MultiFlo™ FX Multi-Mode Dispenser by BioTek Instruments, Inc.

4.6
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5.0
  |  19 reviews
MultiFlo FX can dispense up to 4 independent reagents into 6- to 1536-well microplates. 


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MultiFlo™ FX Multi-Mode Dispenser
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Average Rating: 4.6
19 Scientists have reviewed this product

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


Great for the most part, peristaltic pump tips can be finicky.
Rating: 3.7

  • Application Area: ELISA plate preparation

"All of the dispensers work great, with the exception of the peristaltic pump system. Often times the tips on the peristaltic pump clog. We dispense 1.5ug/mL IgG in .2um filtered 1xPBS, and then clean immediately with .2um filtered DI H20 and the tips still clog often. Fortunately, Biotek provides you with a plate that allows you to gravimetrically calibrate each channel of the peristaltic pumps. All the other pump/aspirating units work flawlessly. Biotek provides great customer service."

Review date: 26 Oct 2017 | MultiFlo™ FX Multi-Mode Dispenser
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Lab



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
MultiFlo is a work-horse in our laboratory. It's fast and reliable.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Bulk dispensing of cells and other reagents

"We plate up to 30 - 384w plates in a day. I wish the plate loader had a smaller footprint. Reproducibility is good. Menu navigation is easy enough."

Review date: 25 Oct 2017 | MultiFlo™ FX Multi-Mode Dispenser
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Avioq, Inc.



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Perfect for a pilot lab
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Pilot scale microtiter plate coating

"Initial validation problems quickly resolved by Biotek on-site visit and subsequent phone calls. Parts are easy to order. Offers versatility and scaleability for pilot lab applications. Replaceable product contact parts and modular design is perfect for multiple design and development projects."

Review date: 25 Oct 2017 | MultiFlo™ FX Multi-Mode Dispenser
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: University of Pittsburgh



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Pretty good buy, good machine, easy to use.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Reagent dispensing

"We really like the dispenser especially with the Biostack4. However, we found that the washing function on the machine to be slow and inefficient. In hindsight, we should've add RAD function or syringe pump instead of adding a washing function."

Review date: 25 Oct 2017 | MultiFlo™ FX Multi-Mode Dispenser
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Dow AgroSciences



  • Ease of use
    3 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Easy, simple process
Rating: 3.7

  • Application Area:Running ELISAs

"Easy to use. Difficulty reducing the amount of dead volume in reagents."

Review date: 25 Oct 2017 | MultiFlo™ FX Multi-Mode Dispenser
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Avioq Inc.



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Overall very satisfied with it for laboratory and a manufacturing-scale equipment.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Dispense solutions into 96-well plates.

"Reproducibility and ease of use was good overall. The only issues we saw were with some of the dispense heads getting clogged and throwing off our calibration. If just one dispense head was clogged or even under-performing for any reason it was tough to clean out since the cassette has all 8 heads together. This wasn't a big issue, it only happened once so far with us. Most of the time calibration is quick and easy. Software is very user friendly and I like that there is always a manual run option if you don't want to program it with the software. It makes small-scale and experimental testing much easier."

Review date: 25 Oct 2017 | MultiFlo™ FX Multi-Mode Dispenser
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: USGS



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Would be very sad to not have this instrument
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Automated liquid handling for cell culture

"Great little instrument. Very versatile, fast, and accurate. A baby-sitter for the cells while I go about other tasks in the lab."

Review date: 25 Oct 2017 | MultiFlo™ FX Multi-Mode Dispenser
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: University of Utah



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Easy to use instrument and invaluable addition to the laboratory.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:ELISA plate rinsing

"The instrument is very versatile, but our usage was focused on plate washing/rinsing steps. Overall the instrument is easy to use and maintain. The performance of the instrument is reliable. It saves time through automation and delivers more consistent results."

Review date: 25 Oct 2017 | MultiFlo™ FX Multi-Mode Dispenser
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: ICL



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

  • Application Area:Plate coating

"The purchasing process is simple and Marius is awesome as usual to help us set it all up. The machine does what it suppose to do and we use it everyday ."

Review date: 25 Oct 2017 | MultiFlo™ FX Multi-Mode Dispenser
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: Rhodes University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
A handy instrument in biochemical labs. Improves precision and quality of results!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Perform biochemical tests such as ELISA

"I have used the MultiFlo FX Microplate Dispenser since August 2014 for my routine research experiments and assays such as ELISAs and other biochemical kinetic/endpoint reactions. The dispenser is indispensable in modern laboratories. The dispenser is quite simple-too simple for its capabilities. After delivery of the machine, I easily managed to assemble it following the user manual instructions. On the outlook, it has key advantages based on its unique design. It is unbelievably compact, saving the much needed workbench space. The software and color touch-screen user interface have been well designed for the average user – with fast and simple protocol programming and operation making it the simplest machine to operate! It comes with some typical protocols for quick, routine use, and you can easily create protocols and save them for future use. The Dispenser has been very effective in my research, particularly on the quality of my experiments. Compared to the conventional hand operated micropipettes, I have had the best reaction curves and calibration curves with the automated dispenser. For any laboratory experiments there is no substitute for quality! When you are carrying out experiments with rapid reactions, there is need to deploy a technique that rapidly dispenses your reagents, like the MultiFlo FX dispenser, otherwise the quality of results of the experiment is heavily compromised. Furthermore, unlike the conventional handheld micropipettes, the dispenser removes chances of errors in reagent dispensing that would otherwise compromise quality, cost time from repeating the work and cost more money for costly reagents. The dispensing cassettes of the MultiFlo FX are finely calibrated for volume accuracy. The dispenser can accommodate up to four independent dispensing pumps and cassettes, making it able to dispense four reagents without potential for carryover. There is not much effort needed to maintain the MultiFlo FX. More importantly, there are not any complicated and delicate parts that require routine assembly and maintenance. Only the dispensing cassettes require simple regular after-use cleaning. The after-use maintenance protocols that come loaded in the machine makes it easy to clean it- just a click away and the machine takes good care of itself! The MultiFlo Fx dispenser has an added advantage of versatile use for 6 to 1536 well microplates. Moreover, for laboratories which handle enormous or routine microplate tests, the dispenser comes more than handy. These advantages make the Multi Flo FX dispenser an indispensable effective instrument of great value for your money. I would give the dispenser five stars each for easy to use, after sales maintenance and care and for the value for you money and I strongly recommend it for other laboratories. "

