KingFisher Presto System

The Thermo Scientific KingFisher Presto is a versatile benchtop sample preparation instrument that integrates with a compatible robotic liquid handler (required) for hands-free automation. It offers consistent, ultrahigh-throughput extraction and purification of DNA, RNA, proteins, and cells.


Features

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

Automated ultrahigh-throughput purification
24–96 samples per run

 

Compact size
Easy fitting to automation systems

 

Designed for integration
Compatible with selected liquid handling instruments

Choose from two plate formats
Wide 20 µL–5 mL volume range

 

Heating capability
For applications requiring elevated temperatures


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Protocols and software

Thermo Scientific BindIt software is included with KingFisher Duo Prime, Flex, and Presto instruments. The software makes it easy to create, download, run, modify, and store protocols for your KingFisher applications. The software allows you to define and edit steps, parameters, plates, and reagents for every part of your protocol—bind, wash, and elute.

 

For more information about BindIt, see the Features tab.


Applications

The KingFisher Presto 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 Presto, see the Kits, Reagents, and Protocols tab.


Robotic liquid handlers

Many commercial robotic liquid handlers are compatible with KingFisher Presto. Contact your KingFisher sales representative or your preferred vendor to see if they have developed and tested a KingFisher interface.


Plates, plastics, and setup

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


Specifications

Attribute

Description

Instrument size

Benchtop: integrates with robotic liquid handler

Throughput level

Ultrahigh

Processing volume range

50–150 µL: KingFisher 96-well plate

50–1,000 µL: 96 deep-well plate

200–5,000 µL: 24 deep-well plate

Samples per run

24 or 96

Software included

BindIt

Customizable protocols

Yes (with BindIt software)

Heating/cooling

From 5ºC above ambient temperature to 115ºC

Ultraviolet lamp

No

Bar code reader

Included

User-selectable magnetic heads

2

Standalone use

No; must be integrated with liquid handler
Protocol test run capability through BindIt software

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