4LAB Pipetting Station 4 positions, w. UV/Hepa, w. software and notebook
4titude's® 4LAB™ is an automated, high-precision pipetting system specifically designed for low-volume liquid handling. For acceptable PCR results, small volumes of reagents need to be dispensed accurately and consistently, which is tedious, time consuming and prone to human error.
It is available as a 4-position and a 6-position workstation.
4LAB™ is designed to replace manual PCR/qPCR sample preparation. Accuracy, precision and consistency are guaranteed, and reagent wastage is reduced. Unlike complex, multi-purpose robotic systems, our instrument was designed for the researcher without prior robotic experience.
Intuitive set up and programming will save your laboratory time and money straight away.
Easy and Convenient to Use
PC software can be mastered in an hour
No trained technician required
Built-in set-up protocols can be quickly modified and transferred via USB memory stick
Single and 8-channel, 50µl or 200µl automated pipetting modules can be changed without tools
4 interchangeable standard microplate / tip rack adapters and 2 interchangeable reagent vessel adapters available
Other applications include sequencing set-up, HLA typing and SNP detection, etc
The most affordable automated pipetting system available
Uses tips that are compatible with Beckman® Biomek® NX, FX & 3000
Cooling block adapters keep sensitive reagents / samples at 7°C for over an hour
Save reagent costs by human error reduction and using low volume PCR plates
Easy to Service
The automated pipetting modules are simple to remove and can be returned for service and calibration
PC software is upgraded via the internet
The entire system is compact and light-weight
Accurate and Precise
Better Precision of pipetting results than manual pipetting (details in 'Other Specifications')
"40% reagent costs and 50% labour costs were saved by adopting the 4LAB™ and 384-well PCR microplates in our SNP assay project which extended to 1 year... ...the 4LAB™ provided the high accuracy and precision we needed."
-Director of the Contract Research Dept, 4LAB™ customer.
|4LAB Pipetting Station 4 positions, w. UV/Hepa, w. software and notebook||
2-3 x 96/384 PCR plates
1-2 x 96 tip racks (50/200µl)
Reagent area 1:
8 x 1.5/2ml microcentrifuge tubes
Reagents area 2:
6 x 2ml storage tubes (free standing) and 1 x 5ml bottle
Liquid transfer (LT)
Multiple Dispense (MD)
Serial Dilution (SD)
|Automated Pipetting Module||Single-channel/8-channel (interchangeable)|
|Connection||RS-232, USB2.00Hz, 100W|
|Size (W x D x H)||590 x 440 x 460mm|
Excellent results for qPCR standard curve and replicates
Better Precision of pipetting results than manual pipetting
Better Precision Results than Manual Pipetting
Target: Human GAPDH (top curve) was amplified in replicates of 4. 18 µl (master-mix) and 2 µl (cDNA) were pipetted into 20 µl reaction volume. Roche LightCycler® 480 real-time thermal cycler and Invitrogen Platinum Taq DNA Polymerase were used.
50µl Tip on single or 8-channel pipetting module
|Precision (Rel. CV)||≤7.5%||≤0.4%|
200µl Tip on single or 8-channel pipetting module
|Precision (Rel. CV)||≤1%||≤0.15%|
Note: According to ISO-8655 standards (Gravimetric method), APM is calibrated in temperature (21-25°C, ±0.5%) and humidity (60-90%) controlled environment. Twice-distilled water, robotic tips and microbalance were used.