July | August 2006 | Velocity11 has announced a new configuration of its BioCel sample-processing platform configured to automate cell-based ELISA procedures. The company designed the new BioCel configuration to dispense cells into microplates and perform a series of alternating incubations and reagent additions. Automated control of intermediate plate batches, cell medium removal, and absorbance detection is also part of the process. The BioCel system is ideally suited to this complex assay format because of its powerful dynamic scheduling software, flexible liquid handling options, and its ability to integrate third-party instruments. Integrating a VPrep pipetting station, plate washer, carbon dioxide incubator, and microplate absorbance reader, the BioCel system uses VWorks software and scheduler to provide unattended automation of approximately 500 plates per run in a three-day experiment. Cells can be plated and stored at a rate of 1 minute per plate.
Product: BioCel sample processing platform
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