The Agilent Bravo liquid handler is a compact bench top pipetting robot. Equipped with a 96 channel pipetting head, it has a dynamic range of 0.1 to 200 ul (although pipetting below 5 ul is not recommended) in 96, 384 and 1536 well formats.
With these specifications it is a general purpose platform for plate replication, reformatting and serial dilutions. The device can also be configured for more complex molecular biology or cell based assays as a stand-alone work station.
Its 9 fixed labware positioners on its base plate are for pipette tips (using stackable boxes) and multi-well plates. The whole device is placed within a laminar flow hood, ensuring sterile conditions during pipetting. It is used for smaller-scale siRNA or chemical compound screens, for high-throughput RNA sm-FISH, and for accurate repeated pipetting procedures such as the addition of virus to cells.
- 96 channel pipetting head with gripper
- Can load tips from a 384 tip-box
- 0.1 – 200 ul pipetting volume range
- Suited for 96, 384 and 1536 well plates
- 9 labware positions
- Controlled via VWorks software