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Liquid Handling Station flow

A Small Cleanroom inside your Lab

Pipetting liquids without introducing foreign particles or microorganisms is a core task at many laboratories, for example when preparing samples, packaging media and buffers, or performing microbiological analyses using non-pathogenic microorganisms. The new pipetting robot ‘Liquid Handling Station flow’ from BRAND allows you to set up a small cleanroom right inside your lab.

Liquid Handling Station

The newly developed FlowBox of the Liquid Handling Station flow provides cleanroom conditions at your workbench. The HEPA filter (HEPA 14 according to DIN EN 1822) cleans the intake air, then directs it horizontally in a laminar flow across the workplaces inside the Liquid Handling Station. With the door closed, the air inside the cabinet is replaced approx. 260 times per hour (at a volume flow rate of 22 m3/h), and exits through special openings in the front door. The system meets cleanroom requirements of ISO 14 644-1 (Class 5) and GMP Annex 1 (Class A) in the work area and thus protects the samples from airborne contamination.

In addition, the software performs a three-minute air flushing routine before starting the pipetting process, leaving no measurable particles (particle sizes 0.5 μm, 0.7 μm, 1.0 μm, 3 μm, and 5 μm) inside the cabinet. During the pipetting procedure, the air flow is controlled automatically and increases to 29 m3/h when the front door is opened, preventing unfiltered air from entering the workplace of the Liquid Handling Station.

It goes without saying that the Liquid Station flow offers the same benefits as the popular Liquid Handling Station. Both versions of the BRAND pipetting robot save space in the lab and are very easy to operate. With just a few mouse clicks you set up your own, customized method.

 

BRAND also offers a free Method Check for the Liquid Station flow. As part of this Method Check, BRAND will provide the new Liquid Handling Station flow pipetting system to you for a two-week on-site validation period free of charge.

The Liquid Handling Station is BRAND’s automated pipetting system. Using the BRAND PC software supplied with the system, you can create a method in a matter of minutes. Initiated by a single command, the Transfer feature will carry out the entire pipetting process. The Liquid Handling Station’s Work Table has eight working positions. Seven of them have the ANSI/SLAS format and can be loaded as desired, be it with individual tubes, 8-tube strips, reservoirs, 96-well or 384-well plates. With a footprint as small as 595 mm x 485 mm and a height of 690 mm with the door open, the unit fits in tight paces.

BRAND is an independent family business headquartered in Germany with 70 years of experience and a trusted partner and reference in the lab. Researchers and lab professionals around the world work with BRAND products in the life sciences, pharma, chemistry and process analytics. The premium quality of BRAND products makes lab work simple, easy and efficient. This promise is delivered with products such as Transferpette® S micropipettes, BRAND pipette tips, the Liquid Handling Station pipetting robot, Dispensette® S bottle-top dispensers and BLAUBRAND® volumetric instruments. BRAND provides first class product and application support and technical service with R&D and manufacturing in Germany and sales, service and logistics centers in Germany, the United States, China, India and the United Kingdom as well as a qualified sales and service teams in many other countries. BRAND is also partner of selected distributors around the world.

Matthias Stein

Marketing Director

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