BioTek Introduces 405™ LS Microplate Washer, Ideal for Robotic Systems

BioTek introduces the 405™ LS Series Microplate Washer for 96- and 384-well microplate washing. This intuitive and flexible microplate washer is especially suited for robotic installations, including BioTek's BioStack™ Microplate Stackers and third-party systems, or remote operation. The 405 LS may be operated via a keypad interface or by a computer with powerful Liquid Handling Control™ (LHC™) software.

Integrating many of the same features as BioTek's renowned ELx405™ Microplate Washers, the 405 LS may be used with vacuum filtration and biomagnetic separation bead-based assays, and includes patented Dual-Action™ manifold for independent aspirate/dispense control and Ultrasonic Advantage™ for unattended wash manifold maintenance. Additionally, automated internal buffer switching and quick release manifolds add to overall flexibility for applications ranging from vigorous washing protocols to gentle washing for loosely adherent cell monolayers.

BioTek Instruments, Inc., headquartered in Winooski, VT, USA, is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture, and sale of microplate instrumentation and software. In 2011, BioTek received the North American New Product Innovation Award for Workflow Solutions in Life Sciences from Frost & Sullivan. BioTek instrumentation is used to aid in the advancement of life science research, facilitate the drug discovery process and to enable cost-effective quantification of disease relevant molecules in the clinic.