Scienion Launches Microfluidic sciSWIFTER – Joint Commercialization with Matrical Bioscience
Product News Jan 13, 2009
Scienion AG and Matrical bioscience recently announced the launch of the sciSWIFTER™, a new dispensing device developed for high precision dispensing in 96, 384, and 1536 microplates. The sciSWIFTER will be jointly commercialized by Scienion AG and Matrical Bioscience.
The sciSWIFTER, a time and reagent saving drop on demand dispenser, is designed to dispense up to 16 different substances in parallel into various multi well plate formats. Dispense range is 100 pl - 100µl with dead volumes close to zero. Each nozzle has online-drop-control and optical volume determination.
The sciSWIFTER can operate as a stand-alone device and includes integrated touch-screen controls, robotics shuttle, and external software API for integration into automated robotics platforms, including AutoMAP recently launched by Matrical Bioscience.
The sciSWIFTER allows for quick change of setup for different assays and minimizes cross contamination. The requirement for intermediate dilution plates is eliminated by the dynamic range of volumes dispensed.
Disposable pen technology (sciSWIFT) enables preparation, storage, sonication, and dispensing of reagents in one integrated device. Substances can be stored directly in the sciSWIFT dispensing pen which serves as a closed container, eliminating heat seals and ensuring sample integrity.
Preferential applications include dispensing of assay reagents, miniaturization of assays and the dispensing of initial screening as well as of dose/response experiments from an identical container. RFID tags for each dispensing pen ensure traceability of reagents during storage, retrieval and dispensing. With sciSWIFT – primary and secondary assays and dose response tests are made from the identical sample/dilution with CV’s of 2%.