The BSD600 Ascent A2 has a robotic positioner for the punch head and features both light targeting and automatic pattern punching allowing for ease of visualization and punching multiple spots from the same sample. The BSD600 Ascent M2 has a static punch head which requires the user to manually position the card for each individual punch.
How does the plate validation camera work?r6digital2021-10-15T11:12:20+10:00
The plate validation camera takes and can save images of each well before and after each punch, with timestamp, barcode and well location. A new feature allows the whole plate to be scanned at the end of the punch run.
What plate types are compatible with BSD instruments?r6digital2021-10-15T11:09:45+10:00
Yes, all BSD models include a sample barcode reader as standard. All BSD models have the capability to scan plate barcodes which are then recorded in the output file, this is not always included as standard. Please refer to the product brochure for instrument model specifications.
Is it CE IVD or FDA approved?r6digital2021-10-15T11:09:25+10:00
The BSD punch instrument is not deemed as an IVD product and in laboratory equipment therefore not subject to IVD regulations. BSD instruments are UL approved and have CE, FCC and RCM EMC compliance certification. For specific model standards, please contact BSD for more information.
How does it handle static electricity?r6digital2021-10-15T11:09:06+10:00
The BSD humidification system reduces static by passing humid air through the punch head. Some BSD models also include an internal air ionizer system to further reduce static accumulation on the microplates or tubes.
What punch sizes are available?r6digital2021-10-15T11:08:57+10:00
Any size from 1.0 to 6.0 and 0.75 – 0.99 mm by special order. Customized models are available with punch sizes over 6.0mm. Ascent and Galaxy models have punch heads with two punch pins with sizes for any combination e.g., 1.2/1.2mm, 1.2/3.2mm, 4.7/6.0 mm.
How long does it take a BSD instrument to punch a 96-well plate?r6digital2021-10-15T11:08:48+10:00