Integra Biosciences - VIAFLO 96/384

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Electronic 96 Channel Hand Held Pipettor

VIAFLO 96 and VIAFLO 384 – Microplate pipetting made easy and affordable           
Have you reached the limits of productivity with traditional hand held pipettes? Would you like to increase your pipetting throughput and reproducibility without investing in big automation?           
           
VIAFLO 96 and VIAFLO 384 enable transfers of 96 and 384 samples in a single step, thus increasing pipetting throughput and reproducibility significantly. At a fraction of the cost, they often surpass throughput capabilities of even expensive robots.            
           
VIAFLO 96 is an electronic, handheld 96 channel pipette designed to fit on any lab bench. The unique operating concept makes it as easy to use as any traditional handheld pipette.            
           
VIAFLO 384 is an enhanced version of the successful VIAFLO 96. It offers the same intuitive operation and compact design, but allows working with both 96 and 384 channel heads for an even higher productivity.
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Features of VIAFLO 96/384

Pipette heads            Always work in the optimal volume range           

Choosing the appropriate pipetting head for the application’s volume range helps to achieve the best pipetting results in terms of accuracy and precision. The heads are available in five volume ranges: 0.5–12.5 µl, 2-50 µl, 5–125 µl, 10–300 µl and 50–1250 µl. Changing a pipetting head is easy and takes less than a minute.           

VIAFLO 384 can operate with 96- and 384-channel heads while VIAFLO 96 works with 96-channel heads only.           

All channels of a pipetting head have their own pistons, making every channel independent from each other to avoid cross-channel influences. It is also possible to load the pipetting head only partially with tips. For example load only 8 tips on one column to perform serial dilutions.            

GripTips for reliable pipetting results            Loosing a tip during an assay preparation can ruin the entire assay and a reliable sealing is of key importance for accurate pipetting.           

INTEGRA has redesigned the connection between pipette tip and tip fitting to resolve this issue. The unique GripTip pipette tips match perfectly with the Tri-Lobe tip fitting to form an integral system. During loading the tips snap over three lobes, which mechanically holds them on the tip fitting. It effectively prevents tips from falling off and guarantees a perfect sealing on every tip to prevent sample spillage.            Visit the GripTip product page to learn more about the innovative GripTip system.           

The GripTips are comfortably loaded and ejected without any physical effort due to a power assisted mechanism activated by a push button. The loading procedure also guarantees that GripTips are not touched by the user and remain sterile.            

Space saving footprint            VIAFLO 96 and VIAFLO 384 are compact and use little bench space.           

They can also be easily relocated and fit into most laminar flow cabinets for sterile applications.           

Up to three plate holders accommodate tip racks, microplates, reagent reservoirs or other SBS-size labware.           

Up to 8 microplates can be stacked to make maximum use of the stage positions.            

Plate holder overview            VIAFLO 96 and VIAFLO 384 feature two deck positions to accommodate different plate holders.           

They can be removed and replaced by another option any time to adapt the instrument to various application requirements.            

A comprehensive electronic pipette            VIAFLO 96, VIAFLO 384 and all other VIAFLO electronic pipettes have a common user interface making it easy enough to switch between both systems without a second thought.           

A full color screen and proven touch wheel interface offer quick and comprehensible menu navigation. Simply by moving the finger over the touch wheel, menus and settings can be accessed and changed.           

The multilingual userinterface features full text menus in English, German, French, Chinese and Japanese.           

Full range of pipetting modes            A choice of ten predefined pipetting modes provides users with convenient solutions for the most common liquid handling tasks. Standard pipetting routines, such as plate to plate transfers or multiple dispenses from a reservoir to different plates, can be executed with minimal set up time.           

VIALINK for convenient pipette and program management            VIAFLO 96 and VIAFLO 384 can be connected to a computer via USB port. With the free to use pipette management software VIALINK, custom programs can be created on the computer and then be transferred onto VIAFLO 96/384. For laboratories with many users or power users with many pipetting protocols, all custom programs can be stored and backed up in a library on the computer. For further information visit our VIALINK Pipette Management software page.

General Specifications
Dispensing Volume Range1 to 1250 μL
Maximum Dispensing Volume1250 μL
Pipette Accuracy±2 % or 0.2 ?L
Pipette Precision±1.5 % or 0.12 ?l
Pipette TypeElectronic Air Displacement
Depth 12 in
Height21 in
Width 17 in
Power Requirements 100 – 240 VAC, 50/ 60 Hz
Weight57 lbs (Viaflo 96), 61.1 lbs (Viaflo 384)
Additional Specifications

Pipetting channels Viaflo 96: 96, individual                          
Pipetting channels Viaflo 384: 96, 384                         
Pipetting Speed: 10 steps                          
Compatible formats: 96 and 384 wells, shallow and deep well                          
Plate positions: 2                          
User Interface: Touch wheel, color display                          
Operating conditions: Temperature: 5°C – 40°C, Humidity: < 85% non-condensing

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