The QPix2 offers high precision benchtop colony picking, gridding, and rearraying technology that has been specifically designed for high throughput genomics. It allows for automatic picking of 3500 colonies or plaques per hour. Constructed within a welded steel framework, the main bed is capable of holding 15 microtitre plates and 2 bioassay trays. The unit includes a sterilization bath and heated-air dryer to ensure cleaning and drying of picking/gridding heads between the cycles. Colonies or plaques are visualized via CCD camera and picked from bioassay trays (QTrays) by a 96-pin picking head and inoculated into pre-filled 96 or 384 well QPlates. High accuracy picking, simple control and management at every step. Macroarrays are easily generated using the robots gridding software and accessories. Rearraying of clones can also be performed. The unit is supplied with two picking/rearraying heads, one gridding head. Dimensions: 56.30″w x 28.74″d x 31.50″h. No software provided, but easily found online.
We are selling this as is. We do not offer technical support because we are not familiar with this system and have no need for it in our lab. We bought this machine from an established cancer research facility in BC, where it was well-maintained and used daily. All we could do for testing was check for power-up, which worked fine. We do not offer technical support, software or consumables with this machine.
Due to the size and weight of this unit, it will need to be crated for shipping. The cost of crating ($250) is included in the price here, and can be removed if the buyer picks up the machine here at our shop in Sonora, California. We ship worldwide and insure every shipment for full value. Any questions? Please drop us a line here and we will get back to you ASAP.