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VIAFLO ASSIST PLUS

VIAFLO 
ASSIST PLUS

Frees you from routine pipetting and provides excellent results

Multichannel pipettes increase throughput in today’s laboratories. However, prolonged manual pipetting takes up precious time and can lead to repetitive strain injuries. In addition, ever-decreasing sample sizes have made it increasingly difficult to pipette without errors.

Streamlining routine pipetting tasks at an affordable price. Using INTEGRA electronic multichannel pipettes, the system automates pipetting tasks, eliminates physical strain and ensures superior reproducibility and error free pipetting.

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How it works

Simply mount an INTEGRA VIAFLO or VOYAGER electronic pipette onto the ASSIST PLUS pipette holder, choose a pipetting protocol, add a tip rack and your labware. Press RUN and ASSIST PLUS will automatically carry out the pipetting task.

Overview

1) Pipette adapter: accommodates all INTEGRA mulitchannel pipettes – with fixed and adjustable tip spacing.
2) User Interface: program setup and selection is done using the pipette’s intuitive user interface.
3) Deck: three work positions are available to accommodate reagent reservoirs, tube racks and plates.
4) and 5) Automatic tip change: two dedicated postions for automatic tip loading and tip ejection.

Excellent Results

ASSIST PLUS ensures:

  • optimal tip immersion depths

  • consistent pipetting angle

  • controlled pipetting speeds

  • precise tip positioning in wells

  • no pipetting mistakes are made

  • strict adherence to pipetting programs

This leads to superior pipetting results and work flow consistency, while also eliminating human errors such as skipping rows. 

Versatility

Smart Pipette Adapter

The pipette adapter of ASSIST PLUS allows the use of all VIAFLO and VOYAGER multichannel pipettes. Pipettes range from 4 to 16 channels and cover a volume range of 0.5 to 1250 μl to allow optimal adaptation to many different applications.

Labware Compatibility

ASSIST PLUS can accommodate numerous labware types, from tubes to 384-well plates in landscape or portrait orientation. INTEGRA multichannel reservoirs, which are available in 10, 25 and 100 ml sizes offer exceptionally low dead volumes. For larger storage volumes, INTEGRA’s automation-friendly reservoirscan be used.

Setting up pipetting tasks

Directly on the pipette

Protocol setup and selection is done using the pipette’s intuitive user interface. The Touch Wheel allows extremely fast menu navigation and volume adjustments. Simply choose a predefined program and adapt the default settings to your requirements.

Using a computer

The VIALAB software offers a simple and intuitive graphical user interface, allowing you to create protocols with a few clicks, without extensive programming knowledge.

VIALINK Pipette Management Software offers advanced users the ultimate freedom of defining pipetting programs step by step.

Applications

Serial Dilutions at optimal pipetting heights with controlled mixing speeds and tip change, if needed

Performing serial dilutions by hand is a tedious and error prone task. Not with the ASSIST PLUS – it does not skip rows and keeps critical parameters such as pipetting height and mixing speeds consistent for best pipetting results. If needed, tips can be exchanged after every transfer to minimize carryovers clinging to the tip.

Serial Dilutions

 

 

Reformatting of plates and tubes

Reformatting samples from one format to another – e.g. from tubes into plates – is time consuming and prone to transfer errors. ASSIST PLUS reformats your samples automatically, taking full advantage of the VOYAGER pipette’s adjustable tip spacing to process tubes and plates up to 12 times faster than using a single channel pipette.

Plate Filling & Reagent Addition - Array setup on the adaptable desk

Setting up assay plates typically requires the addition of multiple samples and buffers or media. The flexible deck layout of the ASSIST PLUS accommodates tubes, reservoirs and plates, enabling multi-step transfers to the assay plate.

Compatible Labware

Well Plates
The ASSIST PLUS deck accommodates well plates in ANSI/SLAS format from 12 wells to 384 wells.

0.5, 1.5, 2.0 mL Microcentrifuge Tube Racks
Hold up to 48 tubes on removable carriers for easy loading and storage.

 

96 Well and 384 Well PCR Cooling Blocks
The aluminum cooling blocks keep reagents in various PCR plates chilled. In addition, the 96 well cooling block serves as a holder for 0.2 ml PCR tubes.

