BioTek Introduces MultiFlo™ FX Multi-Mode Dispenser with RAD™ Technology
04 Apr 2014

BioTek’s MultiFlo™ FX is now available with optional RAD™ (Random Access Dispense) technology to further extend its application range and flexibility. RAD technology offers single-channel dispensing to random individual microplate wells along with rapid reagent dispensing into large volume wells of 6- to 24- well microplates. MultiFlo FX can also be separately configured with an optional wash module for 6- to 384-well plates.

When incorporating RAD technology or the washing module, MultiFlo FX replaces up to five separate liquid handlers, thus saving time and instrumentation costs. The modular architecture allows users to purchase modules required now and upgrade as their assay needs evolve, eliminating the need to purchase multiple instruments. MultiFlo FX features BioTek's unique Parallel Dispense™ technology which allows up to four independent reagents to be dispensed in parallel without risk of fluid carryover. A choice of peristaltic or syringe pump dispense technologies provides reagent conservation and unattended operation down to 500 nL with low maintenance and low consumable costs.

MultiFlo FX is especially suited for sensitive cell based assays, ELISAs and bead-based assays, with angled dispense tips and flexible flow rates to keep cells intact; and when integrated with BioStack 4™ Microplate Stacker, the process can be automated using lidded or non-lidded plates. Fast programming via intuitive on-board software and a color touch screen display provides total control of dispense patterns, and two integrated USB ports provide convenient file transfer and storage.

BioTek Instruments, Inc., headquartered in Winooski, VT, USA, is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture, and sale of microplate instrumentation and software. These technologies are used to aid life science research, facilitate drug discovery, provide rapid and cost-effective analysis, and enable sensitive, accurate quantification of molecules across diverse applications. BioTek espouses a "Think Possible" approach that sets the tone for fresh ideas, unsurpassed customer service and original innovations. As such, they are often honored for local accomplishments and technological innovations, including Best Places to Work in Vermont, North American New Product Innovation Award for Workflow Solutions in Life Sciences and Drug Discovery Product of the Year – Scientists' Choice Award.

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