Reagent Reservoirs with Control Wells

     
 


Dead volume and maximum volume of reagent reservoirs.
Hydrophilic coated aluminum reservoirs
PEEK reservoirs
PTFE reservoirs

     
 


The photo to the right shows a variety of our reagent reservoirs being used on an Apricot Designs TPS-384 Robot.

 
 


  Conserving Reagents

     
 


VP 530

     
 


When pipetting precious reagents it is a significant advantage to reduce the waste or dead volume in the reservoir.  We have accomplished this with our autoclavable polypropylene reusable reservoirs (VP 530) by machining dimples in the bottom on 9 mm centers to conform to the 96 well pattern.  The reservoir conforms to SBS standard dimensions of 127.7 mm long 85.5 mm wide and with a 25.4 mm deep cavity and stands 32 mm tall.  The total capacity of the reservoir is 200 ml.  A significant advantage of polypropylene is its resistance to most organic solvents.  For a complete list of solvent resistance follow this link.  For chemical resistance properties of Polypropylene and other commonly used plastics follow this link.

In addition to these reusable reservoirs we also offer disposable polypropylene reservoirs for those that prefer the convenience of disposables.  One of the differences between the disposable and reusable dimpled reservoirs is the height of the reservoirs.  This may be an issue depending the length of your pipet tips and clearance issues for the robot.

Dead volume and maximum volume of reagent reserviors.

 
 

 
  Technical Documents:
    CAD drawing of dimensions
 



  Control Wells

     
 


VP 530A

     
 


One of the most significant advantages of our machined polypropylene reagent reservoirs is that we can machine control wells into the reservoir so you can have several different control reagents.  Control wells can be applied to any section of the reservoir on a custom basis.  The VP 530A reservoir at the right has 8 separate control wells.  The center control wells have a capacity of 2.5 ml each.  The top and bottom control wells have a capacity of 3.0 ml each.  The main reservoir has a capacity for 175 ml of reagent.  Note that the control wells in addition to the common reagent reservoir have dimples to minimized dead volume loss.

 
 

 
  Technical Documents:
    CAD drawing of dimensions
 

 



VP 530B

     
 


The VP 530B reservoir at the right features a main reservoir with a capacity for 175 ml of reagent and a single column control reservoir  with the ability to hold 20 mls.  Again both sections are dimpled to minimize dead volume loss.  The reagent reservoir conforms to SBS standard dimensions of 127.7 mm long 85.5 mm wide and with a 25.4 mm deep cavity and stands 32 mm tall.  The reservoirs are constructed of solvent resistant,  autoclaveable polypropylene. 

Dead volume and maximum volume of reagent reserviors.

 
 
 



VP 530C

     
 


The VP 530C Maximum Reagent Reservoir at the right was designed to hold the maximum volume a precious reagent with a minimum waste in the bottom of the reservoir.  The reservoir was also designed to fit on the deck of a Beckman FX robot using the standard Beckman plate holder and the longest Beckman pipet tips (reservoir depth = 37 mm).  We made the reservoir "oversized" on the top to increase the holding volume (700 ml) and undercut the bottom so it would fit in the standard 127.7 mm by 85.5 mm SBS foot print plate holders on the FX.  See undercut on the photo to the right (arrows).  Out side dimensions are 190.3 mm by 115.3 mm and 54.3 mm tall.

All of the reservoirs can be customized with inlet and outlet connectors.  The VP 530C to the right was customized with quick disconnect fittings that seal when disconnected.  The Inlet is place high in the reservoir wall and the outlet at the bottom of the reservoir to facilitate the exchange of reservoir liquids.

Dead volume and maximum volume of reagent reserviors.

 

 

 
  Technical Documents:
    CAD drawing of dimensions
 

 



VP 530C-B & VP 530C-BL

     
 


The VP 530C-B reservoir and VP 530C-BL lid is a Maximum Volume Reagent Reservoir System which has an oversized reservoir chamber and an SBS dimensioned “foot” that fits in robot deck tiles or ALPS. The system  was designed to hold large volumes of  light sensitive reagents.  Both the reservoir and lid are made from black Polypropylene and can hold 700ml of reagent. This reservoir can be autoclaved to sterilize it.  


The depth of the reservoir is 37 mm and the overall specifications are:
190.3 mm by 115.3 mm and 54.3 mm tall.

 

The VP530C-BL lid has 96 holes (7 mm diameter) drilled through the top to allow for pipette tips to extract the reagent without removing the lid.  The lid is undercut on the interior side to locate the lid on the reservoir without overlapping. Although originally designed to fit on a Beckman FX ALP it is also compatible with many other robot platforms. The lid is also made from black Polypropylene and can be autoclaved to sterilize it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The photo to the right shows the bottom SBS foot print feature.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The photo to the right shows the reservoir on a robotic deck as well as showing pipette tips going down through the holes in the lid.

 






 
 

 

We also make an identical reservoir and lid from Black Delrin which is cheaper but can NOT be autoclaved.

 

     
 

The VP 530C1-B reservoir and VP 530C1-BL lid is a Maximum Volume Reagent Reservoir System which has an oversized reservoir chamber and an SBS dimensioned "foot" that fits in robot deck tiles or ALPS. The system was designed to hold large volumes of light sensitive reagents. Both the reservoir and lid are made from black Delrin and can hold 700ml of reagent. This reservoir and lid can NOT be autoclaved.

The depth of the reservoir is 37mm and the overall specifications are 190.3 mm by 115.3 mm and 54.3 mm tall.

The VP 530C1-BL is a lid for the VP 530C1-B with 96 holes 7 mm in diameter drilled through the top.

     
 



VP 530D

     
 


The VP 530D reservoir at the right features a thicker wall (7 mm and 10 mm thick) so that walls come right down to the dimples thus leaving less space for reagent to puddle and be lost to the dead volume.  The reservoir has a capacity for 170 ml of reagent and a dead volume of 2.4 ml.   Again this plate is dimpled to minimize dead volume loss.  The outside of  the reagent reservoir conforms to SBS standard dimensions of 127.7 mm length x 85.5 mm width, has a 40 mm deep cavity, and stands 48 mm tall.  The reservoirs are constructed of solvent resistant, autoclaveable polypropylene. 

 


 
 


The photo to the right shows a VP 530D customized with an outlet connector.  The outlet connector features a quick disconnect fittings that seals when disconnected.

 
 
 

 
  Technical Documents:
    CAD drawing of dimensions
 

 
  384 Dimpled Bottom Reservoir

     
 


VP 531

     
 


When pipetting precious reagents it is a significant advantage to reduce the waste or dead volume in the reservoir.  We have accomplished this with our autoclavable polypropylene reusable reservoirs by machining dimples in the bottom on 4.5 mm centers to conform to the 384 well pattern.  The VP 531 reservoir conforms to SBS standard dimensions of 127.7 mm long 85.5 mm wide and with a 25.4 mm deep cavity and stands 32 mm tall.  The total capacity of the reservoir is 200 ml.

 
 


The photo to the right shows a VP 531 customized with inlet and outlet connectors.

