Product News: Agilent’s BenchCel Microplate Handler now available through BioTek for full workflow automation

01 Jun 2020

BioTek have announced that Agilent’s BenchCel Microplate Handler has been added to its portfolio of walkaway automated solutions. The modular BenchCel Microplate Handler is a high-speed robot with an open, flexible and scalable format to bring efficiency to diverse applications such as ELISA, endpoint add-and-read assays and cell fix-stain-image processes.

By integrating the BenchCel between a BioTek liquid handling device and detection or imaging system, sample throughput is increased, while manual intervention is decreased.

The BenchCel is powered by VWorks software, and incorporates an easy-to-use interface for dynamic scheduling of workflows. Additionally, user-friendly software interfaces may be created for a streamlined experience. Compatible BioTek devices include the EL406™ Washer/Dispenser, MultiFlo™ FX Multi-Mode Dispenser, Synergy™ Neo2 Hybrid Multi-Mode Reader, Epoch™ 2 Microplate Spectrophotometer and Cytation™ 5 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader.

With a small footprint, BenchCel may be used on the benchtop or in a biosafety cabinet, and for added flexibility, it is compatible with a variety of microplates including a deepwell plates.

BioTek Instruments, Inc., a part of Agilent and headquartered in Winooski, VT, USA, is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of innovative life science instrumentation. Our comprehensive product line includes cell imaging systems, microplate readers, washers, dispensers, automated incubators and stackers. These products enable life science research by providing high performance, cost-effective analysis and quantification of biomolecules, biomolecular interactions and cellular structure and function across diverse applications. BioTek espouses a "Think Possible" approach that sets the tone for fresh ideas, unsurpassed customer service and original innovations.

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