ALPAQUA Catalyst™ 96

Product Code: A000550

Pipette with Confidence!

  • Proprietary slotted magnets harness the speed and quality of ring magnets…. Optimized for manual users.
  • Minimize inadvertent bead loss while improving consistency.
  • One magnet plate for quality separation on most 96-well microplates!

Key Features 

  • Slotted ring magnets for consistent manual pipetting
  • Sample volumes up to 2 mL & elution volumes as low as 10 μL
  • Strong ring magnets for rapid bead separation
  • Compatible with nearly all 96-well microplates & PCR strips
  • Shallow, half-deep & deep-well microplates
  • Full-, semi-, & non-skirted PCR microplates
  • Use with single channel, 8-well, or 12-well multi-channel pipettes
  • Optimized for manual pipetting, yet compatible with automation

Worried about inadvertently aspirating beads when manually pipetting?

Slotted ring magnets are the answer!
Keep pipetting the way you are used to. Proprietary slotted ring magnets concentrate magnetic beads in opposing arches near the bottom of microplate wells. This enables manual users to track pipet tips down the inside wall of the well. This reduces inadvertent bead aspiration and improves consistency while maintaining the ability to elute in as little as 10 μL.

Concern about bead aspiration is heightened when using multi-channel pipettes and when working in small or tall wells, such as in PCR- and deep well plates. The process is simplified and more robust with slotted ring magnets enabling tip tracking and more precise of aspiration. Rotate the slot direction in minutes to work in row or column format to maximize compatibility with various microtiter plate and multi- channel pipettor formats.

Use of PCR strip tubes requires use of the PCR Strip Adaptor for optimum results.