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BioTek™ 405™ Touch Microplate Washer

Configured with many options to meet myriad assay requirements

Manufacturer: biotek™  405TSHTV

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Catalog No. BT405TSHTV

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Description & Specifications


Wash Cycles 1 to 250
Soak Time Programmable in minutes and seconds, up to 60 min.
Washing Speed Solid bottom plates: 3 asp./disp/ cycles, 300 uL/well, 96 wells, 96 tube manifold, final aspirate: <30s; 3 asp./disp/ cycles, 100 uL/well, 384 wells, 96 tube manifold, final aspirate: <80s; 1 asp./disp/ cycles, 40 uL/well, 384 wells, 192 tube manifold
Display LED
USB Connections 2
Automation Interface High res LED backlit touch screen for instrument control
Width (Metric) 35.6cm
Width (English) 14 in.
Depth (Metric) 43.2cm
Depth (English) 17 in.
Height (Metric) 25.4cm
Height (English) 10 in.
Weight (Metric) With Internal Buffer Switching: 16.5kg; Without Internal Buffer Switching: 13.5kg
Weight (English) With Internal Buffer Switching: 36 lb.; Without Internal Buffer Switching: 30 lb.
Hertz 50/60Hz
Type Microplate Washer w/4-Buffer switching, ultrasonic advantage
Voltage 100 to 240V
Volume (Metric) Residual ≤2μL/well
For Use With (Application) ELISA, MSD assays, HCS immune cytochemistry, FLIPR Ca2+ flux, Cell-based assays, Magnetic and polystyrene bead processing (gene expression assays, cytokine assays), ELISPOT assays
Volume (Metric) Wash 25 to 3000μL/well
Assays ELISA, Cell-based assays (model dependent), Magnetic and polystyrene bead, Multiplex assays, Bead-based ELISAs, Filtration-to-waste processes
Flow Rate 1 to 11
Fluid Delivery Type Internal positive displacement pump
Well Count 384
Electrical Requirements 100 to 240V 50/60Hz

The 405 Touch Microplate Washer incorporates a state-of-the-art, high-resolution LED backlit touch screen user interface for intuitive and flexible onboard instrument control of 96- and 384-well microplate washing. A 5.7 in. graphical color display seamlessly guides users through protocol development, instrument maintenance and daily use at the touch of a finger. Two USB flash drive ports enable convenient file transfer, storage and operation. For those who prefer computer control or require 21 CFR Part 11 compliance, the 405 Touch can be controlled with optional Liquid Handling Control Software.

The 405 Touch is available in configurations for a range of workflow requirements maintaining all the features of BioTek's washers, including Dual-Action™ manifold, optimized cell washing, and built-in ultrasonic cleaning.

  • 96- and 384-well microplates
  • Resistive touch screen display
  • Supports all gloved environments
  • Compatible with widest range in humidity levels
  • May be operated with pointing devices
  • Low power, green technology
  • Context sensitive help system, complete with wash recommendations and diagrams
  • Instructional videos
  • Quick menu for priming, washing, and maintenance

  • Predefined sample methods for easy operation
  • Optional mouse control
  • Automated internal 4-buffer switching
  • Quick-change manifold designs
  • Patented Dual-Action manifold
  • Super low rates provide gentle dispense for non-disruptive cell washing
  • Patent-pending Ultrasonic Advantage™
  • Easy maintenance with selection of pre-programmed routines, ensuring trouble-free operation
  • Multiple diagnostic sensors provide complete protection during unattended operations
  • BioStack™ Microplate Stacker for walk-away automation of up to 50 ANSI/SBS standard height plates
  • All washers vacuum filtration ready (accessory filtration modules sold separately)
  • All washers biomagnetic separation ready (accessory magnets sold separately)

ELISA, MSD assays, HCS immune cytochemistry, FLIPR Ca2+ flux, Cell-based assays, Magnetic and polystyrene bead processing (gene expression assays, cytokine assays), ELISPOT assays