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SpotBot Extreme

Arrayit SpotBot® Extreme Microarray Spotters build on the legacy of the industry-leading SpotBot® Personal Microarrayers, with 356 installations worldwide and hundreds of scientific publications since being introduced in 2001. SpotBot® Extreme offers excellent speed and throughput while maintaining portability, affordability and compactness. Each system is equipped with 16 microarray printing pins, a professional series printhead, megasonic pin cleaning, humidity control and an Arrayit BioBlue Mini Computer with flat panel display. SBX systems print 10,000 samples onto 28 glass substrate slides in 12 hours. SBX Protein Edition Microarray Spotters offer platen cooling to 4°C to enable the most demanding protein microarray applications in an ambient laboratory environment. SBX and SBX Pro are highly recommended for genomics, proteomics, life sciences, material science and all other applications that leverage microarray technology.

SpotBot® Extreme System Specifications and Features

  • SpotBot® Extreme are the newest instruments in the SpotBot® product line
  • SpotBot® installed in 356 laboratories worldwide since 2001
  • Offers speed and throughput at an affordable price
  • Highly recommended for all ex situ microarray manufacturing applications
  • Manufacture oligonucleotide, cDNA, carbohydrate, antigen, antibody, peptide, and reverse phase microarrays
  • Speed gene expression, genotyping, serum profiling and other life science applications
  • Study human, mouse, rat, Drosophila, Arabidopsis, C. elegans, yeast, bacteria and viruses
  • Supports VIP genotyping and other diagnostics applications
  • Heavy duty overhead gantry offers improved precision, speed and durability
  • Arrayit patented contact printing technology (U.S. 6,101,946) provides IP protection
  • Arrayit printing technology installed in more than 3,800 laboratories worldwide
  • Printing technology based on 14 years of commercial success starting in 1997
  • Deck capacity of 28 standard glass substrates (25 x 76 mm)
  • Two printing zones of 14 substrate slides each
  • Printhead holds 16 microarray printing pins in a 4 x 4 pattern at 4.5 mm spacing
  • Professional series printhead micro-machined to ±1.3 µm (0.00005”) for unsurpassed precision
  • Professional series printhead reduces friction by 90% for printing on membranes and gel surfaces
  • Axis resolution and repeatability of ±10 µm provides uniform spot spacing for easy quantification
  • Deck accommodates one 384-well microplate for throughput and ease-of-use
  • SBX Protein Edition includes liquid cooling of entire deck from ambient to 4°C
  • SBXPRO enables antigen, antibody, peptide, lysate and reverse phase protein microarrays
  • All systems include humidity control from 10-80% relative humidity
  • Humidity control speed of 5% RH per minute and ±1 % at steady state
  • Humidity control minimizes sample evaporation and ensures precise spot diameters
  • All systems include megasonic wash station for high efficiency pin cleaning
  • Printhead compatible with entire line of Stealth, 946, Green, and Professional microarray pins
  • Deck compatible with entire line of Arrayit substrate slides
  • Printed microarrays compatible with entire line of Arrayit microarray scanners
  • Printed microarrays compatible with entire line of Arrayit labeling and purification kits
  • Printed microarrays compatible with entire line of Arrayit hybridization, wash and blocking buffers
  • Printing routines allow up to five technical replicates per sample
  • Print 10,000 samples onto 28 substrate slides in less than 12 hours
  • Print up to 50,000 samples onto each 25 x 76 mm substrate slide
  • Systems utilize the latest Windows 7 operating system
  • All systems include Arrayit BioBlue Mini Computer
  • All systems include LED flat panel display, keyboard, mouse and mouse pad
  • Systems are compatible with all standard 120-volt and 220 volt outlets
  • Intuitive graphical user interface and design wizard makes programming fast and easy
  • Robot size (H x L x W): 27 x 30 x 54 cm (10 x 12 x 21")
  • Robot weight excluding accessories: 11.4 Kg (24 lbs)
  • Private label and OEM agreements available for volume purchases
  • World’s finest and most affordable mid-size microarray spotter microarrayer
  • Compatible with class 100 cleanrooms for cleanroom manufacturing applications
  • Arrayit cleanroom gloves, wipes, cleansuits, and particle counters highly recommended
  • Platen liquid cooling maximizes cooling uniformity, speed and efficiency
  • Advanced robotics ensure performance and reliability
  • Micro-robotics enable low thermal emission, energy conservation and quiet operation
  • Forced air stream pin drying enhances pin cleaning and sample loading
  • Low buffer consumption of less than 1 liter per hour
  • Minimal air turbulance and humidity control greatly minimizes sample evaporation
  • Instrument and accessory vibration dampeners permit printing in virtually any laboratory setting
  • SBX systems arrive pre-calibrated and ready to use
  • Customer installation time of 1 hour
  • All installations include comprehensive technical support by Arrayit staff

Microarray spotter

Figure 1. SpotBot® Extreme Microarray Spotting Microarrayer with a single 384-well microplate, 16 microarray printing pins, and 28 glass substrate slide (25 x 76 mm) deck capacity. Four instrument doors with magnetic sensors allow easy loading of microplates, glass substrate slides and microarray printing pins.

