Biomek i-Series Liquid Handlers


Welcome to the future of automation solutions—designed to meet your evolving workflow priorities. Representing the best of what made Biomek an industry leading liquid handler—combined with enhancements suggested by customers around the globe—Biomek i-Series Automated Workstations have been designed to optimize dependability and walk-away time in mid- to high-throughput labs.


Lab Automation Focused On The Science

  • Bright, multiple color- and pattern-coded status light bar alerts you to the instrument’s current mode, even from across the room
  • Light Curtain provides key safety feature during operation & method development
  • Internal LED light illuminates instrument deck for easy access & monitoring of your workspace status
  • Rotating gripper with offset finger design optimizes access to high-density decks for more efficient workflows
  • Linear motion control increases positional accuracy for pipetting access to high-density labware
  • Large-volume, 1 mL Multichannel pipetting head expedites sample transfers & enables more efficient mixing steps
  • Spacious, open-platform design enables access from all sides to allow for integration of adjacent-to-deck and off-deck processing elements (e.g., analytical devices, external storage/incubation units, and labware feeders)
  • DeckOptix cameras enables live broadcast and on-error video capture to expedite response time and system diagnosis
  • Windows 10-compatible Biomek i-Series software provides the most sophisticated pipetting techniques available including automatic volume-splitting, and can interface with third-party and all other Biomek support software


Scalable and Reliable Liquid Handling

  • Spacious, open-platform design enables access from all sides for integration of adjacent-to-deck and off-deck processing elements such as analytical devices, external storage/incubation units & labware feeders. i-Series Workstations make it easy to integrate a growing menu of devices, components & accessories.
  • Grid-based deck with simple accessory installation enables quick workflow changes
  • Safeguard sample & reagent integrity from air particulates with enclosed versions of Biomek i-Series Automated Workstations*
  • Vertical sliding door on enclosure provides front access without aisle obstruction
  • DeckOptix cameras enable live broadcast & on-error video capture for faster response times & system diagnosis
  • Span-8 pipetting with independent probe calibration for volume transfers from 0.5 μL - 5,000 μL

*Capability based upon component supplier. Additional testing may be required.


Biomek i7

Deck Capacity: 45 MTP Positions

Pipetting Head Options:

  • Multichannel-96
  • Multichannel-384
  • Dual Multichannel
  • Span-8
  • Hybrid (Multichannel & Span-8)


Biomek i5

Deck Capacity: 25 MTP Positions

Pipetting Head Options:

  • Multichannel-96
  • Multichannel-384
  • Span-8



We strive to deliver solutions for drug discovery and basic research that incorporate all aspects of your needs—hardware, software, integrated third-party components, and reliable, ongoing service and support. This is true for pharma, biotech, academia and government-sponsored research—virtually any lab focused on genomics, cell biology, proteomics, drug discovery, forensics and related research areas.

*Biomek i-Series is not intended or validated for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions.


Biologics, Small Molecule, Drug Discovery & Basic Research

  • Cell-based assays
  • High-throughput screening
  • High-content screening
  • Cell line development
  • Cell culture
  • Transfection
  • Continuous cell culture
  • Biologic bioanalysis
  • Proteomics, lipidomics, metabolomics
  • Synthetic biology
  • 3D cell models
  • Compound handling
Automated Cell Culture
Bradford Assay via Biomek Liquid Handler 
Bradford Assay


Genomic Workflow Solutions

Scientists using genomic analysis for discovery in life science research and applied applications take on new challenges every day. This process isn’t easy. We’re committed to providing automated workflow solutions that help you reduce the sample prep burden and achieve repeatable, reliable results.

  • Next-generation sequencing sample prep
  • Whole genome sequencing
  • Transcriptome sequencing
  • Target/exome capture
  • Amplicon sequencing
  • Cancer panels
  • HLA typing
  • Microarray sample prep
  • Genotyping
  • Gene expression
  • Nucleic acid sample prep
  • DNA/RNA isolation
  • DNA/RNA cleanup
  • DNA size selection
  • Plasmid prep
  • Sanger sequencing
  • Big dye cleanup
  • qPCR/PCR setup
Biomek Liquid Handler with Integrated Thermocycler
Biomek with Integrated Thermocycler
Biomek Automated Workstation with 1200 microliter pipetting head
1200 microliter pipetting head
Biomek i-Series With Large Flexible Deck Capacities
Large Deck Capacities

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A Highly Consistent Lowry Method on Biomek i-Series The quantification is based on peptide bonds of proteins reacting with copper under alkaline conditions followed by copper-catalyzed oxidation of aromatic amino acids, producing blue color
A highly consistent Bradford assay on Biomek i-Series The Bradford protein assay is a simple, fast and sensitive method that is used to measure the concentration of total protein in a sample
A highly consistent BCA assay on Biomek i-Series The BCA (bicinchoninic acid) assay is a popular method used in quantification of proteins
BeckmanConnect Security Highlights This document highlights the privacy and security features in the BeckmanConnect remote management solution.
Automating Cell Line Development for Biologics Cell line development is a highly-involved, multi-week workflow that involves the plating, screening, and expansion of single cell-derived clones to establish a protein-expression cell line