BioTek Releases EL406 Vacuum Filtration Module

January 3, 2011, WINOOSKI VT, USA — BioTek's unique and popular EL406™ Microplate Washer Dispenser may now be used for automated vacuum filtration processes with the new EL406 vacuum filtration module. BioTek's complete line of microplate washers can now be used for automated washing of polystyrene- and magnetic bead-based assays such as the Luminex xMAP® assay platforms.

Each BioTek washer and washer/dispenser products are configured to meet various laboratory requirements, and come equipped with easy-to-use software for unattended operation and user-defined protocols. The ELx50™ Microplate Strip Washer offers 96-well precise strip or full plate washing for ELISAs, biomagnetic separations and vacuum filtration processes. The ELx405™ Microplate Washer is popularly known for superior washing efficiency for ELISAs and cell based assays, and flexibility in 96- and 384-well microplates. The EL406™ Microplate Washer Dispenser offers rapid 96-, 384-, and 1536-well microplate washing along with three reagent dispensers to optimize microplate-based liquid handling processes. Both ELx405 and EL406 models are robotic compatible.

Additional information on BioTek's washers and xMAP technologies, including application notes, scientific posters, and journal publications may be found here, or by visiting BioTek's Technical Resources web page and entering 'xMAP' into the keyword search.

BioTek Instruments, Inc., headquartered in Winooski, VT, USA, is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture, and sale of microplate instrumentation and software. BioTek instrumentation is used to aid in the advancement of life science research, facilitate the drug discovery process and to enable cost-effective quantification of disease relevant molecules in the clinic.