mosquito® LV

Cost effective assay miniaturization with mosquito LV, the nanolitre liquid handler

mosquito LV makes assay miniaturization simple, leading to significant savings on precious reagents and time. mosquito LV offers highly accurate and precise multichannel pipetting from 25 nL to 1.2 µL.

Incredible power at the heart of your liquid handling processes

simplified assay miniaturization with a user-friendly instrument

easily accessible low volume pipetting

eliminate cross-contamination

disposable pipettes for ensuring assay integrity

maximizing reagent use and preserving precious sample

ultra low dead volumes as low as 0.2 µL

mosquito LV shown from the front

high throughput plate preparation

rapid plate to plate pipetting motion and tip exchange

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

versatile at low volume

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. With less than 2 µL of your precious stock solution, mosquito LV can prepare a full dilution curve and stamp it out into multiple assay plates in a matter of minutes.

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Minimize compound wastage and maximize screening output

mosquito LV offers an accurate and easy to use solution to miniaturizing any assay within an automated, high throughput setting. With mosquito LV, you can use smaller volumes of precious compound with no risk of cross-contamination. This results in cost savings and allows more extensive screening. mosquito 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 nL to µL 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.

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 HTS offers high performance, low volume automated pipetting in the 25 nL to 1.2 μL range.

  • 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

(% CV)
50 nL -1.3% 7.5%
100 nL -3.7% 4.0%
600 nL 5.1% 0.9%
1,200 nL 4.4% 0.9%

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
25 nL - 1.2 µL
2 minutes/ 96-well microplate, 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
What our customers say

What our customers say

Using the mosquito [LV] and the functionalities of its software we were able to setup a very robust and accurate IC50 dilution series process in the 384 well plate format. We have been supplying this service to our customers for over a year with continuing positive feedback. A great device for dilution series and plate replication in sub microliter volume ranges.

Christoph Heubel


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