Thermo Scientific Multidrop Combi

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Average Rating: 4.3
24 Scientists have reviewed this product

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


Okay, but not perfect. Better than the WellMate in some ways, worse in others.
Rating: 3.7

  • Application Area: Reagent and cell dispensing

"We run a core facility with numerous users and generally we like this instrument. It replaced our Matrix WellMates, and is a little faster dispensing, and somewhat more intuitive to use. It also has the ability to dispense a lower volume, although when we tested them head-to-head the WellMate was the better dispenser that day. Dispensing accuracy and precision greatly depend on the manifold/cassette you are using. The Combi cassettes are much more expensive than the WellMate manifolds and do not seem to be as durable. We have had numerous occasions where a piece of tubing has separated from the dispensing nozzle inside the cassette, and despite much effort to reattach them, it never seems to work again. The cassettes come in differing sizes (small and standard) and there are limitations with the standard cassettes in that they only dispense in multiples of 5uL. We have also noticed that the apparent dispense speed is higher which will result in bubbles forming in the well if you are dispensing high % serum media (15-20%). There is no ability to set a priming a volume. You have to hold the prime button. And if you set the dispensing options, and then go into the program menu, it switches all of your choices even if you do not choose a program. Do I like it? Yes, it's okay, but I would compare with other options and really go with what works best for you."

Review date: 22 Apr 2016 | Thermo Scientific Multidrop Combi
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2012

  • Organization: Tempus



  • 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:Laboratory Automation

"The Multidrop Combi is a great value for bulk reagent dispensing. We use it for reagent and cell dispensing and consistently obtain low CVs. Service has been minimal on the instrument over a period of over six years. "

Review date: 06 Oct 2015 | Thermo Scientific Multidrop Combi
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2006

  • Organization: Abbott Labs



  • 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:This is used to dispense cells and other reagents into microtiter plates.

"The Multidrop Combi has been a reliable liquid dispenser for many years now and is a great improvement over the original Multidrop. The new LCD screen is an improvement over the basic setup of the original. The other major improvement is the reservoir which comes with a tube now so that you may collect the waste in a large container. The previous model had a collection tray that had to be emptied often if you were doing large numbers of plates. It is easy to set up and the cassettes that are used are reliable and long lasting. I would recommend cleaning them before and after with 70% EtOH. You will need to clean the deck of the unit if you spill anything. It is easy to use, and a great bang for the buck value-wise. The care after the sale wasn't a factor as we did not receive a call but it wasn't really necessary."

Review date: 29 May 2015 | Thermo Scientific Multidrop Combi
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: Iontas Ltd



  • 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:drug discovery

"We had this machine for more than six years and hardly had any serious technical issues. It is really easy to use and saves a lot of time while doing high-throughput sample preparation. Not a lot of maintenance required. Thermo provides a good technical support whenever there is an issue."

Review date: 21 Nov 2014 | Thermo Scientific Multidrop Combi
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2013

  • Organization: University of Exeter



  • 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:Cell based screening

"The product works well but struggles with blocked tips. Have to spend money to replace the heads which would reduce value for money- once a tip is blocked it is difficult to unblock it. The interface is easy to use and program. Minor point is that the buttons can be quite tiring to press repeatedly."

Review date: 07 Oct 2013 | Thermo Scientific Multidrop Combi


  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2012

  • Organization: National Institutes of Health



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
Rating: 4.0
"Multidrop has a small footprint and so frees up benchtop space. The cartridges are a little expensive and require replacement frequently. User interface is easy to use however selecting individual columns for dispenses could be improved."

Review date: 29 Feb 2012 | Thermo Scientific Multidrop Combi
  • Status:

    Advanced Reviewer

  • Member since: 2010

  • Organization: Epizyme



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

  • Application Area:Drug discovery

"Small and compact, it fits in hoods and on benches. It's reliable and never needs maintenance. The cassettes are fairly priced."

Review date: 23 Feb 2012 | Thermo Scientific Multidrop Combi
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2012

  • Organization: Boehringer Ingelheim



  • 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:Assay Development

"Lots of control over dispensing options (well selection) and a large volume range. Cleaning between uses is time consuming."

