Which KingFisher purification system is right for you?

KingFisher instruments are versatile sample preparation instruments in the lab, and are elegantly designed to support multiple applications.  

Various throughputs—process 6–96 samples per run depending on the instrument model
 

Interchangeable formats—choose 24- or 96-well plates so you can process a wide range of input volumes

Protocol customization—easily edit, modify, or create new protocols
 

Optimized reagents—compatible with multiple magnetic-bead reagents


Compare KingFisher Instruments

The main differences are throughput, the number of samples per run, and the way the models handle the plates and process.

  • The KingFisher Duo Prime (low/medium throughput), meant for small labs and individual researchers, processes up to 12 samples per run.
  • The KingFisher Flex (medium/high throughput), the standalone laboratory workhorse, processes up to 96 samples per run and is ideal for high-throughput SARS-CoV-2 testing.
  • The KingFisher Apex is similar in specifications to the KingFisher Flex, but redesigned with additional capabilities for peak performance, adaptability, and usability such as a barcode scanner, a cooling block, and a UV decontamination lamp.
  • The fully automated KingFisher Presto (ultrahigh throughput), meant for high-volume labs, also processes up to 96 samples per run, but integrates with a robotic liquid handler.
KingFisher instrument

Duo Prime

Flex

Apex

Presto

Instrument size Compact benchtop Benchtop Benchtop Benchtop—integrates with robotic liquid handler
Throughput level Low to medium Medium to high Medium to high Ultrahigh
Processing volume range 
  • 50-1,000 μL: 12-pin magnet head
  • 200-5,000 μL: 6-pin magnet head
  • 20-100 μL: 96-well PCR plate, skirted*
  • 20-200 μL: 96-well plate
  • 50-1,000 μL: 96 deep-well plate
  • 200-5,000 μL: 24 deep-well plate
  • 15-1,000 μL: 96 deep-well plate
  • 15-200 μL: 96-well KingFisher standard plate
  • 10-80 μL: 96-well PCR plate
  • 30-5,000 μL: 24 deep-well plate
  • 30-200 μL: 96 storage tubes
  • 200-1,000 μL: 24 storage tubes
  • 50-1,000 μL: 96 deep-well plate
  • 200-5,000 μL; 24 deep-well plate
  • 50-150 μL: 96-well KingFisher standard plate
Samples per run 6 or 12 24 or 96 24 or 96 24 or 96
Customizable protocols Yes, with PC software Yes, with PC software Yes, with touchscreen or PC software Yes, with PC software
Heating/cooling 
  • 10°C to 75°C (plate row block A)
  • 4°C to 75°C (elution strip block)
  • From 5°C above ambient temperature to 115°C
  • From 4°C above ambient temperature to 100°C
  • Cooling down to 4°C
  • From 5°C above ambient temperature to 115°C
Ultraviolet lamp 8 watts (up to 16 hr) No 2 UV lamps, max 23 h 59 min No
Ordering information
  • KingFisher Duo Prime Purification System 5400110
  • KingFisher Flex Purification System with 96 PCR Head 5400610 
  • KingFisher Flex Purification System with 96 
  • KingFisher Head 5400620 
  • KingFisher Flex Purification System with 24 Deep-Well Head 5400640 
  • KingFisher Flex Purification System with 96 Deep-Well Head 5400630
 
  • KingFisher Presto Purification System with 24 Deep-Well Head. 5400840 
  • KingFisher Presto Purification System with 96 Deep-Well Head. 5400830