Redd & Whyte has launched the Preddator S1, an instrument designed for successful dispensing of low volumes of cells, beads, and biochemical reagents into 96- to 3456-well plates. Low volume pipetting (20 nl – 100 µl) of cells, beads and biochemicals is used routinely in drug discovery and research applications, but current technologies are inadequate at high throughput, causing problems such as blockage of tips or damage to cell samples. The Preddator’s technology ensures highly accurate and repeatable dispensing of biological materials into most types of microtitre plate, including those with peripheral evaporation wells and channels.
The technology is based on concepts already used in a number of other industries, including printed circuit board manufacturing, industrial inkjet printing and robotics used in the automotive industry.
Filed Under: Drug Discovery