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Performing Serial Dilutions with the Thermo Scientific Versette Automated Liquid Handler Product Literature

Does the Versette Automated Liquid Handler have liquid level detection? Product FAQ

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No, liquid level detection is not available on the Versette Automated Liquid Handler.

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Performing Plate Replication Procedures with the Thermo Scientific Versette Automated Liquid Handler Product Literature

Which plate formats can I use with the Versette Automated Liquid Handler? Product FAQ

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The Versette Automated Liquid Handler can process 96-well and 384-well plates and other SBS* consumables varying in height, including storage tubes in racks.

*SBS (Society of Biomolecular Screening) refers to the standard dimensions for plates in the market for any automated liquid handler.

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Can I use the Versette Automated Liquid Handler for an assay requiring tip changing? Product FAQ

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Yes, but tip changing is a manual process with the Versette Automated Liquid Handler.

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Can the Versette Automated Liquid Handler process individual wells (cherry picking)? Product FAQ

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Cherry picking (individual well processing) is not an option with the Versette Automated Liquid Handler.

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Can I use a PCR plate with the Versette Automated Liquid Handler? Product FAQ

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Yes, fully skirted PCR plates that are SBS* footprinted can be used on the Versette Automated Liquid Handler. Unskirted PCR plates can be placed into a skirted well plate or adapter with the same format to hold it in position.

*SBS (Society of Biomolecular Screening) refers to the standard dimensions for plates in the market for any automated liquid handler.

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Can the Versette Automated Liquid Handler be used in a hood/BSC (Biosafety cabinet)? Product FAQ

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A standard hood footprint is too small to accommodate the Versette Automated Liquid Handler. However, we do offer alternative low-cost hoods that can also be custom scaled. Please contact your local applications team/Sales Rep for more information regarding compatible hoods/BSC for the Versette Automated Liquid Handler.

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What are the operating conditions for the Versette Automated Liquid Handler? Product FAQ

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The Versette Automated Liquid Handler can be used from 4 degrees C to 40 degrees C.

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Do I need specific plate adapters for the Versette Automated Liquid Handler? Product FAQ

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The Versette Automated Liquid Handler incorporates a fixed plate lock on each stage to securely hold SBS* labware in position and does not require any external plate adapters. Heights can be customized per labware item through the ControlMate Software.

*SBS (Society of Biomolecular Screening) refers to the standard dimensions for plates in the market for any automated liquid handler.

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Why are there two plate/stage levels in the Versette Automated Liquid Handler? Product FAQ

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Having upper and lower stages in the Versette Automated Liquid Handler helps to minimize bench top space.

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Is the Versette Automated Liquid Handler compatible with any manufacturer's plates, including custom plates? Product FAQ

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Yes, the Versette Automated Liquid Handler has an open platform for SBS* consumables used with automation. A Labware Library is available in the ControlMate software to select from a template list or add/modify the library with desired plates and labware customized by the user.

*SBS (Society of Biomolecular Screening) refers to the standard dimensions for plates in the market for any automated liquid handler.

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What certification does the Versette Automated Liquid Handler have? Product FAQ

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The Versette Automated Liquid Handler is compliant under the following certifications: CE, cSGSus, CSA, NRTL, UL, and RoHS.

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What accessories are available for the Versette Automated Liquid Handler? Product FAQ

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Here are the accessories available for the Versette Automated Liquid Handler:

- Three pipetting heads (volume range 0.5 µL - 300 µL)
- Peristaltic pump including non-contact reservoir fill
- Tip wash stations for 96/384-well formats
- Four serial dilution magazines for 96/384-well applications

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Do I need any tools to change out the pipetting heads on the Versette Automated Liquid Handler? Product FAQ

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No tools are required as the pipetting heads on the Versette Automated Liquid Handler can be changed through the ControlMate Software. This takes about 90 sec.

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