Wands & Manifolds for Microplates

     
 


V&P produces a wide variety of wands and manifolds to aspirate or dispense sterile media, assay buffers and other liquids into standard or deep well  microplates.  We also make manifolds to evaporate liquids.   The wands and manifolds are constructed of rugged clear polycarbonate* or polypropylene (black or white) and stainless steel tubes.  The single bore wands are autoclaveable and come with either tapered or female luer ends.  For sterile dispensing in 96, 96 deep well, 384 and 1536 well microplates see our Dispensing Manifold page.   We also offer polypropylene wands (black) which are organic solvent resistant.  The photo to the right illustrates just a few of our total collection.  Please scroll down the page to see a description of our complete collection of single bore wands and manifolds.

 
 
 


The polycarbonate* manifolds are not autoclaveable and have  female luer connectors.   We also offer polypropylene manifolds (black) which are autoclaveable and resistant to organic solvents like DMSO.   The manifolds have been developed for 24, 48, 96 and 384 well microplates as well for Gen-Probe assay plates and vials. It is very easy to attach these manifolds to an aspiration line by simply cutting off the finger tangs of a 1 to 3 ml plastic syringe then slipping your vacuum line over the syringe barrel and connecting the female Luer on the manifold to the syringe nozzle.   We also make custom manifolds for aspirating deep well plates and micro-centrifuge tubes.

 
 
 


It is very easy to attach these manifolds to an aspiration line by simply cutting off the finger tangs of a 1 to 3 ml plastic syringe then slipping your vacuum line over the syringe barrel and connecting the female Luer on the manifold to the syringe nozzle as shown in the photo on the right.  Another solution is to use Male Luer Lok fittings to connect to the hose system.

 

 
 
 


We are now providing male Luer Lok fittings with 3 different sized hose barb connectors (5/32" - 4 mm, 3/16" - 4.75 mm and 1/4" - 6.25 mm) at no extra charge with each Luer Lok equipped  manifold and wand we sell.  We do everything we can to make it easy for our customers.


Click here for a list of published articles that cite using the products on this page.
 

 
 
 


VP 177AD

     
 


We make several different styles of dispensing manifolds for microplates.  The economy version shown on the right is compatible with 96 standard and 96 deep well microplates.  It is capable of dispensing sterile media.  Follow this link for more information about the VP 177AD system.

 
 
 

VP 178BJD

     
 


The VP 178BJD dispensing manifold shown on the right is mounted in the VP 179A jig for precise X, Y and Z location.   This system provides a simple and stable platform that is capable of filling 96, 96 deep well and 384 well microplates.  It is capable of dispensing sterile media.  Follow this link to the VP 178BJD for more information.

 
 
 

VP 195J

     
 


The VP 195J Multi-Spense dispensing manifold is shown on the right filling a 96 deep well microplate.  The plate is manually moved between the two dispensing wands. This system provides a simple and stable platform that is capable of filling 96, 96 deep well and 384 well microplates.  It is capable of dispensing sterile media.  Follow this link to the VP 195J for more information.

 
 
 

VP 178A

     
 


We make several different styles of aspirating manifolds for microplates.  The economy version shown on the right is compatible with 96 standard and 96 deep well microplates and is adjustable in the X axis only.  Follow this link for more information about the VP 178A system.

 
 
 

VP 177A

     
 


The Z adjustable economy version shown on the right is compatible with 96 standard and 96 deep well microplates and is adjustable in both Z and X axis.  Follow this link for more information about the VP 177A system.

 
 
 

VP 178BJ

     
 


The aspirating manifolds shown on the right are all designed to be  mounted in the VP 179A jig for precise and adjustable X, Y and Z location.   This system provides a simple and stable platform that is capable of aspirating 96, 96 deep well and 384 well microplates.  Follow this link to the VP 178BJ for more information.

 
 


  Center to Center spacing of needles

     
 


The center to center needle spacing of the wands and manifolds accommodate all, 96, 384 and 1536 microwell plates as these plates are built to the SBS standards of 9 mm, 4.5 mm and 2.25 mm center to center spacing.  Unfortunately the center to center well spacing on the 24 and 48 well microplates varies between manufactures.  Please check your plate's center to center spacing to make sure it is compatible with the 24 and 48 Manifolds' spacing we offer.

 
 
         

  6 Well Plates:

     
 

VP 193

     
         
 

3 channel manifold, 6 well plate format, 19 gauge needles, 49mm long, 39mm center to center spacing, polycarbonate barrel.

