BioStack Microplate Stacker

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Average Rating: 4.6
30 Scientists have reviewed this product

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


The instrument is easy to use, maintain and qualify.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area: Washing of 96 well plates for ELISA assays

"The service engineers are excellent. the instrument is easy to use and is easily integrated with the plate washer and is also easy to maintain."

Review date: 29 Jul 2016 | BioStack Microplate Stacker
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Great results with this product and we have had it for many years!
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:ELISA for small molecule screening

"We achieve high quality and reproducible results most of the time. We have however, on multiple occasions had the micro tubes being clogged even though proper maintenance had been performed on the instruments."

Review date: 28 Jun 2016 | BioStack Microplate Stacker
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Edison Pharmaceuticals



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
This instrument is key to enabling HT use
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Used to move plates onto plate washer

"This stacker is fantastic at moving stacks of plates into and out of the associated plate washer. It also de-lids plates which is a necessary component for my cell based assay plates."

Review date: 28 Jun 2016 | BioStack Microplate Stacker
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Duke University Medical Center



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Great product that is well built and never seem to have a problem with.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:high throughput plate washing and reading

"Biotek comes in and sets up the product then its ready to use. Very easy and any service and tech support is helpful and easy to get."

Review date: 28 Jun 2016 | BioStack Microplate Stacker
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Merck



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

  • Application Area:Use in ELISA Assays

"The product is easy to use and provides the ability to scale up the plates used in the assay due to the automation abilities of the stacker. Result are reproducible with the replicates that are run in the assays."

Review date: 28 Jun 2016 | BioStack Microplate Stacker


  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: OyaGen, Inc.



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

  • Application Area:Handling and De-lidding Plates for the Multiflo and Synergy4 Plate Reader

"The stacker is consistent and never has any issues. I like the wrist action. The one thing that seems inefficient is the lidding and de-lidding I feel like there are a lot of extra movements that could save time if it was more efficient, but overall the operation never has issues and it is easy to use. "

Review date: 28 Jun 2016 | BioStack Microplate Stacker
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Merck



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Great product and great service from company.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:ELISA Assays

"Easy to use. Great product and great service from company."

Review date: 28 Jun 2016 | BioStack Microplate Stacker
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Elanco Animal Health



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Great addition for washing multiple plates.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:ELISA Development

"This is a great addition to the BioTek plate washer, if you are washing more than 2-3 plates on a routine basis. It frees up your time to prepare the reagents for the next step. However, if you are running a single plate, it can get a little annoying. It needs to cycle itself before it moves the first plate and this adds time to the process. The BioStack can be attached to the washer several different ways and this may allow you to by-pass the equipment for washing a single plate."

Review date: 28 Jun 2016 | BioStack Microplate Stacker
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: BioLegend



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Great instrument - will highly recommend it.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Plates coating for ELISA assay, plates washing

"This is a great instrument. We use it for ELISA assays - plates coating, plates washing during assay run. Easy to use, reliable, easy to take care of. Instruments (we have 2) are used daily and we can't run ELISA assays without using them. The only thing I will change - black paint. Sometimes we saw some tiny black paint particles in my plates when we were using stand to load plates. I think silver metal will look good too - or maybe you simply need to change paint?"

Review date: 28 Jun 2016 | BioStack Microplate Stacker
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Trevigen



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Great results on consistent basis with terrific ease of use.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Plate washing and coating

"Biotek plate stacker has been one of the most used instruments in our company for more than 2 years. It has been an excellent value for money (including great service). It has been consistently providing us with results with minimal to no error. Due to this, our custom coated plates are one of the highest selling components that brings in more than 20% of the annual revenue. "

Review date: 28 Jun 2016 | BioStack Microplate Stacker
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: OriGene Tech Inc



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

  • Application Area:ELISA analysis and coating

"This equipment is super good if you are dealing with multiple plates at the same time. It saves lots of your time once you set it up. "

Review date: 28 Jun 2016 | BioStack Microplate Stacker
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: University of Pittsburgh



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
I definitely cannot live in the lab without the BioStack Microplate Stacker. It is by far the most helpful equipment in our lab.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:ELISA assays