 
 

 
  Technical Documents:
    CAD drawing of dimensions
 

 



VP 531A

     
 


When pipetting reagents into assay plates with 96 or 384 well pipetting heads it is often useful to have multiple control reagents in separate compartments.  The difficulty is to make the separating walls thin enough they do not interfere with the pipet tips.  We have made several such reservoirs with very thin walls (1.38 mm thick) so the pipets can reach bottom of the reservoir.  This dimension allows pipet tips to be as large as 3.12 mm in diameter when they are 25.4 mm from the tip.   Most 384 pipet tips are only 2.5 mm in diameter at this distance from the tip.


We have also "dimpled" the bottom of the reservoir so the last dregs of an expensive reagent can be used. 

Dead volume and maximum volume of reagent reserviors.

The photo to the right illustrates how the last few milliliters of a precious red reagent will gather in the dimples in a VP 531A.

 

When you have thin wall dividers between control wells of both polypropylene and PTFE reservoirs we DO NOT RECOMMEND AUTOCLAVING THE RESERVOIR FOR FEAR OF DEFORMING THE THIN WALLS.
**For applications that require autoclaving, we also offer reservoirs made of aluminum.

 

 

 
  Technical Documents:
    CAD drawing of dimensions
 

 



VP 531B

     
 


The VP 531B reagent reservoir conforms to SBS standard dimensions of 127.7 mm long 85.5 mm wide and with a 25.4 mm deep cavity and stands 32 mm tall.  The total capacity of the reservoir is 200 ml.  The center control wells have a capacity of 2.5 ml each.  The top and bottom control wells have a capacity of 3.0 ml each.  The reservoirs are constructed of solvent resistant  polypropylene. 

Dividing walls are 1.3 mm wide.  Check your pipet tip separation to see if it can accommodate the wall thickness.

When you have thin wall dividers between control wells of both polypropylene and PTFE reservoirs we DO NOT RECOMMEND AUTOCLAVING THE RESERVOIR FOR FEAR OF DEFORMING THE THIN WALLS.
**For applications that require autoclaving, we also offer reservoirs made of aluminum.

 

 
 
 

 
  Technical Documents:
    CAD drawing of dimensions
 

 



VP 531C

     
 


The VP 531C is a reagent reservoir where both columns 1&2 and  columns 23 &24 are used to make 16 control reservoirs. The reagent reservoir conforms to SBS standard dimensions of 127.7 mm long 85.5 mm wide and with a 25.4 mm deep cavity and stands 32 mm tall.  The reservoirs are constructed of solvent resistant polypropylene. 
 

Dividing walls are 1.3 mm wide.  Check your pipet tip separation to see if it can accommodate the wall thickness.

Dead volume and maximum volume of reagent reserviors.

 
 
 

 
  Technical Documents:
    CAD drawing of dimensions
 

 



VP 531D

     
 


The VP 531D is a reagent reservoir where both columns 1&2 and  columns 3 &4 are used to make 16 control reservoirs.  Note that because of the location of the control wells in columns 3&4, they will only hold 1.4 ml.  The reagent reservoir conforms to SBS standard dimensions of 127.7 mm long 85.5 mm wide and with a 25.4 mm deep cavity and stands 32 mm tall.  The reservoirs are constructed of solvent resistant Polypropylene. 

Dead volume and maximum volume of reagent reserviors.

The photo to the right illustrates the reservoir with the main segment filled with a liquid. Dividing walls are 1.3 mm wide.  Check your pipet tip separation to see if it can accommodate the wall thickness.

When you have thin wall dividers between control wells of both polypropylene and PTFE reservoirs we DO NOT RECOMMEND AUTOCLAVING THE RESERVOIR FOR FEAR OF DEFORMING THE THIN WALLS.
**For applications that require autoclaving, we also offer reservoirs made of aluminum.

 

 
 

 
  Technical Documents:
    CAD drawing of dimensions
 

 



VP 531E-PTFE

     
 


The VP 531E-PTFE is a 384 style reagent reservoir with 4 segments each holding 45 ml and within those  segments at positions are positioned control mini-chambers at G1, G2, H1, H2 and I1, I2, J1, J2 at the edge and G13, G14, H13, H14 AND I13, I14, J13 J14 in the center with 4 dimple depressions in each control chamber. The control wells hold 1.4 ml each.   Although not visible in the photo at the right the bottom of reservoir is dimpled in a 384 pattern.  We have also "dimpled" the bottom of the reservoir so the last dregs of an expensive reagent can be used. 

The reagent reservoir conforms to SBS standard dimensions of 127.7 mm long 85.5 mm wide and with a 25.4 mm deep cavity and stands 32 mm tall.  The reservoirs are constructed of solvent resistant PTFE. 

Dead volume and maximum volume of reagent reserviors.

Dividing walls are 1.3 mm wide.  Check your pipet tip separation to see if it can accommodate the wall thickness.

When you have thin wall dividers between control wells of both polypropylene and PTFE reservoirs we DO NOT RECOMMEND AUTOCLAVING THE RESERVOIR FOR FEAR OF DEFORMING THE THIN WALLS.
**For applications that require autoclaving, we also offer reservoirs made of aluminum.

 
 
 


VP 531F-PTFE

     
 


The VP 531F-PTFE is a variation of the VP 531E-PTFE 384 style reagent reservoir without segments but with the same control mini-chambers at G1, G2, H1, H2 and I1, I2, J1, J2 at the edge and G13, G14, H13, H14 AND I13, I14, J13 J14 in the center with 4 dimple depressions in each control chamber. The control wells hold 1.4 ml each and the one large dimpled bottom segment which holds 185 ml.   We have also "dimpled" the bottom of the reservoir so the last dregs of an expensive reagent can be used. 

The reagent reservoir conforms to SBS standard dimensions of 127.7 mm long 85.5 mm wide and with a 25.4 mm deep cavity and stands 32 mm tall.  The reservoirs are constructed of solvent resistant PTFE. 

Dividing walls are 1.3 mm wide.  Check your pipet tip separation to see if it can accommodate the wall thickness.

When you have thin wall dividers between control wells of both polypropylene and PTFE reservoirs we DO NOT RECOMMEND AUTOCLAVING THE RESERVOIR FOR FEAR OF DEFORMING THE THIN WALLS.
**For applications that require autoclaving, we also offer reservoirs made of aluminum.

 
 
 


VP 531G-PTFE

     
 


The VP 531G-PTFE is a variation of the VP 531E-PTFE 384 style reagent reservoir with 4 segments but without the  control mini-chambers.  Each segmented chamber is dimpled in a 384 pattern and holds 86.5 ml.    We have also "dimpled" the bottom of the reservoir so the last dregs of an expensive reagent can be used. 

The reagent reservoir conforms to SBS standard dimensions of 127.7 mm long 85.5 mm wide and with a 25.4 mm deep cavity and stands 32 mm tall.  The reservoirs are constructed of solvent resistant PTFE. 

Dividing walls are 1.3 mm wide.  Check your pipet tip separation to see if it can accommodate the wall thickness.

This reservoir is also available in lipophobic coated aluminum with thinner dividing walls to accommodate wider pipet tips. See VP 531G-AL.

