5% at 2.0 OD
< 2% at 3.0 OD

Light Source
Xenon flash lamp

Shake Function
User-programmable timing and frequency

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT

Incubation
4-Zone Natural Convection Incubation

Range
Ambient +4oC to 50oC

Variation
+0.5o across plate

Barcode
Optional internal scanner

PowerWaveX Microplate Spectrophotometer

The PowerWaveX Series features unique 4-ZoneTM incubation design and selectable wavelengths from 200 to 999 nm without filters!

Overview
PowerWaveXTM readers take microplate spectrophotometry one leap further with their unique 4-ZoneTM incubation design and multichannel reading speed. An excellent tool for high-speed kinetic measurements, PowerWaveX assists the scientist in breaking through barriers of traditional spectrophotometry to obtain results quickly, accurately and reliably. The PowerWaveX is a monochromator-based, 96-well microplate absorbance reader that provides the ultimate solution for the Life Science, Biotechnology and Genomic Research Laboratory.

In addition to microplates, the PowerWaveX Series Microplate Spectrophotometers can read up to eight 1 cm Bio-Cells for standard spectrophotometric applications. PowerWaveX is suited for all applications including endpoint readings, kinetic mode, spectral scans and well scans in microplates or Bio-Cells. Transfer virtually any cuvette-based assay into the microplate format.

All PowerWaveX series readers come standard with on-board data reduction software that allows powerful automatic calculations without the need for a PC. For ease of use, this on-board data reduction includes pre-programmed protocols for the most typical assays used in the life science laboratory including nucleic acid quantitation, A260/A280 ratios, Brandford and Lowry protein determinations, NADH, spectral scanning, ß-Galactosidase and many more!

Features

  • 96-well microplate and 1 cm reading (Bio-CellTM)
  • Continuous wavelength selection from 200-999 nm without filters
  • Monochromator design with high-powered xenon flash lamp
  • 4-ZoneTM temperature control to 50oC and programmable shaking for critical kinetic assays
  • Automated pathlength correction for direct nucleic acid quantitation
  • Pre-programmed assays on-board, plus open protocols for user-defined assays
  • Plate reads in as few as eight seconds
  • Easily convert cuvette assays to a microplate format

Models
PowerWaveX (PRWE)
200-999nm wavelength range, onboard custom assays, spectral scanning

PowerWaveX (PRWIE)
200-999nm wavelength range, onboard custom assays, spectral scanning, plus 4-ZoneTM temperature control to 50oC

PowerWaveX (PRWIRE)
200-999nm wavelength range, onboard custom assays, spectral scanning, plus 4-ZoneTM temperature control to 50oC, plus robotic interface compatibility

PowerWaveX 340 (PRWUIE)
340-999nm wavelength range, spectral scanning, 4-ZoneTM temperature control and KCjuniorTM PC software

Standard Accessories

  • Operator's manual
  • Assay Reference Guide
  • Printer cable
  • Serial cable: null modem, 9-pin female to 25-pin female
  • KCjuniorTM software

Optional Accessories

  • Patented Bio-Cell, p/n 7272051
  • Bio-Cell adapter plate assembly (see photo below), p/n 7270512
  • Universal Test Plate, p/n 7260522
  • Parallel printer cable: 25-pin male to 36-pin male, p/n 71072
  • Serial cable, null modem: 9-pin female to 25-pin female, p/n 75053
  • Serial cable adapter: 9-pin male to 25-pin female, p/n 49755
  • Macintosh cable: 8-pin round to 25-pin female, p/n 75019
  • Epson LX300 printer or equivalent (110v only), p/n 97145
  • Hewlett Packard Deskjet printer(110v only)
  • KC4 software
  • KCjunior software

Specifications

Plate Type
96-well plates

Light Source
Xenon flash lamp

Wavelength Selection
Tunable defraction grating

Dynamic Range
0 to 4.0 OD

Wavelength Range
200-999 nm

Wavelength Accuracy
+2 nm

Wavelength Repeatability
+0.2 nm

Accuracy
< 1% at 2.0 OD
<3% at 3.0 OD

Linearity
+1% from 0 to 2.0 OD

Repeatability
+1% +0.005 OD from 0 to 2.0 OD

Bandpass
5 nm

Read Method
Endpoint, kinetic, spectral scanning

Reading Speeds
20 secs single wavelength
50 secs dual wavelength
8 secs kinetic single wavelength

Temperature Control
to 50o

Shaking
User selectable speeds

Weight
33 lbs (15 kg)

Dimensions
16" D x 15.5" W x 9.7" H
(41 x 40 x 25 cm)

Regulatory Compliance
For in-vitro diagnostic use.
All Bio-Tek microplate instrumentation is CE and ETL marked. For details on approvals and standards compliance, please contact Bio-Tek.

