dragonfly®

dragonfly®
by TTP Labtech
 4.3/5.0 (1 review)

dragonfly® dragonfly enhances protein crystal screen optimisation. dragonfly is the ideal system to complement TTP Labtech’s mosquito® in the protein crystallisation workflow. Once the initial crystal ‘hits’ are identified, dragonfly produces a set of optimised conditions to grow better diffracting crystals. dragonfly combines non-contact, positive displacement pipetting with disposable tips...read more

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  • 4 out of 5EASE OF USE
  • 5 out of 5AFTER SALES SERVICE
  • 4 out of 5VALUE FOR MONEY

Fabrice Gorrec


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RATING: 4.3

  • 4 out of 5EASE OF USE
  • 5 out of 5AFTER SALES SERVICE
  • 4 out of 5VALUE FOR MONEY




Review date: 31 Aug 2014

Application Area: Liquid-handling
dragonfly®

"The dragonfly® could be seen as an evolution of the successful technology Mosquito®. The volumes handled are simply larger (microliters). The new robot uses positive-displacement and disposable syringes for pipetting. This enables the accurate handling of viscous solutions such as glycerol at a relatively high speed. As for the Mosquito®, the robot has a small footprint and the interface is user-friendly. Finally, the robot is very robust. We have been using the first of its kind intensively for preparing crystallization screens in 48- and 96-well plates for more than a year without a glitch. In any case, TTP Labtech offers an excellent support. We are now starting to develop other applications such as high-throughput PCR in 384-well plates. "

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dragonfly®

dragonfly enhances protein crystal screen optimisation. dragonfly is the ideal system to complement TTP Labtech’s mosquito® in the protein crystallisation workflow. Once the initial crystal ‘hits’ are identified, dragonfly produces a set of optimised conditions to grow better diffracting crystals.

dragonfly combines non-contact, positive displacement pipetting with disposable tips (ensuring zero cross-contamination) to automate the screen optimisation process. Each pipette can dispense any volume (within range of 0.5 – 4 µL) of any liquid into any well of the plate, allowing complex assay gradients or optimisation screens to be prepared in under 5 minutes.

Benefits of dragonfly include:

  • no liquid classification – making set-up quick and easy
  • flexible automation – dispense any volume from 0.5 µL upwards, into any well, from any syringe. Independent control of each channel
  • accuracy and precision – accurate and precise dispensing of all types of liquids regardless of viscosity
  • negligible evaporation of the dispensed reagents due to minimal set-up time
  • fast – rapid completion of plate irrespective of viscosity variation in stocks (5-8 mins)
    • pour and GO – simply decant the stock volumes you need directly into the reservoirs from any bottle or tube – minimum preparation time
  • stock integrity – positive displacement technology preserves stock integrity, even for volatiles
  • optimal sample use – low dead volumes < 0.5 mL that are recoverable if required, combined with extremely accurate dispensing mean that precious samples go further and allowing more extensive screening
  • zero cross contamination – use of disposable mosquito tips and non-contact dispensing guarantees zero cross-contamination
  • ease of use – software is extremely simple to use, design and dispense
  • robust – focused and uncomplicated workflow avoids physical user errors, low maintenance (no chance of blocking or clogging)
  • screen designer software – interactive, powerful and simple tool to make set-up easier

These features allow the easy creation of even complex gradient plates.
Key application areas include:
  • screen optimisation set-ups for protein crystallography
  • biological assay development
  • formulation development

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dragonfly® by TTP Labtech
dragonfly®




  • 4out of 5EASE OF USE
  • 5 out of 5AFTER SALES SERVICE
  • 4 out of 5VALUE FOR MONEY





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