The photo to the right shows the VP 531G-PTFE being used on an Apricot Designs TPS-384 Robot.

When you have thin wall dividers between control wells of both polypropylene and PTFE reservoirs we DO NOT RECOMMEND AUTOCLAVING THE RESERVOIR FOR FEAR OF DEFORMING THE THIN WALLS.
**For applications that require autoclaving, we also offer reservoirs made of aluminum.

 

 
 


VP 531J

     
 


The VP 531J reservoir at the right features a main reservoir with a capacity for 175 ml of reagent and a double column control reservoir  with the ability to hold 20 mls.  Again both sections are dimpled to minimize dead volume loss.  The reagent reservoir conforms to SBS standard dimensions of 127.7 mm long 85.5 mm wide and with a 25.4 mm deep cavity and stands 32 mm tall.  The reservoirs are constructed of solvent resistant polypropylene. 

Dividing walls are 1.3 mm wide.  Check your pipet tip separation to see if it can accommodate the wall thickness.

When you have thin wall dividers between control wells of both polypropylene and PTFE reservoirs we DO NOT RECOMMEND AUTOCLAVING THE RESERVOIR FOR FEAR OF DEFORMING THE THIN WALLS.
**For applications that require autoclaving, we also offer reservoirs made of aluminum.

 
 
 

 
VP 531J1

     
 


The VP 531J1 reservoir at the right features a main reservoir with a capacity for 185 ml of reagent and a double column control reservoir  with the ability to hold 10 mls.  Again both sections are dimpled to minimize dead volume loss.  The reagent reservoir conforms to SBS standard dimensions of 127.7 mm long 85.5 mm wide and with a 25.4 mm deep cavity and stands 32 mm tall.  The reservoirs are constructed of solvent resistant polypropylene. 

The dividing wall is 1.3 mm wide.  Check your pipet tip separation to see if it can accommodate the wall thickness.

When you have thin wall dividers between control wells of both polypropylene and PTFE reservoirs we DO NOT RECOMMEND AUTOCLAVING THE RESERVOIR FOR FEAR OF DEFORMING THE THIN WALLS.
**For applications that require autoclaving, we also offer reservoirs made of aluminum.

 
 
 


VP 531K

     
 


The VP 531K is a 384 style reagent reservoir with 4 large (96 position) sections each holding 40 ml and an additional 16 small (4 position) segments or control wells.  The control wells hold 1.4 ml each. We have "dimpled" the bottom of the reservoir so the last dregs of an expensive reagent can be used. 

The reagent reservoir conforms to SBS standard dimensions of 127.7 mm long 85.5 mm wide and with a 25.4 mm deep cavity and stands 32 mm tall.  The reservoirs are constructed of solvent resistant Polypropylene.

The 4 large sections are (1) A-H 3-14, (2) I-P 3-14, (3) A-H 15-24, (4) I-P 15-24. The 16 control segments occupy columns 1-2 and 15-16. 

Dead volume and maximum volume of reagent reserviors.

Dividing walls are 1.3 mm wide.  Check your pipet tip separation to see if it can accommodate the wall thickness.

When you have thin wall dividers between control wells of both polypropylene and PTFE reservoirs we DO NOT RECOMMEND AUTOCLAVING THE RESERVOIR FOR FEAR OF DEFORMING THE THIN WALLS.
**For applications that require autoclaving, we also offer reservoirs made of aluminum.

 
 
 


VP 531L

     
 


The VP 531L Maximum Reagent Reservoir at the right was designed to hold the maximum volume a precious reagent with a minimum waste in the bottom of the reservoir.  The reservoir was also designed to fit on the deck of a Beckman FX robot using the standard Beckman plate holder and the longest Beckman pipet tips (reservoir depth = 23.8 mm).  We made the reservoir "oversized" on the top to increase the holding volume (450 ml) and undercut the bottom so it would fit in the standard 127.7 mm by 85.5 mm SBS foot print plate holders on the FX .  See undercut on the photo to the right (arrows).  Out side dimensions are 190 mm by 115 mm and 40.8 mm tall. The 384 dimples in the bottom of the VP 531L reservoir serve to recover the maximum amount of reagent with the minimum dead volume.

 

 
 


VP 531M

     
 


The VP 531M is a 384 style reagent reservoir with 2 small one column wide control wells in column 1 and column 13 and 2 larger sections of control wells in columns 2 through 12 and 14 through 24.  The larger sections each holding 90 ml and two single column sections holding 5 ml each. We have "dimpled" the bottom of the reservoir so the last dregs of an expensive reagent can be used. 

The reagent reservoir conforms to SBS standard dimensions of 127.7 mm long 85.5 mm wide and with a 25.4 mm deep cavity and stands 32 mm tall.  The reservoirs are constructed of solvent resistant Polypropylene.

The two large sections are (1) A-P 2-13 and (2) A-P 14-24.  The two narrow sections are, (3) A-P 1, and (4) A-P 13.  Dividing walls are 1.3 mm wide.  Check your pipet tip separation to see if it can accommodate the wall thickness.

This reservoir is also available in lipophobic coated aluminum with thinner dividing walls to accommodate wider pipet tips. See VP 531M-AL.

When you have thin wall dividers between control wells of both polypropylene and PTFE reservoirs we DO NOT RECOMMEND AUTOCLAVING THE RESERVOIR FOR FEAR OF DEFORMING THE THIN WALLS.
**For applications that require autoclaving, we also offer reservoirs made of aluminum.

 
 
 


VP 531N

     
 


The VP 531N is a 384 style reagent reservoir with two small two column wide control wells in columns 1 and 2 and three small two wide control wells in columns 23 and 24 and single large control section in the middle of the reservoir in columns 3 through 22.  The large section holds 160 ml, the 16 dimpled control wells hold 8 ml, the 10 dimpled control well hold 5.5 ml, the 12 dimpled control well hold 6 ml and the 8 dimpled control well hold 4 ml.  We have "dimpled" the bottom of the reservoir so the last dregs of an expensive reagent can be used. 

The reagent reservoir conforms to SBS standard dimensions of 127.7 mm long 85.5 mm wide and with a 25.4 mm deep cavity and stands 32 mm tall.  The reservoirs are constructed of solvent resistant Polypropylene.

Dividing walls are 1.3 mm wide.  Check your pipet tip separation to see if it can accommodate the wall thickness.

When you have thin wall dividers between control wells of both polypropylene and PTFE reservoirs we DO NOT RECOMMEND AUTOCLAVING THE RESERVOIR FOR FEAR OF DEFORMING THE THIN WALLS.
**For applications that require autoclaving, we also offer reservoirs made of aluminum.

 
 
 


VP 531N-1

     
 


The VP 531N-1 is a 384 style reagent reservoir with one small two column wide control wells in columns 23 and 24 from row I to row P 24 and a single large main section in the middle of the reservoir.  The large section holds 180 ml, the 16 dimpled control wells hold 8 ml. We have "dimpled" the bottom of the reservoir so the last dregs of an expensive reagent can be used. 

