BioTek 50TS

Microplate Washer

Overview

The 50™ TS Washer offers functionality that is unsurpassed in its class. The color touchscreen provides a visual interface that makes creating protocols fast and intuitive. Its performance for conventional plate washing is excellent, and it is also ideal for cell-based assay washing and for processing biomagnetic or polystyrene bead and vacuum filtration protocols. Used in conjunction with the 800™ TS Absorbance Reader or other detection system, the 50 TS brings convenience and consistently high quality results to your laboratory’s plate washing workflows.

• High quality, high performance automated microplate washing at an affordable price
• Application versatility: ELISA to cell-based assays and bead-based assays
• Color touchscreen for quick, easy programming and operation
• Automated maintenance routines for continued reliable operation

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BioTek 50TS Microplate Washer Details



High quality, high performance automated microplate washing at an affordable price
These qualities make BioTek the #1 plate washer brand in the world. As an ISO certified and FDA registered Medical Device manufacturer, BioTek understands the importance of accurate, repeatable results, low maintenance, and reliability in the clinical and research laboratory.

Application versatility: ELISA to cell-based assays and bead-based assays
Applications for the 50 TS extend far beyond simple dispense and aspirate routines typical of many ELISA processes. Optimize fluid delivery for gentle cell-based assay washing, or run bead-based processes with the available biomagnetic and vacuum filtration modules.

Color touchscreen for quick, easy programming and operation
The 50 TS software includes pre-defined protocols with commonly used wash parameters for quick selection. Creating custom protocols onboard the 50 TS is easy – the touchscreen and menu-driven software make multi-step program creation intuitive and simple!

Automated maintenance routines for continued reliable operation
Pre-defined, automated maintenance routines, including daily and overnight protocols keep the fluid path clean and prevent buildup of salt, protein or other material that can block manifold tubes, causing inadequate washing.

Automated switching of up to 3 buffers
To facilitate complex wash protocols or automated maintenance routines, the automated buffer switching capability adds even greater automation to the system.

GENERAL
Microplate types 96-, 384-well low profile and standard height plates
Solid and filter bottom, pore sizes 0.45 to 1.2 µm ("F" configurations) and 24-well plates (4-well manifold)
Onboard software Up to 75 user-programmable protocols
Quick menu
Create or edit custom protocols
Run protocols created onboard or downloaded from LHC™ Software
Software (computer control) Optional: 
Liquid Handling Control™ (LHC), for external computer control and operation
LHC Software LHC Secure for 21 CFR Part 11 compliance
Separation Biomagnetic separation (“M” configurations)
Vacuum filtration (“F” configurations)
Shaking Programmable in minutes and seconds up to 30 minutes
5 intensities from 15-19 Hz
Soaking Programmable in minutes and seconds up to 30 minutes
User interface 4.3" color LCD touchscreen display
WASHING
Manifold types 96-well washing: 8-well, 8-well short tube, 2x8-well, 12-well manifolds 
96-384-well washing: 16-well manifold
24-well washing: 4-well manifold
Volume range 25-3,000 µL-well
Wash cycles 1-okt
Buffer/reagent selection Auto switching module for up to 3 buffers ("V" configurations)
Supply bottle 2L
4L (optional)
Dispense precision 96-well plate:
  8- and 8s-well manifold, 300 µL/well: <3.0% CV 
  12-well manifold, 300 µL/well: <3.0% CV 
  2x8-well manifold, 300 µL/well: <4.0% CV
384-well plate, 8-, 16-well manifold, 100 µL/well: <4.0% CV 
24-well plate, 4-well manifold, 120 µL/well): <4.0% CV 
Residual volume 96-well plate:
    8-, 8s-, 12-well manifold,3 cycles, 300 µL/well: <2.0 µL/ well 
    2x8-well manifold, 3 cycles, 300 µL/well: <4.0 µL/ well 
    Filter bottom, 8-, 2x8-, 12-well manifold: <1.2 g increase after blotting
384-well plate: 8-, 16-well manifold, 1 cycle, 100 µL/ well: <4.0 µL/ well 
24-well plate: 4-well manifold, 1120 µL/ well: <50 µL/well
Wash speed 96 wells:
  2x8 manifold, 3 cycles, 300 µL/well: <80s 
  12-well manifold, 3 cycles, 300 µL/well: <90s 
  8- and 8s-well manifold, 3 cycles, 300 µL/well: <130s 
384 wells, 8- and 16-well manifold, 3 cycles, 100 µL/well: <260s 
24 wells, 4-well manifold,1 cycle, 1120 µL/well: <60s
Wash volume 25-3,000 µL well
Waste bottle 2L
4L (optional)
Flow rates 150 to 1000 µL/well/second (manifold dependent)
Sterilization Chemical
Fluid delivery One positive displacement syringe drive
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Power External 24VDC power supply compatible with 100-240VAC @ 50-60Hz
Dimensions 15 x 15 x 8 inches 
(35.6 x 40.6 x 16.5 cm)
Weight 22 lbs (9.8 kg)
Connectivity 1 USB port for computer control
REGULATORY
Regulatory CE and TUV marked. ROHS compliant. In Vitro Diagnostic use models are available.
Part # 96-well only 96-/384-well Buffer Switching Biomagnetic Separation* Vacuum Filtration
50TS8
50TS8V
50TS8M
50TS8MV
50TS8F
50TS8MF
50TS12
50TS12V
50TS16
50TS16V
* With available accessory module sold separately




LHC


The 50 TS offers convenient, powerful onboard software for easy programming and operation. To extend programming capabilities, LHC Software is available for computer control.

LHC
LHC Software allows computer-based programming of multi-step processes and it is used for integrating BioTek’s multi-mode washer dispensers, washers and dispensers into robotic systems. You can operate the system under computer control via LHC, or create protocols in LHC and download to the instrument for recall and execution.

LHC Secure software
LHC Secure software offers features to facilitate compliance to FDA directive 21 CFR Part 11
with computer control of BioTek’s Multi-Mode Washer Dispensers, Washers and Dispensers.