Robotic System with integrated fluorescence detection unit
for automatic extraction of selected protein spots after 2-D electrophoresis
The Spot Hunter is the new generation of proteomic workstations offering utmost flexibility, accurateness and reliability on minimal footprint.
Two versions are available:
- gel size up to 300 x 240 mm
- picking area: 285 x 205 mm
- for one microplate
High Throughput Type:
- gel size up to 330 x 280 mm
- picking area: 300 x 250 mm
- for four microplates
The combination of the three essential steps of proteomic analysis – image capture, selection and extraction – in one housing provides a faster and more efficient work.
The image is captured from 2D gels stained with all common methods like Coomassie Blue, Silver Stain or fluorescent dyes like SYPRO® Ruby with a Scientific Grade CCD-camera. Both Types are equipped with a RGB-LED Picking plate for Red, Green, Blue and White light illumination. There is a five-position filter wheel to put various emission filters according to your dyes.
The easy4science software detects interesting protein spots, creates a target list and transfers it to the picking unit. The software enables an exact backtracking of the spot. The documentation is GLP conform.
The selected spots will be automatically extracted in a secured housing and then transported into one – or
with the High Throughput Type into four – standard microplates (96 or 384 wells).
For 96 picks the Spot Hunter needs no longer than 20 minutes.