15mL Centrifuge Tube Racks
ASSIST PLUS can also access* 15 ml centrifuge tubes (*pipette tips won’t reach very bottom of tubes).


 

10, 25, 100, 50 and 300mL Reagent Reservoirs
INTEGRAs reagent reservoirs are designed for minimal dead volumes.

Product Range

ASSIST PLUS base unit

Description Part No.
ASSIST PLUS pipetting robot, incl. tip waste bin, pipette
charging cable and reservoir sample packs
4505

ASSIST PLUS Accessories

Description Part No.
Pipette Li-ion battery 4205
Bluetooth module for INTEGRA electronic pipettes 4221
Pipette charging cable+ 4549
Charging/communication stand for 1 pipette, incl. mains adapter 4211
Tip waste bin+ (incl. frame and reflector) 4550
200 bags for tip waste bin 4570
Reflector for tip sensor+ 4572
3 position universal deck 4520
PCR 96 well cooling block+ 6250
PCR 384 well cooling block 6255
Rack for 1.5 / 2 ml microcentrifuge tubes+ 4540
Rack for 0.5 ml microcentrifuge tubes 4541
Rack for 15 ml centrifuge tubes+ 4542
Rack for 5 ml test tubes (12×75 mm) 4543

VIAFLO Electronic Pipettes

8-, 12- and 16-channel VIAFLO pipettes (firmware ≥4.10, serial number ≥7 000 000)

8-CHANNEL VIAFLO PIPETTES

Volume Range Part No.
0.5 – 12.5 µl 4621
2 – 50 µl 4626
5 – 125 µl 4622
10 – 300 µl 4623
50 – 1250 µl 4624

 

12-CHANNEL VIAFLO PIPETTES
(Bluetooth module and power supply not included)

Volume Range Part No.
0.5 – 12.5 µl 4631
2 – 50 µl 4636
5 – 125 µl 4632
10 – 300 µl 4633
50 – 1250 µl 4634

 

16-CHANNEL VIAFLO PIPETTES
(Bluetooth module and power supply not included)

Volume Range Part No.
0.5 – 12.5 µl 4641
2 – 50 µl 4646
5 – 125 µl 4642

VOYAGER Electronic Tip Spacing Pipettes

4-, 6-, 8- and 12-channel VOYAGER pipettes (firmware ≥4.10, serial number ≥7 000 000)

4-CHANNEL VOYAGER PIPETTES
(Bluetooth module and power supply not included)

Volume Range Part No.
10 – 300 µl 4743
50 – 1250 µl 4744

 

6-CHANNEL VOYAGER PIPETTES
(Bluetooth module and power supply not included)

Volume Range Part No.
10 – 300 µl 4763
50 – 1250 µl 4764

 

8-CHANNEL VOYAGER PIPETTES
(Bluetooth module and power supply not included)

Volume Range Part No.
0.5 – 12.5 µl 4721
2 – 50 µl 4726
5 – 125 µl 4722
10 – 300 µl 4723
50 – 1250 µl 4724

 

12-CHANNEL VOYAGER PIPETTES
(Bluetooth module and power supply not included)

Volume Range Part No.
0.5 – 12.5 µl 4731
2 – 50 µl 4736
5 – 125 µl 4732

Consumables

Cat. No.

Description
6403 12.5 µL XYZ Boxes of 384 GripTips, Non-Sterile, LONG,1 Case (20 racks of 384 tips)
6404 12.5 µL XYZ Boxes of 384 GripTips, Sterile, LONG1 Case (20 racks of 384 tips)
6405 12.5 µL XYZ Boxes of 384 GripTips, Sterile, Filter, LONG1 Case (20 racks of 384 tips)
 
6463 125 µL XYZ Racks of 384 Tips, Non-Sterile1 Case (20 racks of 384 tips)
6464 125 µL XYZ Racks of 384 Tips, Sterile1 Case (20 racks of 384 tips)
6465 125 µL XYZ Racks of 384 Tips, Sterile, Filter1 Case (20 racks of 384 tips)
 
