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Colony Picking

ROTOR HDA

ROTOR HDA

Genome-wide screening is easy when you have the right tools. You need a collection library – which we don’t provide (but we can tell you who does)! And you need a precision method of pinning colonies – this is why we created the ROTOR.

The ROTOR uses a robotic arm and sterile, ready-to-use replica plating pads to pick up samples of cells from culture plates. The robotic arm then moves to a new ‘target’ plate and deposits the cells. The operator selects and uses an appropriate program from a simple, drop-down menu.

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How does ROTOR Work?

The ROTOR is capable of pinning nearly a million colonies per hour. Making it the fastest and most powerful colony manipulation robot in the world. It is essential for any large-scale microbial functional or chemical genomic studies.

This easy-to-use, compact bench-top robot is elegantly designed for the picking and re-plating of yeast, fungi, bacteria and algae colonies at densities 96, 384, 1536 and 6144. Using the 6144 RePads, the ROTOR can replicate the entire yeast deletion library in quadruplicate in less than 20 seconds! Reagent sets such as deletion mutant collections and the complete set of cloned yeast genes can be utilised for high-throughput 2-hybrid, synthetic genetic array, phenotypic and chemical-genetic analyses.

Duplicate and back up large libraries of yeast, fungi, bacteria and algae.

Re-plate cells from liquid to agar and vice versa.

Replicate, mate, and re-array from single or multiple source plates at densities of 96, 384, 1536 and 6144.

Product Range

Catalogue Number Description

ROT-001

ROTOR HDA Base Model
 

Technical Specifications

FOOTPRINT
L: 130 cm x W: 65 cm x H: 72.5 cm

NOTE: An additional 500mm is needed at one end for the bracket mounted touch screen. This can fit at either end.

WEIGHT
110 kg

POWER REQUIREMENTS
110-240V AC 50-60 Hz Power: 500W
Power connection at the right hand end (from front) via IEC cable (supplied)

COMPRESSED AIR REQUIREMENTS
Dry, oil-free, compressed air/nitrogen at min 4 bar (60 psi) max 10 bar (150 psi)
Consumption: 3 litres/min (0.1 CFM)
Air connects to left hand end (from front)

PINNING HEAD
Movement X-axis: 800mm
Movement Y-axis: 30mm
Movement Z-axis: 90mm

INTERFACES
1x Ethernet Port
2x USB Port
1x RS232 Serial Port
1x KB/MS/LAN2

LIGHTING/DISINFECTION
White light and UV disinfectant light

NO-COST ACCESSORIES
Beer bottle cap remover or corkscrew (specify) fitted as standard

PINNING SPEED
Agar to agar: 25 seconds per plate

Agar to liquid/liquid to agar: 28 seconds per plate

With The Stinger single colony picker: 18 seconds per colony

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PIXL: Colony Picking

PIXL: Colony Picking

Join the colony picking revolution & increase your precision & sterility with PIXL

An ultra-reliable and super-easy-to-use microbial colony picker. It automates imaging, colony recognition, colony selection, and picking; from Petri dishes to multiwell plates.

PIXL uses the freshly-cut end of a sterile PickupLine to transfer microbial colonies. It eliminates the requirement for washing cycles and the associated chance of contamination.

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How does PIXL Work?

PIXL is developed in collaboration with leading synthetic biology incubators, SynCTI and SynbiCITE, and industrial partners SynthACE. All of whom are unhappy with existing colony picking options. We listened. We collaborated. We welcome: PIXL.

– Be easy to use by anybody in the lab
– Adapt to your protocol
– Trace and export every plate, colony and parameter

Key Features

SCREEN AND COUNT COLONIES

Capture high-resolution colony images using PIXL’s scientific grade, colour camera.

TRAIN EVERYONE

We spend a lot of time with our collaborators to make sure that our user interface thinks like you do.

TRUST YOUR RESULTS

Sustain close to 100% picking accuracy with precision agar surface detection on every pick.

TRACE EVERYTHING

Export your routine, colony information and parameters as a CSV file.

MAINTAIN STERILITY

Over 33,000 sterile, disposable tips in a single, low-cost PickupLine™.

BUY BACK CAPACITY

PIXL is well balanced between accuracy and speed.

 

DETECT FLUORESCENCE

Detection of wtGFP, sfGFP, mCherry, tagBFP and Venus markers.

 

Product Range

Catalogue Number Description

PIX-001

PIXL Base Model
 

Technical Specifications

FOOTPRINT
L: 730mm x W: 640mm x H: 805mm

WEIGHT
100 kg

POWER REQUIREMENTS
240VAC at 3 Amps, 100-240VAC Compatible.

CAMERA
5MP (2448 x 2048) Resolution
USB 3.0
2/3” Sensor
16mm Autofocus Liquid Lens

TOUCH-SCREEN
15.6″, 1080p Full HD, LED-Backlit LCD Monitor
Edge-to-edge glass display with anti-glare
10 touch projected capacitive (PCAP)

TOP LIGHT
1x White Channel & 5x Fluorescence Channels

UV 1 (380-390 nm)
UV 2 (400-410 nm)
Blue (465-485 nm)
Cyan (490-510 nm)
Green (520-540 nm)
This is not a microscope! It is a colony picker. As such it will not detect sub-cellular or low levels of expression.

WARRANTY
1-Year

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