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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

 

DESCRIPTION

Fully automated processor for ELISA and IFA methods. The instrument is able to manage 4 ELISA microplates and 16 IFA slides simultaneously in the same work session; up to 10 tests can be run at a time

SAMPLES

From 117 to 169 sample tubes of 13mm or from 90 to 130 sample tubes of 16mm; it is possibile to use different tube sizes in the same run

PREDILUTION

264 predilution cuvettes allow automatic sample predilution with optimization of cuvette number

SPECIFIC REAGENT RACKS

Up to 10 specific reagent racks, each one with 1 reagent position and 8 calibrator/control positions

COMMON REAGENT RACK

10 positions for shared reagents

DILUENT RACK

6 or 7 positions for ELISA and IFA sample diluents

BAR CODE READER ON BOARD

Automatic reading of sample codes when the sample tubes are placed in the work area; the system is able to discriminate between not readable barcodes and missing sample tubes

LIQUID HANDLING

Very accurate and fast X-Y-Z movement with 3 independent needles; 2 to dispense and with its own liquid sensor, the third one dedicated to IFA slide washing

ASPIRATION

From 8μl to 1000μl, 1 μl resolution

DISPENSATION

Inaccuracy ± 1% at 100μl

NEEDLE WASHING

Internal and external washing in specific washing basin

EXTERNAL RESERVOIRS

1 system liquid tank, 1 waste tank and 6 buffer tanks all equipped with level sensors

 

APPLICATION SOFTWARE

 

A user friendly software allows to setup the work list, run a session, create and store the patient reports. It runs under Windows XP and Windows 7 and shows several features:

− simultaneous execution of ELISA and IFA sessions

− overnight incubations

− integrated bar code reader allowing automatic sample code acquisition

− management of 3 row slides and mosaic slides (as HEp-2+Tissues)

− setup of a new work list also when a session is running

− different levels of user permissions

− step by step session execution

− host computer interface (LIS)

− print out of results, work lists, rack configurations

− several instruments can be driven by the same PC

 

ELISA FEATURES

 

ELISA REAGENTS

Optimized racks for calibrators, controls, sample diluents, conjugates, substrates, stop solutions and cleaning solution

LIQUID RESERVOIRS

4 tanks for microplate washing buffers

DISPENSATION

Single or duplicate dispensation of calibrators, controls and samples

MICROPLATE

Up to 4 microplates can be dispensed, washed, read and incubated independently from 36° to 45°C

MICROPLATE WASHING

Two 8 nozzle on line manifolds able to self-conform to different microplate heights

READING SYSTEM

8 independent photometric channels for mono and bichromatic readings

OPTICAL FILTERS

405nm, 450nm, 550nm e 620nm filters

READING SYSTEM

± 1% from 0.000 to 1.500 OD; ± 2% from 1.500 to 3.000 OD

SETTABLE PARAMETERS

Incubation time, sample and reagent volume, cut-off and calibration curve calculation, microplate frame, normal value intervals

 

IFA FEATURES

 

IFA REAGENT

Optimized racks for controls, sample diluents, conjugates and cleaning solution

SLIDE RACK

Allotments for 16 slides

SLIDE WASHING

Continuous flow system for single well using 2 needles, one to dispense and the other one to aspirate

DILUTION SYSTEM

Dilution ratios definable by the user, serial dilutions use two tubes only if necessary

SETTABLE PARAMETERS

Incubation times for each assay; volume for samples and reagents; slide mask, number of wells and thickness for each slide; shape, size and coordinates for each slide wells; flow and duration of slide washing cycles

 

COMMON FEATURES

 

COMMUNICATION PORT

USB

POWER REQUIREMENTS

230/115 Vac, 50-60 Hz, 650 W

MEASUREMENTS

cm 120 x 77 x 75 (L x P x H)

WEIGHT

120


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