- Automated Liquid Handling
- VERSA Series
- Cell Based Assays
- Environmental Sample Preparation
- Custom Solutions
- Modules & Accessories
- Application Notes
VERSA Liquid Handling System Modules & Accessories
The hood features a unique interlocking sash with a safety overlap to prevent gaps. The sash also has a safety switch that automatically turns off the ultraviolet light and activates the blower and fluorescent light when the sash is raised. HEPA filtration provides a particulate free work zone to help prevent contamination for ambient environments.
Housing Aurora Biomed’s liquid handling systems in an appropriate bio-safety cabinet such as a specialized hood allows the VERSA liquid handling systems to be utilized to handle BSL-2 and BSL-3 agents, while at the same time reducing the risk of iatrogenic infections in laboratory workers.
Each of the workstations within the VERSA Series of liquid handling equipment has different options and customizable functions. See below for a table listing which customization options are currently available for each workstation.
VERSA Liquid Handling System Modules
Independent Liquid Handling Equipment Modules
The major technological innovation of VERSA liquid handling equipment is in its precision dispensing (nL to mL range). The liquid handling components, which control all pipetting operations, consist of the following modules:
This dispense-only module is capable of delivering as many as eight separate reagents through independent reagent reservoirs. The ReagentDrop delivers fast and reliable bulk dispensing of liquids in the range of 1µL to 1000µL.
Offering efficient aspirating and dispensing functions ranging between 30nL and 350µL, the NanoPipettor module is ideal for generating parallel dilution series and performing array printing.
Three different syringe sizes, 25µL, 250µL and 1000µL, afford the SyringePipettor unparalleled volume range, making it ideal for multi-step applications.
96 Channel Aspirator
The 96-channel aspirator is used to remove waste/supernatent during process such as nucleic
acid extraction protocols. It can be used in any plate wash steps.
Combination Liquid Handling Equipment Modules
Dual & Triple Head Module
With VERSA liquid handling equipment, the modules listed above can be combined in many configurations to perform more sophisticated liquid handling procedures.For example: DualHead, combining a Nanopipettor and ReagentDrop module for efficient nL dispensing and reagent addition, simplifies dilution protocols.TripleHead, combining a SyringePipettor with two ReagentDrop modules, is a powerful tool for many liquid-handling protocols involving multiple reagent additions as well as sample handling.
Single Channel Pump Syringe
Single-channel syringe pump module: controls the aspiration and dispensation of liquids in the 1-20ul and 20-1000ul ranges from the single channel head.
8 Channel Syringe Pump
The 8-channel syringe pump module controls the aspiration and dispensation of liquids in the range of 20-200ul.
Controls 96-well plate agitation in the range of 100-2000 rpm in both clockwise and counter-clockwise directions for specified periods of time.
Temperature Regulating Block
The Temperature Regulating Block controls the block/plate at a specified temperature ranging from 1˚C up to 80˚C.
Magnetic Bead Separator
The Magnetic Bead Separator is a 96-well format adapter that is used to separate beads used during nucleic acid isolation protocols.
The Plate Mover is used to move plates from one deck position to the adjacent deck position on the platform along a linear path.