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Zoom HT Microplate Washer & Dispenser

BERTHOLD TECHNOLOGIES GmbH & Co. KG84085Available: Worldwide


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Average Rating 4.0

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Great washing results in a timely manner


Average Rating 4.3

Application Area:

Analysis of biomolecules

It is an apparatus easy to use and very convenient to wash microplates, especially if it is done in a timely manner as well as one can use different types of microplates without having to make adjustments. Another aspect is that the aspiration process is very effective and removes all residues present in the microplates. It also comes with two modes of washing based on the needs.

Review Date: 17 Nov 2022 | BERTHOLD TECHNOLOGIES GmbH & Co. KG

One of the worst plate washers on the market


Average Rating 1.3

Application Area:

Washing microplates and reagent dispensing for ELISA tests

This machine does not work as advertised; it is slow, leaves lots of residue, tips clog constantly, does not come with a self-cleaning program for rinsing the tubes and tips when finished using, the screen is very old-looking and small (black and white, and only large enough to fit one line of words; it is surprising to me that they did not put a larger, user-friendly, color screen on a machine at this price (like other brands have), and kept electrocuting me with static shocks every time I touched it, to the point that the saved programs on the machine would be deleted due to the shock and I had to keep reprograming it all over again. Other brands on the market even have a pump to pump air out and purge/dry tips and tubes during the pre-programmed self-clean cycle, so cleaning and clogging is not an issue with those. Not only this machine does not come with such a cycle, but there is nothing in the instruction manual as a suggestion on how such a cycle should be set up! The technician who installed it did not know what the cleaning cycle should be like (how many rinses, whether the tips should be dried after each use by using wash cycles without any liquid, etc.). The only suggestion was to rinse the tips after every single use with pure ethanol! Overall, this was one of the worst and most expensive purchases of our lab, and has been collecting dust on a lab bench for the past couple of years after a year of wasting time, trying to get it to perform well enough to replace manual microplate washing.

Review Date: 17 Nov 2022 | BERTHOLD TECHNOLOGIES GmbH & Co. KG

Manufacturer's Response

Dear Alemeh, Thank you for your review of our product. We are sorry that you have not had a positive experience and have tried to contact you to resolve the issue but have been unsuccessful so far. Please reach out to your local Berthold Technologies USA representative who will be able to support you setting up the system for your application.

Average Rating 5.0

Used in human diagnostic production of Microtiter plates. Coating, dispensing and washing.

Review Date: 5 Nov 2015 | BERTHOLD TECHNOLOGIES GmbH & Co. KG

Average Rating 5.0

Application Area:

Analyze hormone secretion from pancreatic islets with EIA and ELISA kits

It is a very easy to use plate washer and also very reliable. It does a great job at washing microplates, pushing the background level to the very minimum. Also the aspiration is very effective, leaving no residues in your plates. We only had to call for repair once in more than 4 years and it was for a defective part. They quickly replaced it and the new plate washer we just bought has a new design that no longer includes that part.

Review Date: 14 Sept 2015 | BERTHOLD TECHNOLOGIES GmbH & Co. KG

Decent value for money. After sales care is excellent.


Average Rating 4.3

Application Area:

Microplate production

The product produces good quality results and is quite easy to use. It represents decent value for money. After sales care is excellent.

Review Date: 11 Sept 2015 | BERTHOLD TECHNOLOGIES GmbH & Co. KG

Average Rating 3.7

Application Area:

ELISA plate washer

The plate washer has done the job as expected. However, we have never had any follow up from a sales rep.

Review Date: 11 Sept 2015 | BERTHOLD TECHNOLOGIES GmbH & Co. KG

Average Rating 3.7

Application Area:

Washing plates after ELISA assays

It is a helpful device for highthroughput analysis.

Review Date: 23 Dec 2014 | BERTHOLD TECHNOLOGIES GmbH & Co. KG

Average Rating 4.7

Application Area:

Microplate washing

We use the Titertek Zoom HT Dispenser and Washer systems once every two months for a throughput of 5,000 microplates per batch. At times we have some technical problems like clogged tips, clogged washing head and broken valves. However, we were given the proper maintenance training by Titertek, and at the moment we can handle the problems in a timely manner. We also have fast communication with Titertek and benefit from their online support. The instrument meets our applications so far, the only improvement would be if the dispensing module had a volume detection function. This is crucial to make sure that each well is dispensed with the same volume of liquid. We truly recommend the Titertek Zooom HT to other potential customers as it is a user friendly instrument with easy operation, easy to use software and simple maintenance. As per the value for money, the Zoom HT system, including the spare parts, are not cheap, however you get back what you paid for. The long term performance is

Review Date: 22 Dec 2014 | BERTHOLD TECHNOLOGIES GmbH & Co. KG

The Zoom HT Microplate Washer is a modular system that offers unmatched speed in washing microplates in 96- and 384-well formats. The compact system enables automated high-throughput plate loading by means of a built-in stacker. Complemented with the optional 2-channel Dispense Module, the Zoom Washer becomes a highly efficient plate coating system.

Designed for high throughput applications, this multifunctional system helps you increase productivity and efficiency.

Zoom HT benefits at a glance

  • The fastest Microplate Washer: the Zoom HT takes only 14.5 seconds for a triple wash of a 96-well microplate.
  • Supports 96- and 384-well plates: a single wash head for both plate formats eliminates the need to change wash heads.
  • Clean data: low residual volumes of <1 μL/well allow for low background.
  • High throughput: self-emptying liquid discharge system combined with a built-in stacker enable automation of large plate batches.
  • Handle problematic reagents with confidence: continuous addition of antifoam reagent to the liquid waste trap, and the ability to optimize dispense position and speed make the Zoom HT ideal for handling problematic reagents


  • Plate Coating
  • Cell-based assays

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