Biomek FXP Laboratory Workstation

The Biomek FXP is the latest entry in the Biomek line. With an up-to-date hardware design for greater positional accuracy and increased robustness, it can meet the needs of just about any application. It can be configured with either one or two pipetting pods. With its large deck capacity, the Biomek FXP sets the standard for flexible laboratory solutions to meet your changing needs. It puts every aspect of liquid handling – including pipetting, dilution, dispensing and integration – into a single, automated system that is as powerful and flexible as it is efficient and economical. Combined with the proven Biomek Software and our ongoing applications development, Biomek FXP is bringing new possibilities to life. The Biomek FXP continuum starts with a single-pod system. Equip the high-ca...Read more

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Average Rating: 4.1

Ease of use
4 out of 5
After sales service
4 out of 5
Value for money
4 out of 5
Rating: 4.0
This is a solid instrument that does not break often, and once set up is easy to use. Not uncommon to large liquid handlers, there are some locations on the work table that are not reachable by all tools.
Ease of use
4 out of 5
After sales service
4 out of 5
Value for money
4 out of 5
  • Review date: 08 Dec 2014

  • Application Area: Plate replication, cherry picking

  • Biomek FXP Laboratory Workstation

"This is a solid instrument that does not break often, and once set up is easy to use. Not uncommon to large liquid handlers, there are some locations on the work table that are not reachable by all tools. Support was available to help with advanced method programming. Recommend also using Beckman tips on the instrument, off label tips that may look identical are not always comparable and result in substandard accuracy and precision."

Rating: 4.3
Ease of use
4 out of 5
After sales service
5 out of 5
Value for money
4 out of 5
  • Review date:07 Nov 2014

  • Application Area:Microplate-Based Screening

  • Biomek FXP Laboratory Workstation

"The robot is quite versatile and, with training, not too difficult to program. However like with most lab automation, it can have the occasional issue and does have some downtime associated with that. The aftercare in Scotland is very good though and most faults are relatively quickly resolved. "
Rating: 4.3
Ease of use
4 out of 5
After sales service
5 out of 5
Value for money
4 out of 5
  • Review date:10 Sep 2014

  • Application Area:High-throughput Screening

  • Biomek FXP Laboratory Workstation

"It offers flexibility to automate 96/384 well liquid transfer including range of liquid types and lab-ware types. The accuracy of dispense is excellent. It is easy to build up knowledge and skills in method writing."
Rating: 4.0
Ease of use
4 out of 5
After sales service
4 out of 5
Value for money
4 out of 5
  • Review date:04 Mar 2014

  • Application Area:HTS

  • Biomek FXP Laboratory Workstation

"We have many xyz liquid handlers and have found that our Beckman Biomek FXs are among the most robust work horses that we have. We use the instrument to dispense medium volume dispenses using picklists, and have found the instrument to be reliable, where end users can start the program and walk away, knowing the instrument will perform correctly. The only caveat I can mention is that with 2 dispense heads on the instrument not all positions on the bench are accessible to both dispense heads. "
Rating: 3.3
Ease of use
5 out of 5
After sales service
4 out of 5
Value for money
1 out of 5
  • Review date:25 Feb 2014

  • Application Area:High Throughput Screening

  • Biomek FXP Laboratory Workstation

"The software on this liquid handler is very easy to use and learn. The software is much easier to use than tecan or Hamilton because of its drag and drop interface. I have been using this equipment for years and it is a serious workhorse. It does not break down often even when being used for 7 hours a day for a couple months at a time. Beckman engineers are reliable and very easy to work with and their support is great, even without a service contract! While it is an expensive product this instrument just keeps running. I've been using it for years and it is great. "
Rating: 5.0
Ease of use
5 out of 5
After sales service
5 out of 5
Value for money
5 out of 5
  • Review date:17 Feb 2014

  • Application Area:Liquid Handling Workstation

  • Biomek FXP Laboratory Workstation

"The Biomek FXp is great for 96 well dispensing and for individual dispensing via probes.  In combination with the Biomek AAO software it has been invaluable for combination screening.  The AAO software is easy to use and automatically takes the information and prepares a Biomek method.  In addition, AAO converts the data into an excel sheet for easy data analysis and transfer."
Rating: 4.3
Ease of use
4 out of 5
After sales service
4 out of 5
Value for money
5 out of 5
  • Review date:10 Feb 2014

  • Biomek FXP Laboratory Workstation

"We had Biomek FX for over ten years. It has been reliable and had no major problems. It is user friendly and it has been integrated with other instruments to maximize usage."
Rating: 4.7
Ease of use
4 out of 5
After sales service
5 out of 5
Value for money
5 out of 5
  • Review date:22 Nov 2013

  • Application Area:Compound Screening

  • Biomek FXP Laboratory Workstation

"This is a very powerful liquid handler. Transfers liquid to and from any Labware as required. It’s a flexible and intuitive software that makes the system easy to use. We make full use of its cherry picking capability and use the log files generated to track and upload plate information to our database. This is an excellent and reliable system. "
Rating: 4.3
Ease of use
5 out of 5
After sales service
4 out of 5
Value for money
4 out of 5
  • Review date:15 Jan 2013

  • Application Area:Compound Profiling

  • Biomek FXP Laboratory Workstation

"It’s our main workstation for all compound profiling application. However, the service could be better in Europe, it takes too long to get it fixed once problems are observed. But, overall, I would recommend others to buy it."
Rating: 4.7
Ease of use
4 out of 5
After sales service
5 out of 5
Value for money
5 out of 5
  • Review date:15 Jan 2013