   
         


  20 Well Plates:

     
 
VP 182DP-1
     
 
5 channel manifold, 19 gauge needles,
65 mm long, 15 mm center to center spacing

CV Transfer Results from Product Report

  Non-Contact Dispense: CVs < 5%

 
 
 

 
  Technical Documents:
    Care for Polycarbonate Wands and Manifolds
 

 
VP 182DP
     
 
5 channel manifold, 19 gauge needles,
65 mm long, 15 mm center to center spacing
Polypropylene barrel

CV Transfer Results from Product Report

  Non-Contact Dispense: CVs < 5%

 
 
 

 
  Technical Documents:
    Care for Polyproplylene Manifolds
 


  24 Well Plates:

     
 
VP 182
     
 
6 channel manifold, 19 gauge needles,
19 mm long, 20 mm center to center spacing

CV Transfer Results from Product Report

  Non-Contact Dispense: CVs < 5%

 
 
 

 
  Technical Documents:
    Care for Polycarbonate Wands and Manifolds
 

 

VP 194

     
         
 

4-Channel Manifold, 24 well plate format, 19 gauge tubes, 49mm long, 26mm center to center spacing, polycarbonate barrel.

   
         



VP 182C

     
 
6 channel manifold, 19 gauge needles,
49 mm long, 20 mm center to center spacing for COSTAR 3524 plates

CV Transfer Results from Product Report

  Non-Contact Dispense: CVs < 5%

 
 
 

 
  Technical Documents:
    Care for Polycarbonate Wands and Manifolds
 



VP 182D

     
 
4 channel manifold, 19 gauge needles,
49 mm long, 20 mm center to center spacing for COSTAR 3524 plates

CV Transfer Results from Product Report

  Non-Contact Dispense: CVs < 5%

 
 
 

 
  Technical Documents:
    Care for Polycarbonate Wands and Manifolds
 



VP 182E

     
 
6 channel manifold with female luer,
19 gauge needles, 14 mm long, 20 mm center to center spacing

CV Transfer Results from Product Report

  Non-Contact Dispense: CVs < 5%

 
 
 

 
  Technical Documents:
    Care for Polycarbonate Wands and Manifolds
 



VP 182F

     
 
6 channel manifold, 19 gauge needles,
65 mm long, 20 mm center to center spacing

CV Transfer Results from Product Report

  Non-Contact Dispense: CVs < 5%

 
 
 

 
  Technical Documents:
    Care for Polycarbonate Wands and Manifolds
 


  48 Well Plates:

     
 


VP 181

     
 
6 channel manifold, 19 gauge needles,
19 mm long, 13.4 mm center to center spacing

CV Transfer Results from Product Report

  Non-Contact Dispense: CVs < 5%

 
 
 

 
  Technical Documents:
    Care for Polycarbonate Wands and Manifolds
 



VP 188

     
 
8 channel manifold with female luer, 19 gauge needles,
19 mm long, 13.4 mm center to center spacing

CV Transfer Results from Product Report

  Non-Contact Dispense: CVs < 5%

 
 
 

 
  Technical Documents:
    Care for Polycarbonate Wands and Manifolds
 



VP 188A

     
 
8 channel manifold with female luer,
19 gauge needles, 49 mm long,
13.1 mm center to center spacing, for COSTAR 3548 plates

CV Transfer Results from Product Report

  Non-Contact Dispense: CVs < 5%

 
 
 

 
  Technical Documents:
    Care for Polycarbonate Wands and Manifolds
 



VP 188B

     
 
8 channel manifold with female luer,
19 gauge needles, 32 mm long,
13.4 mm center to center spacing

CV Transfer Results from Product Report

  Non-Contact Dispense: CVs < 5%

 
 
 

 
  Technical Documents:
    Care for Polycarbonate Wands and Manifolds
 


  96 Well Plates:

     
 
VP 177
     
 
96 channel evaporation manifold with adjustable Z height,
19 gauge needles, 42 mm long, 9 mm center to center spacing
 
 
   
 


VP 177A

     
 
96 channel aspiration manifold with adjustable Z height,
19 gauge needles, 42 mm long, 9 mm center to center spacing
 
 
   
 


VP 177AD

     
 
96 channel dispense manifold with adjustable Z height,
19 gauge needles, 42 mm long, 9 mm center to center spacing
 
 
   
 


VP 178A

     
 
96 channel aspiration manifold with fixed Z height,
19 gauge needles, 42 mm long, 9 mm center to center spacing
 
 
   
 


VP 178BJ

     
 
96 channel aspiration manifold jig compatible,
20 gauge needles, 14 mm long, 9 mm center to center spacing
 
 
   
 
VP 178BJD
     
 
96 channel dispense manifold jig compatible,
20 gauge needles, 14 mm long, 9 mm center to center spacing
 
 
   
 
VP 178D
     
 
96 angled channel aspiration manifold with fixed Z height,
19 gauge needles, 12.6 mm long, 9 mm center to center spacing
 
 
   
 
VP 178J
     
 
96 channel aspiration manifold jig compatible,
19 gauge needles, 42 mm long, 9 mm center to center spacing
 
 
   
 
VP 178JD
     
 
96 channel dispense manifold jig compatible,
19 gauge needles, 42 mm long, 9 mm center to center spacing
 
 
   
 
VP 178EJ
     
 
96 angled channel aspiration manifold jig compatible,
19 gauge needles, 12.6 mm long, 9 mm center to center spacing
 
 
   



VP 180

     
 
8 channel manifold with female luer,
19 gauge needles, 14 mm long, 9 mm center to center spacing