"This stacker was one of the best investment this laboratory has ever done. It is easy to use especially when one is handling a dozen of plates at a time. It is fast and easy to operate. We have been using this equipment for 6 months and We never had any malfunctioning issues. I would recommend this equipment to everyone who does heavy ELISA work. I had recommended already for all my colleagues working in similar field. "

Review date: 28 Jun 2016 | BioStack Microplate Stacker
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: Michigan State University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Does as advertised.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:High Throughput Screening

"The stacker was set-up and aligned with our Biotek Synergy Neo by the Biotek service person and away we went. It is very easy to use. The plate loading takes a little time to get used to, but overall a great stacker for our high-throughput screening core plate reader. "

Review date: 28 Jun 2016 | BioStack Microplate Stacker
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: TSRI



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
The stacker saves so much time it has become an extra pair of hands in the lab.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Used with plate washer.

"The BioStack Microplate Stacker in conjunction with the plate washer allows me to load Elisa plates into the stacker and have the plates washed and re-stacked in the same order. The time spent washing and stacking the plate allows me to complete other things in the lab. "

Review date: 28 Jun 2016 | BioStack Microplate Stacker
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Abcam



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
I really love the stacker and can't wait for us to buy one of the newer ones as well!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Coat many plates with antibody or blocker for ELISA production

"The stacker is something we use almost every day for the last 5 years or so, and has only ever given us problems when we accidentally pour buffer into it! When we treat it reasonably, it works like a charm. Occasionally though, we would have a plate fail to drop down, and our service tech Marius explained that this was because we were using it with break-away plates rather than the solid plates it is usually used with. He came up with a solution of putting tiny pads on the ends of the feet that take a plate down from the stack, and this worked wonders to solve that problem. Thank you Marius! "

Review date: 28 Jun 2016 | BioStack Microplate Stacker
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: BioPhysics Assay Laboratory, Inc.



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Have two Elx50s, two stackers, MicroFill dispenser, 405 washer- Recommend all the equipment Very happy
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:For coating Microtiter plates for ELISA

"The Biotek team is awesome. Brian Murphy is the best. He is very helpful. Always available, solves any problems and question I have. The engineer did a great job in setting up my system. Real positive company- Great people to work with and great products. If you were a public company, I would buy stock in it. PS I recommend giving Brian a rise!!!! "

Review date: 28 Jun 2016 | BioStack Microplate Stacker
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Merck



  • Ease of use
    3 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
I rely on this instrument almost every day.
Rating: 3.7

  • Application Area:Virology and ELISA

"The Bio-Stack is used with a e406 plate washer. The stacker saves time and automates the process of Washing ELISA plates. There are seldom problems with the plates stacking or restacking and various 96-well plates are used with no problem with plates from different manufacturers. I would recommend the Bio-Stack."

Review date: 28 Jun 2016 | BioStack Microplate Stacker
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: BLI



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Great stacker, perfect for multiple plates!
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Sandwich ELISA

"Great product that is easy to use. The self-cleaning sonication function is great for keeping the inlet and outlets cleared of debris for even washing. The stacker is very simple to set up and use."

Review date: 28 Jun 2016 | BioStack Microplate Stacker
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: University of Georgia Vet diagnostic Lab



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Can't live without this instrument in Serology
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:In conjunction with a BioTek plate washer

"It is invaluable when running serology. We are able to load the plates onto the BioStack and walk away, freeing us up to work on something else while the plates are washing. We used to have to sit in front of the plate washer and load plates on one at the time."

Review date: 28 Jun 2016 | BioStack Microplate Stacker
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Purdue University



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
fast, portable, easy to integrate
Rating: 3.7

  • Application Area:high throughput screening

"It's a stacker that can integrate with a number of BioTek's instrument. It's fast, portable, easy to integrate. One thing that can be improved is its appearance. It doesn't look very high-tech. "

Review date: 28 Jun 2016 | BioStack Microplate Stacker
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Reduces research cost by increasing throughput and reducing overall labor time.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Testing fluorophores for FRET coupling in sensor solutions.

"Occasionally the plate stacker and microplate reader will not initiate communication, but a simple restart is generally all that is required and then once going the two seems to be bulletproof and allow me to run multiple plates and replicates back to back!"

