Agilent Automation Solutions has configured its BioCel System that to allow laboratories to fully automate cell-based ELISA procedures thereby reducing the risk of human error, contamination, and time spent on tedious manual procedures.
Agilent Automation Solutions designed this BioCel System to dispense cells into microplates and perform a series of alternating incubations and reagent additions. Automated control of intermediate plate batches, cell medium removal, and absorbance detection also formed part of the process.
The BioCel System is suited to this complex assay format due to its scheduling software, flexible liquid handling options, and the ability to integrate third-party instruments. Integrating an Agilent Vertical Pipetting Station, multiple labware stackers, plate washer, CO2 incubator, and microplate absorbance reader the BioCel System can provide unattended automation of approximately 500 plates per run in a 3-day experiment. Using the described configuration, cells can be plated and stored at a rate of 1 minute per plate.
The Agilent BioCel System automates any microplate-based protocol providing maximum walk-away time and throughput. With modular cells, options for various enclosures, and environmental control, BioCel Systems can be tailored to individual needs. Operated by Agilent VWorks software, BioCel Systems are proven to deliver the longest walk away time and throughput of any integrated system, according to the company.