The AutoLoader Carousel is designed for use with the GeneChip™ Scanner 3000 7G and 7G Plus to allow maximum throughput and walk-away automation of the GCS 3000 7G and 7G Plus in a tempature-controlled environment. The advanced design improvements are now enhanced by true automation and walk-away freedom with the addition of the AutoLoader. GeneChip™ Scanner 3000 with AutoLoader, Winner of the 2004 R&D 100 Award.
Temperature-controlled Environment The GeneChip AutoLoader provides a temperature-controlled environment to maintain long-term sample stability and integrity for up to 16 hours. The environment for the 48-sample carousel is maintained at 15°C for all arrays, both pre-and post-scan. Extensive testing on the temperature stability of GeneChip™ arrays has shown that data concordance and assay integrity are maintained for arrays cooled at 15°C for at least 16 hours. High-resolution high-density arrays prepared with Array Holding Buffer are stable for up to 48 hours at 15°C.
48-array Carousel for Walk-away Freedom The AutoLoader includes a 48-array, removable carousel for unattended loading and unloading of the experiments for complete walk-away automation.
Ease of Use The AutoLoader, with its convenient, user-friendly front-loading position, is designed to maximize ease of operation with a simple user interface. This interface also shows the carousel inventory and experiments completed for a run in progress. The AutoLoader comes with an external handheld barcode reader for easy experiment creation with the information-rich Affymetrix 2D barcode.
Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) The AutoLoader can be configured with an optional uninterruptible power supply capable of maintaining the temperature-controlled carousel environment for at least four hours in the event of a power failure.