Liquid Handler: The I.DOT MINI
Fast. Accurate. Small
This tech spotlight focuses on the liquid handler: The I.DOT MINI that comes equipped with DropDetection, providing users the ability to detect when users run out of source liquid. DropDetection is a patented feature that detects and counts every droplet released during a single dispensing run. It’s a simple and powerful tool enabling droplet verification and protocol optimization.
This innovative solution, mounted under the source well of the I.DOT MINI features a miniaturized light barrier to detect changes in light intensity as drops pass the photoelectric barrier between the source well and the target plate. After the dispensing run, DropDetection delivers color-coded results (green for a successful deposit and red
for an error) that are conveniently stored in a file for easy access.
This lightweight liquid handler uses a single positive pressure channel to generate droplets as small as 8 nanoliters through a nozzle in the well and can produce up to 100 droplets per second.
Key Features for Easy Use
Large dynamic range: Dispenses 8 nl to 500,000 nl of a single source liquid at a time.
Accuracy: Built-in droplet verification I.DOT MINI‘s droplet detection has the capability to detect when users run out of source liquid and can verify total dispense value.
Eliminate cross-over and contamination: The technology enables droplets to be dispensed into the target plate below the source plate. I.DOT MINI eliminates carryover and cross-contamination.
Low dead volume: Well reservoir design ensures dead volume < 1 µl for H20.
Speed: Dispense 10 nanoliters across a 96-well plate in 10 seconds and across a 384-well plate in 20 seconds for 50nl.
To learn about how I.DOT MINI automates life science workflows and executes them more efficiently, download our brochure.
Author: Julie DiRosa, Product Marketing Manager