Biomek i5 Automated Workstation

Optimize dependability and walk-away time. The Biomek i5 is a recent addition to our liquid handling portfolio, representing the best of what has made Biomek an industry-leading brand - combined with enhancements suggested by customers around the globe.

  • Ideal for medium- to high-throughput workflows
  • 25 deck positions
  • 0.5 µL-1,000 µL (Multichannel) or 0.5 µL-5,000 µL (Span-8) pipetting volume ranges
  • Single Multichannel head (96/384) or Span-8 pipetting with gripper

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Features of the Biomek i5 Automated Workstation

Versatile Workspace

  • Open platform with grid-based deck
  • Internal LED light illuminates workspace
  • Automated Labware Positioners (ALPs) for sample processing
  • Optional enclosed version to protect samples from airborne particles
  • Integrate additional devices on- or off-deck
  • Configurable for specific applications

Flexible Pipetting & Workflow Management

  • Multichannel head (96/384) or Span-8 pipetting
  • Large-volume 1 mL multichannel pipetting head
  • High-access, rotating gripper with unique offset finger design
  • Disposable & fixed Biomek tips, including septum piercing
  • Transfer volumes from 0.5 µL - 5,000 µL
  • Independent Span-8 probe calibration
  • 8 channel liquid-level sensing 
  • Supports labware from tubes to 1,536-well microplates
  • Accurate intra-well pipetting

Simple System Operation

  • Easily automate existing processes and execute quick workflow changes
  • Powered by icon-based software with data tracking and LIMS connectivity
  • Windows 10 OS
  • Extend walk-away operation with process management and scheduling software
  • Automated deck framing
  • Data-driven operations including hit-picking & normalization
  • Light curtain safety feature
  • Instrument status light bar
  • DeckOptix cameras for live, remote-monitoring & on-error video capture

Application-Focused Solutions

  • Consultative workflow analysis
  • Expert application & technical support
  • Biomek automated demonstrated methods & capabilities for genomic, drug discovery & basic research workflows

Biomek i5 Product Specifications

Minimum Table Support Requirements 71x83cm(28x33in)
Pod and Tool Type 1μL - 300 μL 96-Channel Head; 5 μL -1200 μL 96-Channel head; 0.5 μL - 60 μL Multichannel-384 Head
Tip Type T30_384; T25F_384; T50_384; T40F_384; T80_384; T40F; T80_LLS; T40F_LSS; T90; T50F; T90_LSS; T50F_LLS; T230; T230_LSS; T190F_LLS; T230_WB; T1070; T1020_WB
Software Biomek software, SAMI EX scheduling software, Biomek PowerPack software, Biomek Method Launcher, DART 2.0 software
Item Specifications Referenced B87583

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Automation Drug Discovery Brochure Drug discovery is all about the numbers. A sometimes overwhelming amount of numbers. Maintaining traceability of billions of cells or hundreds, maybe thousands of compounds. Library screening and hit identification. Countless hours spent at the bench, followed by dozens more hours spent mining millions of data points.
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Automating Cell Line Development for Biologics Cell line development is a highly-involved, multi-week workflow that involves the plating, screening, and expansion of single cell-derived clones to establish a protein-expression cell line
Automated library preparation for the MCI Advantage Cancer Panel at Miami Cancer Institute utilizing the Beckman Coulter Biomek i5 Span-8 NGS Workstation Here we describe the automation of the MCI Advantage Cancer Panel at Miami Cancer Institute, a 170 gene panel assay based upon the Illumina TruSight® Tumor 170 Panel, on the Beckman Coulter Biomek i5 Span-8 NGS Workstation

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