GeneTheatre

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Features

  • ƒƒHighly flexible and compact liquid handling benchtop system
  • Reproducible, highly precise pipetting and dispensing results ƒƒ
  • Interchangeable pipettes with 1- or 8-channels ƒVolume ranges from 0.5 up to 1000 μl
  • Free definable sample configuration within the 9 mm, 4.5 mm or 2.25 mm grid
  • 12 freely selectable positions in SBS standard-format
  • ƒƒAccommodates use of external accessories, such as thermal shakers or vacuum chambers

Product Info

Highly flexible liquid handling

Automated pipetting routines: easy and fast
The use of the GeneTheatre greatly simplifies all pending pipetting
tasks in a laboratory and allows for full automation. In addition to microplate handling, this highly flexible workstation also accommodates the use of strips, single vessels and glass slides. Users may choose from 12 freely selctable deck positions in the standard-format SBS, making it easy to adjust the system to any conceivable application. The GeneTheatre is also perfectly suited for the use of thermal shakers, heating or cooling plates and vacuum stations.

In addition, the GeneTheatre can also be adapted to specific applications. Single and 8-channel pipettes are available. A simple mechanism allows users to change pipettes without tools – an effortless process requiring no technical expertise.

Highly precise, fully variable workstation
Thanks to its various pipettes and tips, the volume capacity of the GeneTheatre ranges from 0.5 to 1000 μl. Pipetting results - even for complex liquid handling tasks - are highly consistent and precise. Users may also integrate new plastic products into the software in only a few steps, with the calibration wizard and modern servomotors simplifying the learning process of the robot and omitting the time-consumingprocess of entering coordinates. A large range of different adapters and passive cooling blocks makes it possible to position the necessary consumables directly on the working deck of the device.

The closed housing and two-piece, front sliding door all but eliminates potential contamination. In the event that contamination does arise, however, the optional available UV lamp allows users to decontaminate the unit quickly and easily.

  • ƒƒClosed, robust plexiglass housing with a front sliding door
  • ƒƒModern servomotors provide fast, quiet operation
  • ƒƒHighly effective decontamination with the optional available UV lamp
  • ƒƒUsers may select from different waste box systems for used tips

Use in a great variety of application areas
Thanks to its many versatile features, the GeneTheatre can be used in virtually any application, such as:

  • ƒƒPreparing whole PCR and real-time PCR batches
  • ƒƒReformatting microplates in the 96 and 384 format
  • ƒƒDispensing or distributing reagents
  • ƒƒRunning automated dilution series
  • ƒƒHit-picking and sample pooling
  • ƒƒRunning microarray applications with freely selectable spot layouts and dots (starting at 0.5 μl)
  • ƒƒPerforming mother-daughter plate transfers and single-tube transfers (0.2 – 2.0 ml)

Different applications require different numbers of tips, which is why the GeneTheatre offers two different waste box systems. That allows the user to choose whether used tips are discarded into a box on the deck or into commercially available refuse bags outside the housing. In this context it is possible to save valuable Space on the deck.

Intuitive and clearly structured software
The GeneTheatre operating system uses a clearly structured, easy-to-learn user interface. With Drag & drop and the use of predefined pipetting and dispensing parameters different routines are set up quickly. Adjustable influencing factors such as pipetting speed allow optimal handling for various types of liquids.

Saved procedures can always be used again and be adjusted
to different sample throughput rates.

Technical Data

Pipetting heads

1 or 8 channel pipette
(No. of Channel)

Pipette type
(max. volume)

Precision*
(cv in %)

1 and 8

25

5 – 25 µl ≤ 2 %     
2 - < 5 µl ≤ 3 %

1 and 8

250

25 - 250 µl ≤ 2 %
10 - < 25 µl ≤ 3 %

1 and 8

1000

100 - 1000 µl ≤ 1 %
50 - < 100 µl ≤ 3 %

Software

Operating system

Windows XP (or higher)

Processor

Pentium II

RAM

1 GB

Basic unit

Dimensions (w x h x d)

642 mm x 459 mm x 607 mm

Plate positions

12 positions (SBS-format)

Weight Approx.

40 kg

Interface

USB

Voltage

110 – 230 V

Frequency

50/60 Hz

Power consumption

≤ 160 VA

Warranty

Basic unit  

1 year

Pipetting heads

1 year

* based on absorption measurement

Order Info

Order number

Description

844-00401-2

GeneTheatre BU with Waste Box I

Basic unit, incl. Software, 2 x height adapter 40 mm and 1 x Waste box I

844-00402-2

GeneTheatre BU with Waste Box II

Basic unit, incl. Software, 2 x height adapter 40 mm and 1 x Waste box II

844-00410-0

1-channel pipette, 0.5 – 25 µl

844-00411-0

1-channel pipette, 5 – 250 μl

844-00412-0

1-channel pipette, 100 – 1000 μl

844-00413-0

8-channel pipette, 0.5 – 25 μl

844-00414-0

8-channel pipette, 5 – 250 μl

844-00415-0

8-channel pipette, 100 – 1000 μl

844-00432-0

UV lamp for GeneTheatre

844-00433-0

Adapter standard 96 well
Adapter for 96 well microplates as well as PCR plates and PCR strips

844-00434-0

Adapter standard 384 well
Adapter for 384 well microplates as well as PCR plates and PCR strips

844-00435-0

Adapter 0.2 ml, passive cooling, including height adapter 40 mm
Adapter for 96 well microplate 0.2 ml non skirted, half skirted, full skirted and 96 0.2 ml tubes with passive cooling function

844-00436-0

Adapter 2.0 ml, passive cooling, including height adapter 40 mm
Adapter for 24x 1.5 ml and 2.0 ml tubes with passive cooling function

844-00437-0

Adapter kombi, passive cooling, including height adapter 40 mm
Adapter for 8x 0.2 ml, 8x 0.5 ml, 8x 1.5/2.0 ml tubes with passive cooling function

844-00438-0

Adapter 0.5 ml, passive cooling, including height adapter 40 mm
Adapter for 24x 0.5 ml tubes with passive cooling function

844-00439-0

Adapter 96 Well microplate LP, passive cooling, including height adapter 40 mm
Adapter for 96 well microplate LP with passive cooling function

844-00440-0

Adapter 384 Well microplate, passive cooling, including height adapter 40 mm
Adapter for 384 well microplates with passive cooling function

844-00441-0

Adapter 0.1 ml, passive cooling, including height adapter 40 mm
Adapter for 24 x 6 0.1 ml tubes QIAGEN with passive cooling function

844-00442-0

Soft touch adapter
Adapter for optimal pipetting of small volumes in empty wells

844-00443-0

Tip tray adapter 1000 μl
Adapter for hosting 1000 μl tips

844-00444-0

Tip tray adapter for used tips
Adapter for collecting used tips on deck position

844-00445-0

Height adapter 40 mm
Height adapter 40 mm for 50 μl/ 250 μl Tip Box as well as Soft touch adapter

844-00446-0

Adapter 0.7 ml FluidX, passive cooling
Adapter for 24 x 0.7 ml FluidX tubes (with jacket) with passive cooling function, including Height Adapter 40 mm

844-00447-0

Adapter 2.7 ml Monovette, passive cooling
Adapter for 24 x 2.7 ml Monovette with passive cooling function

844-00448-0

Adapter 7.5 ml Monovette, passive cooling
Adapter for 24x 7.5 ml Monovette with passive cooling function

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