The reagent reservoir conforms to SBS standard dimensions of 127.7 mm long 85.5 mm wide and with a 25.4 mm deep cavity and stands 32 mm tall.  The reservoirs are constructed of solvent resistant Polypropylene.

Dividing walls are 1.3 mm wide.  Check your pipet tip separation to see if it can accommodate the wall thickness.

When you have thin wall dividers between control wells of both polypropylene and PTFE reservoirs we DO NOT RECOMMEND AUTOCLAVING THE RESERVOIR FOR FEAR OF DEFORMING THE THIN WALLS.
**For applications that require autoclaving, we also offer reservoirs made of
aluminum.

 
 
 


VP 531N-2

     
 


The VP 531N-2 is a 384 style reagent reservoir with three small two column wide control wells in columns 1 and 2 (two control wells covering 10 positions and one control well (center) covering 12 positions.  Another series of control wells are on the right side of the reservoir and cover 4 positions each in columns 23 and 24 and single large control section in the middle of the reservoir in columns 3 through 22.  The large section holds 160 ml, the 10 position control wells hold 5 ml, the 12 position control well hold 6 ml, the position control wells hold 2 ml.  We have not "dimpled" the bottom of this reservoir unlike that of the VP 531N reservoir.

The reagent reservoir conforms to SBS standard dimensions of 127.7 mm long 85.5 mm wide and with a 25.4 mm deep cavity and stands 32 mm tall.  The reservoirs are constructed of solvent resistant Polypropylene.

Dividing walls are 1.3 mm wide.  Check your pipet tip separation to see if it can accommodate the wall thickness.

When you have thin wall dividers between control wells of both polypropylene and PTFE reservoirs we DO NOT RECOMMEND AUTOCLAVING THE RESERVOIR FOR FEAR OF DEFORMING THE THIN WALLS.
**For applications that require autoclaving, we also offer reservoirs made of
aluminum.

 

 
 
 

 
  Technical Documents:
    CAD drawing of dimensions
 

 


VP 531P-PEEK

     
 


The VP 531P-PEEK is a 384 style reagent reservoir with 24 small one column wide control wells in all columns. Each column has a "U" bottom and 19 mm deep, separating walls = 0.75 mm thick.  Reservoir dimensions are 127.7mm long 85.5mm and 32mm tall and made from autoclaveable PEEK.  

 

 

Dividing walls are 0.75 mm wide.  Check your pipet tip separation to see if it can accommodate the wall thickness.

 

 


VP 531-X1

     
 


384 style polypropylene reservoir with 5 chambers 3 columns wide and a 6th smaller 1 column wide.

   
     
 


  ***NEW***
  Hydrophilic Coated Aluminum Reagent Reservoirs

     
 


The hydrophilic coating on these reservoirs maximizes the recovery of the reagents used in them.  The hydrophilic coating prevents droplet formation and causes the reagent to collect in the dimpled area.  We also facilitate this collection of reagent in the dimples by bringing the walls into the dimpled area and then rounding that corner to prevent loss of liquid in the corner.  The Polypropylene, Delrin and PTFE reservoirs described above all are hydrophobic and leave droplets of reagents in the flat areas and in the corners and therefore have larger "dead volumes". 

Another advantage of the aluminum reservoirs with control wells is that we can make the separating walls thinner with aluminum than with the plastics (Polypropylene, Delrin and PTFE) 0.7 mm thick versus 1.3 mm thick, thus eliminating potential problems with some brands of pipet tips hanging up on the separating walls when they near the bottom of the reservoir.

A third advantage of the hydrophilic coated aluminum reservoirs is that air bubbles are not trapped in the dimples in the bottom.  Just pour a little reagent in, swirl and the dimples fill with your liquid and air is not trapped in the dimple.  This is not the case with Polypropylene, Delrin and PTFE where the air in the dimples has to be removed (dislodged by pipet tip) or by centrifugation.

Our hydrophilic coating is not affected by 30% H2O2, salt, all acids except hydrofluoric acid, all bases, all polar and non-polar solvents, and potassium ferrocyanide. It also can be autoclaved and chemically sterilized.

     


VP 530-AL

     
 


The VP 530-AL is a 96 reagent reservoir made with hydrophilic coated aluminum.  8 mm diameter dimpled depressions with rounded inside corners to dimples.

The reagent reservoir conforms to SBS standard dimensions of 127.7 mm long 85.5 mm wide and with a 40 mm deep cavity and stands 48 mm tall.

Hydrophilic coating prevents air bubbles being trapped in the dimples.
 
 
 

 
  Technical Documents:
    CAD drawing of dimensions
 


VP 530D-AL

     
 


The hydrophilic coated aluminum reagent reservoir conforms to SBS standard dimensions of 127.7 mm long 85.5 mm wide and with a 24 mm deep cavity and stands 32 mm tall, dimples are 3.3 mm in diameter which are smaller than our typical 96 dimpled reservoir – see VP 530-AL.  This was designed to be used either as a large or very small volume reservoir due to the small size of the dimples.

 
 


VP 530F-AL

     
 


The hydrophilic coated aluminum reagent reservoir conforms to SBS standard dimensions of 127.7 mm long 85.5 mm wide and with a 40 mm deep cavity and stands 51 mm tall.  No dimples in the bottom of the reservoir.

 
 


VP 530-FP-AL

     
 

The hydrophilic coated aluminum reagent reservoir conforms to standard outside SBS dimensions of 127.7 mm long, 85.5 mm wide and with a 40 mm deep cavity and stands 51 mm tall. No dimples in the bottom of the reservoir. Top lip is cut away to accommodate a standard Microplate lid. Inside dimensions are the same as a Nalge Nunc reservoir (121.8 mm long and 79.3 mm wide). 11 Peltier heat transfer grooves cut in the bottom. To be used with Polycarbonate Bubble Paddle Frame system (VP 750-ECON-6).

 

 


VP 530D-4AL

     
 


Hydrophilic coated aluminum reservoir 127.7mm long, 85.5mm wide with 19mm deep cavity and stands 32mm tall overall.  96 dimpled depressions.  Contains 4 large chambers (Columns 1-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12).

 
 
 


VP 531-AL

     
 


The VP 531-AL is a 384 reagent reservoir made with hydrophilic coated aluminum.  3.3 mm diameter dimpled depressions with rounded inside corners to dimples.

The reagent reservoir conforms to SBS standard dimensions of 127.7 mm long 85.5 mm wide and with a 25 mm deep cavity and stands 32 mm tall.

Hydrophilic coating prevents air bubbles being trapped in the dimples.
 
 
 


VP 531-ALL

     
 


The VP 531-ALL is a low profile 384 reagent reservoir made with hydrophilic coated aluminum.  3.3 mm diameter dimpled depressions with rounded inside corners to dimples.

The reagent reservoir conforms to SBS standard dimensions of 127.7 mm long 85.5 mm wide and with a 11.5 mm deep cavity and stands 15 mm tall.

Hydrophilic coating prevents air bubbles being trapped in the dimples.

 
 
 


VP 531-ALL-1

     
 


Low profile 384 reagent reservoir made with hydrophilic coated aluminum.  1.2 mm diameter dimpled depressions to hold 10 ul.  The reagent reservoir conforms to SBS standard dimensions of 127.7 mm long 85.5 mm wide and with a 11.5 mm deep cavity and stands 15 mm tall.

