Thermo Fisher Scientific Launches new High Throughput Magnetic Particle Processor
Product News Jan 29, 2008
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. has introduced its Thermo Scientific KingFisher Flex magnetic particle processor. Based on the KingFisher 96, the Kingfisher Flex offers throughput with the incorporation of magnetic heads for both 96 and 24 well plates.
The new 24-magnet head can enable the processing of samples from 200 – 5000 µL in 24-well deep well plates, providing 5x the yield with reproducibility and quality.
In combination with 20 – 1000 µL volume range for 96-well plate processing, the Thermo Scientific KingFisher Flex offers scientists automated magnetic particle processing for DNA/RNA, protein or cell purification from virtually any source.
Furthermore, the larger combined volume range (20 – 5000 µL) of the KingFisher Flex makes it suitable for clinical and biomedical researchers requiring larger volumes of starting material such as whole blood, as well as for industrial and process laboratories for quality control.
The control panel, color display and on-board memory of the Thermo Scientific KingFisher Flex ensure instant access to all settings and more than 100 protocols.
For more streamlined workflows, the robot-compatible KingFisher Flex integrates with benchtop automation systems. An inbuilt heating block enables samples to be heated from 4°C above ambient to 96°C, for purifications where higher temperatures are required.
The Thermo Scientific KingFisher Flex can offer purification of all samples (10 – 40 minutes per run), requiring the minimum amount of hands-on and preparation time.
Furthermore, the BindIt PC interface software set access control levels and offers clear reporting and advanced protocol management. These features make the Thermo Scientific KingFisher Flex ideal for all biotech, research and quality control laboratories looking to automate sample purification, from single or multiple sources.