Automation Tips for PerkinElmer Janus by Fluotics
Fluotics manufactures a complete selection of automation tips for PerkinElmer Janus and EP3 (Evolution P3) liquid handlers in 96 or 384 format. Our automation tips are directly interchangeable with their PerkinElmer counterpart. For further information, please visit our Resources page where you can find our complete Product Catalog, an Instrument Compatibility Chart, and Product Specifications for choosing the right tip for your PerkinElmer Janus.
PERKINELMER JANUS and EP3 AUTOMATION TIPS – SELECTION
Fluotics offers PerkinElmer compatible robotic pipette tips for Janus and EP3 liquid handling workstations. Available in two tip volumes our pipette tips encompass both 96 and 384 well formats, giving you the flexibility to access plate densities ranging from 96 to 1536 wells.
Specifically, we offer the following pipette tip types with their corresponding volume ranges:
PerkinElmer P30 automation tip | 30 µL working volume, 16 x 24 tip array (384 format)
PerkinElmer P235 automation tip | 235 µL working volume, 8 x 12 tip array (96 format)
Fluotics designs its PerkinElmer automation tips for maximum compatibility with the PerkinElmer Janus and PerkinElmer EP3 robotic liquid handlers. We expect our compatible pipet tips to be directly interchangeable with the original PerkinElmer tips. A separate labware definition is not necessary when using our PerkinElmer compatible automation tips. Similarly, the end user does not need to modify their existing automation control software protocols.
- Working volume: 0.25 – 30 µL
- 384 and 1536 plate accessible
- Head: 384 MDT multi-channel heads, Molecular Devices FLIPR2 384 heads and Beckman® Multimek® instruments with Type A heads
- Non-sterile, sterile and filter options available
- Working volume: 2.00 – 235 µL
- 96 and 384 plate accessible
- Head: 96 MDT multi-channel heads, Molecular Devices FLIPR2 96 heads and Beckman® Multimek® instruments with Type A heads
- Non-sterile, sterile and filter options available
QUALITY AND RELIABILITY
Our goal is complete assurance and confidence in the quality of Fluotics’ PerkinElmer Janus and EP3 compatible automation tips.
To this end our pipette tips are manufactured within a highly controlled environment using sophisticated production processes. Our automation pipette tips begin with careful design, testing and validation of molds using advanced tooling techniques. Production processes are fully integrated with multiple quality control steps at each stage. Each tip not only undergoes automated machine vision inspection for straightness and uniformity, but also functional performance checks of each tip lot.
Functional performance is tested on the identical instruments that our customers use and include standalone instruments (Janus) and integrated workstation components such as stackers. Performance testing includes accuracy and precision testing (% coefficient of variation, CV) for each lot using ANSI/SBS standard microwell plates. Additional functional testing includes (but is not limited to):
– Tip capacity
– Tip liquid level and retention (using H2O, EtOH, and DMSO)
– Tip liquid residual quantification
– Tip loading and unloading
– Tip length (physical and effective)
– Tip curvature (high density microwell plate access)
Common concerns such as static buildup are also addressed during the production processes where rigorous anti-static measures are implemented. By applying these strict quality control procedures, the tightest dimensional and performance tolerances are achieved allowing us to guarantee consistently accurate and precise pipetting.
When you choose Fluotics, we know your decision is more than a financial one. It’s also an implicit trust in us and our products. Consequently, our aim is to provide you with the best experience imaginable. When you purchase Fluotics’ products they are always fully and unconditionally guaranteed to perform to your expectations.
Fluotics produces its PerkinElmer Janus and EP3 compatible automation tips from the highest grade virgin polypropylene available. We use ultra-polishing techniques with our pipet tips to ensure low liquid retention without the use of releasing agents or other additives which have been shown to be problematic in certain assays (John Watson et al., 2009).
From simple liquid transfers to complex multi-step assay protocols, Fluotics’ PerkinElmer Janus and EP3 compatible robotic tips are used in an array of liquid handling protocols. Our automation tips are used daily worldwide by scientists to perform compound management, lead discovery, assay development, next generation sequencing (NGS), and other important functions.
Whether the application is plate to plate transfer, single tip hit picking or serial dilution you can have full confidence that Fluotics’ tips will consistently meet and exceed expectations.
Some publications describing Fluotics’ pipette tips are available in our Library.
Our PerkinElmer Janus and EP3 compatible automation tips are packaged in case quantities of 50 tip boxes per case. Each tip box has either 384 or 96 tips. Custom packaging and tip formats are available upon request. Please contact us at [email protected]