CV Transfer Results from Product Report

  Non-Contact Dispense: CVs < 5%

 
 
 

 
  Technical Documents:
    Product Report
    Care for Polycarbonate Wands and Manifolds
 

 

**NEW**
VP 180A
     
 
8 channel manifold with female luer,
19 gauge needles, 30 mm long, 9 mm center to center spacing
used in BD Cytometric Bead Array assay

CV Transfer Results from Product Report

  Non-Contact Dispense: CVs < 5%

 
 
 

 
  Technical Documents:
    Care for Polycarbonate Wands and Manifolds
 

 

**NEW**
VP 180B
     
 
8 channel manifold with female luer,
19 gauge needles, 63.5 mm long, 9 mm center to center spacing

CV Transfer Results from Product Report

  Non-Contact Dispense: CVs < 5%


 

 
 
 

 
  Technical Documents:
    Care for Polycarbonate Wands and Manifolds
 



VP 180I
     
 
8 channel wand,
19 gauge needles, 7 mm long, 9 mm center to center spacing

CV Transfer Results from Product Report

  Non-Contact Dispense: CVs < 5%

 
 
 

 
  Technical Documents:
    Care for Polycarbonate Manifolds
 



VP 183
     
 
4 channel wand,
20 gauge needles, 14 mm long, 9 mm center to center spacing

CV Transfer Results from Product Report

  Non-Contact Dispense: CVs < 5%

 
 
 

 
  Technical Documents:
    Care for Polycarbonate Wands and Manifolds
 



VP 184

     
 
8 channel wand,
20 gauge needles, 14 mm long, 9 mm center to center spacing

CV Transfer Results from Product Report

  Non-Contact Dispense: CVs < 5%

 
 
 

 
  Technical Documents:
    Product Report
    Care for Polycarbonate Wands and Manifolds
 


VP 185-1

     
 
12 channel wand,
20 gauge needles, 14 mm long, 9 mm center to center spacing

CV Transfer Results from Product Report

  Non-Contact Dispense: CVs < 5%

 

 
 
 

 
  Technical Documents:
    Care for Polycarbonate Wands and Manifolds
 


VP 185L-1

     
 
12 channel wand with female luer,
21 gauge needles, 11 mm long, 9 mm center to center spacing
for use on the Multi-Spense system.

CV Transfer Results from Product Report

  Non-Contact Dispense: CVs < 5%

 
 
 

 
  Technical Documents:
    Care for Polycarbonate Wands and Manifolds
 



 **NEW**
VP 185LA

     
 


12 channel wand with female luer,
20 gauge needles, 11 mm long, 9 mm center to center spacing
overall wand length =  130 mm (short version)

This wand was designed to fit into the smallest possible space unlike the
VP 185-1  and VP 185L shown above, this wand has an overall wand length of only  130 mm.

CV Transfer Results from Product Report

  Non-Contact Dispense: CVs < 5%

 
 
 

 
  Technical Documents:
    Care for Polycarbonate Wands and Manifolds
 

 



**NEW**
VP 185BP

     
 
12 channel wand for aspirating organic solvents from Deep Well Microplates,
Polypropylene barrel  19 gauge needles, 46 mm long, 9 mm center to center spacing
*** Solvent resistant

CV Transfer Results from Product Report

  Non-Contact Dispense: CVs < 5%

 
 
 

 
  Technical Documents:
    Care for Polyproplylene Manifolds
 



VP 187

     
 
12 channel manifold with female luer,
19 gauge needles, 14 mm long, 9 mm center to center spacing

CV Transfer Results from Product Report

  Non-Contact Dispense: CVs < 5%

 
 
 

 
  Technical Documents:
    Care for Polycarbonate Wands and Manifolds
 

 



VP 187A

     
 
12 channel manifold for deep well plates with female luer,
19 gauge needles, 35 mm long, 9 mm center to center spacing

CV Transfer Results from Product Report

  Non-Contact Dispense: CVs < 5%

 
 
 

 
  Technical Documents:
    Care for Polycarbonate Wands and Manifolds
 

 



VP 187B

     
 
12 channel manifold for deep well plates with female luer,
19 gauge needles, 44 mm long, 9 mm center to center spacing

CV Transfer Results from Product Report

  Non-Contact Dispense: CVs < 5%

 
 
 

 
  Technical Documents:
    Care for Polycarbonate Wands and Manifolds
 

 



**NEW**
VP 187BP

     
 
1
2 channel manifold for deep well plates with female luer,
19 gauge needles, 30 mm long, 9 mm center to center spacing
*** Solvent resistant

CV Transfer Results from Product Report

  Non-Contact Dispense: CVs < 5%

 
 
 

 
  Technical Documents:
    Care for Polyproplylene Manifolds
 

 



VP
187C

     
 
12 channel manifold for deep well plates with female luer,
19 gauge needles, 49 mm long, 9 mm center to center spacing

CV Transfer Results from Product Report

  Non-Contact Dispense: CVs < 5%

 
 
 

 
  Technical Documents:
    Care for Polycarbonate Wands and Manifolds
 

 


**NEW**
VP 187D

     
 
12 channel manifold for aspirating supernatants from round bottom plates,
19 gauge needles, 7 mm long, 9 mm center to center spacing
Used in the BD Biosciences Cytokine Flow Cytometry of PBMCs Protocol.