Precision 2000

Automated Microplate Pipetting System

Overview
Precision 2000TM is an affordable, innovative solution for automated 96-/384-well microplate liquid handling. With its ability to perform virtually any routine liquid transfer, Precision 2000 replaces manual pipetting.

The configurable multi-station platform and powerful onboard software allow for customized applications. The unique XY transport design provides effortless 96- to 384-well plate transfers with the same pipette mechanism. Additionally, robotic plate handlers can be seamlessly interfaced to Precision 2000 via an available ActiveXTM component. Bio-Tek's proprietary pipette technology provides a reliable way to pick up and seal standard tips with controlled force. Precision 2000 solves the sealing issues associated with conventional pipettes.

Precision 2000 offers a variety of fluid transfer operations including:

  • Reagent addition
  • Mixing within a well
  • Serial dilutions
  • Rapid Dispense Mode
  • Plate replication
  • Sample transfer
    • Plate-to-plate (96 to 96, 384 to 384, 96 to 384)
    • Within a plate

Features
Hardware:

  • Pipette:
    Precision 2000's uniquely designed pipette is made up of 12 or 8 individual syringes and guarantees reliable tip pickup. Each syringe is free floating within the body of the pipette. When tips are picked, the syringes are free to move up to accommodate differences in height and radially to accommodate deviations from ideal position. Precision 2000 achieves the most reliable seal on all tips with equal force.
  • Work Surface:
    Precision 2000 comes equipped with a user configurable platform. A reagent trough, disposable tip container and up to six 96- or 384-well microplates can all be positioned where they best suit your application. The entire platform can be removed for easy cleaning. When pipette tips are used, a programmer can decide whether to return the tips to the source for reuse or discard in the waste vessel provided.
  • Robotic Compatibility:
    Robotic compatibility is a standard feature with Precision 2000. The configuration of the platform combined with its XY transport capability make Precision 2000 compatible with robotic plate handlers. An ActiveXTM package is available for simple integration.
  • Rapid Dispense Mode:
    Precision 2000 ensures fast, flexible and precise automated liquid delivery. Rapid Dispense Mode is made possible with an optional manifold. A separate positive displacement pump allows for the continuous rapid dispensing of reagent from any size reservoir to both 96- and 384-well microplates.
  • Safety:
    Precision 2000 optimizes safety in today's laboratory. As an automated pipetting system, Precision 2000 helps eliminate repetitive motion injuries. Its compact size makes Precision 2000 ideally suited for installation into a biological safety cabinet. When installed on the lab bench, an optional protective cabinet is also available to prevent aerosols. This protective cabinet shields the operator while Precision 2000 is running. An internal software safeguard is available at any point in the liquid transfer if a pause or program abort is necessary.

Software:

  • Pre-Defined Demo Programs, Program Creation Ability:
    Precision 2000 comes pre-installed with some of the most common pipetting routines, including reagent additions, serial dilutions and plate-to-plate transfers. The software is thoughtfully designed to enable the user to copy an existing demonstration protocol and simply modify it to meet specific requirements. Up to 80 program files can be stored in memory. The user has the ability to create, edit, copy and delete files from the external keypad with a 2 x 24 character display. Virtually any liquid transfer parameter can be customized. Configurable aspiration depth ensures that tips don't touch the bottom of wells while managing sensitive cell assays.
  • Validation, Printing, Lock Feature:
    Precision 2000 offers an automatic validation utility which ensures proper creation or modification of protocols before any liquid transfer can take place. This feature conserves time and expensive supplies. After a protocol is created or modified, parameters can easily be printed for an additional verification. A convenient lock feature is also available for security purposes.
  • QC Programs:
    Precision 2000 comes equipped with pre-programmed protocols for Installation Qualification, Operational Qualification and Performance Verification needs. Each instrument is factory tested for optimal precision and accuracy performance. Performance documentation accompanies each instrument, and tests can be easily duplicated by the user.

Models
Precision 2000 is available in several configurations. All configurations support 96- and 384-well microplates and are robot compatible.

Universal Precision 2000 (PRC384U)
Automated pipetting system with both 12- and 8-channel liquid transfer capabilities. Includes rapid dispense mode.

12-Channel Precision 2000 (PRC384/12)
Automated pipetting system with 12-channel liquid transfer capability and rapid dispense mode.

8-Channel Precision 2000 Plus (PRC384M)
Automated pipetting system with 8-channel liquid transfer capability and rapid dispense mode.

8-Channel Precision 2000 (PRC384)
Automated pipetting system with 8-channel liquid transfer capability.

