Combination Washer Dispenser EL406 with a Biostacker

BioTek1The EL406 Combination Washer Dispenser offers fast, whole plate washing along with three reagent dispensers in one, compact instrument. The EL406 is the latest advancement in 1536-, 384- and 96-well microplate washing and dispensing incorporating BioTek’s patented Dual-Action™ manifold, optimized washing for loosely adherent cell monolayers, built-in patent-pending Ultrasonic Advantage™ for unattended wash manifold maintenance and up to four wash buffers for complex wash routines.

The BioTek build System combines the washer/dispenser with a Biostack microplate stacker and a software for the liquid handling control.

This device is used for fixation, staining and washing of cell plates, when no sterility is needed. Usual protocols such as indirect immunofluoresence, FISH probe hybridisation, and the staining of cells with DAPI and CellTrace are easily carried out on this device in low- and high-throughput.



  • 96 needle pipetting head for dispension (small needles) and aspiration (larger needles). In short ‘W’ for Washer. This head is qualified to dispense and aspirate large volumes (it is mostly only used for aspiration).
  • 2 x 16 needle head only for dispension. Called ‘S’ for Syringe. Is used for volumes above 15 ul. In general all dispension of washing buffers.
  • 8 needle head, volume controlled by peristaltic pump. Is used for volumes above 5 ul.
  • Biostacker to treat multiple plates in a serial way.


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