The sciFLEXARRAYER product line represents the perfect tool for automated ultra-low volume liquid handling of various types of samples (i.e. biological, organic, nanoparticle and dyes) in diagnostics, genomics, proteomics and technical applications. In addition, due to the inert nature of the glass capillaries, it is an ideal tool for miniaturized chemistry applications, such as in polymer and materials research.
Within seconds, liquid volumes between 50 picoliters and 1 microliter can be spotted in steps of 100 picoliters. All systems can driven by the state-of-the-art non-contact dispensing technology, sciDROP PICO and/or sciDROP NANO.
The sciFLEXARRAYER comes in four well-established versions, addressing the needs of our customers from early research to high throughput manufacturing:
R&D Entry Level
Medium Scale Batch Production
High Scale Batch Production
In-Line High Throughput Production
|No. of channels||Up to 8||Up to 8||Up to 8||Up to 12 per portal|
|Dispense volume||50 - 800 pL/drop||50 - 800 pL/drop||50 - 800 pL/drop||50 - 800 pL/drop|
|Dispense control||Integrated CCD camera||Integrated CCD camera||Integrated CCD camera||Integrated CCD camera|
|Average CV of drop volumes||< 2%, typically 0.5%||< 2%, typically 0.5%||< 2%, typically 0.5%||< 2%, typically 0.5%|
|Distance dispense capillaries||4.5 or 9 mm increments||4.5 or 9 mm increments||4.5 or 9 mm increments||9 mm increments|
|Precision (mechanical)||< 5 µm||< 3 µm||< 3 µm||< 3 µm|
|Capacity (holder dependent)||Up to 4 MTPs or 24 standard glass slides||Up to 12 MTPs or 70 standard glass slides||Up to 27 MTPs or 140 standard glass slides||Customized|
|Axis system||X-Y-Z spindle drives||X-Y magnetic linear drives, Z spindle||X-Y magnetic linear drives, Z spindle||X-Y linear drives, Conveyor belt, Z spindle|
|Dimensions (L,W,H; mm) with enclosure||760 x 850 x 650||1250 x 830 x 1820||1674 x 1712 x 851||1300 x 800 x 1200|
|Weight||120 kg||400 kg||450 kg||350 kg each portal|
Professor Tony Cass, at Imperial College London, focusses his research on using engineered proteins and nucleic acids in micro-and nano-structured materials and devices for both clinical and environmental analysis.
"sciFLEXARRAYER is a key tool on all of our projects, for depositing an enzyme onto the surface of an electrode, or most challenging we use it to deposit onto the surface of a microneedle array. Exactly the right volume, in exactly the right place."
"The main strength of the sciFLEXARRAYER is that it allows us to dispense sub-nanoliters amount of volume on our substrates, so we have reproducibility on the strips we prepare."