  • Application Area:biochemical HTS

  • Biomek FXP Laboratory Workstation

"The software is easy to use with picture based program design. I have not had to troubleshoot or teach the instrument so I cannot comment on that aspect. PMs are included in our service and unscheduled service calls were completed quickly. Scheduling was flexible to minimize disruption in the lab. The machines consistently work well and quality cannot be outdated."
Rating: 3.7
Ease of use
4 out of 5
After sales service
4 out of 5
Value for money
3 out of 5
  • Review date:15 Jan 2013

  • Application Area:Screening, assay development. Hit optimalization

  • Biomek FXP Laboratory Workstation

"We have used 4 Biomek FXs since 2005 and they were used very intensively by a group of about 40 biologists. I noticed that it is a very reliable system with great possibilities: simple plate transfers to complex tasks making serial dilutions and preparing a broad range of assay plates. A big drawback is that there was no software updates since we bought he instrument 7 years ago. I have got the feeling that others (Tecan ECO, Janus PE, Hamilton) have very good liquid handlers right now. If I was in a position to buy a new liquid handler right now I probably switch to another brand mainly because of the software."
Rating: 4.3
Ease of use
4 out of 5
After sales service
5 out of 5
Value for money
4 out of 5
  • Review date:15 Jan 2013

  • Application Area:High through put screening

  • Biomek FXP Laboratory Workstation

"Software is reliable and robust, but it is very hard to using VB scripting. The robot is very reliable and good with aspirate's accuracy and precision. However the system deck is un-expandable which makes it hard to fit for complex protocol."
Rating: 4.7
Ease of use
4 out of 5
After sales service
5 out of 5
Value for money
5 out of 5
  • Review date:14 Jan 2013

  • Application Area:screening

  • Biomek FXP Laboratory Workstation

"The FX is an easy to use instrument with a lot of functionality. There is a lot of flexibility in terms of building pipetting templates for different liquid classes and plate types. Sometimes the amount of functionality can be a little overwhelming and take away from the ease of use. It stores the protocol so that each time you make changes it keeps the previous version so that you never lose protocols. The pipetting precision is very accurate - we use it to transfer 100nL of DMSO and get CV's below 5%."
Rating: 4.7
Ease of use
5 out of 5
After sales service
4 out of 5
Value for money
5 out of 5
  • Review date:22 Feb 2012

  • Application Area:ES Cells & Tail Genotyping

  • Biomek FXP Laboratory Workstation

"Easy to use and reliable. Software is user friendly and programming is not difficult. Service engineers are very good, they will respond usually within a few hours to schedule an appointment."
Rating: 4.0
Ease of use
3 out of 5
After sales service
5 out of 5
Value for money
4 out of 5
  • Review date:23 Sep 2011

  • Biomek FXP Laboratory Workstation

"Good piece of equipment, but the software definately requires training. Plenty of suppliers to choose from for required disposables. Excellent engineer support (in Scotland)."
Rating: 4.3
Ease of use
4 out of 5
After sales service
4 out of 5
Value for money
5 out of 5
  • Review date:23 Sep 2011

  • Biomek FXP Laboratory Workstation

"Software is intuitive- Drag & Drop based. It's easy to change generic program basics. To get the most out of this flexible liquid handling platform, you need to have a couple of super-users to create more complicated programs/trouble shoot etc. For a higher throughput machine I would recommend a dual arm 96 & 384 head. To do dissolution and have full assay capacity, I would recommend an 8-span with interchangeable 96/384 well heads."
Rating: 4.3
Ease of use
5 out of 5
After sales service
3 out of 5
Value for money
5 out of 5
  • Review date:21 Jun 2011

  • Biomek FXP Laboratory Workstation

"This Biomek FXP instrument is reliable, convenient and definitely saves us time. The software is user friendly and this is the best feature of the instrument. Very versatile."

Description

The Biomek FXP is the latest entry in the Biomek line. With an up-to-date hardware design for greater positional accuracy and increased robustness, it can meet the needs of just about any application.

It can be configured with either one or two pipetting pods. With its large deck capacity, the Biomek FXP sets the standard for flexible laboratory solutions to meet your changing needs.

It puts every aspect of liquid handling – including pipetting, dilution, dispensing and integration – into a single, automated system that is as powerful and flexible as it is efficient and economical. Combined with the proven Biomek Software and our ongoing applications development, Biomek FXP is bringing new possibilities to life.

The Biomek FXP continuum starts with a single-pod system. Equip the high-capacity deck with Automated Labware Positioners (ALPs) suited to your application to create a dedicated workhorse system. Choose a 96- or 384-multichannel pipetting head, or opt for a pin-tool system for high-density replication tasks. The multichannel pod heads are easily swapped out for maximum flexibility and system reconfiguration as your needs change. A Span-8 configuration featuring independent well access also is available for tube-based operations and where flexible access to wells in a plate is needed.

With the Biomek FXP, the Biomek is just the beginning. Its open architecture allows for integrations of readers, plate washers, labware storage devices and robotic transport systems.

Biomek FXP Laboratory Workstation Features:

  • A dual-multichannel pod instrument makes plate replication tasks fast and efficient.
  • Capable of scaling up to a Biomek Assay Workstation
  • Fly-By Barcode Reader delivers on-the-fly plate tracking
  • 21 CFR Part 11 Compliance
  • Point-and-click Methods development
  • Automated PCR and sequencing reaction setup

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Biomek FXP Laboratory Workstation

by Beckman Coulter

4.1/5.0 (69 reviews)
Ease of use
4 out of 5
After sales service
4 out of 5
Value for money
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