mosquito® HV

Bridging the gap between nanolitres and microlitres with mosquito HV

mosquito HV (High Volume) offers highly accurate and precise multichannel pipetting from 500 nL to 5 µL, leading to significant savings on precious reagents and time.

Incredible power at the heart of your liquid handling processes

easily accessible low volume pipetting

simplified assay miniaturization with a user-friendly instrument

eliminate cross-contamination

disposable pipettes for ensuring assay integrity

maximizing reagent use and preserving precious sample

low dead volumes as low as 0.5 µL

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high throughput plate preparation

rapid plate to plate transfer and tip exchange

versatile at low volume

aspirate, dispense and even mix in any SBS plate type or format

accuracy and precision, irrespective of liquid class

true positive-displacement pipetting

Serial dilutions the mosquito way; low volume and high speed

mosquito is changing the way serial dilutions are done. The ability to aspirate from ultra low volumes of sample (dead volume as low as 0.2 µL), dispense and efficiently mix, makes it the perfect liquid handler for low volume serial dilutions. mosquito HV can rapidly and reliably prepare serial dilutions in the 1 - 10 µL range, and even stamp them out into multiple assay plates saving your precious stock solutions and time.

User-friendly and flexible; low volume pipetting at your fingertips

mosquito HV provides you with highly accurate and precise pipetting in the nL to µL range, picking up where traditional liquid handling falls down. mosquito HV is simple to use and allows you to reformat from any plate type or format to another, it can even access low profile microtubes, and hence eliminate the need for intermediate mother plates.

closeup of tips in plates on a mosquito HTS

Bring the benefits of positive displacement pipetting into your lab

mosquito’s unique nanolitre liquid handling technology enables you to perform ‘traditional’ liquid handling tasks at a fraction of the volume, higher speeds and with lower dead volumes. mosquito’s disposable positive displacement pipette tips can directly aspirate sample, dispense or multi-dispense and even mix all in nanolitre to microlitre volumes.
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We're revolutionizing liquid handling

Our liquid handling portfolio provides you with accurate and repeatable nanolitre to microlitre pipetting, every time, irrespective of liquid viscosity or environmental conditions.

Built for performance

Our liquid handling instruments use innovative technologies within products to provide real world benefits to researchers.

We produce robust, reliable and easy to use products that overcome difficult technical challenges so that you can focus on solving the scientific ones.

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Pipetting technology

Each of our disposable micropipettes has its own individual piston, not an air gap or system liquid, offering true positive-displacement pipetting with no risk of cross-contamination.

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Low-volume accuracy and precision

mosquito HV offers low volume pipetting in the 500 nL to 5 µL range, to a very high level of performance, suitable even for serial dilution.

  • Outstanding accuracy: with an average of less than 3% error throughout the volume range
  • Unrivaled precision: CVs of 3% (average across the volume range)

mosquito volumetric performance, measured with Artel MVS
High Volume: 500 nL – 5 μL

precision (%CV)
0.5 µL 1.9% 3.2%
1 μL 0.8% 1.4%
2 µL -1.5% 0.6%
4 µL -1.3% 0.6%

Intuitive by design

Our software is as focused on usability as it is on functionality. We strive for an intuitive user experience that matches the requirements of each scientific application. Through collaboration with scientists, our software team develop and enhance the instrument UI to provide the optimal user experience and facilitate adoption into novel application areas.

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Versatile workflow integration

mosquito liquid handlers have been integrated with a wide variety of third party laboratory instrumentation, including robotic plate handlers, stackers and bulk liquid handlers, to achieve walk-away operation in many application areas.

Technical specifications

Pipetting range
500 nL - 5 µL
2 minutes/ 96-well plate, 3 minutes/ 384 well copy, 5 minutes/ 4 x 384 plate stamp out
Supported SBS plate formats (source and/or destination)
96, 384 and 1,536
Active humidity chamber, spool cover, plate processor integration (MoPP)
27 kg (59 lbs)
Dimensions (W x D x H)
390 mm (790 mm 5 plate deck) x 470 mm x 690 mm
15.5 in (17.3 in) x 18.5 in x 27 in
Technical variants
2 or 5 plate position deck
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