Cell plating and plate filling
The Matrix WellMate is a versatile liquid dispenser for 96 and 384-well microplates. The unit utilizes a mechanism similar to a peristaltic pump. The dead volume is relatively small and the entire liquid path is replaced as a cartridge. The cartridges can be re-used many times and are fully autoclavable. The WellMate is primarily used for cell plating and can dispense cells into a 384-well plate in less than 30 seconds.
Plate washing is performed using a BioTek ELx405 microplate washer. This unit has the ability to wash both 96 and 384-well plates. A key feature of this unit is fully adjustable dispense and aspiration rates as well as slanted dispense pins for gentle washing of loosely adherent cells.