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Automated Microarray Spotter

VERSA 110 with HEPA/UV/LED Hood – This single-channel automated liquid handling platform with precise XYZ targeting, dual pump pipetting module, DNA and Cells

Automated Microarray Spotter

Swift, Accurate and Efficient Microarray Printer for Peptides, DNA and Cells

SPOT synthesis technique utilizing cellulose supports, combined with Aurora’s liquid handling technology, has given birth to the VERSA series microarray printer (microarrayer). Aurora’s extensive expertise in life science robotics has seen an increased need for scientific personnel to seek out automated solutions for peptide synthesis and other type of microarrays. Aurora developed the VERSA series automated microarray spotter and modules such as the nano-pipettor head, which allows for simple distribution of reagents—this helps in conducting grams to milligrams of combinatorial chemistry using contact or non-contact spotting.

VERSA Microarray Printer Applications

  • High-Throughput Reagent Kit Spotting
  • Drug-Eluting Microarray
  • Peptide Synthesis
  • Tissue Microarray
  • CHIP Production
  • Cancer Research
  • Precision Medicine
  • Tissue Microarray
  • DNA Microarray
  • Protein Microarray
  • Biomedical Imaging
  • Tissue Microarray

Specifications – VERSA Microarray Printers

VERSA 10 with hood– Compact Automated Liquid Handling Workstation. This robotic liquid handler can conduce qPCR and PCR Set-up Sequencing Reaction Set-up Nucleic Acid Purification Microarray Spotting Immuno and Biochemical Assays Cell-Based Assays Environmental Sample Preparation General Liquid Handling – dilution, plate reformatting, and aliquoting. For 96 well plates and 384 well plates.

VERSA for Peptides
Single Channel
Small and Compact
40 nL – 100 µL Spotting Volume
0.05 mm Positioning Error
Optional UV/HEPA Enclosure
Compatible with all Slide Types
Optional Humidity Control

VERSA for Cells
Single Channel
Increased Deck Area
40 nL – 100 µL Spotting Volume
0.05 mm Positional Error
Optional UV/HEPA Enclosure
Optional Sonicated Wash station
Optional Humidity Control

10, 20 or 35 Channel
Simultaneous Peptide Spotting
Bulk Peptides Quickly Constructed
Heavily Customizable
Optional UV/HEPA Enclosure
Compatible with all Slide Types
Optional Humidity Control

Independently Validated

Meade, P.; Strohmeier, S.; Bermúdez-González, M. C.; García‐Sastre, A.; Palese, P.; Simon, V.; Krammer, F. Journal of Virology 202397 (1). https://doi.org/10.1128/jvi.01070-22.

Turner, J. S.; Zhou, J.; Han, J.; Schmitz, A. J.; Rizk, A. A.; Alsoussi, W. B.; Lei, T.; Amor, M.; McIntire, K. M.; Meade, P.; Strohmeier, S.; Brent, R. I.; Richey, S. T.; Haile, A.; Yang, Y.; Klebert, M.; Suessen, T.; Teefey, S. A.; Presti, R.; Krammer, F.; Kleinstein, S. H.; Ward, A. B.; Ellebedy, A. H. Nature 2020, 586 (7827), 127–132. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-020-2711-0.

Meade, P.; Kuan, G.; Strohmeier, S.; Maier, H. E.; Amanat, F.; Balmaseda, Á.; Ito, K.; Kirkpatrick, E.; Javier, A.; Gresh, L.; Nachbagauer, R.; Gordon, A.; Krammer, F. MBio 2020, 11 (1). https://doi.org/10.1128/mbio.03243-19.

Amanat, F.; Meade, P.; Strohmeier, S.; Krammer, F. Emerging Microbes & Infections 20198 (1), 155-168. https://doi.org/10.1080/22221751.2018.1564369.

Kuo, C. T.; Lu, S. R.; Chen, W. M.; Wang, J. Y.; Lee, S.; Chang, H.-H.; Wo, A. M.; Chen, B. P. C.; Lee, H. Lab on a Chip 201818 (16), 2453–2465. https://doi.org/10.1039/c8lc00423d.

Meade, P.; Latorre‐Margalef, N.; Stallknecht, D. E.; Krammer, F. Emerging Microbes & Infections 2017, 6 (1), 1–9. https://doi.org/10.1038/emi.2017.98.

Scientific Reports -

Kuo, C. T.; Wang, J. Y.; Lu, S. R.; Lai, Y.; Chang, H.-H.; Hsieh, J. T.; Wo, A. M.; Chen, B. P. C.; Lu, J. H.; Lee, H. Scientific Reports 2019, 9 (1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-46502-3.

Can VERSA Automated Microarray Spotter be used for contact and/or non-contact spotting? And what type of array surfaces can be used?

VERSA automated spotter is available as either contact/non-contact printing. VERSA is capable of dispensing sub-microliter volumes onto diverse substrates in a variety of patterns. It is compatible with different microarray printing surfaces including slides, membranes, micro-well plates, papers and biosensor substrates.

What is the VERSA spotting size/volume? And optimal distance between the individual spots?

The Spotting volume for contact printing is 40nL-300μL and for non-contact printing 100nL and more. The distance between each spot can be as small as 100μm (center to center).

What type of specimen can by arrayed by VERSA microarray spotter?

All biological samples including DNA, RNA, protein and cells or cell lysates can be arrayed by VERSA Automated Microarray Spotter. VERSA microarrayer is also capable of sequential layering of spots and can be customized for your specific needs.

Does VERSA spotter have washing station?

Yes, VERSA microarray spotter is equipped with one flushing station and one washing station. Optional sonicating wash station is available if required by your protocol.

What is the number of channels on pipetting head for microdispensing?

Our standard VERSA microarray spotter comes with Single channel NanoPipettor with one (1) single channel stainless steel probe for contact printing and Single channel NanoPipettor with optional 1-2 channel ReagentDrop for non-contact printing. It can also be multichannel such as 4 channel or 8 channel or even we can customize it as 35 channel or 96 channel pipette head.

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