BioTek launches new BioStack 4 Microplate Stacker

Sept. 12, 2013

BioTek has introduced the BioStack4 Microplate Stacker, providing walk-away automation for routine microplate-based processes including cell-based assays and any application requiring automated plate delidding and relidding. BioStack 4's plate carrier, designed to increase throughput and enhance productivity, provides plate exchange speeds of less than ten seconds.

BioStack 4 is compatible with 24- to 1,536-well lidded and low-volume microplates up to 22 mm high, and interchangeable 10-, 30-, or 50-plate stacks are available for individual throughput needs. The small footprint allows operation within a biosafety enclosure and conserves benchtop space. An optional barcode scanner is also available.

The product is compatible with BioTek's washing, dispensing, reading, and imaging systems, and is directly controlled via the instrument's interface, Liquid Handling Control software, or Gen5 Data Analysis Software. Company representatives say that applications benefiting from BioStack 4's throughput include cell-based assays, ELISAs, kinetic studies, and primary screens. Learn more about the BioStack Microplate Stacker, including photos.