NT8® v4 by FORMULATRIX®, Inc.

Manufacturer FORMULATRIX®, Inc.  |  Available Worldwide
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Reliable Drop Setting: Reduce Costs + Increase Reproducibility The NT8 ® - Drop Setter/Crystallization Robot is a fast, nanoliter-volume liquid handler with drop dispensing capability, including setting drops for Lipidic Cubic Phase (LCP) experiments. The 8-tip head aspirates and dispenses drops from 10 nL to 1.5 μL.

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NT8® v4
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Average Rating: 4.9
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  • Organization: Ajinomoto Althea, Inc.

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A really great drop dispenser!
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area: Protein crystallization

"The NT8 is a very useful drop dispense robot that can increase protein crystallization capabilities. The built in humidifier is a huge help when using smaller drops. We use this robot for all of our crystallization needs."

Review date: 26 Jul 2018 | NT8® v4
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Huge timesaver!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Setting proteins for crystallization screens

"The NT8 makes setting up our hanging drop and sitting drop plates a breeze, and has greatly streamlined our workflow."

Review date: 02 Jun 2016 | NT8® v4

The NT8® provides users the ability to:

  • Save Money + Reduce Waste
    The Choice to Reusable Dispensing Tips - Set drops for a 96-well plate using only 8 tips, washing between steps or choose to use new tips per dispense.  The choice is yours.
  • Maintain Protein Drop Integrity
    Proportional Active Humidification - Prevent sample evaporation and increase experiment reproducibility.
  • Set-Up Plates in a Cold Room
    Cold Room Compatible - Set up crystallization plates at any room temperature including 4°C.
  • Screen Using a Variety of Techniques:
    • Sitting Drop
    • Hanging Drop
    • Lipidic Cubic Phase Drops
    • Microbatch
    • Microseeding
    • Additive/Fragment Screening
    • Soaking Experiments

Clean Drop Release with Flexible Fingers
In order to ensure that drops wick to the crystallization plate, all eight tips must touch the plate. To achieve this, each tip is attached to a flexible finger that can travel +/- 0.5 mm vertically, enabling the dispense head to contour to the surface of each well. To protect your plate and sample, each tip has a sensor that indicates when the tip contacts the plate's surface. These sensors allow the NT8 to drive down precisely to the point where all tips touch the plate without damaging your plate or sample. The NT8 Drop Setter can then retract slightly away from the surface - yielding the perfect dispense gap for setting drops. This enhancement improves drop precision and reduces the chance of bubbles.

Prevent Drop Evaporation and Increase Reproducibility
The NT8 prevents sample evaporation with three powerful, fully-enclosed humidifiers that actively control humidity from ambient up to 95%. You can set humidity on/off manually or “set it and forget it” and let the NT8 do the work. The system has tight control of the humidity with a variance of only +/- 2.5%. The NT8 Drop Setter can increase humidity from 60% to 85% in under 20 seconds. The humidifiers are positioned away from active samples so your drops are protected from condensation and buildup. No need to mop up excess water around your plates.