Member since: 2018
Organization: Ajinomoto Althea, Inc.
A really great drop dispenser!
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."
Member since: 2015
Organization: Ajinomoto Althea
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."
The NT8® provides users the ability to:
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.