F.A.S.T.TM Liquid Handler

96-Channel Positive Displacement Sample Transfer


We are currently working with Early Access and Beta testing Customers to optimize the F.A.S.T. and FLOi8 Liquid Handlers. These liquid handlers are anticipated to be available for purchase early 2021. Please check back for updates on when these instruments will be available for a demo and purchase.

Overview of the F.A.S.T.

Liquid Class “Neutral”

With a positive displacement pipette tips, the precision of the  F.A.S.T. desktop liquid handler is not affected by the types of liquid samples that are being transferred. Without the need to account for each liquid class, less time is needed to set up your experiment, while greater accuracy and precision is achieved.

Key Features
  • High Precision (CV 5% @ 0.1 µL)
  • Aspirate and Dispense
  • Zero cross contamination
  • Integrate with External Systems
  • Import .csv templates
  • Positive Displacement Pipette tip Technology
  • Intuitive User Interface (UI)
  • Compatible with any type of liquid
  • Contact dispensing
  • Small footprint
  • Extremely low dead volume
  • Variable sample transfer (96, 12, 8, or 1 channel)

Positive displacement pipette tip technology with zero insertion force

Why Positive Displacement?

A positive displacement tip aspirates and dispenses using a solid piston directly in contact with the sample. In contrast, methods using air introduce error as the driving air compresses or expands inconsistently. With a direct piston barrier, F.A.S.T. is able to achieve faster and more accurate transfer rates, agnostic of liquid class. Additionally, the sealing piston eliminates the risk of cross contamination or sample evaporation.

What is “Zero Insertion Force”?

The system grips the pipette tips gently, as opposed to using standard compressed gaskets. This more gentle interaction increases reliability while eliminating the need to maintain or replace gaskets.

Removable tray with fully automatic calibration system

Removable, interchangeable trays allow researchers to set up their reagents, plates, and tips prior to use. Keeping your work-flow in mind, this reduces set-up time and sample misplacement.

Easy to use software

An intuitive software user interface means:

  • Quick new user onboarding
  • Quick and easy set-up
  • No prior knowledge necessary