CV Transfer Results from Product Report

  Non-Contact Dispense: CVs < 5%

 
 
 

 
  Technical Documents:
    Care for Polycarbonate Wands and Manifolds
 



  384 Well Plates:

     
 


VP 179BJ

     
 


384 channel aspiration manifold, jig compatible,
23 gauge needles,  13 mm long, 4.5 mm center to center spacing

 
 
   
 
VP 179BJD
     
 


384 channel dispense manifold, jig compatible,
23gauge needles, 13 mm long, 4.5 mm center to center spacing

 
 
   
 


VP 179CJ

     
 
384 channel aspiration manifold, jig compatible,
20 gauge needles, 13 mm long, 4.5 mm center to center spacing
 
 
 

VP 186L-1
     
 
24 channel wand with female luer,
21 gauge needles, 11 mm long, 4.5 mm center to center spacing
for use on the Multi-Spense system

CV Transfer Results from Product Report

  Non-Contact Dispense: CVs < 5%

 

 
 
 

 
  Technical Documents:
    Care for Polycarbonate Wands and Manifolds
 

 



**NEW** 
VP 186LP

     
 
24 channel polypropylene wand with female luer,
21 gauge needles, 11 mm long, 4.5 mm center to center spacing
for use on the Multi-Spense system

CV Transfer Results from Product Report

  Non-Contact Dispense: CVs < 5%

 
 
 

 
  Technical Documents:
    Care for Polyproplylene Manifolds
 



VP 189L
     
 
16 channel wand with female luer,
21 gauge needles, 11 mm long, 4.5 mm center to center spacing

CV Transfer Results from Product Report

  Non-Contact Dispense: CVs < 5%

 
 
 

 
  Technical Documents:
    Product Report
    Care for Polycarbonate Wands and Manifolds
 

 



VP 189LP

     
 


16 channel manifold for dispensing or aspirating organic solvents (DMSO) to or from 384 Well Microplates, with a 17.18 mm O.D. Polypropylene barrel and 19 gauge tubes 11 mm long.  4.5 mm center to center spacing

CV Transfer Results from Product Report

  Non-Contact Dispense: CVs < 5%

 
 
 

 
  Technical Documents:
    Care for Polyproplylene Manifolds
 



VP 189M

     
 


16 channel manifold with female luer,
20 gauge needles, 14 mm long, 4.5 mm center to center spacing

Also included with each of our female Luer Lok  manifolds and wands are 3 male Luer Loks each with different diameter hose barb.  The photo on the right illustrates how easy it is to attach our manifolds and wands to tubing of various diameters.

CV Transfer Results from Product Report

  Non-Contact Dispense: CVs < 5%

 
 
 

 
  Technical Documents:
    Product Report
    Care for Polycarbonate Wands and Manifolds
 



  1536 Well Plates:

     


VP 191L

     
 


48 channel wand with female luer, 23 gauge needles, 11 mm long, 2.25 mm center to center spacing for use on the Multi-Spense system

CV Transfer Results from Product Report

  Non-Contact Dispense: CVs < 5%

 
 
 

 
  Technical Documents:
    Care for Polycarbonate Wands and Manifolds
 



VP 190P

     
 


32 channel wand for aspirating DMSO from 1,536 well Microplates.  32 needles on 2.25 mm centers with a 17.18 mm O.D.  polypropylene barrel.  23 gauge stainless steel needles 7 mm long.

Organic solvent resistant

CV Transfer Results from Product Report

  Non-Contact Dispense: CVs < 5%

 
 
 

 
  Technical Documents:
    Care for Polyproplylene Manifolds
 

 

   Test Tube Racks:

     


***NEW***

VP 175A  -  Gen-Probe Rack Dispensing Manifold

     
 


10 channel manifold, 19 gauge needles, 9 mm long, on 14 mm centers to dispense liquid to Gen-Probe Racks.

CV Transfer Results from Product Report

  Non-Contact Dispense: CVs < 5%

 
 
 

 
  Technical Documents:
    Care for Polycarbonate Wands and Manifolds
 



***NEW***

VP 175D - Gen-Probe Rack Dispensing Manifold

     
 
8 channel manifold, 16 gauge (Thin Wall - O.D. = 1.65 mm, I.D. = 1.35 mm)
9.6 mm long on
20mm center to center spacing. Channels placed on 4 degree angle to dispense liquid to Gen-Probe Racks.

CV Transfer Results from Product Report

  Non-Contact Dispense: CVs < 5%

 
 
 

 
  Technical Documents:
    Care for Polycarbonate Wands and Manifolds
 

 

  Aspiration Manifolds For Deep Well Microplates

     
 


VP 187A

 
 
 


12 channel, 19 gauge, 9 mm center to center spacing manifold was designed to aspirate supernatants from different manufactured deep well plates after centrifugation.  The 35 mm long channels reach nearly to the bottom of most deep well plates and are perfect for aspirating supernatants.

