Microsonic Systems HENDRIX SM100™ Enables Solubilization, Thawing, Mixing and Suspension
Product News Feb 10, 2010
At the “Late night with LRIG” rapid fire session during the recent Lab Automation conference in Palm Springs, Microsonic Systems announced that its HENDRIX SM100 now serves four key applications: Compound solubilization, Sample thawing, Microplate mixing, and Magnetic particles/cells suspension.
Originally launched as a microplate mixer, the HENDRIX SM100 has been enhanced to cover a wider range of applications for higher throughput in sample preparation and fluid processing.
Combining the Company’s proprietary lateral ultrasonic thrust™ (LUT) technology and design of the FASA array, the HENDRIX SM100 can enable rapid compound solubilization to reduce the hours-long process to minutes.
The HENDRIX SM100 can thaw frozen samples in a matter of minutes; this new use of ultrasonic technology will facilitate the possibility of on-demand sample retrieval.
The HENDRIX SM100 can also suspend magnetic particles as well as live cells, which further expands its applications in Life Science to activities such as DNA extraction or isolation.
Microsonic Systems presented a poster at the Lab Automation conference entitled “Mixing Effectiveness – A Methodology and Study of Microplate Mixing Techniques Including Ultrasonic HENDRIX SM100” concluded that the ultrasonic fluid processor is able to mix DMSO samples into water 7 times faster than samples mixed by orbital shaker and 12 times faster than samples mixed by diffusion.