405™ TS Microplate Washer by BioTek Instruments, Inc.

4.5
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5.0
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405 TS Microplate Washer offers fast, reliable 96- and 384-well plate washing. 


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Average Rating: 4.5
26 Scientists have reviewed this product

5 out of 5
Ease of use
4 out of 5
After sales service
4 out of 5
Value for money


Performs as desired and expected. A pleasure to operate.
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area: ELISA plate washing

"Easy to use and reliable, reproducible results so far. Being used for manufacturing batch coated ELISA plate washing as preparation for post-coating. Has been in use for 7 months. The precision of wash removal and the speed of the full plate washing is greatly appreciated versus the prior individual 8-well strip at a time washer."

Review date: 10 May 2018 | 405™ TS Microplate Washer
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: MD Biosciences



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
So easy to use and adds efficiency to my ELISA testing!
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Infectious disease ELISA testing

"This plate washer is extremely easy to use and allows for much more efficient ELISA testing than manual plate washing does. I have been using it for a couple of years and have had no issues requiring advanced troubleshooting or repair."

Review date: 07 May 2018 | 405™ TS Microplate Washer
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: UTMB Galveston TX



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Very good product, very reliable and easy to operate and maintain
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Elisa assay on 96 well plates

"Very easy to use and maintain. Have had it for few years and it works great every time. They changed buffer bottles to better ones. The old bottles were breaking easily. Very good product worth the money."

Review date: 27 Apr 2018 | 405™ TS Microplate Washer
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: University of Northern Iowa



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Great instrument!
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Immunoassay

"Great value for the money. Excellent for plate washing with immunoassays. Very consistent results."

Review date: 27 Apr 2018 | 405™ TS Microplate Washer
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: BIVI



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Gold standard of plate washers .
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:ELISA assay plate washing

"BioTek has been the gold standard for plate washers in my experience. It is easy to use, maintain and clean and has many options and adjustments to customize for any assay and plate. Field service engineers are very knowledgeable and helpful and know how to help people set the plate washer up and keep it operating optimally."

Review date: 27 Apr 2018 | 405™ TS Microplate Washer
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: University of Florida



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Gets the job done!
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:ELISA plate washing - exclusively

"The 405™ TS Microplate Washer works well in our lab where it is used exclusively for 96 well microplate washing (ELISA). It has requires little maintenance, but sometimes generates error codes that we can fix without calling service. Needed one service call from the manufacturer in the first two years."

Review date: 26 Apr 2018 | 405™ TS Microplate Washer
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: MD Anderson Cancer Center



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Efficient, time saver, great accurate and reproducible results!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:cytokines measurements in human serum by multiplex assays and ELISAs

"This instrument is very user friendly. Easy to set-up protocols. I use it for washing my 96-well plates when performing multiplex assays and ELISAs. Results are reproducible as the protocols are very accurate. It's got a magnetic carrier if you need it for magnetic multiplex assays. This instrument saves me so much time, so I can actually stagger my assays and run several plates the same day. I love the touch screen. I will never go back to manual washes because of lack of accuracy, reproducibility, and time consumption. I highly recommend this instrument!"

Review date: 26 Apr 2018 | 405™ TS Microplate Washer
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Boehringer Ingelheim



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
A must have for every lab
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:ELISA assays

"This instrument has made a difference is achieving reproducible results for our ELISA assays. Washing plates by hand is not an ideal way to get results, especially when doing a big screen. It is easy to use, fast and reliable. Would love to get more of these."

Review date: 26 Apr 2018 | 405™ TS Microplate Washer
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: RegenxBio



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Fast, efficient and easy to use.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Immunoassay

"One of the most effective plate washers on the market. Extremely easy to use with the ability to be programmed easily for many different applications."

Review date: 26 Apr 2018 | 405™ TS Microplate Washer
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Biodesy, Inc.



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Simple and robust
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:384-well plate preparation

"This full plate washer is easy to set up and use. Once it was set up to our custom plate specifications, we have had very few problems using and maintaining the unit. Although its simple design makes it easy to use, it also makes it limited for applications for which was can use it."

Review date: 26 Apr 2018 | 405™ TS Microplate Washer


  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Modern Meadow



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Love the washer, touch screen hard to use while wearing gloves
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Binding assays

"I love using this washer, it is user friendly and we haven't had any issues with it. My only reason for giving it 4 stars instead of 5, is that operating the touch screen while wearing gloves is sometimes difficult and I have to try and start a wash a few times before it registers."

Review date: 26 Apr 2018 | 405™ TS Microplate Washer
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Zoetis



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Can't perform our work without the new washers.
Rating: 3.3

  • Application Area:Analytical

"Installation service and training was done very well. I like the ability to transfer methods from an existing washer to the new ones using the USB."

Review date: 26 Apr 2018 | 405™ TS Microplate Washer
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Medicago



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
The instrument is really useful.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Analytical development

"This instrument is easy to use once the program is set. It saves a lot of time."

Review date: 26 Apr 2018 | 405™ TS Microplate Washer
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Banyan Biomarkers



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Consistent, easy to use and maintain
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Biomarker assays

"Very reproducible and consistent results, easy to use and maintain. Ultrasonic cleaning feature is a very useful addition"

Review date: 26 Apr 2018 | 405™ TS Microplate Washer
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: CA Dept of Public Health



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Love this instrument and the touch screen monitor.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Virology Assays

"The washer is easy to use and set up. It is easy to care for in terms of monthly maintenance, it is easy to program and we have no issues with the instrument failing. It has been very reliable and the results generated are reproducible."

