EL406 Combination Washer Dispenser

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Average Rating: 4.1
11 Scientists have reviewed this product

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


Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area: We use this product to dispense reagents for ELISA tests, as well as wash the ELISA plates.

"This product is extremely effective for our needs. We run ~80,000 ELISA assays each month. Without the BioTek EL 406's I do not believe we could handle this capacity easily. The BioTek EL 406's are used in conjunction with the Beckman Coulter Biomek NXp LHS. The other LHS used with the EL 406's is the Perkin Elmer Janus. We rarely have issues with the BioTek instruments and all 4 are several years old. The Technical Support for these instruments is also superb, and we have Preventive Maintenance Contracts on each instrument. I wish all of our ELISA equipment was as reliable and durable as the BioTek EL 406 instruments. "

Review date: 23 Jan 2015 | EL406 Combination Washer Dispenser
  • Status:

    Advanced Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: Genomatica



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

  • Application Area:HTP-Screening

"The EL-406 has been a workhorse in our HTP screening efforts. We use it daily for various filling and aspiration protocols and have not have any issues with the machine. Highly recommended."

Review date: 26 Sep 2014 | EL406 Combination Washer Dispenser
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2014

  • Organization: Cyprotex



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

  • Application Area:Cell Based Assays

"This is excellent for washing and dispensing. The writing of the protocols is relatively easy. The maintenance is straightforward. "

Review date: 07 Feb 2014 | EL406 Combination Washer Dispenser
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2012

  • Organization: Novartis



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:Cell assays

"The EL406 is a workhorse dispenser and washer.  We use it all day every day for cell dispensing, washing, and reagent dispensing.  On the whole, it is very easy to use and the Liquid Handling control software that it comes with allows very easy protocol programming, validation, and testing.  The only drawback is that there is one peristaltic pump and two syringes, so you are limited in how many different solutions you can dispense at once.  If that number was increased, the product would be even better!"

Review date: 15 Jan 2013 | EL406 Combination Washer Dispenser
  • Status:

    Advanced Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: Genomatica



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:HTS Screening

"The EL406 is a very robust, easy to use system.  I have had no problems using it and no issues with the system itself having any problems. The one potential negative is that the cassettes used on the peristaltic pump tend to clog and do not seem to stay calibrated very well and need to be replaced often."

Review date: 14 Jan 2013 | EL406 Combination Washer Dispenser


  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: Kelly Scientific for NCATS-NIH



  • 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:Cell based bioassays

"Very easy to use, the user can come up with their own protocols. The flexibility to use 96, 384 well , 1536 well plate heads is great and the cassettes are fairly easy to install and use."

Review date: 14 Jan 2013 | EL406 Combination Washer Dispenser
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2012

  • Organization: National Institutes of Health



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

  • Application Area:Liquid dispenser/washing

"A flexible and easy to use platform for liquid dispensing and microplate washing that utilizes multiple technologies. A great all-in-one solution that I use daily as a key part of both biochemical and cell-based assays. There is a high degree of reliability for 1536-well plate workflows that gives you confidence in results. Does not require the constant adjustment and re-calibration that I have experienced with other platforms. Syringe pump dispensors give excellent performance in sensitive cell dispensing steps. Cell viability is maintained and the heads are more resistant to clogging than peristoltic pump solutions from other vendors."

Review date: 29 Feb 2012 | EL406 Combination Washer Dispenser
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: Merck



  • Ease of use
    2 out of 5
    After sales service
    1 out of 5
    Value for money
    2 out of 5
Rating: 1.7
"This was bought with stackers but these can't integrate."

Review date: 22 Jun 2011 | EL406 Combination Washer Dispenser
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2007

  • Organization: Astrazeneca



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.0
"We should have bought more of these instead of purchasing large automation system."

Review date: 17 Jun 2011 | EL406 Combination Washer Dispenser
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: AstraZeneca R & D



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 5.0
"robust and flexible assay automation system."

Review date: 11 Mar 2011 | EL406 Combination Washer Dispenser
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2010

  • Organization: Monsanto



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.3
"Excellent service- Biotek helped adapt the machine to our needs."

Review date: 17 Feb 2010 | EL406 Combination Washer Dispenser
The EL406 Combination Washer Dispenser offers fast, full plate washing for 1536-, 384- and 96-well microplates along with three reagent dispensers in one, compact instrument… all from the recognized industry leader. The EL406 is the latest advancement in microplate washing and dispensing incorporating BioTek’s patented Dual-Action™ manifold, optimized washing for loosely adherent cell monolayers, built-in patent-pending Ultrasonic Advantage™ for unattended wash manifold maintenance and up to four wash buffers for complex wash routines.

Up until now scientists had to choose their microplate dispenser technology – usually between either a peristaltic or syringe pump. Each of these technologies has its unique advantages. The EL406 eliminates the need to choose, offering both dispenser technologies on a single platform plus microplate washing. Now you can simply press a button and walk away. Automate the entire process by adding a BioStack™ Microplate Stacker.

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EL406 Combination Washer Dispenser

Manufacturer BioTek Instruments, Inc.

4.1 / 5.0 | 11 reviews