Biomek FXP Liquid Handler

Biomek FXP Liquid Handler2018-08-12T14:54:15+00:00

The Biomek FXP is the latest entry in the Biomek line.

With an up-to-date hardware design for greater positional accuracy and increased robustness, it can meet the needs of just about any application. It can be configured with either one or two pipetting pods. With its large deck capacity, the Biomek FXPsets the standard for flexible laboratory solutions to meet your changing needs. It puts every aspect of liquid handling – including pipetting, dilution, dispensing and integration – into a single, automated system that is as powerful and flexible as it is efficient and economical. Combined with the proven Biomek Software and our ongoing applications development, Biomek FXP is bringing new possibilities to life.

The Biomek FXP features a large deck and can be configured with one or two pipetting pods.

Built with flexibility in mind, the Biomek FXP is a workhorse designed for even the busiest lab environments. With icon-driven software and a modular deck design, this workstation streamlines many of today’s most demanding workflows with superior pipetting accuracy and proven throughput capabilities. Incorporate a wide variety of labware and seamlessly integrate robotic transfer systems with the FXP to meet a wide variety of demands across the spectrum of life sciences research.

“The BIOMEK FX liquid handler has been instrumental in handling large cohort projects. The system does an excellent job of maintaining sample and data integrity while offering the flexibility to scale up all of our assays ranging from nucleic acid extractions (DNA and RNA), PCR setup, purification and sequencing, including NGS.”

Abha Chopra, Director R&D
Institute for Immunology & Infectious Diseases

Biomek FXP Liquid Handler

The Biomek FXP open-architecture design allows for the integration of readers, plate washers, labware storage devices and robotic transport systems. The gripper is built into the multichannel pod for fast and reliable labware movement including the capability to de-lid and re-lid plates, create vacuum manifold assemblies and access integrated devices.

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.

Intuitive Interface

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.

Screening Solutions

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.

When you choose Biomek, you get more than a commitment to delivering an automation system of the highest caliber and reliability. With thousands of Beckman Coulter Life Sciences instruments in active use in labs worldwide, we know what it takes to deliver best-in-class service.

No matter where your lab is located, we guarantee access to superior technical support and real-world knowledge that will keep your equipment running at peak efficiency. Product training, webinars, applications support and preventative maintenance programs are part of a comprehensive customer support program. Our state-of-the-art customer care center ensures the most efficient deployment of our team of global engineers and technicians ready and on-call to respond to your specific needs.


UNSPSC: 41101500
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)

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