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Development of a multiplexed bead-based assay for detection of DNA methylation in cancer-related genes Citations & References

  • Authors: Corrie, S; Sova, P; Lawrie, G; Battersby, B; Kiviat, N; Trau, M
  • Journal: Molecular BioSystems 2009 3:262-268
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  • 4318739(Discontinued)
  • 4327058(Discontinued)
  • 4327059(Discontinued)

Multiple cytokine analysis in human tears: an optimized procedure for cytometric bead-based assay. Citations & References

  • Authors: LaFrance MW, Kehinde LE, Fullard RJ,
  • Journal: Curr Eye Res (2008) 33:525-544
  • PubMed ID: 18600485
Catalog # LHC0002(Discontinued)

Using aptamers as capture reagents in bead-based assay systems for diagnostics and hit identification. Citations & References

  • Authors: Porschewski P, Grättinger MA, Klenzke K, Erpenbach A, Blind MR, Schäfer F
  • Journal: J Biomol Screen (2006) 11:773-781
  • PubMed ID: 16943392
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Homogeneous Cell- and Bead-Based Assays for High Throughput Screening Using Fluorometric Microvolume Assay Technology. Citations & References

  • Authors: Miraglia S, Swartzman EE, Mellentin-Michelotti J, Evangelista L, Smith C, Gunawan I, Lohman K, Goldberg EM, Manian B, Yuan PM
  • Journal: J Biomol Screen (1999) 4:193-204
  • PubMed ID: 10838439
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Do I need a specialist dedicated to the operation and programming of the Versette Automated Liquid Handler? Product FAQ

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The Versette Automated Liquid Handler does not require a specialist to operate and program the instrument as it uses ControlMate Software which is an easy to use, intuitive software platform with minimal training required. Additional users can be trained as needed within minutes.

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What is the size of the Luminex beads you currently use? Product FAQ

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The Luminex magnetic beads have a diameter of approximately 5.6 microns.

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What type of support will I be able to receive after the purchase of a Versette Automated Liquid Handler? Product FAQ

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After the purchase of a Versette Automated Liquid Handler, the following support will be available:

- Application/protocol assistance: sequences can be emailed, remote personal assistance offered for optimization to achieve the best performance
- ControlMate Software BrainShark training modules available via web to familiarize oneself with programming capabilities
- ControlMate Software training for power users/large groups via WebEx
- Personal technical support via phone and email

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Can the dispensing cassettes of the Multidrop Combi be used in the Multidrop 384 and Multidrop DW? Product FAQ

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Yes, the dispensing cassettes are interchangeable. Only the standard tube cassettes can be used in the Multidrop 384 and Multidrop DW.

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What is the warranty on the Versette Automated Liquid Handler, including components, e.g., pipetting heads, pump, and tip wash station? Product FAQ

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The warranty is 12 months from the date of purchase.

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Do I have to be connected to the Versette Automated Liquid Handler to write protocols? Product FAQ

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Protocols for the Versette Automated Liquid Handler can be created on any workstation which has the ControlMate Software installed either with or without the instrument connected. Protocols can also be copied and sent via email to other users.

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What should I do if the liquid foams during dispensing with the Multidrop Combi? Product FAQ

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Some liquids foam more easily than others. One option is to reduce the pump rotor speed. There are three dispensing speeds available: High, Med (medium), and Low.

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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 I use any pipette tips with the Versette Automated Liquid Handler? Product FAQ

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The Versette Automated Liquid Handler uses a closed-tip platform incorporating D.A.R.T. (Disposable Automation Research Tips) tips. D.A.R.T.s are in disposable rigid magazines and seal onto the pipetting heads by being pressed against a silicone pad. They help ensure accurate and precise pipetting across all channels and are designed to deliver a “no-leak” seal every time.

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When should I use the Versette Automated Liquid Handler vs. the Multidrop Combi Reagent Dispenser? Product FAQ

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The Versette Automated Liquid Handler is the perfect solution for applications that require aspiration of liquid, plate transfers/reformatting, mixing, serial dilutions, and other common plate preparations performed using hand held pipettes in the lab.

The Multidrop Combi Reagent Dispenser should be used for fast bulk reagent dispensing and plate preparation.

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Can the dispensing cassette, with a machined cover, be used in the Multidrop Combi? Product FAQ

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No, it cannot be used.

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