Overview of the FLO i8
A Liquid Handler That Optimizes Pipetting So You Don't Have To
Our liquid handler with 8 independently spanning channels simplifies experimental design, setup, and execution. The hardware offers the flexibility to handle any labware or protocol you throw at it, and the intuitive software makes it easy to define your workflow. With real-time progress monitoring, intelligent channels and tips, and pipetting optimization on the fly, the FLO i8 will be the lab partner you can't live without.
Design Your Experiment, The FLO i8 Handles the Rest…
FLO i8 Liquid Handler breaks the mold of traditional liquid handlers. By designing a system that automatically optimizes pipetting and has the ability to sense the world surrounding the pipette tip, we have reduced the effort to create a protocol in the system to just that: design your protocol. We have developed a software interface that is incredibly easy to use, and has the dynamic range to handle both the simplest liquid transfers to the most complex workflows you still perform by hand. By using the FLO I8, you increase the fidelity of your experiments while reducing days spent at the bench. With the FLO I8 Liquid Handler, FORMULATRIX aims to promote scientific discovery through enabling efficient and reproducible research.
Automated Liquid Transfer Optimization
With time-consuming liquid class optimization, liquid handlers have been transferring liquids of varying viscosities and surface tensions for years. Finally, FORMULATRIX has developed a liquid handler that optimizes liquid transfers automatically.
Integrated pressure sensors in each pipetting channel independently monitor the aspiration and dispensing of samples and reagents, and react in real time to reproducibly pipette liquids of any viscosity and surface tension. The algorithms embedded in the FLO i8 Liquid Handler uses this input to dynamically adjust pipetting parameters to achieve reproducible sample preparation.
Pipetting accuracy and precision are guaranteed without user adjustment of pipetting flow rate, equilibration time, or offsets for various liquid classes.
"Software was surprisingly intuitive and quickly adopted in my group."
Scientist at Genentech
The First Liquid Handler with the Sense of Touch
Before dispensing into an empty plate, tip touch sensors detect the bottom or sides of the well in order to enable researchers to use any SBS footprint microliter plate without programming the dimensions of the labware.
The pipette touch sensors also facilitate best-in-class error management and safety by detecting collisions with obstructions and halting motion before causing damage. Researchers can simply remove the obstruction and the FLO i8 will continue from where it left off.
The FLO I8 touch sensor can detect a collision with only 30 grams of force and the position of the pipette tip is repeatable to within 50 microns.