BioTek's New BioStack 4 Microplate Stacker Uncovers New Ways To Enhance Assay Productivity
BioTek introduces the BioStack 4 Microplate Stacker, providing walk-away automation for routine microplate-based processes including cell-based assays and any application requiring automated plate delidding and re-lidding. BioStack 4's unique plate carrier provides fast plate exchange speeds of less than ten seconds to increase throughput and enhance productivity.
BioStack 4 is compatible with 24- to 1536-well lidded and low-volume microplates up to 22 mm high, and interchangeable 10-, 30- or 50-plate stacks are available for individual throughput needs. The small footprint allows operation within a biosafety enclosure, and conserves valuable space on the benchtop. Additionally, an optional barcode scanner increases workflow efficiency while limiting potential user errors.
BioStack 4 is compatible with BioTek's washing, dispensing, reading and imaging systems, and is directly controlled via the instrument's interface, Liquid Handling Control software, or Gen5 Data Analysis Software. Applications benefiting from BioStack 4's throughput include cell-based assays, ELISAs, kinetic studies, primary screens and more.
BioTek Instruments, Inc., headquartered in Winooski, VT, USA, is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture, and sale of microplate instrumentation and software. These technologies are used to aid life science research, facilitate drug discovery, provide rapid and cost-effective analysis, and enable sensitive, accurate quantification of molecules across diverse applications. BioTek espouses a "Think Possible" approach that sets the tone for fresh ideas, unsurpassed customer service and original innovations. As such, they are often honored for local accomplishments and technological innovations, including Best Places to Work in Vermont, North American New Product Innovation Award for Workflow Solutions in Life Sciences and Drug Discovery Product of the Year – Scientists' Choice Award.
SOURCE: BioTek Instruments, Inc.