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SynQUAD-based System

SynQUAD-based Liquid Handling

SynQUAD-based Liquid Handling

Delivering low volumes accurately and precisely with no contact between tip and destination requires a specially designed system. Unlike typical syringe pump technologies, the synQUAD principle of operation combines the opening and closing of a solenoid valve with the movement of a high resolution syringe pump to release drops from a ceramic tip.

Key features

  • Discrete drops (20 nL- several microliters). Individual drops are useful for applying small drops on to a solid target substrate or into a well.
  • Burst of drops (e.g. 1.0 ┬Ál dispensed as 1- x 100nl drop). This method improves mixing when dispensing into filled wells of a plate and reduces splashing if a large volume is dispensed into filled wells of a plate.
  • Fast stream (dispensing of large volumes-up to full syringe volume). This method is ideal for applications where filling a target well with a large volume of sample or diluent is required.
  • Line of drops (control of drop size and spacing). Line mode allows for rapid dispensing onto target
Liquid Dispensers

Liquid Dispensers

Protein crystallization requires the screening of the protein of interest against hundreds of screening conditions with quantities of the protein of interest being the limiting factor. Honeybee liquid dispensers dramatically reduce the volume of protein used in each experiment with the help of synQuad technology, allowing the number of conditions that can be screened to be maximized and ensuring a greater chance of crystal growth.