Biomek i5 Automated Workstation

Optimize dependability and walk-away time. The Biomek i5 is a recent addition to our liquid handling portfolio, representing the best of what has made Biomek an industry-leading brand - combined with enhancements suggested by customers around the globe.

  • Ideal for medium- to high-throughput workflows
  • 25 deck positions
  • 0.5 µL-1,000 µL (Multichannel) or 0.5 µL-5,000 µL (Span-8) pipetting volume ranges
  • Single Multichannel head (96/384) or Span-8 pipetting with gripper

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Features of the Biomek i5 Automated Workstation

Versatile Workspace

  • Open platform with grid-based deck
  • Internal LED light illuminates workspace
  • Automated Labware Positioners (ALPs) for sample processing
  • Optional enclosed version to protect samples from airborne particles
  • Integrate additional devices on- or off-deck
  • Configurable for specific applications

Flexible Pipetting & Workflow Management

  • Multichannel head (96/384) or Span-8 pipetting
  • Large-volume 1 mL multichannel pipetting head
  • High-access, rotating gripper with unique offset finger design
  • Disposable & fixed Biomek tips, including septum piercing
  • Transfer volumes from 0.5 µL - 5,000 µL
  • Independent Span-8 probe calibration
  • 8 channel liquid-level sensing 
  • Supports labware from tubes to 1,536-well microplates
  • Accurate intra-well pipetting

Simple System Operation

  • Easily automate existing processes and execute quick workflow changes
  • Powered by icon-based software with data tracking and LIMS connectivity
  • Windows 10 OS
  • Extend walk-away operation with process management and scheduling software
  • Automated deck framing
  • Data-driven operations including hit-picking & normalization
  • Light curtain safety feature
  • Instrument status light bar
  • DeckOptix cameras for live, remote-monitoring & on-error video capture

Application-Focused Solutions

  • Consultative workflow analysis
  • Expert application & technical support
  • Biomek automated demonstrated methods & capabilities for genomic, drug discovery & basic research workflows

Biomek i5 Product Specifications

Minimum Table Support Requirements 71x83cm(28x33in)
Pod and Tool Type 1μL - 300 μL 96-Channel Head; 5 μL -1200 μL 96-Channel head; 0.5 μL - 60 μL Multichannel-384 Head
Tip Type T30_384; T25F_384; T50_384; T40F_384; T80_384; T40F; T80_LLS; T40F_LSS; T90; T50F; T90_LSS; T50F_LLS; T230; T230_LSS; T190F_LLS; T230_WB; T1070; T1020_WB
Operating System Windows® 10
Software Biomek software, SAMI EX scheduling software, Biomek PowerPack software, Biomek Method Launcher, DART 2.0 software
Display 22" controller screen
Operating Modes Semi-automated, manual, controlled by operator
Autoclavable No
Item Specifications Referenced B87583

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Automated Demonstrated Methods for Biomek i-Series Workstations (PDF) Learn more about automated NGS Library Construction and Nucleic Acid Sample Preparation methods for Biomek i-Series workstations
Illumina Nextera XT DNA Library Preparation Kit Miniaturized on Biomek i5 Multichannel 384 & Echo 525 Liquid Handlers (PDF) We have demonstrated that the automated workflow for the Nextera XT Library Prep kit from aliquoting reagents to final normalization pooling can be done in 4.5 hours for 384 samples on the Biomek i5-Echo 525 integrated system, including 35 minutes of deck set up time.
Fully Automated C100HT Biologics Analyzer Sample Preparation on a Biomek i5 Multichannel Workstation This application note describes an automated, high-throughput glycan sample preparation on the Biomek i5 Multichannel Workstation that supports the high-throughput requirements of the C100HT Biologics Analyzer.
Released N-linked glycan analysis employing automated sample preparation on a Biomek i5 liquid handler In this application note, automated sample preparation of the release and labeling of N-linked glycans was developed and evaluated to demonstrate large-scale, reproducible screening on released N-linked glycans.

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