CV Transfer Results from Product Report

  Non-Contact Dispense: CVs < 5%

   
 


VP 187B

   
 


12 channel, 19 gauge, 9 mm center to center spacing manifold was designed to aspirate supernatants from different manufactured deep well plates after centrifugation.  The 44 mm long channels reach the bottom of most deep well plates and are perfect for aspirating supernatants. 
9 mm
center to center spacing

CV Transfer Results from Product Report

  Non-Contact Dispense: CVs < 5%

   
 


VP 187C

   
 


12 channel, 19 gauge, 9 mm center to center spacing manifold was designed to aspirate supernatants from deep well plates after centrifugation.  The 49 mm long channels will reach the bottom of most deep well plates.  If it doesn't, we will make a longer one for you.  We can also make a manifold whose channels do not reach the bottom and therefore do not disturb a centrifuged pellet during aspiration.

   
 



The VP 187A, VP 187B and VP 187C may also be used with our adjustable slider VP 187S to vary the length of the stainless steel tubes and provided a manifold of the exact length for your application

CV Transfer Results from Product Report

  Non-Contact Dispense: CVs < 5%
 

   
 

 
  Technical Documents:
    Care for Polycarbonate Wands and Manifolds
 



  Aspiration Manifold for standard round bottom microplates

 
 


VP 187D

     
 


12 channel, 19 gauge manifold, 9 mm center to center spacing with channels 7 mm long was designed to aspirate supernatants after the centrifugation of cells to the bottom of the wells.  This aspiration manifold is used in the BD Biosciences Cytokine Flow Cytometry of PBMCs Protocol.

CV Transfer Results from Product Report

  Non-Contact Dispense: CVs < 5%

 
 
 

 
  Technical Documents:
    Care for Polycarbonate Wands and Manifolds
 



  Aspiration Manifold and adjustable slider for deep well microplates

 
 


VP 180A

     
 


8 channel, 19 gauge, 30 mm long, 9 mm center to center spacing manifold  was designed to aspirate supernatants from deep well plates after centrifugation without disturbing the pellet.  The 30 mm long channels will not reach the bottom of many deep well plates thereby preventing accidental aspiration of the pellet. If it doesn't, we will make a longer or shorter one for your unique application.  This manifold is recommended and used in BD Cytometric Bead Array assay

CV Transfer Results from Product Report

  Non-Contact Dispense: CVs < 5%

 
 
 

 
  Technical Documents:
    Care for Polycarbonate Wands and Manifolds
 

 



VP 180B

     
 


8 channel, 19 gauge, 63.5 mm long, 9 mm center to center spacing manifold  was designed to aspirate from Innovative Microplate's super deep well plates.  The 63.5 mm long channels will reach the bottom of the wells and will work on both the 96 and 48 well microplates.  If your application is to remove supernatant  after centrifugation without disturbing the pellet we show you how to make your own shim for the manifold to keep the channels from going into the pellet - see photo below.

The VP 180A and  VP 180B may also be used with our adjustable slider
VP 180S to vary the length of the stainless steel tubes and provided a manifold of the exact length for your application

CV Transfer Results from Product Report

  Non-Contact Dispense: CVs < 5%

 

 
 

 
  Technical Documents:
    Care for Polycarbonate Wands and Manifolds
 

 


VP 180S and VP 187S

     
 


The VP 180S
and the VP 187S are adjustable sliders that allow you to easily adjust the length of the tubing that goes into the well.  They are far superior and more  flexible then using the shim system described above. Two nylon set screws on each slider allow you to move the slider to any height on the tubes and then lock it into position.

Many of our customers came to us requesting manifolds with different tubing lengths so they could aspirate the wells of microplates without disturbing the pellets of centrifuged cells or other material.  As you can see from all the manifolds we sell this was a rapidly growing business, but we would hear complaints that they were too long or too short even though we made them to the customer's specifications.  We felt an adjustable slider system would solve this problem and would be a better way to meet this growing demand. The VP 180S and VP 187S give the bench scientists virtually infinite adjustability that can be done in your lab to meet your changing applications.  They are designed for 8 and 12 channel manifolds or wands respectively.

The VP 180S and VP 187S are 9 mm tall so when placed on a manifold or wand they will shorten the apparent length of the tubes by 9 mm, so keep this in mind when selecting a manifold or wand.  It is best to use these adjustable sliders with the longest tubes for the greatest range of adjustable lengths.    The best choices are the eight tube VP 180B with 65 mm long tubes (adjustable between 56 and 0 mm) and the twelve tube VP 187BP-60 with 60 long tubes (adjustable between 51 and 0 mm).

 

 


 


  ***NEW***
  Organic Solvent Resistant Manifolds and Wands

     
 


VP 180P and VP 180PB

     
 


VP 180P
- 8 channel manifold for dispensing or aspirating organic solvents (DMSO) to or from 96 Well Microplates, with a 17.18 mm O.D. Polypropylene barrel  and 19 gauge tubes, 14 mm long, and 9 mm center to center spacing. 

