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Which tubes and sample containers can be used in the BioShake XP/iQ?

Depending on the type of exchangeable thermoblock being used the BioShake can accommodate the following kind of tubes and sample containers:

  • 96 x 0.2 ml tubes
  • 40 x 0.5 ml tubes
  • 24 x 1.5 ml tubes
  • 24 x 2.0 ml tubes
  • 30 x 2.0 ml glass vials 12 mm diameter
  • 20 x 4.0 ml glass vials 15 mm diameter
  • 24 x 1.5 ml Alere ArrayTubes
  • 5 x Alere ArrayStrip (5 stripes)
  • 12 x Alere ArrayStrip (12 stripes)
  • 1 x Microplate (universal)
  • 1x 96, 384 or 1536 micro well plates
  • 1x PCR-plate
  • 1x Deep well plate
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What is the SBS Standard for Microplates?

The Society for Biomolecular Sciences (SBS; www.sbsonline.org/msdc) collaborates with other institutions to develop standards for micro test plates – the objective is to standard the various formats for easier automation.

For use with BioShake the footprint of microplates should meet the following specifications:

  • Rectangular plate
  • Length = 127.76 mm +/- 0.5 mm
  • Width = 85.48 mm +/- 0.5 mm
  • The footprint must be continuos and uninterrupted around the base of the plate.
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Which international standards and specifications are comply with BioShake devices?

All BioShake devices are conform to EU requirements, all latest safety regulations and DIN standards (State of 2010/06/01):

  • Elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit 2004/108/EG
  • Niederspannungsrichtlinie 2006/95/EG
  • DIN EN 61010-1 :2002-08
  • DIN EN 61010-2-010 :2004-06
  • DIN EN 61010-2-051 :2004-07
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Which microplates can be used on the BioShake?

All plate formats that match to the SBS Standard for microplates, for example:

  • MTP (up to 1536-Well)
  • 96- and 384-well PCR-plates (skirted, semi-skirted, unskirted)
  • Deep well plates (up to 384-Well)
  • Cell culture plates (6-, 12-, 24-, 48-, 96- and 384-well)