BioTek Robotics | BioSPA 8 & BioStack


Overview

BioSpa 8 Automated Incubator links BioTek readers or imagers together with washers and dispensers for full workflow automation of up to 8 microplates. Real time control and continuous temperature, CO2/O2 and humidity level monitoring, along with lid handling ensure an ideal environment for cell cultures during all experiment stages, with minimal manual intervention. BioSpa's software, which features customizable text or email notifications and alerts, also relieves the need for onsite monitoring. The software's session timelines and environmental reports allow quick scrutiny of the process and system status. BioSpa 8 automates assay workflows by repeated manipulation and storage of microplates containing live cells or temperature sensitive reagents. Link one washer or dispenser, one plate reader or imager, or one of each for start-to-finish workflow automation. BioSpa 8 is ideal for efficient automation of short or long-term cell based and other temperature, gas and humidity sensitive processes.

Features

* Full unattended workflow automation integrating sample prep with detection/imaging for up to 8 plates
* Real time temperature and CO2/O2 control and monitoring, with humidity monitoring alleviates common problems associated with assay failure
* Continuous recording of environment conditions and customized notifications allow detailed assay monitoring and analysis
* Compact system integration fits in biosafety cabinet, providing the ultimate cell assay protection
* Uncomplicated software and simple integration for rapid implementation with a short learning curve
* Easy access for cleaning, plus HEPA filtration and lid handling station
* Fully automated processing for up to 2 weeks for long term live cell assays
* Handles low and high density microplates, cell culture and Petri dishes and T25 flasks

Configurations



BIOSPA
Automated incubator with 8-plate capacity, incubation to 45 °C, with control and monitoring. Includes BioSpa software and one alignment kit.

BIOSPA-G
Automated incubator with 8-plate capacity, incubation to 45 °C and CO2/O2 control and monitoring, water pan and humidity monitoring. Includes BioSpa software and one alignment kit.

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Overview

BioStack™ is a compact and versatile microplate stacker compatible with BioTek’s washers, dispensers, detectors and imaging systems. BioStack offers rapid plate exchange speeds to increase throughput and enhance productivity, accommodating assay workflows both with and without plate lids. BioStack models equipped with a rotational gripper allow ergonomically friendly instrument panel access and compact integration positioning. Automate washing, detection and liquid handling processes with 96- and 384- well microplates. The new, patent pending BioStack 4 model offers efficient de-lidding and re-lidding of microplates for sensitive cell-based assays. BioStack Microplate Stackers are available with 10, 30, or 50 microplate storage stacks, all removable and interchangeable to accommodate individual throughput needs. Faster processing and walk away automation means increased throughput and greater productivity!

Features

* <10 seconds plate exchange time
* Range of formats including 24-, 48-, 96-, 384- and 1536-well
* 10, 30, or 50 standard height microplates per interchangeable stack
* De-lidding and re-lidding capability with patent pending BioStack 4
* Rotational gripper for ergonomic and compact integration
* Restacking capability
* Optional barcode scanner
* Direct control through washer and dispenser interface or via LHC™ or Gen5™ PC software
* Small footprint conserves precious bench top space
* Walk away automation

Configurations



BIOSTACK2WR
BioStack (model BIOSTACK2WR): EL406, 405 Touch, 405LS, ELx405, MultiFlo, MultiFlo FX, MicroFill, Precision XS, Precision, Synergy H1, Synergy H4, Synergy Mx, Synergy 2, Synergy 2SL, Synergy HTX, PowerWave, Epoch 2, Epoch(R).

BIOSTACK3WR
BioStack3 (model BIOSTACK3WR): EL406, 405 Touch, 405LS, ELx405, MultiFlo, MultiFlo FX, Synergy H1, Synergy H4, Synergy Mx, Synergy Neo, Synergy 2, Synergy 2SL, Synergy HTX, PowerWave, Epoch 2, Epoch(R), Cytation 3, Cytation 5.

BIOSTACK4
BioStack4 (model BIOSTACK4): EL406, 405 Touch, 405LS, ELx405, MultiFlo, MultiFlo FX, Synergy H1, Synergy H4, Synergy Mx, Synergy Neo, Synergy 2, Synergy 2SL, Synergy HTX, PowerWave (except PowerWave HT), Epoch 2, Epoch(R), Cytation 3, Cytation 5.
De-lidding capability and/or plates up to 22 mm tall

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