Our product range comtains a wide range of Array Tape Advanced Consumable, Nexar Plate Stacker, Multi-Channel Dispense Jet, Araya User Interface and Array Counter
Array Tape® Advanced Consumable Continuous Polymer Array Tape Array Tape is a continuous polymer strip, serially embossed with reaction wells in customized volumes and formats including 96-, 384- and 768-well arrays. Array Tape is thin (0.3 mm) and flexible, which allows up to 800 microplate equivalents to be spooled onto a single reel. It is a flexible microplate replacement for applications that enables a streamlined lab process. Reduced Cost Sub-Microliter Reactions Current applications support sub-microliter reactions (≤ 800 nL). These fluid volumes are significantly less than microtiter plates where the minimum practical reagent volume is approximately 5µL in a 384-well plate. The smaller reaction volumes in Array Tape reduce reagent costs by 80-90% compared to microplate-based systems. Array Tape not only enables significant increases in throughput due to inline processing, but also dramatically reduces cost per data point. Douglas Scientific provides clean consumable Array Tape - certified by an outside lab to be RNAse, DNAse, and pyrogen free.
Nexar Plate Stacker Nexar Plate Stacker The Plate Stacker, mounted in the Expansion Block Module, is used to store source or reagent plates up to 335mm high in each of the two removable extruded aluminum chutes. Each chute can be designed as an incoming or outgoing rack. Plates are automatically moved to and from the chutes without manual intervention through use of solenoids, a motorized lift arm, and conveyor system.
Multi-Channel Dispense Jet Four Tip Dispense Jet Nexar FlexJet Dispense Jet The Dispense Jet is an independent, multi-channel attachment containing four or eight nozzles to aspirate and dispense reagent from a plate to Array Tape®. The Dispense Jet moves horizontally (x and y-axis) and vertically (z-axis) on the Positioning Rail, allowing the nozzle(s) to reach any well in the Array Tape. Typically, a large volume of reagent is aspirated into each nozzle and smaller volumes are dispensed into the Array Tape. The Dispense Jet Attachment also contains a 1D2D barcode reader that can read the 2D code on the Array Tape and the 1D code on the end of the plate. FOUR TIP DISPENSE JET Mechanism: Single jet solenoid micro-valve Volume Range: 750 nL to 1250 nL Precision: CV Channels: 4 FlexJet® Mechanism: Micro-solenoid valves Volume Range: 250 nL to 2, 500 nL Precision: CV Channels: 4 or 8
Nexar® and Araya® User Interface Efficient Design and User Experience The Nexar and Araya® are designed to provide a simple and efficient user experience. The user interface (UI) provides flexibility in each key area: Nexar® User Interface System Configuration – The UI displays only the necessary options based on the system configuration. Auto or Manual - Systems can be operated in automatic mode with little to no user interaction or manually with full user control. For information on protocol generation, data management and scoring, view the Intellics® Software overview.
The Array Counter provides a quick way to count the number of arrays when specific run sizes are required. It can also be used to prepare Array Tape® for the centrifuge by winding it onto another reel to achieve the desired well direction (wells facing out).
Higher throughput in a smaller footprint! Related Downloads Hydrocycler2 Hydrocycler2 - How does it work Combining throughput, efficiency and robust design, the Hydrocycler2 offers an attractive alternative to traditional Peltier-based thermal cyclers for high-throughput PCR. Water conducts heat - Using water to conduct heat to a PCR sample offers multiple advantages including the ability to process many plates or arrays in parallel for high throughput with minimal variation in temperature from plate to plate or array to array. Fast cycling time - In addition, cycling time is 40% faster since there is no need to ramp temperatures up or down during the PCR cycle. Precise temperature control - Plates and arrays automatically move from one temperature bath to another and the temperature of each bath can be precisely controlled. Hydrocycler Why choose the Hydrocycler2? Increased Throughput Ability to process more than 145, 000 samples in an eight-hour day* Suitable for 96-, 384- and 1536-well plate formats and 384-well Nexar® or IntelliQube® Array Tape® with minimal system set up * Throughput is highly dependent on specific cycling conditions and chemistry selection. This estimate is based on 1536-plates and a standard KASP 36-cycle run totaling 1 hour 10 minutes. Efficient Amplification Circulation Jet ensures temperature uniformity in each tank for high PCR consistency and eliminates edge effect Multi-bath system delivers precise temperature control, enhances cycling time, and eliminates temperature fluctuations Minimal external heat generation eliminates the need for an air conditioned environment Compact footprint for placement on floor or lab benchtop with tank covers minimizing water evaporation Optimized protocols for both plates and Array Tape Simple and intuitive user interface for easy use Optional barcode tracking with accompanying software Reports generation and log file reviewer Chemistry Supports all common end-point PCR chemistries and protocols as well as emulsion PCR (ePCR) Provides uniform temperature across the entire plate or array for consistent reactions and accurate data
Araya® In-Line Fluorescence Detection System Fully Automated Fluorescence Detection System Araya® Fluorescent Scanner Araya is an inline fluorescence detection instrument that includes fully automated Array Tape® in-feed, bar code reading, fluorescence detection, and Array Tape out-feed. Detection may be placed at one or more process points within the system configuration, providing a high degree of flexibility in process design. Scan Time for 384-Well Array The typical scan time of a 384-well array in Array Tape is 20 to 30 seconds. PMT-Based Reading Modes The Araya is a PMT-based system supporting detection of three different dyes in a single well. Each dye is read in a single back and forth pass over a column in the Array Tape. Current customers have selected mirrors and filters to read TaqMan™ and InvaderPLUS™ assays utilizing single (FAM, VIC, and ROX) or multiple dyes (FAM with "Redmond" Red). The modular design of the Araya is ideally suited for integration of other scanning technologies. If your application requires different reading modes, Contact Us about a custom solution. Data Logs Output All run information is logged in XML files. The log files can be queried for errors, sample location, and dispense parameters while the run is in process. Configurable XML output LIMS summary files are also available. For information on data management and scoring, go to the Intellics® Software overview.
AmbiStore™ Plate Handling and Storage System AmbiStore Plate Storage The AmbiStore plate handling and storage system from HighRes Biosolutions has been integrated into the Nexar. Sample and assay plates are rapidly delivered from the AmbiStore to the Nexar for transfer into Array Tape® wells. The AmbiStore adds significant storage capacity (managing up to 924 low-profile plates in the M model) with integrated barcode scanning for fast inventory tracking.
Inline Araya Detection Module Nexar® Inline Detection The inline Araya detection module configured into the Nexar® liquid handling and assay processing system allows laboratories to capture data in line with liquid handling and amplification. The Araya is a PMT-based system supporting detection of 3 fluorescent dyes in each reaction well. Inline detection modules are currently utilized for the following applications: End-point Isothermal DNA Amplificiation Real Time Isothermal DNA Amplificiation qPCR Learn more about inline detection with the Araya on the Araya Detection System page.