Review date: 26 Apr 2018 | 405™ TS Microplate Washer
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: EMD Millipore



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Great results! Wish we had it sooner.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Antibodies on magnetic beads

"This machine is easy to use, very intuitive and easily programmable. Each wash takes roughly up to 1 minute to complete so little lab time is wasted."

Review date: 26 Apr 2018 | 405™ TS Microplate Washer
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Syneos Health



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Great consistent results! Definitely my top choice for micro-plate washers!
Rating: 3.7

  • Application Area:Pharmaceutical analysis

"The BioTek plate washers are easy to use and feature a convenient interface, including the ability to customize washing programs to allow us to optimize assays to better serve our customers and accelerate lab-to-life progress."

Review date: 26 Apr 2018 | 405™ TS Microplate Washer
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Janssen Pharma.



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Never had any problem, performs very well, easy to maintain.
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:GMP assay plate washing

"These plate washers are some of the best performing washers I have used in my 30 years of work."

Review date: 26 Apr 2018 | 405™ TS Microplate Washer
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: University of California-Center for Comparative Medicine



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
This has been a workhorse in our lab with very high use. Very good purchase!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:ELISAs and other Plate assays

"Reproducibility, reliability, ease of use and easy maintenance make this equipment a must for our lab. The 405’s versatility allows us to perform multiple assays each day."

Review date: 26 Apr 2018 | 405™ TS Microplate Washer
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Instrument has lived up to our expectations.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Washing plates for arbovirus MAC ELISA

"Them maintenance and QC for machine are very easy compared to previous washer. Washer thoroughly washes plates. Touch pad makes instrument easy to use. Cleaning the needles with on board sonication is also a huge plus."

Review date: 26 Apr 2018 | 405™ TS Microplate Washer
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Quantum Diamond Technologies



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Great and reliable product, great sales and service. It's a must have product!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Immunoassays

"This instrument is a lab necessity. My sales guy Brian is a Pro and very easy to work with. When I started my newest lab I called him first. He took care of all the details. Very easy to maintain and use. Programming new protocols is intuitive and easy. Set up was done quickly and professionally and I have not had a single issue with the performance. I needed to swap a filter set for a more optimized read and it was done quickly, easily and worked great. I got great support from the home office when I had a question about the filter set for optimization. The sonication feature is great for keeping the instrument in a "ready to go" state. This instrument is a workhorse in my lab. It is reliable and allows me to get other work done while it is running. No babysitting required. It is a good value any way that you look at it."

Review date: 26 Apr 2018 | 405™ TS Microplate Washer
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Battelle Memorial Institute



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Another excellent product from BioTek
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:ELISA assays (toxicology field)

"The plate washer is easy to use and set up. Maintenance is burdensome, but necessary. BioTek support is best in class."

Review date: 26 Apr 2018 | 405™ TS Microplate Washer
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2014

  • Organization: aTyr Pharma



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 4.7
"This machine is very user friendly and has a great menu screen for easy editing and creation of programs. Also, the installation and maintenance personal are very knowledgeable."

Review date: 07 Feb 2014 | 405™ TS Microplate Washer
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2007

  • Organization: Artel



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 4.7
"We did some testing with this washer and were impressed with its overall performance. I think Biotek continues to lead the field of plate washing. They seem to be the name people know for this application. "

Review date: 07 Feb 2014 | 405™ TS Microplate Washer
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: Northeastern University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Bioanalytical Chemistry

"Fantastic plate washer. Processes hundreds of washes for ELISAs with ease and finesse. Manifold moves smoothly and effortlessly across platform. Produces reliable results at breakneck speeds previously un-achievable with manual plate washing. Invaluable part of the bioanalytical chemistry team; would take out a second mortgage to buy another instrument. Can be sassy at times, for example filters leading to outlet pump tend to clog after overuse without emptying waste vesicle. Don't forget to clear all lines with DI water upon termination of day or machine will be clogged with salt build up. 100000/10 stars, loyal scientist forever."

Review date: 26 Jun 2013 | 405™ TS Microplate Washer
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2007

  • Organization: Integrated DNA Technologies Inc



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Biotech

"This touchscreen version took a little getting used to after years of the previous ELX405.  The instruments work well and don't require much maintenance, if at all."

Review date: 14 Jan 2013 | 405™ TS Microplate Washer

 

The 405 TS Microplate Washer incorporates a high-resolution, LED backlit touch-screen interface that provides flexible protocol creation and implementation and instrument maintenance, and supports all gloved environments.

 

Additionally, two integrated flash drives enable file storage, transfer, and operation. Instructional videos provide clear direction on instrument setup and basic use, and a context-sensitive help system, complete with recommendations, diagrams, and images is available. The 405 TS maintains the same features as BioTek's ELx405 washers, including 96- and 384-well compatibility, dual-action manifold, Ultrasonic Advantage and vacuum filtration and biomagnetic separation for bead-based assays.

All models include automated internal buffer switching, quick release manifolds and optimized cell washing with gentle, low-flow rates ideal for loosely adherent cell monolayers. The 405 TS is powered by liquid handling control software, and can be coupled with BioTek's BioStack microplate stacker for unattended batch processing.