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BioTek™ EL406 Microplate Washer/Dispenser

Fast, full plate washing capability using patented Dual Action™ manifold

Manufacturer: biotek™  406PSUB3

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Catalog No. 11-120-616

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Description & Specifications


Plate Type 96-, 192-well
Precision ≤3% CV
Soak Time Programmable in minutes and seconds, up to 60 min.
Washing Speed 13 seconds, 300μL/well, 96-wells; 17 seconds, 100μL/well, 384-wells (192-tube manifold)
Width (Metric) 42cm
Width (English) 16.5 in.
Depth (Metric) 46cm
Depth (English) 18 in.
Height (Metric) 31.8cm
Height (English) 12.5 in.
Includes Wash Buffer switching, three reagent dispensers; 96-, 192-tube manifolds
Hertz 50/60Hz
Type 96-, 192-tube manifolds; Dual Action manifold
Voltage 100 to 240V
Volume (Metric) Dispense 25 to 3000μL/well
Volume (Metric) Residual < 2μL/well
Certifications/Compliance CE and ETL marked
For Use With (Application) Fluorescence intensity, time-resolved fluorescence, fluorescence polarization, luminescence, UV-visible absorbance, FRET, TR-FRET, BRET
Electrical Requirements 100 to 240V 50/60Hz

  • Fast, full microplate washing, optimized for loosely adherent cell monolayers
  • Up to three reagent dispensers with choice of either peristaltic pump or syringe drive technologies for different assay requirements 96-, 384- and 1536-well microplates
  • Automates long and tedious assay liquid-handling processes
  • Smaller benchtop or robotic system footprint compared to separate washer and three dispensers
  • BioStack™ compatible for automated processing of up to 50 standard height microplates
  • Full control with powerful Liquid Handling Control™ PC Software
  • Optimized washing for loosely adherent cell layers
  • Built-in, patent-pending Ultrasonic Advantage™ for unattended wash manifold maintenance
  • Optional buffer switching of up to four buffers for complex wash routines


  • ELISA automation
  • MSD automation
  • High-content screening immunocytochemistry
  • Label-free cell-based assays — especially 1536-well density calcium flux assays
  • Magnetic and polystyrene bead assay
  • Automation for gene and protein expression