The VP 180PB is the same format but the tubing is 61 mm long and is used with the VP 180S adjustable slides to make the aspiration tubes what ever length you want them to be. You no longer have to worry about accidentally aspirating your precious pellet.   *** Solvent resistant

These new designs were made possible by the machinists at V&P finding a new way to attach a threaded female Luer fitting to the middle of the polypropylene barrel.  Thus opening the way for a new line of polypropylene manifold style aspirators and dispensers. 

***This manifold style is also autoclaveable***

CV Transfer Results from Product Report

  Non-Contact Dispense: CVs < 5%

 

 
 

 
  Technical Documents:
    Care for Polyproplylene Manifolds
 

 



VP 180PA and VP 180PB

     
 


The VP 180PA is the same format as the VP 180P but the tubing is 30 mm long, 9 mm center to center spacing for aspirating deep well microplates.

The VP 180PB is the same format but the tubing is 61 mm long and is used with the VP 180S adjustable slides to make the aspiration tubes what ever length you want them to be. You no longer have to worry about accidentally aspirating your precious pellet.

CV Transfer Results from Product Report

  Non-Contact Dispense: CVs < 5%

 



 

 
  Technical Documents:
    Care for Polyproplylene Manifolds
 

 
VP 182DP
     
 
5 channel manifold, 19 gauge needles,
65 mm long, 15 mm center to center spacing
Polypropylene barrel

CV Transfer Results from Product Report

  Non-Contact Dispense: CVs < 5%

 
 
 

 
  Technical Documents:
    Care for Polyproplylene Manifolds
 

 



VP 185BP

     
 
12 channel wand for dispensing or aspirating organic solvents (DMSO) to or from Deep Well Microplates, with a 17.18 mm O.D. Polypropylene barrel  19 gauge needles, 46 mm long, 9 mm center to center spacing  *Solvent resistant*

CV Transfer Results from Product Report

  Non-Contact Dispense: CVs < 5%

 
 

 
  Technical Documents:
    Care for Polyproplylene Manifolds
 

 



VP 187BP

     
 
12 channel manifold for dispensing or aspirating organic solvents (DMSO) to or from 96 Well Microplates, with a 17.18 mm O.D. Polypropylene barrel  and 19 gauge tubes 30 mm long, 9 mm center to center spacing.

CV Transfer Results from Product Report

  Non-Contact Dispense: CVs < 5%

 
 

 
  Technical Documents:
    Care for Polyproplylene Manifolds
 

 



VP 187BP-60

     
 
12 channel manifold for dispensing or aspirating organic solvents (DMSO) to or from 96 Well Microplates, with a 17.18 mm O.D. Polypropylene barrel and 19 gauge tubes 60 mm long, 9 mm center to center spacing. 

CV Transfer Results from Product Report

  Non-Contact Dispense: CVs < 5%

 
 

 
  Technical Documents:
    Care for Polyproplylene Manifolds
 

 



VP 186LP

     
 


24 channel wand for dispensing or aspirating organic solvents (DMSO) to or from 384 well microplates, with a 17.18 mm O.D. Polypropylene barrel, 21 gauge needles, 11 mm long, 4.5 mm center to center spacing with two locating pins for use on the Multi-Spense system *Solvent resistant*

CV Transfer Results from Product Report

  Non-Contact Dispense: CVs < 5%

 
 

 
  Technical Documents:
    Care for Polyproplylene Manifolds
 

 



VP 189LP

     
 


16 channel manifold for dispensing or aspirating organic solvents (DMSO) to or from 384 Well Microplates, with a 17.18 mm O.D. Polypropylene barrel and 19 gauge tubes 11 mm long, 4.5 mm center to center spacing.

CV Transfer Results from Product Report

  Non-Contact Dispense: CVs < 5%

 
 
 

 
  Technical Documents:
    Care for Polyproplylene Manifolds
 

 



VP 190P

     
 


Organic solvent resistant wand for dispensing or aspirating DMSO to or from 1,536 well Microplates.  32 needles on 2.25 mm centers with a  17.18 mm O.D.  polypropylene barrel.  23 gauge stainless steel needles 7 mm long.

CV Transfer Results from Product Report

  Non-Contact Dispense: CVs < 5%
 

 
 

 
  Technical Documents:
    Care for Polyproplylene Manifolds
 


  96 Deep Well Microplate Washing Manifold

     
 


VP 178 & VP 178B

     
 


The price of deep well microplates has many laboratories washing and reusing the microplates over and over.  One of our customers asked us to make a washing manifold that could be used in the final deionized water rinse.  These manifolds are resistant to acids, bases and organic solvents as they are made with a rugged polypropylene body, stainless steel guide pins and stainless steel tubing.  The guide pins form a cage and guide the microplate over the tubes so the alignment of the plates with the tubes is a snap.  This manifold has also been modified to be used for aspirating (VP 177A)  (VP 178A)  and dispensing (VP 177AD)  (VP 178JD) (VP 178BJD)

 

 
 
 
 




 
 


One of our customers asked us to make a washing manifold that could be used to remove unbound reagents from a monolayer of cells grown on two different microplates each with a different well depth.  Our solution was to modify a VP 178 using shorter alignment pins and shorter tubing.   The result is the VP 178B.   By using washers of different thicknesses the height difference between the two plates is easily accommodated.    These manifolds are resistant to acids, bases and organic solvents as they are made with a rugged polypropylene body, stainless steel guide pins and stainless steel tubing.  The guide pins form a cage and guide the microplate over the tubes so the alignment of the plates with the tubes is a snap. 

