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Microarray Pin Racks - Stealth Pin Rack

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Quality Control
  • Product Description
  • Protocol
  • Technical Note
  • Recommended Products
  • Ordering Information
  • Warranty

Congratulations on taking a big step towards improving your microarray research. This booklet describes the Stealth Pin Rack, a revolutionary storage device machined at high precision to provide the ultimate storage rack for Stealth Micro Spotting Pins. Stealth Pin Racks are “must have” items for every user of Stealth Printing Technology.

Quality Control
Arrayit assures the performance of this product. The finest scientific research went into the development of the Stealth Pin Rack.

Product Description
ArrayIt® brand Pin Racks are designed for all users of 946, Professional or Stealth Printing Technology. Users will appreciate the following features:

  • Holds 72 Micro Spotting Pins
  • Machined to high precision for tight pin storage
  • “Fiber optic” pin holes allow easy pin insertion
  • Design allows pins to “float in air” which prevents tip damage
  • Accommodates any of the 18 different Stealth pin designs
  • 9.0 mm hole spacing allows easy pin insertion and removal
  • Fits easily inside a desk drawer
  • Can be placed on a laboratory bench
  • Open chamber prevents moisture build up on pin tips
  • Hinged dust cover prevents pin contamination by airborne debris
  • Affordable price allows users to have multiple racks
  • Low emission materials compatible with all microarray cleanrooms
  • A “must have” item for beginning, intermediate and advanced users


1. Open the lid completely until it rests against the lab bench.
2. Carefully insert a pin into one of the 72 holes of the pin rack.
3. Make sure the pin comes to rest against the pin collar.
4. Insert 1-72 Professional, 946 or Stealth pins.
5. Close the lid and store until later use.

Figure 1. Stealth Pin Rack.  The Stealth Pin Rack (SPR72) is shown with 72 pin apertures for storing 1-72 Professional, 946 or Stealth style microarray printing pins.

Figure 2.  Showing Pin Rack containing 24 Stealth Pins. The “fiber optic” guide holes and 9.0 mm spacing allow easy insertion and removal of pins, total pin capacity of 96 pins in an 8 x 12 arrangement.

Technical Note
Make sure each Micro Spotting Pin is clean and dry before storage in a the box.  Pins should be free of dust, hand oils and other contaminants.  Gloves should be worn at all times when handling pins and the pin rack. Nitrile gloves (rather than latex) are recommended to prevent transfer of latex proteins onto the pins and pin rack. Please note that Stealth Pin Racks are designed for “soft storage” purposes and are not intended for use as durable shipping containers.  The use of this product for shipping may result in permanentdamage to pins.

Recommended Equipment and Reagents
NanoPrint™ Microarrayers
SpotBot® 2 Personal Microarrayers
Microarray Hybridization Cassettes
High Throughput Wash Station
Microarray High-Speed Centrifuge
Protein Printing Buffer
BlockIt™ Blocking Buffer
Microarray Air Jet
Microarray Cleanroom Wipes
PCR Purification Kits
Micro-Total RNA Extraction Kit
MiniAmp mRNA Amplification Kit
Indirect Amino Allyl Fluorescent Labeling Kit
Universal Reference mRNA
Green540 and Red640 Reactive Fluorescent Dyes
Hybridization Buffers

Ordering Information


Catalog I.D.


Precision Micro Spotting Pin Storage Box


1 each


ArrayIt® brand products are developed and sold for research purposes only. ArrayIt® products are not for use in human diagnostics or for drug purposes, nor are they to be administered to humans in any way. Extreme care and exact attention should be practiced in the use of the materials described herein.  All Arrayit products are subject to extensive quality control and are guaranteed to perform as described when used properly. Any problems with any ArrayIt® brand product should be reported to Arrayit immediately.  Arrayit's liability is limited to the replacement of the product, or a full refund.  Any misuse of this product is the full responsibility of the user, and Arrayit makes no warranty or guarantee under such circumstances.