Standard Accessories

  • 4 microplate holders
  • 3 pipette tip box/reagent trough holders
  • 4 50 ml reagent troughs
  • Parallel printer cable: 25-pin male to 36-pin male
  • Serial cable: null modem, 9-pin female to 25-pin female
  • Maintenance kit
  • Operator's manual

Optional Accessories

  • Protective aerosol cabinet
  • Precision 2000 pipette tips
  • Many additional labware adapters are available. Inquire for more details.
  • Precision PowerTM Software
    Precision PowerTM is Bio-Tek’s Windows PC software for complete Precision 2000 control. The graphical user interface simplifies program creation under Windows 95, 98, NT, 2000 and XP. Programs can either be created and run from the PC or downloaded and run from Precision 2000’s onboard microprocessor. Precision Power expands the instrument's dynamic capabilities with features such as a graphical simulation utility, nested looping, and the ability to replenish supplies mid run.

    Precision Power PC Requirements:
    • Intel Pentium processor/133 MHz (or compatible)
    • Microsoft Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT (Service Pack #6) or XP operating systems
    • 32MB of RAM minimum
    • 60MB of available hard drive space
    • CD ROM drive
    • SVGA color monitor (800x600 resolution with 256 colors)
    • Keyboard, mouse and serial ports
  • Precision Power ActiveX Programmer's package

Specifications

 

PERFORMANCE

Dispensing precision
< 2% when dispensing 100µl per well of deionized water with 0.1% Tween 20 with FD&C #1 blue dye.

Dispensing accuracy
< 2% when dispensing 100µl per well of deionized water with 0.1% Tween 20 with FD&C #1 blue dye.

Throughput
12-Channel Pipette: < 80 seconds to dispense 100 µl per well of fluid to all wells of a standard 96-well microplate.

8-Channel Pipette: < 100 seconds to dispense 100µl per well of fluid to all wells of a standard 96-well microplate.

12-Channel Manifold: < 40 seconds to dispense 50 µl per well of fluid to all wells of a standard 384-well microplate.

8-Channel Manifold: < 50 seconds to dispense 50µl per well of fluid to all wells of a standard 384-well microplate.
 

TECHNICAL

Tips
Accommodates Bio-Tek and other standard 50 to 250 µl pipette tips.

Microplates
Accommodates 96- and 384-well flat-, round- and V-bottom plates.

Pipette
12-channel, 10-120 µl per channel (PRC384U, PRC384/12)

8-channel, 10-120 µl per channel (PRC384M, PRC384)

Manifold
12-channel, 20-9999 µl per channel (PRC384U, PRC384/12)

8-channel, 20-9999 µl per channel.

Supply bottle volume
2 liters

User interface
External membrane keypad with 25 alphanumeric keys and a 2-line x 24-character LCD display.

Optional PC software.



Main voltage
100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, < 0.7A

Dimensions
Instrument only:
15" D x 21" W x 16" H
(374mm D x 525mm W x 400mm H)

Instrument with optional cabinet: 17.5" D x 23" W x 17.5" H
(435mm D x 575mm W x 435mm H)

Weight
Instrument only:
28 lbs. (12.7 kg)

Instrument with optional cabinet:
38 lbs. (17.2 kg)

Operating conditions
15 to 40oC (59 to 104oF)

Relative humidity
10 to 85% (non-condensing)

Regulatory compliance
For in vitro diagnostic use.
All Bio-Tek microplate instrumentation is CE and ETL market. For details on approvals and standards compliance, please contact Bio-Tek.

Delta-Soft 3

Macintosh Software for Kinetics/Endpoint Analysis

Overview
Delta-Soft 3 for Macintosh completely computer-controls your reader. Delta-Soft 3 provides powerful analysis for any ELISA application. The versatile capabilities of Delta-Soft 3 provide ready analysis of data in a variety of formats and customized reports for every aspect of kinetic and endpoint assays.

