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New Biotek Multiflo™ FX Automated Washer
Merck:/Freestyle/BI-Bioscience/Protein-Detection/luminex-images/Biotek-Multiflo.jpgAn automated multi-mode reagent dispenser for 6- to 1536-well microplates — offering unique Parallel Dispense™ technology

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Multiplexing Plate and Bead Washers

To complete our multiplex assay solution, Merck complements our portfolio of MILLIPLEX® MAP kits, instruments, software, and service with BioTek® microplate washers, handheld magnetic separation block and MultiScreen®HTSvacuum manifold.

BioTek Multiflo™ FX Automated Washer

(Cat. No. 40-099)

The Multiflo™ FX microplate washer is an automated multi-mode reagent dispenser for 6- to 1536-well microplates offering BioTek’s unique Parallel Dispense™ technology. Dispense up to four independent reagents in parallel without potential carryover. The system offers either the RAD™ technology for random access dispensing to 6- to 384-well plates, or a wash module for 6- to 384-well plate washing—either option replaces up to five liquid handlers. Plus, get fast, intuitive programming and operation via the color touchscreen user interface.

Multiflo™ FX Advantages:
The perfect instrument for MILLIPLEX® MAP384-well assays:
  • Fully automated process: load standards, QCs, and incubated samples and walk away
  • Optimized for both 384- and 96-well plates
  • The performance of a larger robot for a fraction of the cost
  • Self-contained, programmable washer enables precise fluidic delivery—ensuring complete control while washing 98-well and 384-well assay plates

BioTek® Elx405LSRML and ELx405TSRSML Microplate Washer For 96-Well Biomagnetic Separation

(Elx405LSRML Cat. No. 40-095, ELx405TSRSML Cat. No. 40-096)

New! 405 LS and 405 TS Microplate Washers for Magnetic and Nonmagnetic Beads

In partnership with BioTek®, we now offer the latest advancements in multiplex washing: a fully automated system designed to quickly wash an entire plate through magnetic separation, washing, and vacuum filtration. Both systems offer magnetic and vacuum filtration options, while the 405 TS model now offers a touch screen and built-in ultrasonic manifold tube cleaning.

BioTek® Advantages:
  • Fast and hands-free full plate washing
  • MILLIPLEX® MAP and Luminex® xMAP® approved
  • High-energy neodymium iron boron magnets for rapid separation of multiplex assay beads with superior retention
  • 405® TS models have state-of-the-art, high resolution, LED backlit touch screen user interface for intuitive and flexible control of instrument
  • 405® TS models include the built in Ultrasonic Advantage™ manifold tube cleaning system, making them a completely self-maintaining microplate washer
BioTek® Washer Features:
  • Supports diverse assay types: magnetic beads, MILLIPLEX® MAP multiplex assays and ELISAs
  • Compatible with most microplates – 96-well, standard height and low profile
  • Optimized, removable magnet – optimized for flat-bottom microplates, incorporated into carrier and removable for non-magnetic washing
  • Low residual volume - ≥ 2 µL/well and vacuum filtration, Average increased weight of the plate is = 1.2 grams after dispensing 300 µL of deionized water per well into a Merck MSHVN4450 96-well 0.45 µm plate and vacuum aspirated for 30 seconds at a vent diameter 0.047” (no plug) and blotted on a paper towel
  • Fast washing speed - <30 seconds, 3 aspirate/dispense cycles, 300 µL/well and final aspirate 

BioTek ELx50™ Magnetic 96-well Strip Washer


Hands-free washing with a small footprint
(Cat. No. 40-062)

Better together: ELx50™ Washer with MILLIPLEX® MAP Magnetic Bead Assays
  • Reduced hands-on time for multiplex assays
  • Optimized magnet for flat-bottom magnetic bead assay plates can improve data precision
  • Self-contained, programmable washer enables precise fluidic delivery, ensuring complete control while washing multiplex assay plates

Handheld magnetic bead washer for 96-well multiwall plates.

Handheld Magnetic Bead Washer
Separator Block for 96-Well Flat Bottom or Conical Well Plates

The Handheld Magnetic Separator Block offers a low cost alternative to automated washing of MILLIPLEX® MAPmagnetic bead-based assays without loss in assay performance. The handheld magnetic separator enables you to remove the liquid contents of the 96-well plate by simply decanting or “flicking” the contents into a sink and blotting off the remainder on a paper towel. Magnetic beads are securely held to the sides by 9 magnets surrounding each well.

Handheld Magnetic Bead Washer Features
(Cat. No. 40-285) 
  • Top magnetic frame is white polycarbonate, with a corrosion resistant steel plate underneath, all mounted to a polypropylene base
  • Adjustable clip system holds a wide variety of microplates to the separator block
  • Ring on base plate facilitates gripping for all sizes of hands

Vacuum manifold for multiwell filter plates.

MultiScreen®HTS Vacuum Manifold

The MultiScreen®HTS vacuum manifold is ideal for multiwell filter plate applications in both manual and automated laboratory environments. The manifold supports 96-well and 384-well filter plates for bioassays and deep well Solvinert™ filter plates for sample preparation. It can be easily configured to support applications that require flow to waste as well as analyte collection.

The system includes a vacuum pressure indicator enabling you to set and reliably measure vacuum pressure. Controls include an external on/off valve and a vacuum level adjustment valve for optimizing filtration performance. You also have the choice of vacuum source options, such as an Merck vacuum pump, available separately, or house vacuum.

MultiScreen®HTS Vacuum Manifold Features
(Cat. No. 40-097) 
  • Configurations for deep well or standard receiver plates
  • ANSI/SBS compliant footprint allows for easy robotic deck integration
  • Solvent-resistant