 
 


VP 531C-ALL-OPEN

     
 


The VP531C-ALL-OPEN is variation of the VP 531C with three exceptions, the center area does not have a bottom and holds no reagents, it is made with hydrophilic coated aluminum and the bottoms of the 16 control wells are not dimpled.   

With this reservoir you are able to just add control reagents to the assay plate.

The advantages of the coated aluminum are that it is possible to make the dividing walls much thinner (0.7 mm) out of aluminum than any of the plastics (1.3 mm).  This feature is important with wider pipet tips as the wide ones don't have enough clearance to straddle the plastic dividing walls when the tips are at the reservoir bottom.

 
 
 


VP 531G-AL

     
 


The VP 531G-AL is a variation of the VP 531G-PTFE 384 style reagent reservoir with 4 segments made from hydrophilic coated aluminum.  Each segmented chamber is dimpled in a 384 pattern and holds 60 ml.    We have also "dimpled" the bottom of the reservoir so the last dregs of an expensive reagent can be used. 

The reagent reservoir conforms to SBS standard dimensions of 127.7 mm long 85.5 mm wide and with a 19 mm deep cavity and stands 32 mm tall.  The advantages of the coated aluminum are that it is possible to make the dividing walls much thinner (0.7 mm) out of aluminum than any of the plastics (1.3 mm).  This feature is important with wider pipet tips as the wide ones don't have enough clearance to straddle the plastic dividing walls when the tips are at the reservoir bottom.

The second advantage is the hydrophilic coating which prevents droplet formation and causes the reagent to collect in the dimpled area.  We also facilitate this collection of reagent in the dimples by bringing the walls into the dimpled area and then rounding that corner to prevent loss of liquid in the corner.

Hydrophilic coating prevents air bubbles being trapped in the dimples.

 
 
 


VP 531J1-AL

     
 


The VP 531J1-AL reservoir at the right features a main reservoir with a capacity for 185 ml of reagent and a double column control reservoir  with the ability to hold 10 mls.  Again both sections are dimpled to minimize dead volume loss.

The reagent reservoir conforms to SBS standard dimensions of 127.7 mm long 85.5 mm wide and with a 25.4 mm deep cavity and stands 32 mm tall.  The reservoirs are constructed of hydrophilic coated aluminum. The dividing wall is 0.7 mm wide.

 
 
 


VP 531M-AL

     
 


The VP 531M-AL is a variation of the VP 531M 384 style reagent reservoir with 4 segments made from hydrophilic coated aluminum.  The two large sections are (1) A-P 2-13 and (2) A-P 14-24.  The two narrow sections are, (3) A-P 1, and (4) A-P 13. Each large segmented chamber is dimpled in a 384 pattern and holds 70 ml.    Each small segmented chamber is dimpled in a 384 pattern and holds 4.5 ml.  We have also "dimpled" the bottom of the reservoir so the last dregs of an expensive reagent can be used. 

The reagent reservoir conforms to SBS standard dimensions of 127.7 mm long 85.5 mm wide and with a 19 mm deep cavity and stands 32 mm tall.  The advantages of the coated aluminum are that it is possible to make the dividing walls much thinner (0.7 mm) out of aluminum than any of the plastics (1.3 mm).  This feature is important with wider pipet tips as the wide ones don't have enough clearance to straddle the plastic dividing walls.

The second advantage is the hydrophilic coating which prevents droplet formation and causes the reagent to collect in the dimpled area.  We also facilitate this collection of reagent in the dimples by bringing the walls into the dimpled area and then rounding that corner to prevent loss of liquid in the corner.

Hydrophilic coating prevents air bubbles being trapped in the dimples.

 
 
 


VP 531O-ALL

     
 


The VP 531O-ALL is a low profile variation of the VP 531M-AL 384 style reagent reservoir with 3 segments made from hydrophilic coated aluminum.  The two small control sections are Column 1 and column 2, each is capable of holding ~2.5 ml of reagent  The large section comprises the remaining 22 columns and will hold 85 ml of reagent.  The large chamber has 352 3.3 mm diameter dimples on 4.5 mm centers.   We have "dimpled" the bottom of the reservoir so the last dregs of an expensive reagent can be used. 

The outside dimensions of the reagent reservoir conforms to SBS standard dimensions of 127.7 mm long 85.5 mm wide and with a 12.5 mm deep cavity and stands 15 mm tall.  The advantages of the coated aluminum are that it is possible to make the dividing walls much thinner (0.7 mm) out of aluminum than any of the plastics (1.3 mm).  This feature is important with wider pipet tips as the wide ones don't have enough clearance to straddle the plastic dividing walls.

The second advantage is the hydrophilic coating which prevents droplet formation and causes the reagent to collect in the dimpled area.  We also facilitate this collection of reagent in the dimples by bringing the walls into the dimpled area and then rounding that corner to prevent loss of liquid in the corner.

Hydrophilic coating prevents air bubbles being trapped in the dimples.

 
 
 


VP 531Q-1AL

     
 


The VP 531Q-1AL is a 384 style reagent reservoir with eight small control sections made from hydrophilic coated aluminum.  The first control section is from A1 to H1, the second is from I 1 to P 1, the third from B 2 to H 2, the fourth from I 2 to P2 with a large control well from A3 to P22, the sixth is from A 23 to H 23, the seventh is from I 23 to P23, the eight is from A 24 to H 24 and the ninth from I 24 to P24 .  The bottom of each section is dimpled in a 384 pattern.  The main chamber holds -- ml.    Each control chamber is dimpled in a 384 pattern and holds -- ml.  By dimpling the bottom of the reservoir, the last dregs of an expensive reagent can be used. 

The reagent reservoir conforms to SBS standard dimensions of 127.7 mm long 85.5 mm wide and with a 19 mm deep cavity and stands 32 mm tall.  The advantages of the coated aluminum are that it is possible to make the dividing walls much thinner (0.7 mm) out of aluminum than any of the plastics (1.3 mm).  This feature is important with wider pipet tips as the wide ones don't have enough clearance to straddle the plastic dividing walls.

The second advantage is the hydrophilic coating which prevents droplet formation and causes the reagent to collect in the dimpled area.  We also facilitate this collection of reagent in the dimples by bringing the walls into the dimpled area and then rounding that corner to prevent loss of liquid in the corner.

A third advantage is that hydrophilic coating prevents air bubbles being trapped in the dimples.

 
 
 
 


VP 531Q-2AL

     
 


The VP 531Q-2AL is a 384 style reagent reservoir with four small control sections made from hydrophilic coated aluminum.  The first control section is from A1 to P1, the second is B 2 to P 2,  with a large control well from A3 to P22, the fourth is from A 23 to P 23, the fifth is from A 24 to P24.  The bottom of each section is dimpled in a 384 pattern.  The main chamber holds -- ml.    Each control chamber is dimpled in a 384 pattern and holds -- ml.  By dimpling the bottom of the reservoir, the last dregs of an expensive reagent can be used. 