Detailed Kinetic Analysis

  • Display real-time kinetic rate data for all 96-well plates as it is generated.
  • Evaluate each well individually for calculation of rate. Single or multiple data points can be deleted in a single well.
  • Multi-tasking capability allows long experiments to be done.
  • Select ranges for data analysis before or after data is collected.
  • The FIND MAX RATE option allows the automatic determination of the interval with the maximum slope for each well.
  • Zoom in on a range of wells or an individual well for ease of viewing and analysis.
  • Calculate many optional kinetic parameters including rate, time to max rate, time to onset, and 50% OD.
Easy Protocol Generation
  • Protocol files which include specified options for a particular assay can be named and saved separately.
  • Store multiple protocols in the computer's memory for easy recall and setup of assays.
Simplified Template Setup
  • Define standards, blanks, or samples in any pattern on the plate, including multiple experiments on a single plate.
  • Enter multiple dilutions for samples including any desired dilution range.
  • Fill in and edit well IDs for the plate automatically, as desired.
Data Analysis and Formula Transformations
  • Select from six curve fitting options: linear, semi-log, log/log, log/logit, 4-parameter, and spline for graphing the standard curve.
  • Interpolate samples using standard curve stored in memory or from a previous plate.
  • Calculated sample concentrations with a complete statistical analysis.
  • Analyze samples by comparison to a control using easy formula transformations. Display results in either tabular or plate format.
  • Mask and unmask points easily to exclude outliers from data analysis.
Design Your Reports
  • Customize the reports to include only the information you want.
  • For convenience, the number format can be selected as scientific, decimal, or mixed.
  • Print scan data in a tabular format, organized from highest to lowest absorbance values.
  • Time to onset, time to peak, correlation coefficients for individual kinetic plots, or any of the kinetic parameters are available in tabular reports.
Endotoxin Applications
  • Calculate spike recovery and time to onset easily
Versatile Export/Import Features
  • Export kinetic, endpoint, or multiple plate data in a variety of formats, including well-by-well format of 8 x 12 geometrics. Also export any calculated data, if desired.
  • Import kinetic, endpoint, or multiple plate endpoint data from previous versions of Delta-Soft directly or from any spreadsheet or other program as text files.
  • Interfaces with all Bio-Tek EL300 and EL800/808 series readers.

Versions
Delta-Soft 3, Part #3070145

Standard Accessories

  • Operator's manual
  • Serial cable, Part #3070145

KC4 Signature

21 CFR Part 11 Compliant!

Overview

KC4 Signature is the first microplate data reduction software to be totally compliant to the FDA regulation 21 CFR Part 11. Thorough research of the regulation and feedback from key customers provided a design concept to fully address this important requirement. Unlike other microplate data reduction packages with Part 11 features, KC4 Signature is self-contained, that is, all security features, tracking functions and electronic signatures are available with this single program. The design allows for easy single-user implementation or broad-based network installation without the need for additional, external software packages or tools.

Features


Major features of KC4 Signature include:
  • Electronic signature of both Data and Protocol files
  • Multi-level user access and permissions
  • Encrypted password entry and password change feature for all users
  • Administration from within KC4 Signature in a single-use or network environment
  • Administrator-configurable
    • Idle time-out
    • Number of unauthorized logins before lock out
    • Password length and repetition allowance
    • System wide Protected Function definition
  • Data Audit trail to log all user permitted actions
  • Protocol Audit trail to log changes to protocol setup
  • Individual protocol settings protection for those created by a PowerUser or Administrator
  • Secured database for storage of all protected data and protocol files
  • Automatic database export facility for backup of secured files
  • Superior context-sensitive Help System
In addition to the extraordinary, intuitive implementation of 21 CFR Part 11 compliance in KC4 Signature, the software provides the ultimate in flexibility for all data reduction requirements for absorbance, fluorescence and luminescence applications. KC4’s exclusive PowerReports feature provides complete user control over custom report formatting by using data objects created by KC4 to be embedded in Microsoft Word or Excel at the click of a mouse. Custom reports and powerful calculations couldn’t be any easier or faster than with KC4’s PowerReports.

Specifications

 

Recommended System Configuration

  • Pentium II processor, 300 MHz minimum
  • Microsoft® Windows® 98/NT/2000/XP operating system
  • 128 MB RAM
  • 30 MB of available hard drive space for program files
  • CD ROM drive
  • Keyboard and mouse
  • Serial port (or USB port with serial adapter)
  • To use KC4's PowerReports feature: Microsoft Office 2000

KC4 v3.1

Data Analysis Software with Extended Reporting Capabilities.

Overview

Bio-Tek’s KC4 v3.1 is the most innovative tool available to create custom, publication quality reports of microplate applications. KC4’s PowerReportsTM feature uses true Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) technology to interact with Microsoft’s Excel and Word programs, providing total control over all report formatting using data objects created by KC4. In addition to the exciting PowerReportsTM feature, KC4 includes these capabilities:
  • real-time kinetic well zoom for easy assay monitoring
  • fully customizable plate identifiers for intuitive template creation
  • enhanced area scanning graphics and reporting
  • custom configurable symbols for cutoff reports
  • direct export to Excel or Word
  • data audit trails

Versions

KC4 v3.1 Software, Part #5290512
Standard Accessories
  • Software on CD
  • Operator's manual
  • Single user license

