“Rocket-Tips” boost throughput and productivity for STAR users
HAMILTON introduces new 4:1 probe disposable tips for using a CO-RE 384 probe head as a CO-RE 96 probe head.
Hamilton now offers a simple and cost-effective way for Microlab STAR users to work with the 96 and 384 formats simultaneously without having to choose between expensive multiple multiprobe-heads or reduce throughput when working with only a 96-probe head. To avoid complicated head exchanges or the need for two separate multiprobe heads, HAMILTON offers the new 4:1 probe disposable tips (“Rocket-Tips”), which effectively and simply convert a 384-probe head into 96-probes on-the-fly. These conductive tips offer capacitive liquid-level detection and extend the pipetting volume-range of the 384-probe head up to 300µl.
The multiprobe head uses HAMILTON’s compression induced o-ring expansion (CO-RE) technology, which requires no vertical force to attach tips (384 and Rocket), allowing for multiple pick-up/eject cycles without loosing pipetting precision. Add to this row-, column-wise and even single tip-pick up, HAMILTON’s new CO-RE 384 mulitiprobe head is the most flexible pipetting tool for any STAR Line workstation.
Offerring the possibility to seamlessly change between 96 and 384-well format, the new CO-RE 384-probe head is ideal for throughput demanding applications like compound handling and serial dilution. The head can also be combined with up to 16 independent pipetting channels (1 and 5 ml) and/or any of HAMILTON’s multiprobe heads (96 or nano) on one or two arms in the same system. Flexibility abounds with the Microlab STARline of automated liquid handlers.