BioTek BioStack

Microplate Stacker

Overview

BioStack™ is a compact and versatile microplate stacker compatible with BioTek’s washers, dispensers, detectors and imaging systems. Its rapid plate exchange speeds increase throughput and enhance productivity, accommodating assay workflows for 96- and 384-well plates. The patented BioStack 4 offers efficient de-lidding and re-lidding of microplates for sensitive cell-based assays. Faster processing and walk away automation means increased throughput and greater productivity.

• De-lidding and re-lidding microplates with fast plate exchange times
• Ultra-fast plate transfers with BioStack Neo
• Convenient re-stacking for complete automation of endpoint and kinetic processes
• 10, 30 and 50 plate removable, exchangeable stacks
• Super compact footprint saves bench space - and can fit in biosafety enclosure
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BioTek BioStack Details



De-lidding and re-lidding microplates with fast plate exchange times
All BioStack models offer fast plate transfers to and from the integrated imager, multi-mode reader or liquid handling system. The new, patented BioStack 4 model offers efficient de-lidding and re-lidding of microplates for sensitive cell-based assays.

Fast plate transfers with BioStack Neo
BioStack Neo is specifically designed to integrate with Synergy Neo 2 for the fastest plate processing, facilitating high throughput requirements. BioStack Neo is a robust, compact system for up to 50 plates.

Convenient re-stacking for complete automation of endpoint and kinetic processes
No need for excessive manual plate handling. BioStack is programmable to restack plates to the source stack, providing complete process automation even for long-term kinetic runs.

10, 30 and 50 plate removable, exchangeable stacks
Stacks are easily removed and replaced on the BioStack and moved between multiple BioStacks in the lab. 10 and 30 plates stacks are compact enough to fit within a biosafety enclosure, and 50 plate stacks provide high throughput, walkaway automation.

Super compact footprint saves bench space, and and can fit in biosafety enclosure
GENERAL
Microplate types All models: ANSI/SBS Standard and low profile 96, 384 and 1536 wells
 
BioStack 4: 24- and 48-well plates (model dependent)
Maximum plate height: 23.2 mm
 
BioStack 3, BioStack, BioStack Neo: Maximum plate height 14.6 mm
 
Lidded plate handling BioStack 4: De-lidding capability: (lids always removed during processing) 96-,384-, and 1536-well plates. Maximum height, including lids:16.9 mm
Nunc plates: (lids can remain on plate during process, or can be removed) 6-, 12-, 24-, 48- well plates.
Maximum height, including lids: 23.2 mm
Microplate capacity BioStack 4:10 and 30 plate stacks are removable and interchangeable (50-plate stacks may be used with non-lidded plates only)
96-/384-well plates: Up to 30 plates (with lids)
1536-well plates: Up to 75 plates
 
BioStack 3, BioStack, BioStack Neo: 10-, 30- and 50-plate stacks are removable and interchangeable
96-/384-well plates: Up to 50 plates
1536-well plates: Up to 75 plates
Barcode scanner Landscape or portrait orientation, Code 39, Codabar, UPC/EAN, Code 128 compatible
1D and 2D barcodes: BioStack Neo
Processing speed (plate exchange time) BioStack 4: <20 seconds (with de-lidding) 
<12 seconds (without lids)
 
BioStack 3: <10 seconds 
 
BioStack: <33 seconds
 
BioStack Neo: 6 seconds
Direct control Washers and dispensers with keypad interface can directly control BioStack
Software LHC2 for liquid handling instruments (optional)
Gen5 2.0 for readers
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Power 100 - 240 Volts AC. 50/60 Hz.
Weight <25 lbs (11.3 kg)
Dimensions BioStack 4:8.3" W x 22" D (21 x 56 cm)
 
BioStack 3, BioStack Neo: 7.4" W x 20.7" D (18.8 x 52.6 cm)
 
BioStack: 7" W x 18.5" D (18 x 47 cm)
Overall height will vary depending on connected instruments and stacks used.
REGULATORY
Regulatory CE and TUV marked. RoHS Compliant.
  Integration Kit BioStack 4 (BIOSTACK4) BioStack 3 (BIOSTACK3WR) BioStack BioStack Neo
(BIOSTACK2WR) BIOSTACKNEOWHITE
EL406 7310042 S S F,S -
405TS/LS 7310040 S S F,S -
ELx405 7310041 S S F,S -
MultiFlo FX 7310044 S S F,S -
MultiFlo 7310044 S S F,S -
MicroFill 7310012 - - S -
Precision 7110044 - - F -
Cytation 3/5 7310053 F F - -
Synergy 2 7310047 S S F -
Synergy H1 7310045 F F F -
Synergy HTX 7310046 S S F -
PowerWave HT 7310048 - F F -
Epoch 2 7310054 F F F -
Epoch(R) 7310043 S S - -
Synergy Neo2* 7310055 S - - S
BioStack control is available through the integrated instrument software; Gen5, LHC or Precision Power. Program definition incorporating BioStack operations is intuitive for endpoint and kinetic detection programs and single or multi-step liquid handling processes