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Automation Tips for Beckman Biomek FX/NX by Fluotics

Fluotics manufactures a complete selection of automation tips for Beckman Coulter Biomek FX/NX and Multimek liquid handlers in 384 format. Our automation tips are directly interchangeable with their Biomek counterpart. For further information, please visit our Resources page where you can find our complete Product Catalog, an Instrument Compatibility Chart, and Product Specifications for choosing the right tip for your Biomek FX/NX or Multimek liquid handler.

BECKMAN BIOMEK FX/NX AUTOMATION TIPS – SELECTION

Fluotics offers Beckman 384 format compatible robotic pipette tips in two tip volumes, with or without filters, for Biomek FX/NX and Multimek liquid handling workstations. Our Beckman Biomek tips are guaranteed to access plate densities ranging from 384 to 1536 wells. 

Specifically, we offer the following pipette tip types with their corresponding volume ranges:

Beckman P30 automation tip | 30 µL working volume, 16 x 24 tip array (384 format)

Beckman P50 automation tip | 50 µL working volume, 16 x 24 tip array (384 format)

 

COMPATIBILITY

Fluotics designs its Beckman automation tips for maximum compatibility with the Biomek FX, Biomek NX, and Multimek liquid handlers. We expect our Biomek compatible pipet tips to be directly interchangeable with the original Beckman tips. A separate labware definition is not necessary when using our Biomek compatible automation tips. Similarly, the end user does not need to modify their existing Biomek automation control software protocols. Our Biomek P50 tip is interchangable with Beckman’s P30XL tip type. 

 

SPECIFICATIONS

 

QUALITY AND RELIABILITY

Our goal is complete assurance and confidence in the quality of Fluotics’ Biomek FX/NX and Multimek compatible automation tips.

To this end our pipette tips are manufactured within a highly controlled environment using sophisticated production processes. Our automation pipette tips begin with careful design, testing and validation of molds using advanced tooling techniques. Production processes are fully integrated with multiple quality control steps at each stage. Each tip not only undergoes automated machine vision inspection for straightness and uniformity, but also functional performance checks of each tip lot.

Functional performance is tested on the identical instruments that our customers use and include standalone instruments (Biomek FX/NX) and workstation components such as Cytomat hotels and specialty ALPs. Performance testing includes accuracy and precision testing (% coefficient of variation, CV) for each lot using ANSI/SBS standard microwell plates. Additional functional testing includes (but is not limited to):

– Tip capacity

– Tip liquid level and retention (using H2O, EtOH, and DMSO)

– Tip liquid residual quantification

– Tip loading and unloading

– Tip length (physical and effective)

– Tip curvature (high density microwell plate access)

Common concerns such as static buildup are also addressed during the production processes where rigorous anti-static measures are implemented. By applying these strict quality control procedures, the tightest dimensional and performance tolerances are achieved allowing us to guarantee consistently accurate and precise pipetting.

 

GUARANTEE

When you choose Fluotics, we know your decision is more than a financial one. It’s also an implicit trust in us and our products. Consequently, our aim is to provide you with the best experience imaginable. When you purchase Fluotics’ products they are always fully and unconditionally guaranteed to perform to your expectations. 

 

MATERIALS

Fluotics produces its Beckman Biomek FX/NX and Multimek compatible automation tips from the highest grade virgin polypropylene available. We use ultra-polishing techniques with our pipet tips to ensure low liquid retention without the use of releasing agents or other additives which have been shown to be problematic in certain assays (John Watson et al., 2009).

 

APPLICATIONS

From simple liquid transfers to complex multi-step assay protocols, Fluotics’ Biomek FX/NX and Multimek compatible robotic tips are used in an array of liquid handling protocols. Our automation tips are used daily worldwide by scientists to perform compound management, lead discovery, assay development, next generation sequencing (NGS), and other important functions.

Whether the application is plate to plate transfer, single tip hit picking or serial dilution you can have full confidence that Fluotics’ tips will consistently meet and exceed expectations.

Some publications describing Fluotics’ pipette tips are available in our Library.

 

QUANTITIES

Our Beckman Biomek FX/NX and Multimek compatible automation tips are packaged in case quantities of 50 tip boxes per case. Each tip box has 384 tips. Custom packaging and tip formats are available upon request. Please contact us at info@fluotics.com