A system contains:
1 – Disposable pipette tip:
The pipette tip is used to deliver up to 4 different compounds. The pipette tip is made from a flexible medical grade elastomer material so that unlike glass pipettes it won’t break upon contact with a hard surface. It includes 8 wells; 4 wells for containing compounds and 4 wells for collecting waste. Each well can contain up to 35 μl of drugs. Two types of tips are available: PRIME and FLEX.
2 – Pressure Controller:
Two levels of pneumatic pressure are supplied by the pressure controller and fast solution switching is achieved through the use of miniature solenoid valves.
3 – Pipette holder:
The pipette holder is a pressure manifold to assure a closed system and to connect each solution reservoir of the pipette tip individually with the precision pressure controller. It has been designed to be compatible with any standard type of micromanipulator such as, for example, the PatchStar from Scientifica. Two types of pipette holders are available: PRIME and FLEX.
4 – Software:
The software enables easy configuration and use of the BioPen® system. The Windows-based BioPen® software allows independent control of each pressure line and compounds delivery. It also includes a scripting module for automation of common tasks and setup/shutdown.