KingFisher Apex System

 

The Thermo Scientific KingFisher Apex represents the pinnacle of automated purification for DNA, RNA, proteins, and cells. Building on decades of KingFisher product value and excellence, we’ve combined superior instrument capabilities with complete touchscreen-based control to deliver unrivaled flexibility and performance. The KingFisher Apex makes sample prep simple


Features

In addition to the common features of all KingFisher Purification Systems, the Apex offers:

Touchscreen control
A modern touchscreen display and an intuitive interface puts you in control of instrument operation
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Choice of plate or tube formats

Wide 20 µL–5 mL volume range from 96-well, 24-well, or PCR plates or storage tubes

 

High-throughput purification

24–96 samples per run, saving 50% or more touch time depending on the application

 

Multiple applications

A wide range of applications and validated protocols using trusted reagents

 

Heating and cooling blocks

Heat samples to 100ºC or cool them to 4ºC

Dual magnets

When you install two magnets and heating blocks, KingFisher Apex intelligently selects the correct magnetic head based on your protocol

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Barcoded and optimized plastics

Lot-specific bar codes confirm proper plate position during loading and may be used for lot tracking and documentation

 

Download protocols from our library

Or easily customize protocols using Thermo Scientific BindIx Software

 

UV decontamination

Safeguard against contamination with 2 UV lamps

 

Cloud and network connectivity

Connect KingFisher Apex to the cloud for even greater access and control of protocols and reports

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Touchscreen control

A modern touchscreen display and an intuitive interface puts you in control of instrument operation. Follow the guided visuals for easy plate loading, protocol changes, and instrument setup.

 

It’s easy to edit or write protocols directly on the instrument, and you can customize protocols at every step—bind, wash, elute. You also have the option to manage protocols on your PC with BindIx software. Instrument-defined limits help reduce potential errors in any protocol modifications.

KingFisher Apex touchscreen interactive demo
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Dual magnets, tip combs, and plates

 

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Dual magnets, multiple formats

When you install two magnets and heating blocks, KingFisher Apex intelligently selects the correct magnetic head based on your protocol. Work from large to small volume ranges by choosing from 24-well, 96-well, or PCR formats with corresponding magnetic heads and plates.


Demo videos


Protocols and software

Thermo Scientific BindIx software is included with KingFisher Apex instruments. The software makes it easy to create, download, run, modify, and store protocols directly on the instrument or on your PC.

 

Protocols are available for nucleic acid and protein purification procedures with reagent kits. The software allows you to define and edit steps, parameters, plates, and reagents for every part of your protocol—bind, wash, and elute. You can even generate status reports including a run log, plate layout, and step parameters.

 

For more information about BindIx, see the Features tab.

 

To download BindIx software, choose one of the methods in the table. 

 

Three ways to download BindIx software

Method

Instructions

Web link

Double-click the downloaded package to start the installation process

Microsoft Store

Click Get, then Install

USB drive from manufacturer

Double-click the .msix bundle file, then click Install

 System requirements: Windows 10 version 1809 (17763.0) or higher


Applications

The KingFisher Apex can gently and efficiently isolate and purify nucleic acids, proteins, and cells from a range of sample types for a wide variety of downstream applications. For a selection of application kits, reagents, and protocols that run on the KingFisher Apex, see the Kits, Reagents, and Protocols tab.


Plates, plastics, and setup

For information about plastics and plate setup products designed to work with the KingFisher Apex, see the Accessories tab.


Specifications

Attribute

Description

Instrument size

Benchtop

Throughput level

Medium to high

Processing volume by plate format

96-well plate

  • Deep-well: 50–1,000 µL
  • KingFisher standard: 15–200 µL
  • PCR: 10–80 µL

24-well plate

  • Deep-well: 30–5,000 µL

Storage tubes

  • 96 tubes: 30–200 µL
  • 24 tubes: 200–1,000 µl

Samples per run

24 or 96

Software included

BindIx

Customizable protocols

Yes, created with instrument user interface or BindIx PC software*

Heating/cooling ranges

Heating up to 100ºC
Cooling down to 4ºC

Ultraviolet lamps

2 UV lamps, max run time 23 h 59 min

Dimensions (H x W x D)

45 x 78 x 59 cm (18 x 31 x 23 in)

Weight

56 kg (123 lb)

Plate formats

96 deep-well plate
96-well KingFisher standard plate
96-well PCR plate (skirted and semiskirted)
24 deep-well plate
96 storage tubes
24 storage tubes

Instrument memory

~30 GB

Display interface

Graphical user interface with touch screen

Power

100–240 VAC 50/60 Hz, 280 VA

Barcode reader

On instrument; 1D barcodes

Magnetic head options

4 options, customer interchangeable

Data connectivity

USB device for PC
USB Wi-Fi or LAN adapter for network
RS-232 for automation
Cloud enabled


* Requires Windows 10 version 1809 (17763.0) or higher.


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