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TECAN’s fully automated microplate strip washer, the Columbus, is the ideal solution for medium throughput pharmaceutical and diagnostic laboratories. The Columbus now offers fast and reliable strip processing of 384-well plates as well as 96-well plates. The innovative design allows you to switch between plate formats by simply exchanging dispensing heads.
Variable aspiration and dispensing speeds make the Columbus suitable for all types of assays performed in your laboratory. Overflow washing, a fast wash step, is perfect for the more robust ELISA assays, while switching to a delicate cell washing option adds buffer in drops rather than as a jet. An optional cell wash dispensing head with longer dispensing needles is also available to further reduce turbulence and minimise dislodging of cells.
The Columbus can be programmed by easy-to-use Windows™-based software or via a built-in keyboard and display. This versatile washer can be integrated easily into TECAN’s robotic liquid handling systems or equally, can function as a stand-alone instrument.