Review date: 28 Mar 2017 | MultiFlo™ FX Multi-Mode Dispenser


  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: The Ohio State University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Repeatable results, easy to use.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Analyze metabolic samples

"It's easy to use, and this instrument provides reproducible results."

Review date: 10 Mar 2016 | MultiFlo™ FX Multi-Mode Dispenser
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: Monsanto



  • 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:ELISA And PCR

"It is a great product for sustainability as no disposable tips are required. The dispense rate is very fast for an entire 384 well plate. "

Review date: 21 Oct 2015 | MultiFlo™ FX Multi-Mode Dispenser
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: Rhodes University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
This dispenser is indispensable in modern laboratories.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Biochemical assays with techniques such as ELISA

"I have used the MultiFlo FX Microplate Dispenser since August 2014 for my routine research experiments and assays such as ELISAs and other biochemical kinetic/endpoint reactions. The dispenser is indispensable in modern laboratories. The dispenser is quite simple-too simple for its capabilities. After delivery of the machine, I easily managed to assemble it following the user manual instructions. On the outlook, it has key advantages based on its unique design. It is unbelievably compact, saving the much needed workbench space. The software and colour touch-screen user interface have been well designed for the average user - with fast and simple protocol programming and operation making it the simplest machine to operate! It comes with some typical protocols for quick, routine use, and you can easily create protocols and save them for future use. The Dispenser has been very effective in my research, particularly on the quality of my experiments. "

Review date: 25 Aug 2015 | MultiFlo™ FX Multi-Mode Dispenser
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: BioFire Diagnostics



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 5.0
"Great product for liquid dispensing. Easily satisfies our needs in a time effective manner."

Review date: 03 Aug 2015 | MultiFlo™ FX Multi-Mode Dispenser
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2015

  • Organization: OHSU



  • 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:Dispense liquids into multiwell plates for high-content imaging

"This instrument is very easy to use with an intuitive interface."

Review date: 29 Jul 2015 | MultiFlo™ FX Multi-Mode Dispenser
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2012

  • Organization: Genentech



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
The MultiFlo is versatile; it allows for 96/384 dispensing and for completely separate reagents to eight channel manifolds.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Assay Development

"The MultiFlo is versatile- allows for 96/384 dispensing. It allows for completely separate reagents to eight channel manifolds. I wish the MultiFlo was available as either four syringe pumps and/or four peripumps, instead of combination of both."

Review date: 21 Nov 2014 | MultiFlo™ FX Multi-Mode Dispenser
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2009

  • Organization: Biolegend



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

  • Application Area:ELISA

"We have several instruments in the lab and they are pretty reliable. When combined with a stacker, the systems actually were used for heavy duty manufacturing operations. "

Review date: 07 Feb 2014 | MultiFlo™ FX Multi-Mode Dispenser
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2014

  • Organization: The Biodesign Institute - Arizona State University



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

  • Application Area:DNA Purification

"Once trained on the machine, it is very user friendly and the service representatives are extremely helpful and quick to respond."

Review date: 07 Feb 2014 | MultiFlo™ FX Multi-Mode Dispenser
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2012

  • Organization: UCL



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

  • Application Area:Plate washer elx50

"Overall easy to set up for plate washing. Has a number of washer heads for 96 or 384 well plate and easy to change this your self."

Review date: 05 Sep 2012 | MultiFlo™ FX Multi-Mode Dispenser

MultiFloFX is an automated multi-mode reagent dispenser for 6- to 1536-well microplates offering BioTek’s unique Parallel Dispense™ technology. Up to four independent reagents can be dispensed in parallel without potential carryover.

MultiFlo FX becomes a versatile multi-mode dispenser with the addition of either the RAD™ technology for random access dispensing to 6- to 384-well plates or a wash module for 6- to 384-well plate washing. Fast, intuitive programming and operation are via the color touch screen user interface. A MultiFlo FX configured with either RAD technology or the wash module replaces up to five liquid handlers.

 

Features:

  • Multi-mode dispensing replaces up to four dispensers and a washer
  • RAD™ technology for dispensing to individual wells
  • Parallel Dispense™ technology: peristaltic or syringe dispensing with no carryover
  • Cost savings through dispense mode options and low prime volumes
  • Cell friendly angled dispense and wash tubes, adjustable flow rates

Applications:

  • Dispensing reagents to random wells
  • Dispensing precious and costly reagents and antibodies
  • Cell growth assays – cell seeding and media dispensing
  • Cell culture insert plate workflows