The reagent reservoir conforms to SBS standard dimensions of 127.7 mm long 85.5 mm wide and with a 19 mm deep cavity and stands 32 mm tall.  The advantages of the coated aluminum are that it is possible to make the dividing walls much thinner (0.7 mm) out of aluminum than any of the plastics (1.3 mm).  This feature is important with wider pipet tips as the wide ones don't have enough clearance to straddle the plastic dividing walls.

The second advantage is the hydrophilic coating which prevents droplet formation and causes the reagent to collect in the dimpled area.  We also facilitate this collection of reagent in the dimples by bringing the walls into the dimpled area and then rounding that corner to prevent loss of liquid in the corner.

A third advantage is that hydrophilic coating prevents air bubbles being trapped in the dimples.

 
 
 


VP 531Q-3AL

     
 


The VP 531Q-3AL is a 384 style reagent reservoir with four small control sections and 2 large sections made from hydrophilic coated aluminum.  The first control section is from A1 to P1, the second is B 2 to P 2,  with a large control well from A3 to P12, the fourth is from A 13 to P 13, the fifth is from A 14 to P14 and the second large section is from A 15 to P24.   The bottom of each section is dimpled in a 384 pattern.  The main chamber holds -- ml.    Each control chamber is dimpled in a 384 pattern and holds -- ml.  By dimpling the bottom of the reservoir, the last dregs of an expensive reagent can be used. 

The reagent reservoir conforms to SBS standard dimensions of 127.7 mm long 85.5 mm wide and with a 19 mm deep cavity and stands 32 mm tall.  The advantages of the coated aluminum are that it is possible to make the dividing walls much thinner (0.7 mm) out of aluminum than any of the plastics (1.3 mm).  This feature is important with wider pipet tips as the wide ones don't have enough clearance to straddle the plastic dividing walls.

The second advantage is the hydrophilic coating which prevents droplet formation and causes the reagent to collect in the dimpled area.  We also facilitate this collection of reagent in the dimples by bringing the walls into the dimpled area and then rounding that corner to prevent loss of liquid in the corner.

A third advantage is that hydrophilic coating prevents air bubbles being trapped in the dimples.

 
 
 


VP 531Q-4AL

     
 


The VP 531Q-4AL is a 384 style reagent reservoir with eight small control sections and 2 large sections made from hydrophilic coated aluminum.  The first control section is from A1 to H1, the second is from I 1 to P 1, the third from B 2 to P11, the fourth from A 12 to H 12, the fifth from I 12 to P 12, the sixth from A 13 to H 13, the seventh from I 13 to P13, with a large control well from A14 to P23, the ninth is from A 24 to H 24, the tenth is from I 24 to P24.  The bottom of each section is dimpled in a 384 pattern.  The main chambers holds -- ml.    Each small control chamber is dimpled in a 384 pattern and holds -- ml.  By dimpling the bottom of the reservoir, the last dregs of an expensive reagent can be used. 

The reagent reservoir conforms to SBS standard dimensions of 127.7 mm long 85.5 mm wide and with a 19 mm deep cavity and stands 32 mm tall.  The advantages of the coated aluminum are that it is possible to make the dividing walls much thinner (0.7 mm) out of aluminum than any of the plastics (1.3 mm).  This feature is important with wider pipet tips as the wide ones don't have enough clearance to straddle the plastic dividing walls.

The second advantage is the hydrophilic coating which prevents droplet formation and causes the reagent to collect in the dimpled area.  We also facilitate this collection of reagent in the dimples by bringing the walls into the dimpled area and then rounding that corner to prevent loss of liquid in the corner.

A third advantage is that hydrophilic coating prevents air bubbles being trapped in the dimples.

 
 
 


VP 531Q-5AL

     
 


The VP 531Q-5AL is a 384 style reagent reservoir with two large control sections made from hydrophilic coated aluminum.  The first control section is from A1 to P12, the second is A 13 to P 24.  The bottom of each section is dimpled in a 384 pattern.  The main chamber holds -- ml.    Each control chamber is dimpled in a 384 pattern and holds -- ml.  By dimpling the bottom of the reservoir, the last dregs of an expensive reagent can be used. 

The reagent reservoir conforms to SBS standard dimensions of 127.7 mm long 85.5 mm wide and with a 19 mm deep cavity and stands 32 mm tall.  The advantages of the coated aluminum are that it is possible to make the dividing walls much thinner (0.7 mm) out of aluminum than any of the plastics (1.3 mm).  This feature is important with wider pipet tips as the wide ones don't have enough clearance to straddle the plastic dividing walls.

The second advantage is the hydrophilic coating which prevents droplet formation and causes the reagent to collect in the dimpled area.  We also facilitate this collection of reagent in the dimples by bringing the walls into the dimpled area and then rounding that corner to prevent loss of liquid in the corner.

A third advantage is that hydrophilic coating prevents air bubbles being trapped in the dimples.

 
 


VP 531Q-6AL

     
 


Hydrophilic coated aluminum reservoir 127.7mm long, 85.5mm wide with 19mm deep cavity and stands 32mm tall overall.  384 dimpled depressions.  Contains 4 large chambers (Columns 1-6, 7-12, 13-18, 19-24).

 
 


VP 531R-1AL

     
 


The VP 531R-1AL is a 384 style reagent reservoir with a single control section made from hydrophilic coated aluminum.  The control section is from I 23 to P 24.  The bottom of each section is dimpled in a 384 pattern.  The main chamber holds -- ml.    The control is dimpled in a 384 pattern and holds -- ml.  By dimpling the bottom of the reservoir, the last dregs of an expensive reagent can be used. 

The reagent reservoir conforms to SBS standard dimensions of 127.7 mm long 85.5 mm wide and with a 19 mm deep cavity and stands 32 mm tall.  The advantages of the coated aluminum are that it is possible to make the dividing walls much thinner (0.7 mm) out of aluminum than any of the plastics (1.3 mm).  This feature is important with wider pipet tips as the wide ones don't have enough clearance to straddle the dividing walls.

The second advantage is the hydrophilic coating which prevents droplet formation and causes the reagent to collect in the dimpled area.  We also facilitate this collection of reagent in the dimples by bringing the walls into the dimpled area and then rounding that corner to prevent loss of liquid in the corner.

A third advantage is that hydrophilic coating prevents air bubbles being trapped in the dimples.

The bottom of the reservoir has registration holes drilled in it so that it can be placed on a VP 744 Heater/Chiller block to control the temperature of the reagents.  Because the VP 744 registers to robotic deck tiles the reagent reservoir will also be registered to the robot's deck position.

 
 


VP 531R-2AL

     
 


The VP 531R-2AL is a 384 style reagent reservoir with two control sections made from hydrophilic coated aluminum.  The first control section is from I 23 to L 24, the second is from M 23 to P 24.  The bottom of each section is dimpled in a 384 pattern.  The main chamber holds -- ml.    Each control chamber is dimpled in a 384 pattern and holds -- ml.  By dimpling the bottom of the reservoir, the last dregs of an expensive reagent can be used. 

