Product News: BioTek Instruments, Inc. Unveils MicroFlo™ Select with Unlimited Liquid Dispensing Flexibility

22 Oct 2007

BioTek Instruments Inc. has released its latest development in dispensing technology, the new MicroFlo™ Select Dispenser, offering superior microplate dispensing flexibility in one compact instrument. MicroFlo Select is the first instrument of its kind to offer a wide range of choices in dynamic dispense volumes, plate types, tube styles and sizes, automated dispense heights and cassettes to accommodate your dispensing requirements now and into the future.

The MicroFlo Select uses a specialized peristaltic design to deliver volumes from 1μL to 10 mL with a higher degree of flexibility than current technology allows. Three autoclaveable cassettes (1μL, 5μL, 10μL) each incorporate the appropriate dimension tubing and configuration to accurately produce full incremental volumes of liquid for the best performance within each specified volume range. This flexibility in cassette design is coupled with BioTek’s Confidence-Plus unconditional lifetime warranty. In addition, both cassettes and cassette tubing may be quickly and easily replaced without the usual stretching associated with current peristaltic pump designs. Compatible vessels include 6- to 1536-well microplates, PCR trays, deep well microplates, microtubes, and many other tube configurations up to four inches in height.

Flexibility is further enhanced through automatic dispense height adjustment, automation capability and uncomplicated software. Users can dispense up to eight distinct reagents at a time, and can also choose to dispense into or skip any microplate row or column. A two-stage priming tray can direct liquid to waste, or to recovery, for precious reagents.