KingFisher and KingFisher mL Systems

The Thermo Scientific KingFisher and KingFisher mL instruments offer the systems of choice for enabling the purification of DNA, RNA, protein, and cells. The KingFisher instrument works with sample volumes from 20 μL to 200 μL, whereas the KingFisher mL instrument works with volumes from 50 μL to 1,000 μL.

KingFisher and KingFisher mL features

  • Automated purification of up to 24 (KingFisher) or 15 (KingFisher mL) samples
  • Volume range of 20 µL to 200 µL (KingFisher) or 50 µL to 1,000 µL (Kingfisher mL)
  • Customize your protocols with Thermo Scientific Bindit software
  • Thermo Scientific KingFisher plates and tips specifically designed for ideal magnetic particle processing

KingFisher and KingFisher mL instruments details

Choose from the two systems to meet your application and throughput needs.

 
KingFisher instrument
(the first in the KingFisher family)

KingFisher mL instrument
Instrument size Compact benchtop Compact benchtop
Throughput level Low to medium Low
Processing volume range 20–200 μL 50–1,000 μL
Samples per run Up to 24 samples Up to 15 samples
Customizable protocols Yes Yes
Heating and cooling NA NA
BindIt Software BindIt Software allows you to easily create, modify, and store your protocols.
  • Included with purchase of your KingFisher instrument
  • Create your own protocols to handle more applications
KingFisher plastics Both the yield and quality of isolated proteins and nucleic acids are significantly improved with special plates and tip combs designed for KingFisher systems.
Applications KingFisher systems provide the flexibility needed for evolving research needs for a variety of applicationssuch as: 
  • Nucleic acid purification from various starting materials, including cell-free body fluids, blood, bacteria, cell culture, and various tissues
  • Protein applications, including immunoprecipitation, affinity purification, fusion protein purification, and phosphopeptide enrichment
  • Cell separation, including cancer or white blood cell isolation and bacterial cell separation

How KingFisher instruments work

KingFisher instruments automate extraction of DNA, RNA, protein, and cells by moving magnetic beads (not liquids), leading to clean extractions and enabling consistent results. Using a simple process (bind, wash, elute), KingFisher instruments can automate the extraction of any analyte of interest with a bead on it.

Kits and reagents

Choose from a wide range of magnetic bead-based kits and reagents from trusted brands, such as Dynabeads and MagMAX or customize your own kit.  Use the BindIt software to store your protocols (please note: there are no protocols available for these kits for use with the KingFisher and/or KingFisher mL instruments (protocols are only available with the KingFisher Flex, KingFisher Duo Prime and KingFisher Presto systems). Please contact us for further details.

Plates and plastics

  • Made of polypropylene
  • Low binding affinity for biomolecules, ideal for magnetic particle processing

Service and support

Warranty and service plans

Every KingFisher system comes with a one-year warranty. Extended-coverage service plans are also available at the time of instrument purchase. Whether your laboratory requires the highest service levels and adherence to stringent regulatory guidelines, or you need to maximize performance with a limited budget—or anything in between—we’ll work with you to develop a solution that best suits your needs.

Find out more at thermofisher.com/instrumentservices or contact us at thermofisher.com/contactus.

KingFisher and KingFisher mL features

  • Automated purification of up to 24 (KingFisher) or 15 (KingFisher mL) samples
  • Volume range of 20 µL to 200 µL (KingFisher) or 50 µL to 1,000 µL (Kingfisher mL)
  • Customize your protocols with Thermo Scientific Bindit software
  • Thermo Scientific KingFisher plates and tips specifically designed for ideal magnetic particle processing

KingFisher and KingFisher mL instruments details

Choose from the two systems to meet your application and throughput needs.

 
KingFisher instrument
(the first in the KingFisher family)

KingFisher mL instrument
Instrument size Compact benchtop Compact benchtop
Throughput level Low to medium Low
Processing volume range 20–200 μL 50–1,000 μL
Samples per run Up to 24 samples Up to 15 samples
Customizable protocols Yes Yes
Heating and cooling NA NA
BindIt Software BindIt Software allows you to easily create, modify, and store your protocols.
  • Included with purchase of your KingFisher instrument
  • Create your own protocols to handle more applications
KingFisher plastics Both the yield and quality of isolated proteins and nucleic acids are significantly improved with special plates and tip combs designed for KingFisher systems.
Applications KingFisher systems provide the flexibility needed for evolving research needs for a variety of applicationssuch as: 
  • Nucleic acid purification from various starting materials, including cell-free body fluids, blood, bacteria, cell culture, and various tissues
  • Protein applications, including immunoprecipitation, affinity purification, fusion protein purification, and phosphopeptide enrichment
  • Cell separation, including cancer or white blood cell isolation and bacterial cell separation

How KingFisher instruments work

KingFisher instruments automate extraction of DNA, RNA, protein, and cells by moving magnetic beads (not liquids), leading to clean extractions and enabling consistent results. Using a simple process (bind, wash, elute), KingFisher instruments can automate the extraction of any analyte of interest with a bead on it.

Kits and reagents

Choose from a wide range of magnetic bead-based kits and reagents from trusted brands, such as Dynabeads and MagMAX or customize your own kit.  Use the BindIt software to store your protocols (please note: there are no protocols available for these kits for use with the KingFisher and/or KingFisher mL instruments (protocols are only available with the KingFisher Flex, KingFisher Duo Prime and KingFisher Presto systems). Please contact us for further details.

Plates and plastics

  • Made of polypropylene
  • Low binding affinity for biomolecules, ideal for magnetic particle processing

Service and support

Warranty and service plans

Every KingFisher system comes with a one-year warranty. Extended-coverage service plans are also available at the time of instrument purchase. Whether your laboratory requires the highest service levels and adherence to stringent regulatory guidelines, or you need to maximize performance with a limited budget—or anything in between—we’ll work with you to develop a solution that best suits your needs.

Find out more at thermofisher.com/instrumentservices or contact us at thermofisher.com/contactus.