The reagent reservoir conforms to SBS standard dimensions of 127.7 mm long 85.5 mm wide and with a 19 mm deep cavity and stands 32 mm tall.  The advantages of the coated aluminum are that it is possible to make the dividing walls much thinner (0.7 mm) out of aluminum than any of the plastics (1.3 mm).  This feature is important with wider pipet tips as the wide ones don't have enough clearance to straddle the plastic dividing walls.

The second advantage is the hydrophilic coating which prevents droplet formation and causes the reagent to collect in the dimpled area.  We also facilitate this collection of reagent in the dimples by bringing the walls into the dimpled area and then rounding that corner to prevent loss of liquid in the corner.

A third advantage is that hydrophilic coating prevents air bubbles being trapped in the dimples.

The bottom of the reservoir has registration holes drilled in it so that it can be placed on a VP 744 Heater/Chiller block to control the temperature of the reagents.  Because the VP 744 registers to robotic deck tiles the reagent reservoir will also be registered to the robot's deck position.

 

 
 

VP 531S-AL
     
 


Maximum Reagent Reservoir at the right is made from hydrophilic coated aluminum.  It was designed to hold the maximum volume a precious reagent in the main reservoir (175ml) and also in the 16 control chambers.   The reservoir was also designed to fit on the deck of a Beckman FX robot using the standard Beckman plate holder and the longest Beckman pipet tips (reservoir depth = 23.4 mm).  We made the reservoir "oversized" on the top to increase the holding volume of the reagent chambers (4ml) and undercut the bottom so it would fit in the standard 127.7 mm by 85.5 mm SBS foot print plate holders on the FX .    Out side dimensions are 161 mm by 85.5 mm and 25.4 mm tall. The  bottom of the VP 531S-AL is not dimpled.  It can be used with both 96 and 384 pipet heads.

The advantages of the coated aluminum are that it is possible to make the dividing walls much thinner (0.7 mm) out of aluminum than any of the plastics (1.3 mm).  This feature is important with wider pipet tips as the wide ones don't have enough clearance to straddle the plastic dividing walls.

 

 
 


VP 531T-AL

     
 


Hydrophilic coated aluminum reservoir with 384 dimpled depressions and 6 control reservoirs.  Chamber depth = 2.54cm.  Dividing walls = 0.7mm thick.

 
 


VP 531U-AL

     
 


Hydrophilic Coated Aluminum reagent reservoir 10mm deep with a flat bottom.  5 chambers each separated by a 6mm wide wall. 
Chamber 1 is column 1 to 4 and rows 1 to 16,
Chamber 2 is column 1 to 4 and rows 17 to 32,
Chamber 3 is column 5 to 44 and rows 1 to 32,
Chamber 4 is column 45 to 48 and rows 1 to 16,
Chamber 5 is column 45 to 48 and rows 17 to 32 
 

Overall Specifications:
127.76mm long
65.48mm wide
15mm tall

 
 


VP 532-AL

     
 


The VP 532-AL is a 1536 reagent reservoir made with hydrophilic coated aluminum.  1.5 mm diameter dimpled depressions with rounded inside corners to dimples.

The reagent reservoir conforms to SBS standard dimensions of 127.7 mm long 85.5 mm wide and with a 5 mm deep cavity and stands 10 mm tall.

 

 
 


VP 532-ALA

     
 


The VP 532-ALA is a 1536 reagent reservoir made with hydrophilic coated aluminum.  1.5 mm diameter dimpled depressions with rounded inside corners to dimples and 8 control wells at each edge.

The reagent reservoir conforms to SBS standard dimensions of 127.7 mm long 85.5 mm wide and with a 5 mm deep cavity and stands 10 mm tall.

 

 

 


VP 532-ALB

     
 


The VP 532-ALB is a Reagent Reservoir With 1536 - 1.5mm Diameter Dimpled Depressions, Made With Hydrophilic Coated Aluminum, Reservoir Depth = 10mm, 127.76mm Long, 85.48mm Wide, 15mm Tall,  Inside reservoir dimensions are 74 mm by 110 mm. Rounded Inside Corners To Dimples, Four equal Control Wells in columns 1 and 2  through row 1 to 36 and the main body of the reservoir  columns 3 through 46 and rows 1 to36 and the right side columns 47 and 48 from row 1 to row 36. . Septum width = 0.5 mm.

 
 
     
 

  Reagent Reservoir for Deerac Fluidics Equator Series
     
 
VP 533-AL
     
 


The VP 533-AL is designed to be used with Deerac Fluidics liquid handlers.  Our special hydrophilic coating has the
advantage of preventing droplet formation and causes the reagent to collect in the "V" bottom.  With very precious reagents being conserved it doesn't take long for these reservoirs to pay for themselves.

 
 


  Reagent Reservoirs with Wave Damping Baffles

     
 


Our reagent reservoirs with baffles are used with robot systems that move the reservoir to a stationary pipetting head or pin tool such as the Apricot, Cybio, Matrix, and Tomtec.  The baffles are very effective in dampening wave action.  The volume of liquid in the reservoir can be maintained at maximum height without fear it will be spilled over the edge of the plate upon movement.

 

     
 


VP 540

     
 


The VP 540 is constructed of autoclaveable polypropylene to fit into the SBS standard foot print with dimensions of 127 mm long, 85 mm wide and 32 mm tall with a cavity 25 mm deep.  The reservoir will hold 215 ml of reagent.  The sides of reservoir have 13 notches on each side to locate 13 VP 540F wave dampening baffles.  Each baffle is constructed of autoclaveable epoxy composite G10 and has a semicircle machined in the bottom to allow fluid flow between the chambers.   Baffles must be ordered seperately. 

These reservoirs are also used in our wash and blot system for cleaning pin tools.

 
 
 


VP 540L

     
 


The VP 540L is constructed of autoclaveable polypropylene to fit into the SBS standard foot print with dimensions of 127 mm long, 85 mm wide and 32 mm tall with a cavity 25 mm deep.  The reservoir will hold 215 ml of wash fluid.  This reservoir was designed for applications on carousel robotic decks where rotational movement of the deck will set up a wave motion that will cause the reservoir contents to be "sloshed" out of the reservoir. The VP 540L has notches machined into the ends of the reservoir so the longer VP 540LF baffles can be placed parallel and thus prevent sloshing.

The VP 540LF Baffles are constructed using the autoclaveable epoxy composite G10.

 
 
 


VP 540PCB

     
 


The VP 540PCB is constructed of solvent resistant PTFE to fit into the Cybi Well Robot plate holders. The dimensions are 140 mm long, 102.3 mm wide and 32 mm tall with a cavity 26 mm deep.  The reservoir will hold 200 ml of reagent.  The VP 540PCB reservoir also is able to use the standard VP 540F baffles.  When the baffles are in place they dampen the wave action that occurs upon plate movement.  The baffles are constructed using the autoclaveable epoxy composite G10.

 
 
 


VP 542D

     
 


The VP 542D is constructed of autoclaveable polypropylene to fit into the SBS standard foot print with dimensions of 127 mm long, 85 mm wide and 15 mm tall with a cavity 12.5 mm deep.  The reservoir will hold 95 ml of reagent.  The VP 542D reservoir also has shorter (12 mm tall) G 10 baffles (VP 542F) strategically located to dampen wave action upon movement.  These baffles touch the bottom of the reservoir and have a half circle cut in them to allow fluids to drain from one section to another.
 