Review date: 23 Feb 2012 | Thermo Scientific Multidrop Combi
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: Pfizer Ltd



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 4.3
"A very easy to use 1536 dispenser. Applications include high throughput screening, 384/1536 dispensing including cells. A very versatile system."

Review date: 23 Sep 2011 | Thermo Scientific Multidrop Combi
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: GlaxoSmithKline



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    2 out of 5
Rating: 3.0
"I use this instrument for the addition of liquids to 384 well plates for assays. I have experienced some issues with the cartridge head, replacement occurs on a regular basis. I have found it very costly."

Review date: 14 Sep 2011 | Thermo Scientific Multidrop Combi
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: Sbmri



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 4.3
"A 'workhorse' of our assay development and screening. A common problem is the 'striping' effects due to clogging."

Review date: 20 Jun 2011 | Thermo Scientific Multidrop Combi
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: Glaxosmithkline



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

Review date: 17 Jun 2011 | Thermo Scientific Multidrop Combi
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: Southern Research



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

Review date: 17 Jun 2011 | Thermo Scientific Multidrop Combi
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: Novartis



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 4.3
"Work-horse liquid dispensing system."

Review date: 15 Jun 2011 | Thermo Scientific Multidrop Combi
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2011

  • Organization: Genzyme Genetics



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 4.3
"I have been purchasing Thermo Multidrop Combis for years. I recently bought another. These simple benchtop devices are perfect for bulk dispensing in almost any application."

Review date: 09 Mar 2011 | Thermo Scientific Multidrop Combi
  • Status:

    Advanced Reviewer

  • Member since: 2010

  • Organization: Epizyme



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 5.0
"Combis are a reliable, efficient, easy way to dispense reagents."

Review date: 04 Feb 2011 | Thermo Scientific Multidrop Combi
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2009

  • Organization: Amgen



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

Review date: 04 Feb 2010 | Thermo Scientific Multidrop Combi
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2010

  • Organization: MDS PHARMA SERVICES



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 4.5
"Newer screens are much better."

Review date: 03 Feb 2010 | Thermo Scientific Multidrop Combi
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2009

  • Organization: Pfizer



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

Review date: 11 Sep 2009 | Thermo Scientific Multidrop Combi
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2009

  • Organization: JOHNSON AND JOHNSON PHARMACEUTICAL R & D



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 4.0
"A great speedy dispense system."

Review date: 07 Apr 2009 | Thermo Scientific Multidrop Combi
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2007

  • Organization: GlaxoSmithKline 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
"Best broadcast dispenser for 1536."

Review date: 12 Oct 2007 | Thermo Scientific Multidrop Combi
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2003

  • Organization: AstraZeneca



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

Review date: 11 Oct 2007 | Thermo Scientific Multidrop Combi
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2007

  • Organization: Pfizer



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
Rating: 3.3
"A quick and easy to use dispenser."

Review date: 11 Oct 2007 | Thermo Scientific Multidrop Combi
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2007

  • Organization: GSK



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
Rating: 5.0
"A great value product which provides high throughput performance."

Review date: 04 May 2007 | Thermo Scientific Multidrop Combi
The Thermo Scientific Multidrop Combi – a fast, easy-to-use reagent dispenser that combines versatility and performance.

The Multidrop Combi reagent dispenser provides fast, reproducible dispensing for a variety of applications. It dispenses volumes from 500 nl to 2500 µl, with excellent precision throughout the range. The instrument’s compact size, simple setup and intuitive user interface make it an easy and convenient solution to a variety of pharmaceutical, biotech and academic core laboratories.


Key Features:

  • Versatility – Optimized for multiple plate formats (96, 384, 1536), including lower density plate options (6, 12, 24, 48) and variable plate heights, from low-profile to deep-well plates.
  • Ease-of-use - The modern graphical user interface with color display makes it easy to select dispensing parameters.
  • Precision – Automated dispensing improves reproducibility, giving you reliable results in less time.

Applications:

  • Drug discovery
  • Genomic and proteomic assays
  • Cell dispensing
  • ELISA assays