Transferring materials in the solid state has been a challenge for automation for years. Transfer of solid samples with a wide range of properties has proven even more difficult. To further complicate matters, many experiments require sample mass in the microgram range. BioDot's Dispo solid transfer technology provides the ideal solution to these challenges.
By coupling a pneumatically actuated z-axis with a cylindrical probe containing a motorized plunger, which is adjusted according to the desired mass, precise amounts of an array of powder types can be aliquoted. The pneumatic action sends the probe down into the source powder, compacting it into the cavity of the probe. With air pressure as the probe's driving force, the amount transferred will remain equivalent even as the source progressively decreases to minimal levels. To dispense, the plunger is lowered down the shaft, thus displacing the powder into a target vial or tray. Air pressure, probe size, and transfer mechanism may be optimized accordingly based on a compound's specific properties.
The application of dry chemistry in the field of biomedical technology is it can be used for well-patient, in mobile health services, in health clinics, in critical care testing in hospitals and also in polyclinics. The well-known application of this technology is for urine testing. Dry chemistry is also known as dip stick, which works where a text pad is bonded to plastic strip or any kind or similar support system, this support system provides an ease for handling the test pad, which expose the test sample and displays the result.
This dry chemistry test can also be taken using formats like simple pads with impregnated chemistry, which is generally used for multilayered devices or for spore testing. In case of multilayered devices we can consider the example of lateral flow where different overlapping impregnated layers will be used. Some of the typical application of this technique apart from medical field includes agriculture, water-testing and veterinary.
There are different formats available in dry chemistry with wide range of applications. Typical process of dry technology includes dispensing, lamination, slitting, re-lamination, cutting to individual strips and the process of placing the strips into the bottles. The precision of dry chemistry process is unbeatable. Analysts have rated this system as superior system compare to conventional system of testing. The flow of process includes:
- Cut or Singulate
- Pre-moisten the interior of the pipette by drawing up and dispensing the liquid twice before you perform the transfer.
- Submerge the pipette tip at least 2/10 of an inch into the liquid as you draw up the liquid.
- Position the pipettor at a 75-degree angle while dispensing the liquid. This will ensure that all of the liquid is dispensed.
In order to help to protection to your capital investment, BioDot offers reliable manufacturing equipments, which can be used for diagnostic test development and production. BioDot has developed a wide range of equipment, which can be used for research, development and manufacturing of diagnostic tests. BioDot's highly-trained sales team staff helps in providing requirements with respect to material and process handling. Various application laboratories are available in order to help customers all overthe world. The technical support for adopting new technologies and equipment will be provided to ensure the proper use of the technology or product. Superior technical support, efficient installation and high-performance system are the major top-notch qualities of BioDot. Complete suite of support program, which includes IQ/OQ programs, preventative maintenance and application support, will be catered with respect to product or technology delivery.
Being a principle supplier of biotechnology equipments, the core competency of the company lies in understanding the customer requirements. While assisting you in developing your ideas, the very professional approach helps customer at each level. The efficient technology is the part of intellectual property portfolio.
Although choosing a right destination for selecting different techniques or products to enhance your business is always confusing and tedious task, but here at BioDot, we understand the need of every customer from all prospectuses. Various workstations and modules help in increasing output by reducing the cost of material handling.
BioDot offers high-quality automated and handheld powder dispensing systems, as we strive to bring manufacturing strength to biomedical laboratories worldwide. We understand the importance of accuracy and reliability when it comes to a dry powder dispensing system and solid transfer tools.
The automated DisPo Powder Dispensing System is very versatile. This solid transfer tool accommodates 100 micrograms to 20 milligrams of powder. The handheld DisPo Fixed Mass Powder Dispensing Kit includes 6 dispensers in sizes ranging from 500 micrograms to 25 milligrams.
These powder dispensing tools have been designed with quality, reliability and accuracy in mind.
The DisPo Powder Dispensing System is capable of transferring between 100 micrograms and 20 milligrams of powder per transfer. The system can sample from vials, microwell plates, tubes, and other custom sources. Individual discrete masses are transformed by a combination of sample probes; each probe is capable of a limited range of masses. The minimum required mass of powder for sampling is 5 milligrams. Although powder dependent, typical dispense precision is ~10% CV for a wide range of powder types. Cycle time for dispensing is ~30 sec/dispense.
An essential, common, durable and precise tool in the biomedical research industry
Handheld solid pipettors are an essential tool in the biomedical industry, as they're found in every chemistry, biology or medical lab.
BioDot features a wide selection of high-quality handheld solid pipettors, which are available in a wide variety of sizes and styles. The handheld design allows for easy manipulation, even in cramped lab environments. The solid, high-quality construction means these pipettes are extremely precise and durable.
To ensure the most accurate, precise liquid transfer, BioDot offers the following tips for using a handheld solid pipettor: