Instrumentation

Biomek FX

Beckman BioMek FXp

We have two of these instruments, one with a 96-channel pipetting head and another with both a 96-channel head and a span-8 head. They are used for high-throughput liquid-handling applications in microtiter plates and tubes. Applications include:

  • Illumina sequencing library preparation
  • PCR set up and purification
  • Plate-to-plate transfers or replications

For more information, see http://www.beckman.com. To learn about using this instrument, please contact Christian Daly (cdaly@cgr.harvard.edu, 617-496-7105).

Tecan Evo

Tecan Evo

This robot has eight independent pipetting tips for automated liquid handling in a variety of vessels including microtiter plates, tubes, and slides. Capable of in situ hybridization of up to 48 slides using the Genepaint system.

For more information, see http://www.tecan.com/. To learn about using this instrument, please contact Claire Reardon (claire@cgr.harvard.edu, 617-384-7913).

 
Mantis

Formulatrix Mantis

This low volume liquid dispenser is easy to program and use. It enables reaction miniturization by dispensing down to 100 nL with high precision. With the option to use pipette tips as reservoirs, a 6 µL dead volume minimizes waste of precious reaction components. The Mantis is compatible with standard plates and can dispense a wide variety of different liquid types.

For more information, see https://formulatrix.com/ To learn about using this instrument, please contact Emma White (emmawhite@fas.harvard.edu, 617-998-1420).

MultiDrop MIcro

Thermo MultiDrop and MultiDrop Micro

These dispensing device uses a peristaltic pump to rapidly fill the wells of 96-well or 384-well standard-height microtiter plates. The MultiDrop dispenses in 5µl increments down to a minimum volume of 5 µl. The Multidrop Micro dispenses in 1µl increments down to a minimum volume of 1 µl. For more information see http://www.thermo.com.

To learn about using this instrument, please contact Claire Reardon (claire@cgr.harvard.edu, 617-384-7913).

Biotek MicroFill

BioTek µFill

This dispensing device is used to rapidly fill the wells of 24, 96, or 384-well standard-height or deep-well microtiter plates. The instrument uses a syringe pump to dispense in 1µl increments down to a minimum volume of 5 µl. For more information see http://www.biotek.com.

To learn about using this instrument, please contact Claire Reardon (claire@cgr.harvard.edu, 617-384-7913).