KingFisher Presto


A versatile sample prep instrument which integrates with a robotic liquid handler for hands-free automation. Ultra high-throughput and consistent extraction and purification of DNA, RNA, Protein, and Cells.

Product features

  • Automated purification of 96 or 24 samples at a time
  • Volume range of 50-5000μL
  • Minimized size for easy fitting to automation systems
  • Heating capability for application requiring elevated temperatures
  • Designed to integrate with several liquid handling instruments

KingFisher Flex details

Instrument size Benchtop–integrates with robotic liquid handler
Throughput level Ultrahigh
Processing volume range
  • 50–1,000 μL: 96 deep-well plate
  • 200–5,000 μL: 24 deep-well plate
  • KingFisher 96 plate: 50–150 μL
Samples per run 24 or 96
Customizable protocols Yes
Heating/cooling From 5°C above ambient temperature to 115°C
Ultraviolet lamp No

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.

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Plates and plastics

  • Made of polypropylene
  • Low binding affinity for biomolecules, ideal for magnetic particle processing
  • Sterile plastics come with a purity certificate and are guaranteed to be free of RNase, DNase, DNA and endotoxin contamination, shelf life is 5 years

Select three different plate formats for a range of input volumes.

Service and support

Instrument and application specialists

Whether servicing your KingFisher purification system or addressing your workflow application questions, our more than 1,000 trained professionals make up the industry’s largest network, ready to assist you when you need it.

Quick-start training

The KingFisher system includes SmartStart orientation to get you up and running quickly in your lab. The orientation includes basic familiarization and setup with online instrument management and includes on-site training with standard kits.

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. KingFisher instrument services and support

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

Product features

  • Automated purification of 96 or 24 samples at a time
  • Volume range of 50-5000μL
  • Minimized size for easy fitting to automation systems
  • Heating capability for application requiring elevated temperatures
  • Designed to integrate with several liquid handling instruments

KingFisher Flex details

Instrument size Benchtop–integrates with robotic liquid handler
Throughput level Ultrahigh
Processing volume range
  • 50–1,000 μL: 96 deep-well plate
  • 200–5,000 μL: 24 deep-well plate
  • KingFisher 96 plate: 50–150 μL
Samples per run 24 or 96
Customizable protocols Yes
Heating/cooling From 5°C above ambient temperature to 115°C
Ultraviolet lamp No

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.

Search now

Plates and plastics

  • Made of polypropylene
  • Low binding affinity for biomolecules, ideal for magnetic particle processing
  • Sterile plastics come with a purity certificate and are guaranteed to be free of RNase, DNase, DNA and endotoxin contamination, shelf life is 5 years

Select three different plate formats for a range of input volumes.

Service and support

Instrument and application specialists

Whether servicing your KingFisher purification system or addressing your workflow application questions, our more than 1,000 trained professionals make up the industry’s largest network, ready to assist you when you need it.

Quick-start training

The KingFisher system includes SmartStart orientation to get you up and running quickly in your lab. The orientation includes basic familiarization and setup with online instrument management and includes on-site training with standard kits.

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. KingFisher instrument services and support

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