Category Archives: Modules

BioSyntheSizer

Multi-Function Head for Free Choice of Tools

Interchangeable Tools for up to 7 Z-Axes

Individually lowering Z-axes allow to synchronize multiple tools with different dimensions. The head of the instrument connects to the F-box (Media control unit for compressed gas, power, vacuum).

 

Example of a BSyS print head with seven Z-axes: (1) camera, (2+3) twin tool vaccum gripper + 3-lumen pipet, (4) FlipTube cap opener, (5) heatable piezo pipet +Z-Sensor on one axis, (6+7) nozzle/needle adapter (From left)

Example of a BSyS print head with seven Z-axes: (1) camera, (2+3) twin tool vaccum gripper + 3-lumen pipet, (4) FlipTube cap opener, (5) heatable piezo pipet +Z-Sensor on one axis, (6+7) nozzle/needle adapter (From left)

 

Liquid Handling

  • Conical receptacle to load/ eject disposable pipet tips and Luer needles
  • Needle tips for penetration of antiseptic lids
  • Piezoelectric Picolitre pipettes
  • Twin-tip Piezoelectric pipet: Two piezo pipets can be swivelled to mix up drops in flight
  • Solenoid dispense valves for the Nanolitre range
  • Pneumatic/ piezo dispense valves for more viscous drops

Mechanical tools

  • Vacuum gripper for crimp vials and 3-lumen pipette for inert gas, solvent, vacuum, e.g. for azeotropic drying of solutes
  • Tool for cap opening/closing of FlipTube microcentrifuge tubes
  • Z-sensor to measure height profiles of substrates

Others

  • Powder pipettes for the Microgram range
  • Cartridge dispensers for high viscous media
  • Camera for pattern recognition and QR code identification
  • UV lamp for crosslinking

 

 

Racks and Reactors

Components for the Work Area of the Instrument

BSys3.1 with application specific kit plates onboard (right)

BSys3.1 with application specific kit plates onboard (right)

 

On the work deck you find easily mountable and removable holders for disposable pipette tips, needles, microtitre plates, glass slides, storage and reaction vessels (e.g. crimp vials with septum, microcentrifuge tubes with cap) and other freely definable objects that can be heated or cooled on request. A time-controlled connection to extraction or cleaning columns, an HPLC or a photometric analysis can be done via tube adapters.

 

  • Trays for micro well plates/ slides
  • Racks for microcentrifuge tubes, septum vials, disposable pipette tips, Luer-lock needles
  • Racks  with tube adapters to connect nozzles to tubes/columns etc.
  • Racks with filter cartridges for ion separation
  • Application specific microfluidic manifolds
  • Reactors with antiseptic lid, temperature up to 150°C, pressure up to 8 bar
  • Magnetic stirrers
  • Wash/Dry stations, optical tools for tips alignment and droplet measurement (stroboscope)

 

 

 

Accessories

Covers, Chillers and Others

  • Enclosure for dust protection, N2 pressure excess
  • Humidification
  • Chilling and temperature control
  • Radioactivity sensors
  • Separate F-Box with pumps, valves etc.