The Agilent BioTek 406 FX washer dispenser is a compact instrument offering fast, full plate washing along with up to six reagent dispensers. The Dual-Action manifold optimizes washing for a variety of cell types, in addition to biomagnetic and filtration protocols in plate configurations ranging from 96- to 1536-well.
The non-contact plate dispensing capabilities offer maximum flexibility, including up to four syringe pumps and two peristaltic pump dispensers that enable rapid dispensing of reagents, cells and other precious reagents. Plate access on both the left and right side of the instrument allows the instrument to be completely automation friendly.
The flexibility and capabilities of the Agilent BioTek 406 FX washer dispenser allow noncontact dispensing, and full-plate washing in a variety of plate densities, all in one instrument. This eliminates the need to move microplates between a plate washer (1), peristaltic pump dispensers (2-3) and syringe pump dispensers (4-5) for complex liquid-handling workflows.
The combination of angled dispense tubes, highly adjustable aspiration and dispense rates, and X- and Y-axis positioning ensure the integrity of cell monolayers during dispensing and wash procedures
Left- and right-side robotic arm accessibility allows the 406 FX to be easily integrated with the Agilent BioTek BioStack microplate stacker, Agilent BenchCel microplate handler, and other third-party automation to increase assay throughput.
Available accessories automate magnetic bead-based multiplex assays.
Depending on the magnet type used, beads are pulled to the center or to the edges of the well.