AP BLOT ELITE is a fully automated Dot Blot processor able to manage in the same run sample dilution and its dispensation, reagent dispensation, incubation times, strip washings, dot assessment by image processing of strip; the supplied software is also to provide the final report and record the results. Pictures of processed strips are directly taken form a digital color camera when are still into the allotment trays. The system is able to automatically determine the strip position, indentify the releated blots, measure the blot intensity and give the results. Then the digital images are stored with a detailed report in a file, avoiding the tiring and time consuming task to collate the strips for the record. The instrument is equipped with a builtin sliding sample BCR. A strip heating system reduces the blot drying time before the reading phase

Technical Features

Sample barcode reader Built-in sliding barcode reader for samples
Strip heating system Reduces the waiting time for reading (optional)
Sample tray 48 sample tubes Ø13 mm or Ø16 mm; both kinds can be used at the same time
Reagent tray 10 x 100 ml reagent vials and 8 control positions
Externale liquid tanks 2 buffers for slide washing in external tanks with level sensors; Wash and Waste tanks with level sensors
Strip holders 6 trays (8 strips per tray) to run up to 48 strips on the shaking plane
Processing form 1 to 48 strips
Liquid handling 2 probes: one to dilute and dispense, the second for strip washing
Dispense CV <0.1%, inaccuracy 1% at 100 µl
Aspiration CV <0.3%, inaccuracy 1% a 100 µl; minimum volume 5 µl, resolution 1 µl
Reading capability High resolution color camera for imaging acquisition
Assessment Imaging processing
Operating Functions Management of 10 methods in the same run. Definition of incubation times and volume for sample and reagents dispense. Different incubation times for each method. Easy and fast settings for new protocols. Setting of the strip kind to process. Automated Blot assessment and report.
Connection LIS interface capability, work list import from Host Computer; a single PC can run more instruments at the same time
PC specification Minimum requirements: 250 MB free space hard disk; CD-Rom reader; 2 GB RAM; Intel Pentium Dual Core or equivalent; VGA 1024 x 768 16 million colors, 2 free USB 2.0 port.

Suggested requirements: 4 GB RAM; Intel Core 2 Duo E6500 series processor or equivalent
Operative systems Windows 7 or Windows 10
Power requirements 230/115 VAC, 50-60 Hz, 450 VA
Connection USB 2.0
Measurements 80 x 63 x h 676 cm
Weight 81 Kg