BSD600 Ascent A2

(Dried Blood Spot Puncher)

The BSD600 Ascent is the fourth generation of the ever-popular BSD600 series, optimized for molecular assay preparation. Outfitted with a dual punch head, two separate punch sizes may be chosen to meet sub-sampling specifications. The sample aliquot can be punched into plates or tubes with sample integrity backed by plate image documentation and an internal ionizer and humidifier for static mitigation. Enjoy the benefits of the latest features and capabilities of BSD Studio software and touchscreen operation.

The BSD600 Ascent A2 features the automatic pattern punching coupled with the light targeting system which allows the user to easily punch multiple disks from each sample. The light targeting system illuminates the punching pattern on the sample card aiding the user to visually position the card for optimal punching. The automatic pattern punching feature results in increased laboratory throughput by automatically punching multiple disks that are evenly spaced apart on each sample spot.

BSD600 Ascent A2 Features

BSD600 Ascent A2 Features

Intuitive Touchscreen Interface

Mounted touchscreen Tablet PC provides ease of operation whilst minimizing overall footprint.

Air Humidification System

Reduce static electricity on the sample.

Sample Barcode Reader

Automate sample tracking with punch output files.

Ionizer System

Reduce static electricity on microplates, for punching reliability.

Light Targeting & Pattern Punching

Pinpoint the best punch location and punch multiple disks with ease whilst increasing laboratory throughput.

Dust Extraction System

Manage contamination from paper dust build-up.


Model BSD600 Ascent A2

(DBS Puncher)

Product Code:
Plate Deck:
Two plate capacity.
Plate Compatibility:
Compatible with ANSI SLAS 1-2004 microplate dimensions. Suits standard 14mm high microplates, PCR formats, deep well and tube racks up to 44mm height.
Sample Compatibility:
Compatible with all sample collection filter paper. Dried samples on filter paper, framed or unframed cards. e.g. Whatman FTA Card, FTA PlantSaver Card, Protein Saver Card, Guthrie card, Bode Buccal DNA Collector.
Punch Head:

Dual punch size selections from 1.0, 1.2, 1.5, 2.0, 3.0, 3.2, 3.8, 4.0, 4.7 to 6.0mm combinations.

Punch Activation:
3 ways to punch: (1) Footswitch, (2) Auto-trigger function, or (3) Software control screen.
One license copy of BSD Studio software.
25 KG / 55 lbs
515mm W x 585mm D x 425mm* H (* height does not include any tablet mount or bracket)


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