Applications

KC4 has powerful, flexible data manipulation capabilities and is suitable for all applications, such as:
  • Research
  • Nucleic acid quantitation
  • Drug Discovery
  • Fluorescence, luminescence assays
  • Proteomics and Genomics
  • Enzyme kinetics

Specifications

Recommended Minimum Computer Configuration

KC4 v3.1
  • Pentium processor or greater, 100 MHz
  • Microsoft® Windows® 95/98/NT/2000 operating system
  • 64 MB RAM
  • 30 MB of available hard drive space for KC4 program files
  • Additional available hard drive space for storing protocol and plate data files
  • CD ROM drive
  • Super VGA color monitor
  • Keyboard and mouse ports
  • Serial port, if autoreader is present
KC4 Power Reports™ Feature
  • Pentium II processor or greater, 300 MHz
  • Microsoft® Windows® 98/NT/2000 operating system
  • 64 MB of RAM minimum (128 recommended)
  • Microsoft® Word and/or Excel 2000 or Office XP

Synergy HT Multi-Detection Microplate Reader

Multi-detection capability with uncompromised performance. Now with Time Resolved Fluorescence!

Overview
Today's research requires that instrumentation be cost effective, reliable and easy to use. In response to those requirements, Bio-Tek Instruments has developed the SynergyTM HT. This new microplate reader for fluorescence and absorbance measurements was designed with an emphasis on superior performance in both detection methods as well as sensitive glow luminescence measurements. Unlike many multi-detection microplate readers, the Synergy HT utilizes a unique dual-optics design. When making fluorescence determinations, the Synergy HT uses a tungsten halogen lamp with interference filters for wavelength specificity in conjunction with a PMT detector. The tungsten halogen lamp produces a large amount of light at a constant intensity, providing increased sensitivity and repeatability. Specially designed fluorescent interference filters prevent light leakage from excitation wavelength to the emission wavelength, particularly important with fluorescent compounds with small Stoke's shifts. In addition, the ability to use filters with different bandpasses allows the investigator to tailor their fluorescence measurements to their experiment more effectively. When absorbance measurements are made, the instrument switches to a xenon flash lamp and a monochromator for wavelength selection. The use of a xenon flash lamp allows for both UV and visible light absorbance measurements. The monochromator provides wavelength selection from 200 to 999 nm in 1 nm increments. Thus, dual-optics design allows the investigator to have two different reading modes without compromise.

Synergy HT reader has a 4-ZoneTM temperature control option which ensures superior temperature uniformity necessary for kinetic assays. With a compact footprint and robot-accessible carrier design, the Synergy HT is also compatible with most automated systems. Reader control is via Bio-Tek's KC4 data reduction software or an ActiveX® software component.

Features

  • Automatic top and bottom epifluorescence read modes optimized for both sensitive homogeneous and cell-based assays
  • Software-controlled automatic probe height adjustment with built-in plate sensor to prevent probe crashes
  • Scanning monochromator for wavelength scans to identify peak absorbance and provide full spectral analysis
  • Luminescence measurements with top detection for best sensitivity
  • Reads 6- to 384-well plate formats including PCR trays and Terasaki plates
  • Well area scanning for popular cell-based assays
  • Time Resolved Fluorescence capability
  • Includes powerful KC4TM PC software with exclusive PowerReportsTM feature for custom reporting

Models
SIAFR
Synergy™ HT with 4 excitation/4 emission filters, 3 mm top, 5 mm bottom probe, incubation to 50°C. Includes KC4 Software.

SIAFRNB
Synergy™ HT with 4 excitation/4 emission filters, optimized for 384-well reading with 1.5 mm top, 1.5 mm bottom probe, incubation to 50°C. Includes KC4 Software.

SIAFR-Custom
Synergy™ HT with 4 excitation/4 emission filters, optimized for individual applications with user’s choice of top and bottom probe sizes*. Incubation to 50°C. Includes KC4 Software.

SIAFRT
Synergy™ HT with Time Resolved Fluorescence capability:
Comes with 4 excitation/4 emission filters, TR Block, 3 mm top, 5 mm bottom probe, incubation to 50°C. Includes KC4 Software.

SIAFRTNB
Synergy™ HT with Time Resolved Fluorescence capability:
Comes with 4 excitation/4 emission filters, optimized for 384-well reading with 1.5 mm top, 1.5 mm bottom probe, incubation to 50°C. Includes KC4 Software.

SIAFRT-Custom
Synergy™ HT with Time Resolved Fluorescence capability:
Comes with 4 excitation/4 emission filters, optimized for individual applications with user’s choice of top and bottom probe sizes*. Incubation to 50°C. Includes KC4 Software.