Review date: 28 Jun 2016 | BioStack Microplate Stacker
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Arizona State University



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Time saver! Reproducible.
Rating: 3.7

  • Application Area:Process ELISAs for protein analysis in animal sera

"Yes, I achieved reproducible results, but the stacker component can be difficult to set up if the alignment of the plates are not exactly perfect. Overall it was good for saving time and being reproducible once it was set up right. Also, customer support was good, but again the stacker component needs to be on a very level surface for it to operate correctly. "

Review date: 28 Jun 2016 | BioStack Microplate Stacker
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
saves times
Rating: 3.7

  • Application Area:ELISA autoantibodies testing in serum specimens

"it is user friendly, helps to process large number of plates"

Review date: 28 Jun 2016 | BioStack Microplate Stacker
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Compass Therapeutics



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Once stacker is perfectly aligned to the washer, it is very easy to use.
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:High throughput screening, ELISAs

"When the instrument was initially set up, we had a lot of issues with the stacker not placing the plates on the washer correctly. The plates would then crash and it would disrupt the run. A month later, a new washer was connected to the stacker and the stacker now works perfectly, no plate misplacement."

Review date: 28 Jun 2016 | BioStack Microplate Stacker
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Verax Biomedical



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Great help in the lab! I don't know how we ran large multi plate experiments without it!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Analyze reactivity in custom antibodies

"The Biostack is very easy to use, it becomes second nature. It allows us to set up our plates for washing then I can walk away while it washes! I will re-plan experiments (to another day) if this instrument is not available when I need to run multi plate Elisas, because it makes that much of a difference to your work day. It cuts out hands on time freeing you to do things as they wash not stand there while they wash."

Review date: 28 Jun 2016 | BioStack Microplate Stacker
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: UMass Medical School



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Good integration and functionality
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Monoclonal antibody screening

"It's a fast pate stacker and it works just fine with other BioTek Products (we have it hooked up to a 406). It presents and removes plates, but also can reshuffle, which is great if you want to automate an entire ELISA workflow."

Review date: 28 Jun 2016 | BioStack Microplate Stacker
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: OncoTracker, Inc.



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
nice machine to work with
Rating: 3.7

  • Application Area:Analyzing a protein in the serum.

"The stacker is very helpful when you have a large load of plates. I am using strip-well 96 well plates which are not recommended by Biotek but the stacker works well with these types of plates a swell as solid plates."

Review date: 28 Jun 2016 | BioStack Microplate Stacker
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: MERIAL LLG



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Easy to use and easily configured
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:immunoassays plates washing

"Thanks to Biotek Biostack, automate washing is becoming easier than in the past; Fast processing and walk away automation for all types of microplates, "

Review date: 28 Jun 2016 | BioStack Microplate Stacker
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: AnaSpec 20EGT Group



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Saves time in our lab. Great value!
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:ELISA , FRET assays, plate washing

"Very durable. No issues for 5 years so far. Easy to operate and handle."

Review date: 28 Jun 2016 | BioStack Microplate Stacker
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2014

  • Organization: DJK



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Rating: 3.3

  • Application Area:Immunohistochemistry

"This stacker is very simple to program and operate through a PC based software. It is a very reliable machine. Its open format allows for easy cleaning and maintenance and the release mechanism is up front and easily accessible for rapid removal and installation of the stacks. "

Review date: 07 Feb 2014 | BioStack Microplate Stacker

BioStack™ is a compact and versatile microplate stacker compatible with BioTek’s washers, dispensers, detectors and imaging systems. BioStack offers rapid plate exchange speeds to increase throughput and enhance productivity, accommodating assay workflows both with and without plate lids. BioStack models equipped with a rotational gripper allow ergonomically friendly instrument panel access and compact integration positioning. Automate washing, detection and liquid handling processes with 96- and 384- well microplates. The new BioStack4 model offers de-lidding and re-lidding of microplates up to 22 mm tall. BioStack Microplate Stackers are available with 10, 30, or 50 microplate storage stacks, all removable and interchangeable to accommodate individual throughput needs. Faster processing and walk away automation means increased throughput and greater productivity!