Integra’s New Handheld 384-Channel Pipetting System for Increased Sample Throughput

09 Jan 2013
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Designed to enable labs to process samples simply and productively the INTEGRA VIAFLO 384 is a new handheld 384-channel electronic pipette that enables fast, precise and easy transfer of 384 samples simultaneously.

Uniquely the VIAFLO 384 offers all the benefits of increased sample throughput as well as lower sample and reagent use without the expense of having to invest in a robotic liquid handling system. The compact VIAFLO 384 comes with a choice of two 384-channel pipetting heads covering the volume ranges of 0.5 -12.5 µl and 5 - 125 µl. The new system is fully compatible with VIAFLO 96-channel pipetting heads enabling easy switching between 96-channel and 384-channel pipetting using the same unit.

Like the award winning VIAFLO 96 Handheld Electronic Pipette - the VIAFLO 384 has been designed to be used just like a standard handheld pipette. Therefore, no special skills or training are required to operate it. Servo assisted motor steering ensures that operating the VIAFLO 384 is both effortless and precise. The VIAFLO 384 features the company's popular Touch Wheel™ pipette user interface enabling simple and fast programming of a wide range of pipetting modes including repeat dispense, serial dilute and mixing routines.

Customers will immediately benefit from the increased productivity and high precision delivered by their VIAFLO 384. Fast plate filling and replication, reagent addition or serial dilutions in 96- and 384-well plates is now as easy as pipetting with a standard electronic pipette into a single tube. The VIAFLO 384 comes with 10 pre-defined pipetting modes enabling the system to be used productively almost immediately. A further 20 user designated custom programs allow even the most diverse and complex pipetting operations. The VIAFLO 384 can be connected to a PC with VIALINK software enabling easy custom program exchange and firmware upgrades.

Using the VIAFLO 384 - position settings, like pipetting height or tip alignment to the wells, can be defined by the user ensuring optimal access to all types of 384-well plates. The VIAFLO 384 is fully compatible with VIAFLO GripTip pipette tips which provide a perfect seal everytime and won't fall off during use. New extended length 12.5 µl GripTips ensure the system can be used to effectively process deep well blocks.

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