*Possible custom probe configurations are: 1.5 mm top / 3.0 mm bottom; 3.0 mm top / 3.0 mm bottom; 3.0 mm top / 1.5 mm bottom.

Note that it is not possible to install a 5 mm probe in the top position. All custom configurations must be specified at order time and cannot be retrofitted.

Standard Accessories
  • KC4TM v3.0 with PowerReportsTM
  • Accessory kit
  • Serial cable: null modem, 9-pin female to 25-pin female
  • Operator's manual

Specifications

 

TYPICAL PERFORMANCE

Fluorescence sensitivity
5 pg/ml SF (3.9 femtomoles/well)

Absorbance
Accuracy: +/- 1% at 2.0 OD
Linearity: < 1% from 0 to 3.0 OD
Repeatability: < 0.5% at 2.0 OD

SPECIFICATIONS

Detection method
Fluorescence, Time Resolved Fluorescence, Absorbance, Luminescence

Microplate types
6- to 384-well plates
PCR tube trays
Terasaki trays

Probes
3 mm top, 5 mm bottom. Top probe height and top or bottom reading position are software adjustable/selectable (fluorescence). Other probe sizes available.

Wavelength range
Fluorescence: Excitation 300-650 nm,
Emission 350-800 nm
Time Resolved Fluorescence: Excitation 200-999 nm, Emission 350-800 nm
Absorbance: 200 to 999 nm, tunable in 1 nm increments

Wavelength selection
Fluorescence: Deep blocking interference filters
Time Resolved Fluorescence: Monochromator
Absorbance: Monochromator

 

Bandpass
Fluorescence: Variable, dependent on filter
Time Resolved Fluorescence: 10 nm
Absorbance: 2.4 nm

Time Resolved
Measurement Range

0, 20-16000 µsec delay time
20-16000 µsec integration time

Dynamic range
Fluorescence: 0 - 99,999 RFU's
Time Resolved Fluorescence: 0 - 99,999 RFU's
Absorbance: 0 - 4.0 OD

Light source
Fluorescence: Tungsten Halogen (20 Watt) 1,000 hrs lifetime
Time Resolved Fluorescence: Xenon flash lamp, 1 billion flashes lifetime
Absorbance: Xenon flash lamp, 1 billion flashes lifetime

Detectors
Fluorescence, Time Resolved Fluorescence, Luminescence: Photomultiplier tube
Absorbance: Silicon photodiode

Reading methods
Endpoint, kinetic, well area scanning

Operating System
KC4 software (Active X component also available)

 

Filter wheel capacity
4-position excitation, emission wheels (fluorescence)
4 excitation filters and 4 emission filters included

Incubation
4oC above ambient to 50oC

Shaking
Linear shaking: Low, med, high and variable speeds (17, 18, 19 Hz and random frequencies, respectively).

Dimensions
Width 16" (40.6 cm)
Height 10" (25.4 cm)
Depth 15" (38 cm)

Weight
40 lb. (18 kg)

Regulatory compliance
For in vitro diagnostic use.
All Bio-Tek microplate instrumentation is CE and ETL market. For details on approvals and standards compliance, please contact Bio-Tek.

PowerWave XS Universal Microplate Spectrophotometer

Overview
The PowerWaveTM XS is the newest edition to the powerful PowerWave line of products and sets a new standard for performance and value. Never has this line-up of features been so affordably priced. Any microplate type from 6- to 384-wells is accommodated including Terasaki formats and Bio-Tek’s patented Bio-CellTM quartz vessel for standard 1 cm measurements. A variety of read modes including endpoint, kinetic and spectral scanning assays are available. Applications include ELISA, kinetic enzyme assays, nucleic acid quantitation, A260/A280 ratios, protein analysis and much more.

