ELx405 Select Deep Well Microplate Washer

From the leaders in microplate washing, BioTek introduces the world’s first deep well microplate washer that aspirates and dispenses into 96- and 384-well plates <50 mm in height. ANSI/SBS standard microplates are also accommodated, resulting in a total solution for all of a laboratory’s solid bottom microplate washing needs. The new ELx405™ Select Deep Well Microplate Washer is a robot compatible, full plate washer incorporating BioTek’s patented Dual-Action™ manifold with independent filling and evacuation control for precise overfill washing and overflow protection. Available low-flow rates and angled dispensing make the ELx405 particularly useful in cell-based assays.Features: Washes microplates <50 mm in height Accommodates 96- and 384-well formats Automation of dispen...Read more

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Average Rating: 4.4

Ease of use
5 out of 5
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Rating: 5.0
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  • Review date: 10 Jul 2015

  • Application Area: Analyze metabolites from blood and blood components before and after processing

  • ELx405 Select Deep Well Microplate Washer

"I recently bought the BioTek ELx 405 Deep Well Microplate Washer. Prior to buying the BioTek microplate reader, I had used devices from other manufacturers which were although cumbersome and difficult to use, they were adequate for our work. However, I along with the research associates in my group prefer the BioTek microplate washer specifically because of its ease of use, reliability and an excellent technical support team."

Rating: 3.0
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  • Review date:22 Jun 2015

  • Application Area:Washing biochem and cell-based assay microplates

  • ELx405 Select Deep Well Microplate Washer

"On-instrument screen and controls takes some getting used to. Not the easiest to disassemble in order to fully clean and sterilize. Otherwise, fairly consistent and reliable."
Rating: 4.7
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  • Review date:16 May 2014

  • Application Area:Cell-Based Assays

  • ELx405 Select Deep Well Microplate Washer

"We use this for aspirating supernatants from pelleted cells and we need the remaining volumes to be precise. Works very well for that; vacuum is pretty consistent across tubes, pellets do not get disrupted and the positioning is highly accurate. We have the valve and ultrasonic upgrades for the sake of maintenance: we have one of the four valves dedicated to water and rinse the tips of any salts or cells if there will be any significant delay between processing plates to prevent clogging. The ultrasonic cleaning cycle is very good at clearing clogs when they do form. After a year of heavy use I've yet to use the rapier to clean the manifold. We use the instrument manually (interface is fine), on a computer via LHC2 software (interface is better) and automatically in a Vworks-integrated system. Note that if you're planning to automate, BioTek will not provide serial strings; you must use their LHC2 software. Have had minor problems with valves and fluid sensors but have not needed servi"
Rating: 5.0
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  • Review date:26 Jun 2013

  • Application Area:Bioanalytical Chemistry

  • ELx405 Select Deep Well Microplate Washer

"Fantastic plate washer. Processes hundreds of washes for ELISAs with ease and finesse. Manifold moves smoothly and effortlessly across platform. Produces reliable results at breakneck speeds previously un-achievable with manual plate washing. Invaluable part of the bioanalytical chemistry team; would take out a second mortgage to buy another instrument. Can be sassy at times, for example filters leading to outlet pump tend to clog after overuse without emptying waste vesicle. Don't forget to clear all lines with DI water upon termination of day or machine will be clogged with salt build up. 100000/10 stars, loyal scientist forever."
Rating: 4.3
Ease of use
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  • Review date:16 Jan 2013

  • Application Area:Cell biology

  • ELx405 Select Deep Well Microplate Washer

"This plate washer is really suitable for cell washing. Also, the liquid is dispensed at a low speed and so can be used for cells which detach easily. Therefore, I would recommend this instrument."
Rating: 5.0
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  • Review date:22 Jun 2011

  • ELx405 Select Deep Well Microplate Washer

"We use this plate washer to aspirate & dispense liquids into plates with primary cells, and the gentle speed option on this model prevents cells from dispersing from the plate's surface."
Rating: 4.7
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  • Review date:03 Jun 2011

  • ELx405 Select Deep Well Microplate Washer

"very good control for washing cells. can adjust speed and position very easily. sonicator keeps maintenance quick and easy. very good technical support on phone but expensive to get someone in if it is not working."
Rating: 4.0
Ease of use
4 out of 5
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  • Review date:09 Mar 2011

  • ELx405 Select Deep Well Microplate Washer

"It works fine, but it wastes a lot of volume (water) for priming/rinsing steps and produces too much waste. When it clogs there are lots of channels to 'unclog'."

Description

From the leaders in microplate washing, BioTek introduces the world’s first deep well microplate washer that aspirates and dispenses into 96- and 384-well plates <50 mm in height.

ANSI/SBS standard microplates are also accommodated, resulting in a total solution for all of a laboratory’s solid bottom microplate washing needs. The new ELx405™ Select Deep Well Microplate Washer is a robot compatible, full plate washer incorporating BioTek’s patented Dual-Action™ manifold with independent filling and evacuation control for precise overfill washing and overflow protection. Available low-flow rates and angled dispensing make the ELx405 particularly useful in cell-based assays.


Features:

  • Washes microplates <50 mm in height
  • Accommodates 96- and 384-well formats
  • Automation of dispense and aspiration steps of conventional ELISA workflows
  • Optional cell washing with gentle, low-flow rates and 20° angled dispense tubes
  • Patented Dual-Action™ manifold for independent control of the aspirate and dispense manifolds for precise overfill washing and overflow protection
  • Internal positive displacement pump eliminates the use of troublesome pressure delivery systems and allows the use of any size dispense reservoir
  • Optional external valve module connects four reagent bottles with automatic switching between reagents
  • Built-in priming trough allows automatic manifold priming and rinsing during both operation and maintenance modes and eliminates the need for blank plates when used in automated robotic systems
  • Optional Ultrasonic Advantage™ – built in ultrasonic cleaner formanifold self-maintenance
  • Built-in fluid flow, fluid detection, and vacuum sensing provide complete protection for unattended operation
  • Biomagnetic separation ready with ANSI/SBS standard height microplates
  • BioStack compatible for unattended processing of up to 50 ANSI/SBS standard height microplates

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ELx405 Select Deep Well Microplate Washer

by BioTek Instruments, Inc.

4.4/5.0 (23 reviews)
Ease of use
5 out of 5
After sales service
4 out of 5
Value for money
5 out of 5






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