This manifold has also been modified to be used for aspirating (VP 178D)  and dispensing (VP 178BJD)

 

 
 
96 Tube Washing Manifold, tube length 45 mm, OD = 1.06 mm, ID = 0.66 mm, 19 gauge, 9 mm center to center spacing VP 178
96 Tube Washing Manifold, tube length 7 mm, OD = 1.06 mm, ID = 0.66 mm, 19 gauge, 9 mm center to center spacing VP 178B
     


  Custom Mixing Manifolds

     
 


The custom manifold on the right was made for a customer who wanted a miniature mixing chamber with multiple channels and the capability to flush it out.   A principle concern was to minimize dead volume loss of precious reagents.  Note that the two end tubes (flush and drain) have an ID of 0.89 mm while the precious reagent tubes have an ID of only 0.25 mm.  All the tubes are connected by a common micro-groove in the polycarbonate base. 

Just one illustration of the ingenuity of our machinists.

 
 


  Liquid Dispensing:

     
 


VP 121

     
 


Cornwall Repeating Syringe, designed for transfer of measured repeat doses up to 5 ml. Complete with Cornwall Luer-Lok syringe, metal pipetting holder, filling outfit, including automatic valve, metal sinker and 20" of rubber tubing.

 

 

 
 


VP 121-1

     
 


The VP 121-1 is a new, low cost repeating syringe. With a dispense volume of up to 10mL, you can fill plates accurately and with ease.

 

 

 



  Wands and Manifolds Chemical Resistance Compatibility

 
 


Made of Polycarbonate

     
 


Polycarbonate is not compatible with organic solvents such as DMSO and alcohols.  These solvents especially in combination with UV light cause the polycarbonate to develop small cracks.

A table of polycarbonate chemical resistance is found at this link.

Courtesy of
http://k-mac-plastics.net/data%20sheets/polycarbonate_chemical_resistance.htm

Wands can be autoclaved to sterilize them, manifolds and wands can be chemically sterilized by flushing with 10% bleach, then rinsed well with sterile distilled water.

 
 


Made of Polypropylene

 
 


Polypropylene is autoclaveable or can be sterilized with a 10% bleach solution.  Polypropylene is compatible with organic solvents such as DMSO and alcohols and can be safely used to aspirate or dispense organic solvents.

A table of polypropylene's chemical resistance is found at this link.

 



  Needle/Tube Gauge Chart

 
   

NEEDLE/TUBE GAUGE CHART

GAUGE OD ID
14 gauge 0.081" (2.06 mm) 0.063" (1.6 mm)
16 gauge Thin Wall 0.065" (1.65 mm) 0.053" (1.35 mm)
19 gauge 0.042" (1.07 mm) 0.027" (0.69 mm)
20 gauge 0.0355" (0.90 mm) 0.0235" (0.60 mm)
21 gauge 0.032" (0.81 mm) 0.020" (0.51 mm)
22 gauge 0.028" (0.71 mm) 0.015" (0.39 mm)
23 gauge 0.025" (0.64 mm) 0.013" (0.33 mm)
 



  Legend of Wands and Manifolds

     
 


20 Well Block

Part # Type # of Channels Needle Gauge Needle Length Description
VP 176 evaporation manifold 20 19 38 mm 20 tube gas evaporation manifold
VP 182D manifold 5 19 65 mm 5 channel manifold
VP 182DP manifold 5 19 65 mm 5 channel polypropylene manifold


24 Well Plates

Part # Type # of Channels Needle Gauge Needle Length Needle Spacing (center to center) Description
VP 182 manifold 6 19 19 mm 20 mm 6 channel manifold
VP 182C manifold 6 19 49 mm 20 mm 6 channel manifold for COSTAR 3524 plates

 
48 Well Plates

Part # Type # of Channels Needle Gauge Needle Length Needle Spacing (center to center) Description
VP 181 manifold 6 19 19 mm 13.4 mm 6 channel manifold
VP 188 manifold 8 19 19 mm 13.4 mm 8 channel manifold with female luer with female luer
VP 188A manifold 8 19 49 mm 13.1 mm 8 channel manifold with female luer for COSTAR 3548 plates
VP 188B manifold 8 19 32 mm 13.4 mm 8 channel manifold with female luer with female luer

