Two heads are better than one
A dual-pod system is an ideal choice for busy labs. Choose a hybrid system (multichannel pod and Span-8) for maximum process flexibility. Perform hit-picking operations quickly. Replicate plates with a 96- or 384-well head, then add reagents unique to each well with the Span-8 pod, using tubes, plates or reservoirs as sources.
Efficient plate replication
Plate replication tasks are fast and efficient with the Biomek FXP dual-multichannel pod configuration. A system with 96 and 384 heads can rapidly condense and replicate 96-well library plates into 384-well dilution plates. Or, use the HDR (pin-head) tool on one pod and a pipetting head on the other. A dual-multichannel system also handles filtration applications with ease.
Scale up to a Biomek Assay Workstation
The Biomek FXP can serve as the central component in an assay workstation—a complete assay automation system including labware storage, incubation, plate washing, plate reading and other components. Powered by SAMI® Workstation EX software, your Biomek Assay Workstation is the system of choice for ELISAs, cell-based assays or any other process containing time-critical incubations. Assay workstations are tightly integrated to maximize capacity and throughput in a small footprint.
Fly-By Barcode Reader for ‘on-the-fly’ Plate Tracking
With the ability to scan plates being held by the gripper, sample integrity is ensured. Sample IDs can be imported based on the plate barcode and tracked throughout the run. If barcode inconsistencies are detected, Biomek Software allows a wide range of user-controlled corrective actions, logging and error handling instructions.
Software that Works the Way You Work
Biomek Software is packed with easy-to-use features to meet any need. With a single, consolidated user interface driving all Biomek liquid handlers, it’s easy to move between platforms. Since many functions are combined into a single step, setup is fast and effortless. Specialized built-in algorithms speed programming even more by auto-selecting the best settings for the job at hand.
21 CFR Part 11 Compliance
To help achieve regulatory compliance with 21 CFR Part 11 and perform validation assays in a regulated environment, Biomek Software offers the ability to set different user accounts and permissions, track revision control and enable electronic signatures. It also requires users to register any change to methods and stores all versions.
Choose to customize the interface, import and export methods or use icon-driven Step Palettes to create and configure methods with simple drag-and-drop functions. Switching between applications such as MALDI spotting and genomic DNA purification has never been easier.
Point-and-Click Methods Development
With mouse-driven point-and-click programming, users avoid long learning curves. Options such as pipetting techniques, liquid types and deck layouts are easily selected from drop-down lists. Method validation features auto-check your method and identify/correct logic errors. The Estimated-Time-to-Completion (ETC) feature provides accurate run times, accelerating your methods development and maximizing instrument use. Variables, worklists and “if-then” statements can be used to modify runs without reprogramming. These features and more make a wide variety of applications—from plasmid purification to hit-picking—extraordinarily efficient and streamlined.
The Biomek FXP ideal for both primary and secondary screening, including the replication and reformatting tasks in between. Choose a preconfigured Biomek FXP solution with validated or verified methods or outfit a system tailored to your unique requirements. With an array of Beckman Coulter peripherals and ALPs to choose from along with a vast library of third-party integrations, the FXP will deliver solid, reliable and long-term assay performance.
The Biomek series of liquid handling systems helps your lab achieve new discoveries across a vast array of applications. But these discoveries aren’t possible without the tips and labware that protect and transfer your samples.
From disposable pipette tips to microplates and everything in between, we provide a full suite of precision-made tips and labware that you can depend upon to take your research further.
Air Supply Requirements Minimum: 40 psi at 2.5 cfm
Base Unit Depth: 83.32 cm (33 in)
Base Unit Height of Multichannel Pod System without Canopy: 83.32 cm (33 in)
Base Unit Height of Span-8 System without Canopy: 119.38 cm (47 in)
Base Unit Height with Canopy: 137.16 cm (54 in)
Base Unit Width: 157.48 cm (62 in)
Humidity: <85% (Non-Condensing) at 30 °C (86 °F)
Minimum Table Length: 91.40 cm (36 in)
Minimum Table Support: 181.43 kg (400 lb)
Minimum Table Width: 76.20 cm (30 in)
Power Requirements: 50 to 60 Hz, 100 to 240 V
Temperature Range: 5 to 30 °C (59 to 86 °F)
Vacuum Supply Requirements Minimum: 20 in Hg at 4.5 scfm
Weight of Biomek FX with 1 Pod and Canopy: 113.4 kg (250 lb)
Weight of Biomek FX with 2 arms and Canopy: 149.6 kg (330 lb)