Wall-less 96 well plate and washing system for Luminex and Singulex SMC™ assays
Wall-less 96-Well Plate
LT210 Washing Station
Miniaturization with the DA-Bead plates reduces sample volume and bead consumption by 5X and decreases assay costs by >60% without compromising quality or sensitivity. Laminar flow washing is efficient and limits bead aggregation resulting in superior data with challenging samples.
The LT210 Washing Station accepts manually loaded DropArray™ Microplates into a liquid-tight chamber formed with a clamping mechanism. After an aqueous washing buffer is automatically added, the station gently shakes the microplate to facilitate washing with minimal loss of cells. The station then tilts the microplate, using gravity to drain excess washing buffer from the planar surface, avoiding the harsh, high-velocity liquid exchange associated with traditional washers and microplates. Buffer is added at a very low velocity, preventing cell and bead loss. In addition, there is a magnet array embedded in the plate holder for Luminex® assays. This helps retain magnetic beads on the microplate upon washing. Despite the low velocity, plate processing time is comparable to traditional washers because the entire plate is treated at once. After the microplate is removed from the station the plate is ready for accepting the next set of reagents.
DropArray LT210 Washing Station MX
38 cm (15”) x 25 cm (10”) x
33 cm (13”), 8 kg (18 lb)
96 format LT magnet clamper
384 format LT magnet clamper