BioTek EL406



The EL406 Combination Washer Dispenser offers fast, full plate washing along with three reagent dispensers in one, compact instrument… all from the recognized industry leader. The EL406 is the latest advancement in microplate washing and dispensing incorporating BioTek’s patented Dual-Action™ manifold, optimized washing for loosely adherent cell monolayers, built-in patent-pending Ultrasonic Advantage™ for unattended wash manifold maintenance and up to four wash buffers for complex wash routines.
Sample Formats 1536-, 384-, and 96-well Standard height and low profi le
Shaking Pattern User-programmable speed and timing
Maximum Dispensing Volume 3000 μL per well
Depth 18 in
Height 12.5 in
Width 16.5 in
Power Requirements Compatible with 100 to 240 V~ ± 10% at 50-60 Hz
Weight 32 lbs
Additional Specifications Washing  
Washing Speed: (1 asp. / 1 disp. cycle)  
300 µL/well, 96 wells, 96-tube manifold: 13 seconds  
100 µL/well, 384 wells, 192-tube manifold: 17 seconds  
10 µL/well, 1536 wells, 2 32-tube manifolds: 36 seconds  
Volume Range: 3 - 3000 µL/well  
Dispense Accuracy: ±3% typical  
Dispense Precision: Residual Volume:   
Dispensing – Peristaltic Pump  
Dispensing Speed:  
10 µL/well, 96 wells, 8-tip cassette: 8 seconds  
5 µL/well, 384 wells, 8-tip cassette: 12 seconds  
1 µL/well, 1536 wells, 8-tip cassette: 27 seconds  
Volume Range: 1 – 3000 µL/well  
Dispensing – 2 Syringe Pumps  
Dispensing Speed:  
10 µL/well, 96 wells, 16-tube manifold: 9 seconds  
5 µL/well, 384 wells, 16-tube manifold: 11 seconds  
3 µL/well, 1536 wells, 2 32-tube manifolds: 14 seconds  
Volume Range: 3 – 3000 µL  
Magnetic Field:  
384-well separation  
4,300 gauss  
96-well separation  
6,800 gauss


  • Accommodates 1536-, 384- and 96-well microplates  
  • Magnetic particle assays and standard ELISAs  
  • High-energy neodymium iron boron magnets  
  • Optimized field gradient within wells  
  • Rapid separation of micrometer and nanometer beads  
  • Superior microsphere retention  
  • Fast microplate washing and dispensing  
  • Patented Dual-Action™ wash manifold  
  • Up to three reagent dispensers  
  • Unattended operation for long and tedious liquid handling processes  
  • Smaller benchtop or robotic system footprint compared to separate washer and three dispensers   
  • BioStack™ compatible for automated processing of up to 50 standard height microplates  
  • Choice of software control from instrument keypad or Liquid Handling Control™ (LHC) PC software   
  • Built-in ultrasonic cleaner  
  • Automatic buffer switching of up to four wash buffers  


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