BioTek’s ELx405™ Microplate Bead Washer Accommodates Polystyrene and Magnetic Bead-Based Assays
Product News Dec 04, 2009
BioTek announces that the ELx405 Microplate Washer is now available with vacuum filtration and biomagnetic separation modules to meet the demand for automated washing of microbead-based assays.
Full 96- and 384-well microplate washing for bead-based assays, as well as standard ELISAs, is available for those who are incorporating various assay types.
The ELx405’s variable-range vacuum filtration module automates polystyrene bead washing for microplate-based assays developed with multiplex assay platforms along with filtration-to-waste processes.
The biomagnetic separation module is designed to provide uniform separation of micrometer- and nanometer-scale magnetic beads for Luminex xMAP® assay platforms. Each can also be formatted to wash ELISA and cell-based assays.
ELx405 models feature choice of keypad control or flexible Liquid Handling Control™ PC software, integration into various robotic systems including BioTek’s BioStack Microplate Stacker.
Also available are a patented Dual-Action™ wash manifold, automated four-buffer switching, and patent-pending Ultrasonic Advantage™ for unattended wash manifold maintenance.