50 TS Washer by BioTek Instruments, Inc.

Manufacturer BioTek Instruments, Inc.  |  Available Worldwide
4.4
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5.0
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The 50 TS Washer is a compact microplate washing system with functionality that is unsurpassed in its class. The color touchscreen provides a visual interface with menu-driven programming that makes creating protocols fast and intuitive. Its performance for conventional plate washing is excellent, but the 50 TS offers much more than that. It is ideal for cell-based assay washing. In addition, available biomagnetic separation and vacuum filtration modules make the 50 TS an excellent, affordabl... Read more


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Average Rating: 4.4
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5 out of 5
Ease of use
4 out of 5
After sales service
4 out of 5
Value for money


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    Reviewer
  • Member since: 2020

  • Organization: National Institute for Communicable Disease (NICD)



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Brilliant company manufacturing exceptional instruments!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area: Washer is used for several ELISA diagnostics

"The 50 TS microplate washer is absolutely fantastic! We were using the ELx50 washer for several years and recently upgraded to the 50 TS washer and 800 TS reader as the previous models were no longer supported. Mind you, the older models still are functional and work to specification. BioTek manufactures outstanding washer/reader equipment. The instruments are precise, easy to use, affordable, offer a range of user-friendly functions and is accompanied by brilliant after sales support thanks to Analytical Diagnostic Products (the suppliers of BioTek products in South Africa). The washer and reader we have is used for national public diagnostics for Leptospira spp., Yersina pestis, Brucella spp., and Bartonella spp. ELISAs at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases in Johannesburg, South Africa. The 50 TS has a rather wonderful touchscreen modality which we easily use to navigate our various wash protocols. Some of the sample types we use include serum from both human and animals sources which can at times clog washers, however the 50 TS seems to not have that issue (thankfully!). The washer readily decongests itself during our routine fuss-free maintenance procedures (rinse soak, decontamination etc.) which makes the washer really robust. The washer came with three wash/rinse plastic bottles for the different washe buffers we use daily. This is really useful instead of continuously making fresh buffers. The 8-channel manifold we have is perfect for our 96-well diagnostic platforms. Recently, the commercial kit we previously used to verify and validate our washers and readers on a monthly basis was discontinued. Thanks to BioTek and the internal liquid tests that are pre-programed into the washer system, we are seamlessly converting to the liquid tests to verify and validate our washers. This has made things extremely easy for us as our equipment and laboratory facilities need to uphold accreditation processes. We service the washers annually without any trouble thanks to ADP and any software related issues we have, ADP makes swift contact with BioTek HQ for assistance. Our issues are always taken care of in good turn-around-time. BioTek washers/readers are used by several laboratories at the NICD and around the country because the instruments are reliable, accurate, fast, easily upgraded and/or serviced, exceptional support and when required, easily portable. Thank you BioTek for the fantastic products and service we receive from the company every year. We hope to mantain this wonderul relationship with BioTek for many years to come."

Review date: 08 Dec 2020 | 50 TS Washer
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: CIHEAM



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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If you don't like ELISA washing and coating step you should buy it.
Rating: 4.0

  • Application Area:ELISA assay

"Time-saving and highly effective for a high number of samples. "

Review date: 17 Jan 2019 | 50 TS Washer
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2017

  • Organization: Wichita State University



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    2 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
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I can't imagine our workflow without a plate washer. Nice instrument.
Rating: 3.0

  • Application Area:ELISA, Plate Filtration, Plate Coating

"Have both a strip washer and a whole plate for large jobs. The EL50 is our go to washer for dispensing primary antigen, blocking solution, etc. Can be set up to minimize waste. "

Review date: 17 Jan 2019 | 50 TS Washer
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Medical University of South Carolina



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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An essential component of running a successful ELISA in our lab!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Washing ELISA plates

"The BioTek plate washer has made running multiple ELISAs in one day possible. Additionally, it has reduced the amount of background in wells when using a multi-channel pipette to wash our ELISA plates. "

Review date: 17 Jan 2019 | 50 TS Washer
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: MilliporeSigma



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    4 out of 5
    Value for money
    4 out of 5
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This is a nice piece of equipment.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:ELISA assay of p24

"The plate washer has been a great addition to our lab. It has made it much easier to perform multiple ELISA plates at one time."

Review date: 26 Apr 2018 | 50 TS Washer
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Kansas State University



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

  • Application Area:Wash ELISA plates

"Everything is great, the shipping time is a little longer than expected."

Review date: 26 Apr 2018 | 50 TS Washer
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Kent State University



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Great results. Easy to use.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:ELISA plate washing

"No complaints so far. The machine is easy to use and does quality work. I wish there was a better way to adjust the height of the dispenser needles. Otherwise, great product."

Review date: 26 Apr 2018 | 50 TS Washer
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    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Zalgen Labs, LLC



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Reliable and precise performance under extreme laboratory conditions.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Infectious disease testing

"The 50 TS Washers have proven to be very consistent and robust under the austere laboratory condition at our West African clinical research sites. The ease of maintenance is very important since these washers cannot be brought back to the US for normal preventative maintenance due to the viral disease testing they are used for (Lassa and Ebola viruses)."

Review date: 26 Apr 2018 | 50 TS Washer
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Lab



  • Ease of use
    5 out of 5
    After sales service
    5 out of 5
    Value for money
    5 out of 5
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Great washer at a reasonable price.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:ELISA for antigen and antibody detection.

"Very easy to set up and use and gives consistent results. Have used the previous version of this washer for years without problems. We are very pleased with all our BioTek equipment."

Review date: 26 Apr 2018 | 50 TS Washer
  • Status:

    Reviewer

  • Member since: 2018

  • Organization: Yale University



  • Ease of use
    4 out of 5
    After sales service
    3 out of 5
    Value for money
    3 out of 5
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Instrument is very user friendly
Rating: 3.3

  • Application Area:Analysis of cell signaling

"The plate washer is very easy to use and program for multi-step washes. The buffer switching function allows increased throughput for assays and analysis. Product team was responsive after the order was completed."

Review date: 26 Apr 2018 | 50 TS Washer

The 50 TS Washer is a compact microplate washing system with functionality that is unsurpassed in its class.

The color touchscreen provides a visual interface with menu-driven programming that makes creating protocols fast and intuitive. Its performance for conventional plate washing is excellent, but the 50 TS offers much more than that. It is ideal for cell-based assay washing. In addition, available biomagnetic separation and vacuum filtration modules make the 50 TS an excellent, affordable choice for automating the wash steps of magnetic or polystyrene bead assays. Used in conjunction with the 800 TS Absorbance Reader or other detection system, the 50 TS offers a welcome upgrade from manual processing - bringing convenience and consistently high quality results to your laboratory’s plate washing workflows.

Top Features  

  • #1 microplate washer brand
  • Applications from ELISA to cell based assays
  • Easy touchscreen programming
  • Simple operation
  • Liquid level sensing: safe & reliable
  • Convenient auto buffer switching
  • Built-in maintenance routines 

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50 TS Washer

Manufacturer BioTek Instruments, Inc.  |  Available Worldwide

4.4 / 5.0 | 10 reviews