With no calibration or daily maintenance requirements, setting up an experiment couldn’t be easier with these 3 simple steps. Select a protocol or set up a new experiment in our intuitive software package - fit positive displacement syringes and lay out reagents
click run to dispense into your plate of choice
From aqueous buffers, DMSO and PCR master mixes through to cells and even viscous basal membrane extracts: dragonfly discovery enables highly accurate and repeatable dispensing starting from just 200 nL, for robust assays and superior quality data.
Make your reagents go further with assay miniaturization. Whether working with 384- or 1,536-well plate formats, assay miniaturization is ideal to increase throughput, cut reagent costs and standardize workflows. Combined with fully recoverable, ultra-low dead volumes this approach ensures that users derive maximal value from their precious reagents.
Rapid plate fill times, programmable staggered reagent additions and minimal maintenance requirements allow scientists to spend their time on high value scientific tasks such as planning and analyzing experiments.
dragonfly discovery is based on a modular design that works flexibly around your workflow. Choose from 3, 6 or 10 independent positive displacement dispense heads, in either standard or deep well block format, to suit your application and throughput requirements. Setup as a standalone benchtop unit, or integrate into your workcell of choice. The autofeed reservoir reagent module increases reagent capacity for high volume bulk filling tasks and enables extended walk away time.
Compatible with any SBS plate format up to 44mm in height across 96-, 384- and 1,536-well plates. Highly controlled dispensing into 96- or 384-well PCR plates for sensitive genomics applications, as well as rapid bulk dispensing into deep well blocks or racked tubes.
dragonfly discovery enables accurate and repeatable nanolitre to milliliter dispensing, every time, irrespective of liquid viscosity or environmental conditions.
Our true positive displacement syringes are controlled by independent dispense heads located inside the instrument.
Learn more about positive displacement liquid handling and dispensing.
The dragonfly software is as focused on usability as it is on functionality:
The dragonfly designer software is a complimentary software package designed to specifically meet the needs of assay development scientists:
The dragonfly software includes a fully documented API for 3rd party integration with a wide variety of other laboratory instrumentation, including robotic plate handlers, stackers and bulk liquid handlers, to achieve walk-away operation in many application areas.
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|Instrument variants||3, 6 or 10 dispense heads in either standard or deep well plate compatible configurations||Dispense volume range||200 nL – 4 mL|
|Bulk dispense speed starting from||30 seconds per 96 or 384 well plate
90 seconds per 1,536 well plate
|Dead volume||30 or 200 µL recoverable dead volume, depending on reservoir type|
|Primary SBS plate formats||96, 384 and 1,536 well microplates. Deep well blocks or racked tubes up to 44 mm in height.||HTS modules||autofeed reservoir module, fully documented API|
|Accessories||PCR plate adapter, chilled reservoir blocks, incubation stage lid||Dimensions (W x D x H)||600 mm x 433 mm x 635.5 mm
23.6 in x 17 in x 25 in
|Weight||46 kg/ 101.4 lbs|
Volume miniaturization with automated liquid handlers solves throughput and cost challenges, enabling genomics researchers to process more samples and make savings on reagent use.
Our 'dynamic duo' – the combination of mosquito's highly accurate positive displacement pipetting with dragonfly's non-contact, nanoliter-to-milliliter dispensing – offers proven workflow solutions with a growing list of over 40 NGS methods miniaturized.