Skatron's EMBLA 384 is designed for the high
throughput screening arena and specifically for integration with laboratory
automation systems. At the heart of the EMBLA 384 are two separate heads
equipped with 192 probes each (arranged in an 8 x 24 grid); one head for
aspirating and one for dispensing. The EMBLA rapidly transfers the plate
between heads during washing and is capable of dispensing 10µl to 100µl in a
384-well plate with a coefficient of variation of 2 percent at 90µl. Two
separate inlets allow for the use of two different liquids, such as two
separate wash buffers, a wash solution and a dispense solution, or a wash
solution and a rinse solution.
To ensure high aspirating efficiency, the EMBLA 384
allows for program-specific electronic adjustment of the aspiration probes.
Also, well depths can be determined easily since the EMBLA contains a growing
library that lists well depth of many commercially available 384-well plates.
Each EMBLA is electronically standardized, ensuring reproducibility from one
instrument to the next.