The Formulatrix Tempest is a non-contact, bulk reagent dispenser based on proprietary modular microfluidic chip technology. It is configurable to simultaneously deliver any volume of up to 12 ingredients through 96 individually controlled channels. The Tempest’s patented microfluidic valve clusters use positive displacement to dispense discrete volumes of liquid to 96-, 384-, or 1536-well plates with non-recoverable dead volumes as low as 50 µL per ingredient. The optional stackers and barcode reader add additional flexibility to the instrument.
The Mantis is small liquid handling robot which utilizes a unique pipette input to allow for an incredibly low dead-volume. This single-channel liquid dispenser is robot accessible and can accept SBS plate types.
MicroFlo Select is the latest development in dispensing technology offering superior microplate dispensing flexibility in one compact instrument. In fact, it’s the first instrument of its kind to offer a wide range of choices in dynamic dispense volumes, microplate types, sample tube sizes and automated dispense height adjustment, along with a full range of cassettes to accommodate dispensing requirements now and into the future. An assortment of available cassettes each incorporate the appropriate tubing, tip properties and accurate dispensing technology to deliver full and reproducible incremental volumes of liquid within its specified volume range, even after numerous autoclave cycles.
BioTek’s new MultiFlo Microplate Dispenser is the latest advancement in bulk dispensers offering up to four reagents dispensed in parallel with one compact instrument. The MultiFlo offers a choice of either peristaltic pump or microprocessor controlled syringe drive technologies. Users can purchase one channel now and add others in the future. A wide array of plate types are accommodated from 6- to 1536-well formats. The MultiFlo dispenses a broad volume range from 1 microL to 3 mL accurately and precisely with a fully modular and upgradable design. BioTek’s proprietary angled dispensing ensures compatibility with all dispense protocols including reagent addition to loosely adherent cell monolayers. For assays requiring minimum reagent usage, the MultiFlo prime volume is under 1 mL. A built-in priming trough is designed to allow both recovery of reagents or to send primed reagent directly to waste.