BioTek Instruments announces enhancements to the MultiFlo™ FX Multi-Mode Dispenser to facilitate cell biology workflows.
MultiFlo FX has a modular design that makes it easy for users to add functionality that benefits their unique applications. The new, patent-pending AMX™ Automated Media Exchange module automates gentle, consistent media exchanges to protect and encourage cell growth, particularly for 3D cell structures including spheroids and tumoroids, along with loosely adherent 2D cells. The AMX module eliminates the risk of cell structure damage or inadvertent removal, which is typically challenging using manual methods. AMX uses two autoclavable peristaltic pump cassettes and specially designed aspirate and dispense manifolds, plus programmable flow rates and manifold tip positioning to accomplish the gentle media exchange.
The RAD™ Random Access Dispensing module increases flexibility in assay design. Users can now easily import custom plate maps for dispensing varying volumes to individual wells on the microplate. This functionality is important for many workflows, including concentration normalization assays.
MultiFlo FX has an available wash module that provides full plate and strip washing in 6- to 384-well microplates, adding more functionality to the system. MultiFlo FX is well suited to automation, integrating with BioTek’s BioSpa™ 8Automated Incubator, BioStack™ Microplate Stacker and a broad range of other automated systems.