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Member since: 2014
Organization: aTyr Pharma
"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."
Member since: 2007
"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. "
Member since: 2013
Organization: Northeastern University
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."
Member since: 2007
Organization: Integrated DNA Technologies Inc
"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."
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.