BioTek MultiFlo
Manufacturer: BioTek
Model: MultiFlo

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.

Dispenser Commands

  • Help About

    void helpAbout()Display the about dialog box for the instrument.
  • Get Error String

    string getErrorString(int error)Retrieves a message corresponding to the specified error code.


    • errorError code


    Message corresponding to the specified error code.
  • Get Last Error Code

    int getLastErrorCode()Returns the value of the last error code.


    Value of the last error code.
  • Get Product Name

    string getProductName()Returns the name of the instrument.


    The name of the instrument.
  • Get Product Serial Number

    string getProductSerialNumber()Returns the instruments serial number.


    The products serial number.
  • Get Protocol Status

    int getProtocolStatus()Retrieves the status of the current protocol.


    Returns an integer value corresponding to the protocols current run status.
  • Run Protocol

    void runProtocol()Validates and executes the currently loaded protocol.
  • Resume Protocol

    void resumeProtocol()Resumes the current protocol.
  • Pause Protocol

    void pauseProtocol()Pauses the current protocol.
  • Abort Protocol

    void abortProtocol()Aborts the current protocol.
  • Load Protocol From File

    void loadProtocolFromFile(string pathName)Loads a protocol from file.


    • pathNameThe path and file name of the protocol to be loaded.
  • Load Protocol From Flash

    void loadProtocolFromFlash(string name)Loads a protocol from flash memory.


    • nameThe name of the protocol stored in flash memory.
  • Perform Self Check

    void performSelfCheck()Performs a system test.
  • Test Communications

    void testCommunications()Tests the communication between the PC and the instrument.
  • Override Validation

    void overrideValidation(int override)Overrides the validation process.


    • override0 if validation has to be performed, 1 otherwise. Minimum: 0 Maximum: 1 Default: 0
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