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The Kbiosystems K2

kbiosystems K2 automated colony picker system offers the combination high throughput automation laboratories require for a reliable, consistent identification and extraction system for sample recovery.
kbiosystems K2 colony picker offers the user the ability to for high throughput automation in picking, replication, rearraying and membrane arraying.
Offering complete versatility, the K2 will work with a wide range of plates for both source and destination, such as Micro Plates. 96,384 shallow and deep well formats, Petri Dishes from 4 to 15cms, Omni style Trays, Multi Well Growth plates, to Bio Assay trays.
K2 platform offers up to 6 light table positions for source plates, 15 membrane locations for Arraying, 96 destination on deck hotel position for standard SBS plates or 48 for deep well blocks, and adaptable deck locations for replication and Rearraying processes.
Imaging is carried out via a CCD fire wire camera system this is a full RGB mode camera allowing the software algorithms to detect not only monochromatic scale for standard picking but to allow the colour differential between emitting organisms if required.
By fitting our fibre optic fluorescent excitation light source and emission camera filters multiple dye ranges can be visualised.

Key Features

Operator Friendly Easy to program and operator friendly
Versatile Able to use multiple plastic ware manufactures plates across applications.
Reliable Engineered with robustness in mind

System Requirements

Sterilisation 2 x Wet bath, 1 x Ultra Sonic, 1 x Dry station, Internal Germicidal UV lamp
Applications Colony Picking, Plate Replication, Plate Re Arraying, Arraying
Data Control On board barcode reader, data input / output files in CSV / XML
Software Remote driver compatible via input files in CSV XML formats
Easy change applications, user interactive applications.
Source Plates Bio Assay tray, Petri Dish, Omni tray, Multi Well Growth plate
Destination Plates SBS footprint shallow / Deep Well 96 and 384 formats.
footprint 2100 L X 2100 W x 2100 H (2300 with HEPA filtration)

(S) Standard (O) Optional K2
Colony Picking (S)
Replication 96/384 head (O)
Re Arraying 96 head (O)
Arraying 96/384 head (O)
Fluorescent image analysis GFP (O)
Source Tray Handling 6 off bed located manual
Destination plate handling 96 / 48 on bed hotellocated Automatic
Source capacity 2 standard (4 or 6 (O)) 6*
Destination Capacity 96 / 48
Throughput speed picks per hour 3000
UV Sterilisation (S)
HEPA positive filtration (O)

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