 
96 Well Plates

Part #

Type

# of Channels

Needle Gauge

Needle Length

Description
VP 177 evaporation manifold 96 19 42 mm 96 channel evaporation manifold with
adjustable Z height
VP 177A aspiration manifold 96 19 42 mm 96 channel aspiration manifold with
adjustable Z height
VP 177AD dispense manifold 96 19 42 mm 96 channel dispense manifold with
adjustable Z height
VP 178A aspiration manifold 96 19 42 mm 96 channel aspiration manifold with
fixed Z height
VP 178BJ aspiration manifold 96 20 13 mm 96 channel aspiration manifold jig compatible
VP 178BJD dispense manifold 96 20 13 mm 96 channel dispense manifold jig compatible
VP 178D aspiration manifold 96 19 12.6 mm 96 angled channel aspiration manifold with
fixed Z height
VP 178J aspiration manifold 96 19 42 mm 96 channel aspiration manifold jig compatible
VP 178JD dispense manifold 96 19 42 mm 96 channel dispense manifold jig compatible
VP 178EJ aspiration manifold 96 19 12.6 mm 96 angled channel aspiration manifold jig compatible
VP 180 manifold 8 19 14 mm 8 channel manifold with female luer
VP 180A manifold 8 19 30 mm 8 channel manifold with female luer,
used in BD Cytometric Bead Array assay
VP 180B manifold 8 19 63.5 mm 8 channel manifold with female luer
VP 180I manifold 8 19 7 mm 8 channel manifold with female luer
VP 180P manifold 8 19 14 mm 8 channel polypropylene manifold with female luer
VP 180PA manifold 8 19 30 mm 8 channel polypropylene manifold with female luer
VP 180PB manifold 8 19 61 mm 8 channel polypropylene manifold with female luer
VP 183 wand 4 20 14 mm 4 channel wand
VP 184 wand 8 20 14 mm 8 channel wand
VP 185-1 wand 12 20 14 mm 12 channel wand
VP 185L wand 12 21 11 mm 12 channel wand with female luer,
for use on the Multi-Multi-Multi-Spense system.
VP 185LA wand 12 20 11 mm 12 channel wand with female luer,
overall wand length =  130 mm (short version)
VP 185BP wand 12 19 46 mm 12 channel wand for aspirating organic solvents from Deep Well Microplates,
Polypropylene barrel  *** Solvent resistant
VP 187 manifold 12 19 14 mm 12 channel manifold with female luer
VP 187A manifold 12 19 35 mm 12 channel manifold for deep well plates with female luer
VP 187B manifold 12 19 44 mm 12 channel manifold for deep well plates with female luer
VP 187BP manifold 12 19 30 mm 12 channel manifold for deep well plates with female luer  *** Solvent resistant
VP 187BP-60 manifold 12 19 60 mm 12 channel manifold for deep well plates with female luer  *** Solvent resistant
VP 187C manifold 12 19 49 mm 12 channel manifold for deep well plates with female luer
VP 187D manifold 12 19 7 mm 12 channel manifold for aspirating supernatants from round bottom plates,
Used in the BD Biosciences Cytokine Flow Cytometry of PBMCs Protocol.
 

384 Well Plates

Part # Type # of Channels

Needle Gauge

Needle Length

Description
VP 179BJ aspiration manifold 384 23 13 mm 384 channel aspiration manifold, jig compatible
VP 179BJD dispense manifold 384 23 13 mm 384 channel dispense manifold, jig compatible
VP 179CJ aspiration manifold 384 20 13 mm 384 channel aspiration manifold, jig compatible
VP 186L wand 24 21 11 mm 24 channel wand with female luer,
for use on the Multi-Spense system
VP 186LP wand 24 21 11 mm 24 channel polypropylene wand with female luer, for use on the Multi-Spense system
***Organic solvent resistant
VP 189L wand 16 21 11 mm 16 channel wand with female luer
VP 189LP manifold 16 19 11 mm 16 channel polypropylene barrel, 19 gauge tubes, 11 mm long, 4.5 mm center to center spacing
***Organic solvent resistant
VP 189M manifold 16 20 13 mm 16 channel manifold with female luer,
20 gauge needles, 13 mm long
 

1536 Well Plates

Part # Type # of Channels

Needle Gauge

Needle Length

Description
VP 191L wand 48 23 11 mm 48 channel wand with female luer, for use on the Multi-Spense system
VP 190P wand 32 23 7 mm 32 channel wand for aspirating DMSO from 1,536 well Microplates. 
32 needles on 2.25 mm centers with a 17.18 mm O.D.  polypropylene barrel. 
23 gauge stainless steel needles 7 mm long.  ***Organic solvent resistant
 
 


Test Tube Rack Dispensing Manifolds
 

 
 
Part # Type # of Channels

Needle Gauge

Needle Length

Description
VP 175A manifold 10 19 9 mm 10 channel manifold on 14 mm centers to add liquid to Gen-Probe Racks
VP 175D manifold 8 16 TW 9.6 mm 8 channel manifold on 20 mm centers to add liquid to Gen-Probe Racks
 
 

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