μArrayer™ Manual Microarray Spotter

Manually operated microarray spotter for printing low density arrays, testing pins, spotting chemistry, carry-over, substrate surface quality, processing techniques and running other essential experiments.

For a fraction of cost and time needed for setting up a robotics system μArrayer™ can be a quick start in microarray assays before scaling up to an automated printing. It is also perfect for a short term student projects.

uArrayer Manual Microarrayer

HIGHLIGHTS

- Zero learning curve. No software, quick setup, one page manual ( see the manual ).
- Accuracy comparable with robotics spotters.
- Compatible with microarray pins of different vendors.
- Can be equipped with custom print heads to accept microarray pins from any vendor.
- Prints on any surfaces and coatings - glass, membrane, plastics, metal.

Specifications and Features

Available Pitch Configurations: 1050 um; 700 um; 350 um
Repeatability (including backlash in opposite directions): ~ 30 um
Repeatability (in one direction movement): ~ 5 um
Speed: ~ 1 spot/sec
Pins compatibility: LabNEXT Xtend , Xtend RM - print head #1 ( default option ).
TeleChem SMP, TeleChem Stealth and LabNEXT pins - print head #2.
Custom print heads avalable on order.

Sample Array Scans

6x10 Cluster: Printed with a 500um pin, 700um spot spacing. Dye on plain glass.

500um Microarray Printed with uArrayer



Four 5x5 Clusters: Printed with a 350um pin, 700um spot spacing, 9mm cluster spacing. Dye on plain glass.

350um Microarray Printed with uArrayer



Two 8x6 Clusters: Printed with a 200um pin, 700um spot spacing, 9mm cluster spacing. Dye on plain glass.

200um Microarray Printed with uArrayer



Depletion Test 350um Pin:After a sample pick-up spots were printed in 50 spot rows until the sample run out. The test shows how many spots pin can produce from a single pick-up, required number of pre-spotting hits and the area of consistent deposition.

350um Microarray Pin Depletion Test Printed with uArrayer



12x9 Cluster: Printed with a 140um pin, 700um spot spacing. Dye on plain glass. The test shows inconsistent spots due to low and irregular binding of the sample with the plain glass surface. Coated glass slides are required for consistent spot deposition.

140 um Microarray Printed with uArrayer



Downloads

Video Clip: μArrayer™ Printing

Price

Part Number Name Price
030 - 350 μArrayer™ 350 um pitch
Includes:
- μArrayer
- Vacuum Pin Dryer

Call
030 - 700 μArrayer™ 700 um pitch
Includes:
- μArrayer
- Vacuum Pin Dryer

Call
030 - 1050 μArrayer™ 1050 um pitch
Includes:
- μArrayer
- Vacuum Pin Dryer

Call

* Microarray pins are sold separately. (Xtend Pins Page )
** Indicated prices are for direct sales from LabNEXT. On some markets LabNEXT sells only through distributors. Distributor prices may vary significantly. Please check our Order page for distributor list and other ordering information.