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BioTek 50 TS

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Microplate Washer


The 50™ TS Washer offers functionality that is unsurpassed in its class. The color touchscreen provides a visual interface that makes creating protocols fast and intuitive. Its performance for conventional plate washing is excellent, and it is also ideal for cell-based assay washing and for processing biomagnetic or polystyrene bead and vacuum filtration protocols. Used in conjunction with the 800™ TS Absorbance Reader or other detection system, the 50 TS brings convenience and consistently high quality results to your laboratory’s plate washing workflows.

  • High quality, high performance automated microplate washing at an affordable price
  • Application versatility: ELISA to cell-based assays and bead-based assays
  • Color touchscreen for quick, easy programming and operation
  • Automated maintenance routines for continued reliable operation
  • Configurations

    Part # 96-well only 96-/384-well Buffer Switching Biomagnetic Separation* Vacuum Filtration

    * With available accessory module sold separately

  • Specifications

    Microplate types 96-, 384-well low profile and standard height plates
    Solid and filter bottom, pore sizes 0.45 to 1.2 µm (“F” configurations) and 24-well plates (4-well manifold)
    Onboard software Up to 75 user-programmable protocols
    Quick menu
    Create or edit custom protocols
    Run protocols created onboard or downloaded from LHC™ Software
    Software (computer control) Optional:
    Liquid Handling Control™ (LHC), for external computer control and operation
    LHC Software LHC Secure for 21 CFR Part 11 compliance
    Separation Biomagnetic separation (“M” configurations)
    Vacuum filtration (“F” configurations)
    Shaking Programmable in minutes and seconds up to 30 minutes
    5 intensities from 15-19 Hz
    Soaking Programmable in minutes and seconds up to 30 minutes
    User interface 4.3″ color LCD touchscreen display
    Manifold types 96-well washing: 8-well, 8-well short tube, 2×8-well, 12-well manifolds
    96-384-well washing: 16-well manifold
    24-well washing: 4-well manifold
    Volume range 25-3,000 µL-well
    Wash cycles 1-okt
    Buffer/reagent selection Auto switching module for up to 3 buffers (“V” configurations)
    Supply bottle 2L
    4L (optional)
    Dispense precision 96-well plate:
      8- and 8s-well manifold, 300 µL/well: <3.0% CV
      12-well manifold, 300 µL/well: <3.0% CV
      2×8-well manifold, 300 µL/well: <4.0% CV
    384-well plate, 8-, 16-well manifold, 100 µL/well: <4.0% CV
    24-well plate, 4-well manifold, 120 µL/well): <4.0% CV
    Residual volume 96-well plate:
        8-, 8s-, 12-well manifold,3 cycles, 300 µL/well: <2.0 µL/ well
        2×8-well manifold, 3 cycles, 300 µL/well: <4.0 µL/ well
        Filter bottom, 8-, 2×8-, 12-well manifold: <1.2 g increase after blotting
    384-well plate: 8-, 16-well manifold, 1 cycle, 100 µL/ well: <4.0 µL/ well
    24-well plate: 4-well manifold, 1120 µL/ well: <50 µL/well
    Wash speed 96 wells:
      2×8 manifold, 3 cycles, 300 µL/well: <80s
      12-well manifold, 3 cycles, 300 µL/well: <90s
      8- and 8s-well manifold, 3 cycles, 300 µL/well: <130s
    384 wells, 8- and 16-well manifold, 3 cycles, 100 µL/well: <260s
    24 wells, 4-well manifold,1 cycle, 1120 µL/well: <60s
    Wash volume 25-3,000 µL well
    Waste bottle 2L
    4L (optional)
    Flow rates 150 to 1000 µL/well/second (manifold dependent)
    Sterilization Chemical
    Fluid delivery One positive displacement syringe drive
    Power External 24VDC power supply compatible with 100-240VAC @ 50-60Hz
    Dimensions 15 x 15 x 8 inches
    (35.6 x 40.6 x 16.5 cm)
    Weight 22 lbs (9.8 kg)
    Connectivity 1 USB port for computer control
    Regulatory CE and TUV marked. ROHS compliant. In Vitro Diagnostic use models are available.
  • Software

    The 50 TS offers convenient, powerful onboard software for easy programming and operation. To extend programming capabilities, LHC Software is available for computer control.

    LHC Software allows computer-based programming of multi-step processes and it is used for integrating BioTek’s multi-mode washer dispensers, washers and dispensers into robotic systems. You can operate the system under computer control via LHC, or create protocols in LHC and download to the instrument for recall and execution.

    LHC Secure software
    LHC Secure software offers features to facilitate compliance to FDA directive 21 CFR Part 11
    with computer control of BioTek’s Multi-Mode Washer Dispensers, Washers and Dispensers.

  • Features

    High quality, high performance automated microplate washing at an affordable price
    These qualities make BioTek the #1 plate washer brand in the world. As an ISO certified and FDA registered Medical Device manufacturer, BioTek understands the importance of accurate, repeatable results, low maintenance, and reliability in the clinical and research laboratory.

    Application versatility: ELISA to cell-based assays and bead-based assays
    Applications for the 50 TS extend far beyond simple dispense and aspirate routines typical of many ELISA processes. Optimize fluid delivery for gentle cell-based assay washing, or run bead-based processes with the available biomagnetic and vacuum filtration modules.

    Color touchscreen for quick, easy programming and operation
    The 50 TS software includes pre-defined protocols with commonly used wash parameters for quick selection. Creating custom protocols onboard the 50 TS is easy – the touchscreen and menu-driven software make multi-step program creation intuitive and simple!

    Automated maintenance routines for continued reliable operation
    Pre-defined, automated maintenance routines, including daily and overnight protocols keep the fluid path clean and prevent buildup of salt, protein or other material that can block manifold tubes, causing inadequate washing.

    Automated switching of up to 3 buffers
    To facilitate complex wash protocols or automated maintenance routines, the automated buffer switching capability adds even greater automation to the system.


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