The VP 542D differs from the VP 542 in that it has 384 dimples in the bottom to help decrease the reagent dead volume.

 

 
 


VP 542M

     
 


The VP 542M is constructed of autoclaveable polypropylene to fit into the SBS standard foot print with dimensions of 127 mm long, 85 mm wide and 25 mm tall with a cavity 18 mm deep.  The reservoir will hold 95 ml of reagent.  The VP 542M reservoir also has 9.5 mm tall G 10 baffles (VP 542MF) strategically located to dampen wave action upon movement.  These baffles are recessed into the reservoir and do not touch the bottom of the reservoir.  This design allows pipets or pins to fit into the reservoir and still provide a high wall around the edge of the reservoir.  Also by placing the baffle above the bottom of the reservoir, eliminates the possibility of precious reagents being lost in puddles between the baffle and the reservoir bottom.  The VP 542M also has 384 dimples in the bottom to help decrease the reagent dead volume.

 
 
 


VP 542ML

     
 


VP 542ML black delrin lid with lip to cover VP 542M reservoir.  This lid is used to protect photosensitive reagents.  Overall dimensions are 132.8 mm by 90.5 mm by 5.6 mm thick at the edge.   The center portion of the lid is 2.9 mm thick with a 5.6 mm lip thickness, (2.7 mm lip overhang that captures the VP 542M reservoir).  This lid can be removed robotically and only weighs 45.5 grams.  

 
 
 


The photos to the right shows the VP 542ML used with VP 530-AL.

 
 
 
 
 
 


  Dual Chamber Reagent Reservoir

     
 


VP 541

     
 


The VP 541 is a dual chamber reservoir for 96 pipettors or 96 pin tools that is used to conserve deck space by placing 2 reservoirs in the same foot print.  For illustration purposes chamber 1 is filled with yellow dye and chamber 2 is filled with blue dye.  The dual chamber model is constructed of delrin and designed  to fit into the SBS standard foot print with dimensions of 127 mm long, 85 mm wide and 32 mm tall with two interdigitating chambers 25 mm deep.  Each chamber will hold 70 ml of reagent.  The interdigitation design (on 4.5 mm centers) of the dual chamber eliminates the need for wave dampening baffles.  This is important if the reagent reservoir is moved about the deck.   The reservoir is not autoclaveable. 

An outlet drain and fill version of the reservoir (VP 541T) is also available.  This facilitates filling and draining the dual reservoirs while on the work station between runs.

This dual reservoir design can also be used as a wash and blot reservoir in cleaning pin tools.

 
 


  Centrifuge Plate Holder With Reservoir For Filter Plates

     
 


VP 551

     
 


Many of today's Nucleic Acid Purification Kits use 96 well filter manifolds for the product capture, wash and elution steps. Many of these kits also recommend using a vacuum manifold to carry out these steps. The VP 551 was designed to carry out the filtration steps by using centrifugation instead of a vacuum manifold. Using a centrifuge not only allows you to avoid purchasing a costly vacuum manifold but it can also be a better option if cross contamination due to vacuum failure needs to be avoided.

 

FEATURES

  • Holds 277ml

  • Made from Aluminum with a clear hard anodized coat

  • Designed for the Qiagen Minelute Filter Plate

  • Plate Holder fits the Hermle Z300-Rotor 220.50 V06

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


  Custom Reagent Reservoirs

     
 


We have made many different custom reagent reservoirs.  The reservoir at the right was one we made  for a customer who wanted a compact reservoir with 11 rows and 10 columns, whose individual chambers would hold 1 ml of liquid, but had to be less than 10 mm in depth.  In order to accomplish this feat we created an interlocking design of 10 wells in the width of only 6 wells.  See the narrow part of the wells between the two arrows. 

If you have a similar challenging design or demanding requirements -  send them to us we enjoy solving these kind of problems.

 

 

 


  Disposable Trays

     
 

We also have disposable polypropylene reagent trays for your convenience.  Some of our disposable reagent trays are taller and some are shorter than our reusable reservoirs.  In cases where clearance issues are important, one may have advantages over the other.

     
 
 
96 dimples reagent reservoir, each VP 530
96 dimples reagent reservoir with 8 control wells of 1 position, each VP 530A
96 dimples reagent reservoir with 1 control well in column 1, each VP 530B
96 dimples reagent reservoir, 700 ml high capacity reservoir, each VP 530C
96 dimples reagent reservoir with thicker walls

VP 530D

384 dimples reagent reservoir, each VP 531
384 dimples reagent reservoir with 8 edge control wells of 4 positions, each VP 531A
384 dimples reagent reservoir with 8 center control wells of 4 positions  & 2 main reagent chambers, each VP 531B
384 dimples reagent reservoir with 2 sets of 8 edge control wells of 4 positions, each VP 531C
384 dimples reagent reservoir with 1 sets of 8 edge control wells of 4 positions and 1 set of center  control wells of 4 positions, each VP 531D
384 dimples reagent reservoir with 4 segments and 4 mini control wells, constructed with PTFE, each VP 531E-PTFE
384 dimples reagent reservoir with  4 mini control wells, constructed with PTFE, each VP 531F-PTFE
384 dimples reagent reservoir with 4 segments, constructed with PTFE, each VP 531G-PTFE
384 dimples reagent reservoir with 2 segments, constructed with Polypropylene, each VP 531J
384 dimples reagent reservoir with 16 mini control wells and 4 segments, constructed with Polypropylene, each VP 531K
384 dimples reagent reservoir, 450 ml high capacity reservoir, constructed with Polypropylene, each VP 531L
384 dimples reagent reservoir with 2 mini column control wells and 2 large segments, constructed with Polypropylene, each VP 531M
96 reagent reservoir made with hydrophilic coated aluminum, 40 mm deep cavity

VP 530-AL

384 reagent reservoir made with hydrophilic coated aluminum, 25 mm deep cavity

VP 531-AL

384 reagent reservoir made with hydrophilic coated aluminum, low profile, 11.5 mm deep cavity

VP 531-ALL

1536 reagent reservoir made with hydrophilic coated aluminum, 5 mm deep cavity

VP 532-AL

1536 reagent reservoir made with hydrophilic coated aluminum with 8 control wells, 5 mm deep cavity

VP 532-ALA

Flat bottom polypropylene reagent reservoir with 13 baffles for wave dampening,  VP 540F baffles to be ordered separately) VP 540

Autoclaveable polypropylene reagent reservoir designed for applications on carousel robotic decks (VP 540LF baffles to be ordered separately)

VP 540L

Flat bottom PTFE reagent reservoir with 13 baffles for wave dampening, (VP 540F baffles to be ordered separately) VP 540PCB
Dual chamber reagent reservoir for 96 pipettors or 96 pin tools VP 541
Low profile 384 dimpled bottom reagent reservoir with 13 VP 542F baffles for wave dampening, (VP 542F baffles to be ordered separately) VP 542D
 
         
         

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