- Printing Method:
Contact printing. Proprietary head and printing pins
are available. The system can accommodate heads from other vendors.
- Number of printing pins:
1-48 in various patterns with 4x4, 4x8 or 4x12 LabNEXT printing head. The control software can work with any printing pattern in case of using printing heads of other vendors.
- pins spacing:
4.5 mm, 9 mm for 384 and 96 well plates correspondingly.
- Slides capacity:
two configurations of 30 or 45 slides. Any number of them can be used for pre-spotting.
- Source plates capacity:
two configurations 3 or 6 plates.
- Labware compatibility:
96, 384, 1536 plates
- Slide locks:
independent. The system can accommodate from 1 to 45 slides in any positions.
- pins cleaning technology:
fluid stream washing, vacuum drying.
- Print layouts:
multiple identical microarrays at a slide. Pick-up and spotting repetitions.
2 min per print cycle (Print cycle: Wash, Dry, Pick-up,
Pre-spot, Deposit at 13 slides). 384 well plate can be printed in 7-8 min with
- Environmental Control:
electronic humidifier. Maintains
relative humidity inside the system cabinet in the range of 40-80% with 2%
- Accessible operating area:
L 376mm, W 382mm, H 70mm
X, Y - 0.002 mm, Z - 0.005 mm (spacing between two nearest possible spots)
- Absolute accuracy:
X, Y - 0.05 mm, Z - 0.05 mm. (accuracy of positioning the most remote from the origin spots within the work area)
- Repeatability within the same run:
X, Y - 0.01 mm, Z - 0.01 mm (accuracy of returning to the same spot without run interruption.)
- Repeatability after run interruption:
X, Y - 0.01 mm, Z - 0.01 mm (accuracy of returning to the same spot after the system has been stopped and re-initialized)
W 24" X L 24" X H 10" (457mm X 355mm X 229mm)
- Power supply:
- Lab facilities:
Vacuum. Portable vacuum pump can be used.
- Computer interface:
- Computer requirements:
Windows 2000/XP, USB port.
Work Board Configurations
1. 45 1"x3" slides, 3 source microplates
2. 30 1"x3" slides, 6 source microplates
3. 30 1"x3" slides, 3 delivery 96-well microplates, 3 source microplates
4. 9 delivery 96-well microplates, 3 source microplates
The system shipped with the holders that can be
formed in one of the above configurations.