BioTek Precision

Pipetting Systems

Overview

Precision™ Microplate Sample Processor and Pipetting systems are an affordable, unique solution for automated 96-/384-well microplate liquid handling. The Precision XS model adds even greater functionality with its combination of a single-channel sample processing head, multi-channel pipetting and bulk reagent dispensing all in one compact instrument. Precision fits into most biological safety cabinets and chemical fume hoods, and the intuitive Precision Power pc software simplifies the programming of applications from hit picking to serial dilutions. Integrating BioTek’s BioStack™ Microplate Stacker with Precision increases liquid handling throughput and provides walk-away automated processing of up to 50 microplates.

• Personal pipetting station for 6- to 384-well plates automates routine tasks often done by hand
• 8-channel and single-channel pipetting and dispensing for sample processing, including primary tubes
• Compact footprint fits in standard size lab cabinets

Precision

BioTek MicroFill Dispenser



Personal pipetting station for 6- to 384-well plates automates routine tasks often done by hand
Precision Microplate Sample Handlers and Pipetting Systems offer an affordable alternative to liquid handling requirements, including user configurable multi-station platforms, volume ranges from as low as 5 µL and intuitive Precision Power software.

Multi-channel and single-channel pipetting and dispensing for sample processing, including primary tubes
Precision can perform a variety of reagent transfer operations, including serial dilutions, well mixing, rapid dispensing, reagent addition, plate replication and sample transfers from plate-to-plate (96 to 96, 384 to 384, 96 to 384) and within plates.

Compact footprint fits in standard size lab cabinets
Its compact size makes Precision ideally suited for installation into a biological safety cabinet. An internal software safeguard is available at any point in the liquid transfer if a pause or program abort is necessary.
GENERAL
Microplate types Precision XS
6-to 384-well microplates, 
Precision
96- and 384-well microplates
Other labware supported Test tubes <100 mm
Onboard software Precision:Create, edit or run multiple protocols
Precision XS: Computer control only
Software (computer control) PrecisionPower Software
Automation BioStack and 3rd party automation compatible
(except 1 x 12 pipetting)
Platform Precision XS: 6 stations
Precision: 1x8, 6 stations; 1x12, 4 stations
DISPENSING - SYRINGE PUMP
Manifold types Precision XS
96-/384-well dispensing: 
One 8-tube (1x8) manifold - 316 stainless steel tubes
6- to 384-well dispensing:
One single-channel probe
 
Precision
One 8- (1x8) and/or 12-tube (1x12) manifold - 316 stainless steel tubes
Dispense speed Precision XS
100 µL/well, 96 wells, 1x8: 14 seconds
100 µL/well, 96 wells, single-channel: 4 minutes
 
Precision
100 µL/well, 96 wells, 1x8: 14 seconds
Volume range Precision XS
1x8:
10 µL - 10 mL
Single-channel
5 µL - 10 mL
 
Precision
10 µL - 10 mL
Dispense accuracy +1% at 100 µL
Dispense precision <1.5% CV at 100 µL
Supply bottle 2 L; 2 L and 125 mL (Precision XS)
PIPETTING
Manifold types Precision XS: 1x8, single channel
Precision: 1x8, 1x12 (configuration dependent)
Pipetting speed Precision XS
1x8:
100 µL/well, 96 wells, tip change: 3 min
Single-channel:
100 µL/well, 96 wells, tip change: 22 min
 
Precision
1x8:
100 µL/well, 96 wells, tip change: 3 min
Volume range Precision XS
1x8:
5 - 120 µL
Single channel
5 - 200 µL
 
Precision 
5 - 120 µL
Fluid delivery Air displacement syringe drives
Dispense accuracy +1% at 100 µL
Dispense precision <1.5% CV at 100 µL
Pipette tips BioTek and other commercially available tips
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Power 100 - 240 Volts AC. 50/60 Hz
Dimensions Precision XS
Instrument only:
25" W x 16" D x 20" H
(640 x 410 x 510 mm )
Instrument with optional cabinet: 30" W x 20" D x 22" H
(760 x 510 x 560 mm)
 
Precision 
Instrument only:
21" W x 15" D x 16" H
(525 x 374 x 400 mm)
Instrument with optional cabinet:
23" W x 17.5" D x 17.5" H
(575 x 435 x 435 mm)
Weight Precision XS
Instrument only: 40 lbs (18 kg)
Instrument with optional cabinet: 64 lbs (29 kg)
 
Precision
Instrument only: 28 lbs (12.7 kg)
Instrument with optional cabinet: 38 lbs (17.2 kg)
REGULATORY
Regulatory CE and TUV marked. ROHS compliant. In Vitro Diagnostic use models are available.
Model
Precision XS™
Precision
Part #
PRC3841M
PRC3841
PRC384U
PRC38412
PRC384M
PRC384
 96-/384-well
 8-channel pipette
 
 12-channel pipette    
   
 Single-channel pipette
       
 Single-channel dispenser
       
 Bulk-reagent dispenser
 
 
 BioStack compatible
       
 BIOSTACK2WR (only)
Precision is available in several configurations. All configurations support 96- and 384-well microplates and are robot compatible.
Precision Power


Precision Power offers complete Precision™ control. The graphical user interface offers users powerful and flexible program creation - virtually any liquid transfer routine can be programmed with Precision Power's open and intuitive format.
Precision Power expands the instruments' dynamic capabilities with features such as a graphical program simulator, sample ID tracking and integration of up to two BioStack™ Microplate Stackers for automated delivery and retrieval of microplates to and from the Precision's platform.