We picked the Tempest because of the following reasons:
1. Tempest offers automated dispensing for uniform and quick cell seeding. It also eliminates human error.
2. The Tempest has a smaller dead volume than the MultiDrop Combi. This helps us save on the volume of precious reagents such as certain cell types or transfection reagent.
3. The Tempest offers a gentle dispensing force and gentle movement of stage compared to MultiDrop Combi. The Tempest is more suitable for dispensing other reagents downstream like PFA, triton and antibody. Cells don’t get dislodged so much due to the dispensing force. The gentle stage movement minimizes uneven cell distribution in wells due to plate jerking.
4. Ability to dispense small volumes accurately.