Microarray pins

Figure 2. SpotBot® Extreme Microarray Spotting device with 16 microarray printing pins at 4.5 mm centers and a professional series printhead for the finest microarray printing quality available. SBX printheads are compatible with Arrayit’s complete extensive line of microarray printing pins with different tip sizes and sample channel loading volumes, enabling spot diameters from 50-750 microns and up to 1,000 spots per loading for speed, accuracy and versatility in microarray manufacturing.

Ordering Information

Product

Description

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SpotBot® Extreme Microarray Spotter

Arrayit SpotBot® Extreme Microarray Spotters are the finest microarrayers on the market, with an instrument capacity of one 384-well source microplate, 16 microarray printing pins and 28 glass substrate slides (25 x 76 mm), equipped with megasonic pin cleaning, wash and dry station, magnetic door sensors, high-performance professional series printhead, intuitive graphical user interface, a heavy duty gantry, and advanced robotics to ensure accuracy, ease-of-operation and affordability in microarray printing. SpotBot® Extreme systems include 16 microarray printing pins (946MP4), 1 test pin, 4 anti-vibration instrument pads, professional series 16-position printhead, 2 L-bracket substrate slide locators, Micro Spotting Solution Plus (MSP) print buffer, SuperEpoxy 3 Microarray Substrate Slides, humidity control, peristaltic pump, air compressor, wash buffer reservoir, wash waste reservoir, Arrayit Bioinformatics Mini Computer, LED flat panel display, keyboard, mouse, mouse pad, and Ethernet cable.

SBX

SpotBot® Extreme Protein Microarray Spotter

Arrayit SpotBot® Extreme Protein Microarray Spotters are the finest protein microarrayers on the market, with an instrument capacity of one 384-well source microplate, 16 microarray printing pins and 28 glass substrate slides (25 x 76 mm), equipped with platen cooling down to 4°C, megasonic pin cleaning, wash and dry station, magnetic door sensors, high-performance professional series printhead, intuitive graphical user interface, a heavy duty gantry, and advanced robotics to ensure accuracy, ease-of-operation and affordability in microarray printing. SpotBot® Extreme systems include 16 microarray printing pins (946MP4), 1 test pin, chiller bath, 3 liters of liquid coolant, 4 anti-vibration instrument pads, professional series 16-position printhead, 2 L-bracket substrate slide locators, Protein Printing Buffer, SuperEpoxy 3 Microarray Substrate Slides, humidity control, peristaltic pump, air compressor, wash buffer reservoir, wash waste reservoir, Arrayit Bioinformatics Mini Computer, LED flat panel display, keyboard, mouse, mouse pad, and Ethernet cable.

SBXPRO

One Year Warranty for SBX

SpotBot® Extreme Microarray Spotter one year warranties provide comprehensive coverage for normal use and wear of all SBX instrument parts and components except the microarray printing pins. Excess wear and misuse may incur additional repair costs.

PWX1

Two Year Warranty for SBX

SpotBot® Extreme Microarray Spotter two year warranties provide comprehensive coverage for normal use and wear of all SBX instrument parts and components except the microarray printing pins. Excess wear and misuse may incur additional repair costs.

PWX2

Three Year Warranty for SBX

SpotBot® Extreme Microarray Spotter three year warranties provide comprehensive coverage for normal use and wear of all SBX instrument parts and components except the microarray printing pins. Excess wear and misuse may incur additional repair costs.

PWX3

One Year Warranty for SBXPRO

SpotBot® Extreme Microarray Protein Spotter one year warranties provide comprehensive coverage for normal use and wear of all SBXPRO instrument parts and components except the microarray printing pins. Excess wear and misuse may incur additional repair costs.

PWXPRO1

Two Year Warranty for SBXPRO

SpotBot® Extreme Microarray Protein Spotter two year warranties provide comprehensive coverage for normal use and wear of all SBXPRO instrument parts and components except the microarray printing pins. Excess wear and misuse may incur additional repair costs.

PWXPRO2

Three Year Warranty for SBXPRO

SpotBot® Extreme Microarray Protein Spotter three year warranties provide comprehensive coverage for normal use and wear of all SBXPRO instrument parts and components except the microarray printing pins. Excess wear and misuse may incur additional repair costs.

PWXPRO3