Robust and reliable reagent dispensing
just walk-up and use
simple set-up and minimal maintenance
greatly improve assay robustness
accurate dispensing irrespective of liquid class
maximise precious reagents
ultra-low dead volumes
rapid plate fill times even for complex DoE
choice of 3, 6 or 10 independent positive displacement dispense heads
suitable for low or high throughput assays
compatible with any SBS plate format 96 - 1,536 well
Our innovative dispense technology offers a number of key technical advantages
- superior low volume dispense performance
- suitable for all liquid classes
- inherently reliable
- broad dynamic dispense range from a single syringe type & economical syringe usage
- no risk of blocked ducts or nozzles
developed in partnership with world-leading scientists, dragonfly discovery not only delivers exceptional performance, but also provides an optimal user experience to facilitate adoption into novel application areas.
Non-contact dispensing from a disposable, positive displacement tip
Customized to suit your application and budget
- 3,6, or 10 independent dispense heads
- synchronize dispense heads to increase throughput, or choose independent head control for reagent flexibility
- autofeed reservoir module
- plate stacker & automation package
- dedicated genomics accessories that are fully compatible with our mosquito liquid handlers
- assay development software
Our true positive displacement syringes are controlled by independent dispense heads located inside the instrument.
- 200 nL – 4 mL dispense range
- liquid class agnostic, with no calibration requirement
- non-contact dispensing, for minimal syringe consumption
- no cleaning or maintenance requirement
- zero chance of blocking or clogging
Built for pure performance
- outstanding accuracy: <5% error at 1 µL (Artel multichannel verification system)
- unrivalled precision: <5% CV at 1 µL
- minimal head to head variation: <5% CV across all dispense heads
Built for pure performance
The dragonfly software is as focused on usability as it is on functionality:
- Highly visual, easy to use UI
- Flexible sequencing of liquid additions
- Automation of time point experiments, allowing for maximum walk-away time
- Saving and loading of full experiment setup data, for full reproducibility
The dragonfly designer software is a complimentary software package designed to specifically meet the needs of assay development scientists:
- Intuitive definition of multiple concentration gradients, both linear and high dynamic range n-fold
- Definition of technical replicates and controls
- Calculation of all well dispense volumes, as well as overall reagent requirements
- Open source .CSV file output that loads directly into the dragonfly software package
Versatile workflow integration
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.
What our customers say
"So far it's been an incredibly fruitful collaboration...working together in collaboration we can make sure that we end up with a technology that really addresses our needs..."
Head Screening, Profiling & Mechanistic Biology, GSK.
High throughput screening
With a fully documented API for 3rd party integration, as well as stacker and autofeed reservoir modules, dragonfly discovery addresses a wide range of throughput requirements.
PCR and qPCR
Non-contact, low volume dispensing from disposable syringes offers significant time, reagent and consumable savings and carries no risk of sample carryover or cross contamination.
Offering unrivalled low-volume precision and accuracy, this powerful instrument duo can realise up 25-fold reagent savings with market leading kits such as Nextera XT and NEBNext Ultra II.
cell based assays
30 seconds per 96 or 384 well plate
90 seconds per 1,536 well plate
23.6 in x 17 in x 25 in
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