Biomek i5 Automated Workstation

Optimize dependability and walk-away time. The Biomek i5 is the newest 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
Software Biomek software, SAMI EX scheduling software, Biomek PowerPack software, Biomek Method Launcher, DART 2.0 software
Item Specifications Referenced B87583

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Lab Automation Training Programs Real-world training options for maximizing the value of your Biomek liquid handling system.
Protection for your Workflows in Automation Maintenance service plan for Biomek liquid handlers
Biomek i5 Nucleic Acid Extraction Solution – Viral Nucleic Acid Flyer and Method Overview: This method performs extraction of nucleic acid from nasopharyngeal (NP) or oropharyngeal (OP) swabs in transport media, and saliva in a 96-well plate format.
Optimize Sample Purification with the Biomek i5 Nucleic Acid Solution Flyer: The Biomek i5 Nucleic Acid Solution combines industry leading automation technology and proprietary SPRI-based chemistry to deliver optimized purification methods for a variety of sample types.
Automated Sample Preparation Methods Explore our demonstrated methods for automating NGS sample prep as well as automated nucleic acid sample prep methods

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