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
Operating System Windows® 10
Software Biomek software, SAMI EX scheduling software, Biomek PowerPack software, Biomek Method Launcher, DART 2.0 software
Display 22" controller screen
Operating Mode(s) Semi-automated, manual, controlled by operator
Autoclavable No
Item Specifications Referenced B87583

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Fully Automated C100HT Biologics Analyzer Sample Preparation on a Biomek i5 Multichannel Workstation This application note describes an automated, high-throughput glycan sample preparation on the Biomek i5 Multichannel Workstation that supports the high-throughput requirements of the C100HT Biologics Analyzer.
Released N-linked glycan analysis employing automated sample preparation on a Biomek i5 liquid handler In this application note, automated sample preparation of the release and labeling of N-linked glycans was developed and evaluated to demonstrate large-scale, reproducible screening on released N-linked glycans.

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