We suggest you buy a few inexpensive accessories that will
the Replicators more useful, easier, safer and more reproducible.
The VP 381 is a Registration
Device that aligns the Replicator pins to the center of the
wells. This is very important as you do not want the pins to
touch the side of
wells as you remove the pins because that will knock off the hanging
drop at the
pin tip. The VP 381 LIBRARY COPIER™ is also used with our
96 pin Replicators to
re-array from four, 96 well plates to one, 384 well plate or vice
versa, to break
out samples from one, 384 well plate to four, 96 well plates.
MULTI-PRINT™ is a registration device that allows you to make
in an area the size of a standard microtiter plate with our
Replicators. Either four, 384 well plates or nine, 96 well plates
can be arrayed into a 1536 or 864 array on the membrane.
After arraying from four, 384 well plates to one, 1536
array (or nine, 96 well plates to one, 864 membrane array), the
430 Reading Mat helps locate which mother plate well produced a
positive spot on the membrane array.
420 is a Glass Alcohol Reservoir that is used in the sterilization
Replicators by flaming. Some labs use plastic reservoirs, but if
drops into them the plastic burns, dumping flaming alcohol all over the
This covered dish is also useful for storing the alcohol as well as VP
Pin Cleaning Solution (below) for reuse.
425 is a Pin Cleaning Brush that is used to keep the Replicator
so they will carry the same amount of liquid each time.
110 is a Pin Cleaning Solution that is used to clean and treat the
pin tips when they
can't be flamed.
Integral to the cleaning process of all pins is the blotting
step between baths. Lint particles in the slots or pin tips, from
onto standard paper towels, will interfere with the loading and
522 is a
Lint Free Blotting Paper that doesn't transfer lint particles to
the pins as
many blotting papers or paper towels can do. We strongly
you use these blotting pads placed over several layers of paper
These accessories are also found in the Basic Membrane Array
Starter Kit VP
OK14 at a 5% discount.