6432 300 µL VIAFLO 96 Inserts of 96 Tips, Non-Sterile, GREEN CHOICE1 Case (30 Inserts of 96 Tips)
6433 300 µL VIAFLO 96 Racks of 96 Tips, Non-Sterile1 Case (20 Inserts of 96 Tips)
6434 300 µL VIAFLO 96 Racks of 96 Tips, Sterile1 Case (20 Inserts of 96 Tips)
6435 300 µL VIAFLO 96 Racks of 96 Tips, Sterile, Filter1 Case (20 Inserts of 96 Tips)
 
6442 1250 µLVIAFLO 96 Racks of 96 Tips, Non-Sterile, GREEN CHOICE1 Case (20 racks of 96 Tips)
6443 1250 µL VIAFLO 96 Racks of 96 Tips, Non-Sterile,1 Case (20 racks of 96 Tips)
6444 1250 µL VIAFLO 96 Racks of 96 Tips, Sterile,1 Case (20 racks of 96 Tips)
6445 1250 µL VIAFLO 96 Racks of 96 Tips, Sterile, Filter,1 Case (20 racks of 96 Tips)
 
Low Retention GripTips ™
6503 12.5 µL LONG,XYZ Racks of 384 Tips, Non-Sterile, Low Retention1 Case (20 racks of 96 Tips)
6504 12.5 µL LONG,XYZ Racks of 384 Tips, Sterile, Low Retention1 Case (20 racks of 96 Tips)
6505 12.5 µL LONG,XYZ Racks of 384 Tips, Sterile, Filter, Low Retention1 Case (20 racks of 96 Tips)
 
6553 12.5 µL XYZ Racks of 384 Tips, Non-Sterile, Low Retention1 Case (20 racks of 96 Tips)
6554 12.5 µL XYZ Racks of 384 Tips, Sterile, Low Retention1 Case (20 racks of 96 Tips)
6555 12.5 µL XYZ Racks of 384 Tips, Sterile, Filter, Low Retention1 Case (20 racks of 96 Tips)
 
6563 125 µL XYZ Boxes of 384 GripTips, Non-Sterile1 Case (20 racks of 384 tips)
6564 125 µL XYZ Boxes of 384 GripTips, Sterile1 Case (20 racks of 384 tips)
6565 125 µL XYZ Boxes of 384 GripTips, Sterile, Filter1 Case (20 racks of 384 tips)
6533 300 µL VIAFLO 96 Racks of 96 Tips, Non-Sterile, Low Retention1 Case (20 racks of 96 tips)
6534 300 µL VIAFLO 96 Racks of 96 Tips, Sterile, Low Retention1 Case (20 racks of 96 tips)
6535 300 µL VIAFLO 96 Racks of 96 Tips, Sterile, Filter, Low Retention1 Case (20 racks of 96 tips)
6543 1250 µL VIAFLO 96 Racks of 96 Tips, Non-Sterile, Low Retention1 Case (20 racks of 96 tips)
6544 1250 µL VIAFLO 96 Racks of 96 Tips, Sterile, Low Retention1 Case (20 racks of 96 tips)
6545 1250 µL VIAFLO 96 Racks of 96 Tips, Sterile, Filter, Low Retention1 Case (20 racks of 96 tips)
 
Wid Bore GripTips ™
6633 300 µL VIAFLO 96 Racks of 96 Tips, Non-Sterile, Wide Bore1 Case (20 racks of 96 tips)
6634 300 µL VIAFLO 96 Racks of 96 Tips, Sterile, Wide Bore1 Case (20 racks of 96 tips)
6635 300 µL VIAFLO 96 Racks of 96 Tips, Sterile, Filter, Wide Bore1 Case (20 racks of 96 tips)
 
6643 1250 µL VIAFLO 96 Racks of 96 Tips, Non-Sterile, Wide Bore1 Case (20 racks of 96 tips)
6644 1250 µL VIAFLO 96 Racks of 96 Tips, Sterile, Wide Bore1 Case (20 racks of 96 tips)
6645 1250 µL VIAFLO 96 Racks of 96 Tips, Sterile, Filter, Wide Bore1 Case (20 racks of 96 tips)
 
