Product News: BioTek Introduces the World's First Deep Well Microplate Washer

21 Jun 2011

BioTek Instruments, Inc., continues to set new standards in microplate washers with the launch of the ELx405™ Select Deep Well Washer. The new ELx405 Select Deep Well Washer is a robot compatible, full plate washer for automated aspirate and dispense steps in 96- and 384-well plates up to 50 mm high, and can also accommodate standard 15 mm microplates. This delivers increased washing efficiency compared to manual and hand-held methods.

The ELx405 Select Deep Well Washer also features BioTek's patented Dual-Action™ manifold for independent and precise aspirate/dispense control, and variable flow rates and angled dispensing for optimized cell washing. Washing protocols may be created and run through the familiar keypad interface or through BioTek's LHC™ Software. Additionally optional Ultrasonic Advantage™ integrated ultrasonic cleaners provide manifold self-maintenance, and optional automatic 1-to-4 wash buffer switching further enhances efficiency.

Typical applications that can now be automated include: plasmid DNA purification, serum/plasma sample preparation, hematopoietic progenitor cell enumeration and cell proliferation assays.