Like any laboratory instrument, a low volume dispense system needs to be properly qualified to fit the application(s) . Both EDC Biosystems and their competitor offer systems with different acoustic lenses. The standard acoustic emitter system provided by EDC Biosystems can be tuned to dispense single droplets from 1 nl – 50 nl depending on the sample solution and source plate type. This provides scientists with the ability to address a variety of applications including, but not exclusive of: microarrays, ultra low volume dispensing, and back-filling wells with the desired buffer to meet the desired concentration requirements for each sample. The capability to tune the standard emitter allows the EDC Biosystems ATS user unparalleled flexibility in operation, beneficial to multi-application/multi-user laboratories where flexibility is key. EDC Biosystems also offers an emitter-lens combination that is optimized for lower volume dispensing and is typically used for applications such as high density microarrays and/or address applications where sub-nanoliter dispensing is required.
Be sure to qualify your application requirements with your local BioSero specialist. They can help guide you to the correct system and help you determine the proper settings for your low volume dispense requirements. In addition, the EDC Biosystems unit does not require plates supplied by EDC Biosystems, again providing scientists with the ability to choose the best plate for their application requirements. We look forward to hearing from you!