VIAFLO 96/384 Reservoirs
4331 Reservoirs, 10mL, Sterile, Individually Sealed,
3 Packs x 30 Reservoirs per Pack (Each Case Includes 3x Reservoir Bases)
4332 Reservoirs, 10mL, Sterile, Bulk Packed,
3 Packs x 200 Reservoirs per Pack (Each Case Includes 3x Reservoir Bases)
4311 Reservoirs, 25mL, Sterile, Individually Sealed,
3 Packs x 30 Reservoirs per Pack (Each Case Includes 3x Reservoir Bases)
4312 Reservoirs, 25mL, Sterile, Bulk Packed,
3 Packs x 200 Reservoirs per Pack (Each Case Includes 3x Reservoir Bases)
4321 Reservoirs, 100mL, Sterile, Individually Sealed,
3 Packs x 30 Reservoirs per Pack (Each Case Includes 3x Reservoir Bases)
4322 Reservoirs, 100mL, Sterile, Bulk Packed,
3 Packs x 200 Reservoirs per Pack (Each Case Includes 3x Reservoir Bases)
4351 25 ml, Divided Reservoirs
3 x Packs of 30 Individually Wrapped, Polystyrene
4352 25 ml, Divided Reservoirs, Bulk
3x Packs of 200 Pack, Polystyrene
4304 25 ml Reservoir Base, 10 Bases per Case
4305 100 ml Reservoir Base, 10 Bases per Case
4306 10 ml Reservoir Base, 10 Bases per Case
 
6301 150 ml, Reservoir Bases, Non-Sterile, Automation Friendly,
6 Packs of 8 per Case
6302 150 ml, Lids, Sterile, Automation Friendly,
20 Packs of 25 per Case
6317 150 ml, Individually Sealed, Sterile, Automation Friendly,
4 Packs of 30 per Case,4 Bases + Lids
6318 150 ml, Bulk, Sterile, Automation Friendly,
3 Packs of 100 Per Case, 3 Bases + Lids
6305 300 ml, Reservoir Bases, Non-Sterile, Automation Friendly,
6 Packs of 8 per Case
6306 300 ml, Lids, Sterile, Automation Friendly,
20 Packs of 25 per Case
6327 300 ml, Individually Sealed, Sterile, Automation Friendly,
2 Packs of 30 per Case, 2 Bases + Lids
6328 300 ml, Bulk, Sterile, Automation Friendly,
3 Packs of 100 Per Case, 3 Bases + Lids
 
6300 Reservoir Base for VIAFLO 96
(10 bases per case)
6312 100 ml, 96 Well, Disposable Reservoirs (incl. 2 Bases),
30 Individually Sealed, Sterile
6331 100 ml, 96 Well, Disposable Reservoirs (incl. 2 Bases),
200 Reservoirs per case, Bulk, Sterile
6332 100 ml, 384 Well, Disposable Reservoirs (incl. 2 Bases),
200 Reservoirs per case, Bulk, Sterile
6351 96 Well Reagent Reservoirs, Pyramid Bottom, Non-Sterile,
25 units, Polypropylene
6352 96 Well Reagent Reservoirs, Pyramid Bottom, Pre-Sterilised,
25 units, Polypropylene
6361 12 Column Reagent Reservoirs, Pyramid Bottom, Partitioned, Non-Sterile,
25 units, Polypropylene
6362 12 Column Reagent Reservoirs, Pyramid Bottom, Partitioned, Pre-Sterilised,
25 units, Polypropylene
6371 8 Row Reagent Reservoirs, Pyramid Bottom, Partitioned, Non-Sterile,
25 units, Polypropylene
6372 8 Row Reagent Reservoirs, Pyramid Bottom, Partitioned, Pre-Sterilised,
25 units, Polypropylene

 

Technical Specifications

Dimensions (W x D x H): 75 cm x 38 cm x 51 cm

Operating Conditions: Temperature 5 °C – 40 °C, Humidity: <85 % non-condensing

Pipetting technology Air displacement

Weight 25 kg

Power requirements 100 – 240 VAC, 47 – 63 Hz

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