The PowerWave XS offers tunable wavelength selection from 200 to 999 nm in 1 nm increments and wavelength scanning without the need for filters. Unique 4-ZoneTM temperature control to 50°C, user programmable shaking, robotic compatibility and ultra fast Sweep read mode are standard features of the PowerWave XS. The instrument’s small footprint is designed to conserve precious bench top space.
Features
  • No Interference Filters Required
    The PowerWave XS is equipped with a monochromator for continuous wavelength selection from 200 – 999 nm. Wavelengths can be selected in 1 nm increments to meet all assay requirements. It is like having 800 filters built in. If the best conditions are not known, any well can be spectrally scanned for a portion of the spectrum or across the entire wavelength range.Mutiple Microplate Types
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  • Any standard microplate from 6- to 384-wells can be accommodated. This includes 60-, 72- and 96-well Terasaki plates. The PowerWave XS is truly a universal microplate spectrophotometer. In addition to microplates, the PowerWave XS can also read up to 8 of Bio-Tek’s patented Bio-CellTM quartz vessels for fixed 1 cm measurements.
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  • Choice of Reading Speeds
    The PowerWave XS offers speed options based on the customer’s requirements. Normal Mode incorporates Bio-Tek’s enhanced reading capabilities. With the use of a xenon flash lamp, every well is flashed 8 times. If the average of the 8 wells is less than 2.0 OD, the result is reported. If the average is greater than 2.0 OD, the well is flashed a total of 64 times. An average of the 64 reads is accurately reported for an assured result. In Rapid Mode, every well is flashed 8 times regardless of the result. If higher throughput is required, the PowerWave XS’ Sweep Mode meets the challenge. Using “on the fly” technology, an entire 96-well plate can be read in 14 seconds. Even when spectrally scanning a well, the user has a choice of reading speeds.
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  • Temperature Control and Microplate Shaking
    Bio-Tek’s 4-ZoneTM temperature control is a standard feature with the PowerWave XS. Unlike a forced hot air system, the PowerWave XS incorporates a natural convection system. This reduces evaporation in the microplate across its broad temperature range of 4° above ambient to 50° Celsius. In the reading chamber, the microplate is completely surrounded by four independently controlled heaters guaranteeing no more variation across the microplate than ± .5° at 37° Celsius. The PowerWave XS allows users to select from four shaking intensities for controlled agitation. Low, medium, high and variable intensities can be chosen in addition to the shaking duration.
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  • KCjunior Software Included
    Bio-Tek’s KCjunior software is packaged with the PowerWave XS at no addition charge. KCjunior provides complete control in an intuitive and user-friendly format.

Robotics Compatible
The PowerWave XS’ small footprint makes it ideal for robotic systems. The carrier design allows access from three sides of the microplate. The carrier’s automatic microplate locator activates the microplate only upon reading to allow the robotic gripper better ease of movement. The PowerWave XS is compatible with both Bio-Tek’s Fastrack robotic arm and Bio-StackTM automated microplate stacker.

Models
MQX200R
PowerWave XS Universal Microplate Spectrophotometer

Standard Accessories

  • KCjuniorTM Basic Data Analysis and Curve Fitting Software
  • Operator's manual
  • Serial cable
  • Power cord

Optional Accessories

  • Universal Test Plate
  • Bio-CellTM Quartz Vessel
  • Bio-Cell Plate Adapter
  • Adapter for 60-/72-/96-well Terasaki microplates
  • KC4 v3.0 Software

Specifications

 

Plate Type
6-, 12-, 24-, 48-, 96- and 384-well microplates and 60-/72-/96-well Terasaki plates

Also reads up to 8 Bio-Cells (patented quartz miniature cuvettes) for 1 cm absorbance measurement.

Reading Speeds
Endpoint:
Normal*: 96 = 52 sec, 384 = 152 sec
Rapid: 96 = 42 sec, 384 = 112 sec
Sweep: 96 = 18 sec, 384 = 30 sec

Kinetic**:
Normal: 96 = 49 sec, 384 = 150 sec
Rapid: 96 = 40 sec, 384 = 112 sec
Sweep: 96 = 14 sec, 384 = 26 sec

*Normal speeds may be slower if OD's are >2.0.
**Kinetic reading speeds indicate fastest possible measurements (intervals) from A1 to A1.

Read Modes
Endpoint, kinetic and spectral scanning. Endpoint and kinetic in three speeds: Normal, Rapid, Sweep:

Normal: Multiple measurements are taken on each well with enhanced performance above 2.0 OD

Rapid: Several measurements in each well with enhanced performance from 0 to 2.0 OD

Sweep: "On the fly", one measurement in each well for fastest possible screening

Wavelength Selection
Monochromator, selectable 1 nm or greater increments

Wavelength Range
200-999 nm

Wavelength Accuracy
+ 2 nm

Wavelength Bandpass
2.4 nm

Wavelength Repeatability
+ 0.2 nm

Absorbance Range
0 - 4.0 OD

Resolution
0.001 OD

Shaking
Linear with user-programmable timing and frequency.
High speed = 19 Hz
Medium speed = 18 Hz
Low speed = 17 Hz
Variable = random mix of high, medium and low

Temperature Control
4-Zone™ natural convection
Ambient +4oC to 50oC
Variation + 0.5oC

TYPICAL PERFORMANCE

Accuracy
< 1% at 2.0 OD

Linearity
<1% at 2.0 OD

Repeatability
< 0.5% at 2.0 OD

Light Source
Xenon flash lamp, 10 W max average power, 1 billion flashes

Software Control
KCjunior™ Basic Data Analysis and Curve Fitting Software included.

