Scienion Introduces new Models of the sciFLEXARRAYER Product Line
Product News Nov 24, 2008
Scienion AG launched two new models of its successful sciFLEXARRAYER dispensing systems for automated ultra-low volume liquid handling of biological samples in the genomic and proteomic world.
While the small sciFLEXARRAYER DW represents an entry model, sciFLEXARRAYER SX is a scalable robotic dispensing platform that can be adjusted to the needed size of the working area when ordered.
The sciFLEXARRAYER DW is both small and lightweight. The turntable design of the DW ensures a small footprint. The DW is a tool to speed-up basic research and to shorten development times for multi-parallel bioanalytics.
It is centered around, but not limited to, microarray based applications. Applications include the handling and deposition of DNAs, oligos, peptides, proteins, antibodies, glycans, lysates and a variety of different cells onto multiple substrates.
The DW allows the user to work in different modes. In addition to an aspirate/dispense mode from vials, the system allows for bulk dispensing or aliquoting from large reservoirs. The DW enables spotting of customized arrays with dot pitch sizes above 200 µm with pico- to nanoliter volumes of up to 16 biological samples on up to four slides.
The sciFLEXARRAYER SX comes with an integrated enclosure and enables users to choose working areas from 1400 cm2 to 3375 cm2. Thus, the capacity for standard formats such as microtiter plates or glass slides can be increased. Beside these conventional microarray formats the system can hold larger formats like wafers or membranes.