Dispensing syringes are available in one size only, which is suitable for use with all plate formats.
Ultra Low Retention (ULR) syringes feature an external hydrophobic/ oleophobic coating to
dispense concentrated detergent and protein solutions, or genomics Master Mixes. All syringes
are disposable.

The syringe range available is:

  • 4150-07209
    dragonfly® discovery sterile ultra low retention syringes (pack of 100 w/ plungers)
  • 4150-07201
    dragonfly® discovery sterile syringes (pack of 100 w/ plungers)
  • 4150-07208
    dragonfly® discovery ultra low retention syringes (pack of 100 w/ plungers)
  • 4150-07200
    dragonfly® discovery syringes (pack of 100 w/ plungers)


Reservoirs are available in two sizes: standard and low dead volume (LDV). Reservoirs are
disposable but can be washed after use to allow a number of re-uses if you wish.

Standard reservoirs have 10 mL capacity and fill level indicators for 5 mL and 10 mL. The dead
volume is 200μL, which is recoverable.

Low dead volume reservoirs have 1.5 mL capacity and 30μL recoverable dead volume.

The reservoir range available is:

  • 4150-07103
    dragonfly® discovery reservoirs (pack of 50)
  • 4150-07202
    dragonfly® discovery LDV reservoirs (pack of 25)
  • 4150-07203
    dragonfly® discovery sterile LDV reservoirs (pack of 25)
  • 4150-07204
    dragonfly® discovery sterile reservoirs (pack of 50)
  • 3152-02011 dragonfly® discovery LDV reservoir cooling block

For larger reagent volumes e.g. buffers, you can use Auto-Feed Reservoirs (AFRs) which supply
syringes directly from a reagent bottle.

  • 3152-01479 Autofeed reservoir multi tray assembly

This replaces the standard reservoir tray if you are using all AFRs


  • 4150-07210
    dragonfly® discovery single pumped AFR (pack of 10)
  • 4150-07211
    dragonfly® discovery triple pumped AFR (pack of 10)
  • 4150-07212
    dragonfly® discovery sterile single pumped AFR (pack of 10)
  • 4150-07213
    dragonfly® discovery sterile triple pumped AFR (pack of 10)
  • 4150-07219
    dragonfly® discovery 6-way pumped AFR (pack of 10)
  • 4150-07225
    dragonfly® discovery double pumped AFR (pack of 10)
  • 4150-07226
    dragonfly® discovery sterile double pumped AFR (pack of 10)
  • 4150-07231
    dragonfly® discovery sterile 6-way pumped AFR (pack of 10)


  • 4150-07215
    dragonfly® discovery single self-primed AFR (pack of 10)
  • 4150-07216
    dragonfly® discovery triple self-primed AFR (pack of 10)
  • 4150-07217
    dragonfly® discovery sterile single self-primed AFR (pack of 10)
  • 4150-07218
    dragonfly® discovery sterile triple self-primed AFR (pack of 10)
  • 4150-07227
    dragonfly® discovery double self-primed AFR (pack of 10)
  • 4150-07228
    dragonfly® discovery sterile double self-primed AFR (pack of 10


dragonfly discovery works with any of the plates listed in the dropdown on the Experiment
Overview screen. These plates have defined Plate Types, which contain the dimensional data to
enable the dragonfly head to dispense correctly into the wells.

NOTE: do not attempt to use a plate which does not appear in the dropdown list.

If you need to use an unlisted plate, first use the Plate Editor function to create a Plate Type for it.

You may need to use an adaptor plate, with shallow plates.

  • 3152-02014 384-Well PCR adaptor plate

You can also purchase additional plate incubation lids, if you wish to replace them.

  • 4150-07205 dragonfly® discovery incubation stage covers (pack 5)

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