Liquid Array Printer

Scienion S11 sciFlexarrayer
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The microarrayer is a non-contact printer that can spot arrays of picoliter scale drops onto a variety of substrates, from glass slides to microdevices, with high X-Y precision. The arrayer is an ideal tool for automated ultra-low volume liquid handling of various types of samples (i.e. biological, organic, nanoparticle and dyes) in diagnostics, genomics, proteomics and technical applications. In addition, due to the inert nature of the glass capillaries, it is an ideal tool for miniaturized chemistry applications, such as in polymer and materials research.

  • Microarray-based analysis
  • DNA, protein, glycan arraying and biosensor loading
  • Cell tranfection arrays
  • MALDI-MS sample preparation and target loading
  • Accurate dilution series and addition of tiny aliquots
  • Printing chemical libraries
  • Spotting onto customized targets
  • Assay development and screening assays
  • Non-contact liquid handling of volumes from picoliter to microliter
  • Fast and precise X-Y magnetic linear stage
  • “Free-fly” of droplets allowing dispensing into small cavities
  • Piezo dispensing: non-contact, drop-on-demand
  • Dispense volume: 50-800pl per drop
  • Typical spot size: 80-250um
  • Typical spot pitch 300um (scaleable, min 150um) 
  • Precision <3um 
  • Capacity: 10 microtiter plates or 60 standard glass slides 
  • Viscosity of spotable media: 0.4 - 5 (mPa.s)