KC4 with PowerReports™ Data Analysis Software with extended reporting capabilities available for increased capability and robotic integrations

Environment
Temperature: 15oC to 35oC
Humidity: 85% non-condensing max.

Weight
24 lbs (11 kg)

Dimensions
8.5" W x 8.5" H x 16" D
(21.6 cm x 21.6 cm x 40.6 cm)

Power Consumption
100 VA max
Instrument powered by universal input (100-240 VAC 50-60 Hz + 10%) 50-60 Hz.

Regulatory Compliance
For in-vitro diagnostic use.
All Bio-Tek microplate instrumentation is CE and ETL marked. For details on approvals and standards compliance, please contact Bio-Tek.

ELx808 Microplate Reader

Overview
The ELx808 provides the flexibility to manipulate and analyze your data. This multi-channel reader continues Bio-Tek's tradition of offering the tightest specifications of any microplate reader - precise, accurate and repeatable. The ELx808 on-board diagnostic self-test and calibration test plate make it easy to confirm and document reader performance. All calculations are performed automatically. Combined with our history of quality hardware engineering, the ELx808 sets the standard for microplate readers.

Features

  • Extensive on-board data analysis, including
    • Data transformation formulas
    • Assay and control validation
    • Curve-fitting options: linear, 4-P, 2-P (logit/log), cubic, quadratic, cubic spline, point-to-point
    • Multiple assays per plate
  • Fast Kinetics
    • Measurements in intervals as short as 6 seconds
    • Kinetic rate, R2 or onset time reported without needing a PC
  • Linear well scanning for agglutination assays
  • 4-ZoneTM Temperature Control
    • Incubation to 50oC
    • Improved reproducibility in enzyme kinetic reactions
    • Enhanced uniformity through independently monitored heaters
    • Unique heated track/carrier design for minimal evaporation and edge effect
  • Superior optical design
    • Incorporates a staggered optical design to eliminate channel-to-channel crosstalk
    • Reference channel rolls optical signal for uniform channel-to-channel signal

Models
ELx808
Standard reader

ELx808U
Expands dynamic range to 340 nm

ELx808IU
Includes incubation and extended dynamic range

ELx808RIU
RoboReaderTM with incubation and 340-900 nm dynamic range

Language versions available: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish

Standard Accessories

  • 405, 450, 490, 630 nm filters
  • Dust cover
  • Parallel printer cable: 25-pin male to 36-pin male
  • Operator's manual
  • Serial cable, null modem: 9-pin female to 25-pin female

Optional Accessories

  • Patented Bio-Cell quartz mini-cuvette: to obtain 1 cm fixed path length absorbance measurements
  • Bio-Cell adapter plate assembly: can contain up to 8 Bio-Cells
  • Universal Test Plate
  • Serial cable adapter: 9-pin male to 25-pin female
  • Macintosh cable: 8-pin round to 25-pin female
  • Epson LX300 printer or equivalent (110v only)
  • Hewlett Packard DeskJet Printer(110v only)
  • Lamp for ELx808 (all models)
  • ELx808 filters (see price list)
  • Cytochrome C filter (550 nm, 1 nm bandwidth)
  • KC4 software
  • KCjunior software
  • Delta-Soft Macintosh software

Applications
As a stand-alone Microplate reader, the ELx808 is designed for applications within the following areas:

  • Agricultural
  • Biotechnology research
  • Cell biology
  • Cell counting
  • Cell proliferation
  • Clinical
  • ELISA
  • Environmental
  • Food processing
  • Kinetic ELISA
  • LAL
  • Neuroscience

Specifications

 
Plate type
96-well plates

Light source
Tungsten Halogen bulb

Absorbance range
0 to 4.0 OD

Wavelength range
380 to 900 nm
340 to 900 nm (UV option)

Accuracy
< 1% at 2.5 OD
< 2% at 3.5 OD

Linearity
+ 1% from 0 to 2.5 OD

 

Repeatability
< 0.5% at 2.5 OD
< 1.5% at 3.5 OD

Read method
Endpoint, kinetic, linear scanning

Reading speeds
12 secs single wavelength
20 secs dual wavelength
6 secs kinetic single wavelength

Temperature control
From 4oC above ambient to 50oC
(I option)

Shaking
User-programmable timing and frequency

Weight
30 lb. (13.6 kg.)

Dimensions
16" D x 15.5" W x 8.75" H
(40.6 x 39.4 x 22.2 cm)

Regulatory compliance
For in vitro diagnostic use.
All Bio-Tek Microplate instrumentation is CE and ETL market. For details on approvals and standards compliance, please contact Bio-Tek