Perkin Elmer non-contact FlexDrop IQ

The FlexDrop iQ Non-Contact Dispenser provides rapid, consistent, and flexible dispensing from up to 96-source positions into 96, 384, or 1536 well plates with a dead volume of less than 1 μL, providing any laboratory with the means to consistently dispense as low as 8 nL with the push of a button in an easy-to-use device that runs from an integrated touch screen PC.

  • Non-contact dispensing – eliminate carryover and cross-contamination
  • Dead volume < 1 µL – conserve valuable reagents in (i.e.) NGS or qPCR assays
  • 8 nL to mL dispense volume range, 80 or 500 µL max volume FlexDrop source plates
  • Fast - dispense 10 nL into 96 wells in 10 seconds, into 384 wells in 20 seconds
  • Smart - Simultaneously dispense from 1 to 8 wells (a column) to 96, 384 or 1536 well plates
  • Built-in droplet verification – verify liquid was dispensed
  • Multiple Liquid classes – including aqueous, DMSO (up to 100%), glycerol (up to 50%)

The FlexDrop iQ platform uses positive pressure in eight independent controlled channels. Each channel can dispense up to 100 droplets per second. It generates droplets between 8 nanoliters (nL) and 50 nL in size to achieve the target dispense volume. The system includes droplet verification, which verifies the exact number of droplets have been dispensed and provides a verification report post-run. The proprietary source well plate features 100 µm hole at the bottom which facilitates the droplets under positive pressure.


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