High Throughput Equipment

Beckman Biomek FX

Biomek FX robotThe Biomek FX is our most frequently used and flexible liquid handling robot.  The FX has a high-capacity deck and two distinct multi-channel pods that can be modified to work in 96, 384, or 1536-well formats.  Pod one can be configured with a 96-well or 384-well pipetting manifold or a floating pin tool.  Pod two is a vari-span 8 pipettor used for accessing tubes, cherry-picking, or re-configuring  plates.  A plate stacker carousel with conveyor belt is attached to the instrument allowing for uninterrupted addition or removal of plates from the deck.  Perhaps most importantly, a barcode reader tracks movement or reagents from plate to plate, and logs these movements for upload to our integrated Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), HutchBASE. 

BioTek MicroFlo Select

The BioTek MicroFlo Select dispenses liquids quickly and accurately in 96, 384, or 1536-well formats.  This instrument has a 50 plate stacker for hands-free automation.

BioTek ELx405

The BioTek ELx405 is a reliable  96 and 384-well microplate washer that is useful for ELISA, Immunofluorescence, or bead-based assays.  This instrument has a 50 plate stacker for hands-free automation.

Perkin Elmer 2104  EnVision  Multilabel Reader

The versatile EnVision 2104 Multilabel Dual-detector plate reader is used to detect the majority of assays we support.  The EnVision can read UV/Vis absorbance, fluorescence, luminescence, HTRF ®, and Alphascreen ® detection reagents.  Current EnVision capabilities include: Excitation filters at 590, 570, 560, 530,485, 405, 355, and 320; Emission filters at 665, 615, 600, 580, 570, 535, 510, and 460; General dual mode, Alpha screen with Turbo Alpha upgrade, LANCE/DELFIA, and FITC mirror modules; 96, 384, and 1536 apertures for ultra-sensitive luminescence and Alpha signal detection; and a barcode reader for sample tracking.