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Microplate Washer: BioTek Instruments: EL406 The EL406 Combination Washer Dispenser offers fast, full plate washing along with three reagent dispensers in one, compact instrument… all from the recognized industry leader. The EL406 is the latest advancement in 1536-, 384- and 96-well microplate washing and dispensing incorporating BioTek’s patented Dual-Action™ manifold, optimized washing for loosely adherent cell monolayers, built-in patent-pending Ultrasonic Advantage™ for unattended wash manifold maintenance and up to four wash buffers for complex wash routines. BioTek’s EL406 magnetic bead washing module offers high strength biomagnetic separation in both 384- and 96-well microplates. Based upon what is regarded as the industry standard in microplate washing, BioTek’s EL406™ Microplate Washer Dispenser offers full plate washing of magnetic microspheres used in a growing number of multiplex assays and bead-based ELISAs along with reagent dispensing. Developed in conjunction with leaders in genotyping, gene expression and protein assays built upon the Luminex xMAP platform, BioTek’s magnets incorporate high-energy neodymium iron boron magnets for rapid separation of micrometer and nanometer beads with superior retention. An accessory magnet adapter kit allows any EL406 configuration to accommodate magnetic bead assay washing and dispensing. An available vacuum filtration module makes the EL406 also well suited for polystyrene bead assays and filtration-to-waste processes. The EL406 Washer Dispenser is Luminex xMAP approved. The EL406 can be used for applications such as: ELISA Automation MSD Automation High Content Screening Immunocytochemistry Label-free Cell-based Assays – especially 1536-well density FLIPR Ca2+ flux Magnetic and Polystyrene Bead Assay Automation for gene- and protein-expression General Assays Magnetic bead, polystyrene bead (optional) Multiplex assays Bead-based ELISA ELISA Cell-based assays (model dependent) Filtration-to-waste processes (optional) Separation Biomagnetic separation, vacuum filtration (optional) Microplate Types 96-, 384- and 1536-well (model dependent) Low profile and standard height Solid and filter bottom (optional) Filter pore sizes 0.45 µM to 1.2 µM Shaking Programmable in minutes and seconds, up to 60 minutes Intensities - slow, medium, fast or variable Soak Time Programmable in minutes and seconds, up to 60 minutes Magnet High strength 96- and 384-well designs Flat - Flat-bottom well - beads pulled to band across well bottom - Round-bottom well - beads pulled to button at well bottom Ring - beads pulled to 4-zone ring at well bottom Safety/Convenience/Maintenance Waste and vacuum sensing, fluid and flow detection Aerosol cover Adjustment utility for plate positioning Overflow protection Pre-programmed maintenance routines Automation BioStack™ Microplate Stacker - up to 50 SBS standard height plates (optional) Except filter bottom plates Onboard Software 2 x 24 character LCD display 25 alphanumeric soft keys Create, edit or run multiple protocols Software Liquid Handling Control™, for PC protocol programming and execution (optional) Operating Temperature 15°C to 35°C (59°F to 95°F) Humidity Maximum 80% relative humidity at temperatures up to 31°C (87.8°F) decreasing linearly to 50% at 40°C (104°F) Electrical Compatible with 100 to 240 V~ ± 10% @ 50-60 Hz
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