Dynex™ is a leading manufacturer of microplate instrumentation, seamlessly integrating advanced detection with fully-automated sample handling, consumables and accessories. As of 2014, over 1,600 DS2® systems are in use worldwide in numerous applications including clinical diagnostics, drug discovery, biomedical research and industrial operations, among others.
The innovative DS2® is designed for clinical, research and industrial labs that want to enhance their processes through automation, but might not have the volume requirements to justify the investment in a larger system. The DS2® eliminates variations that occur with manual processes, ensuring the rigorous, repeatable analyses required in critical applications including immunology, infectious disease, hormone, allergy, blood-chemistry, drugs-of-abuse testing, food safety, forensics and environmental testing.
• Incubation, washing and reagent dispensing
• Reading with automatic data reduction and quality control
• Automatic barcode scanning
The flexible, open system design of the CE-marked DS2® is ideal for virtually any ELISA application, from clinical diagnostics, such as autoimmune and infectious disease to food safety and drugs of abuse testing. The DS2® has the comprehensive capability needed to ensure the rigorous, repeatable analysis required to deliver the most accurate results. The system uses a multi-function robot arm that does everything from pipetting to operating the barcode reader. In addition, the vertical design and patented multi-plate carrier save space, enabling a minimal footprint, with maximum consumable storage:
• 216 sample tips
• 96 dilution vessels in convenient 8-way strips
• 20 reagent tips
• 8 large and 10 medium reagent bottles
• 24 standard/control bottles
The system prompts the user if any additional action is required. For example, if more reagents or wash fluids are required, the DS2® can be set to alert you with an audible alarm and/or an email outlining the problem. Integrated self-diagnostics make troubleshooting easy.
Capacity: 2 x 96 well microtitre plates
Assays per plate: up to 12
Dynamic range: -0.1 – 3 OD
Specific range: 405-690nm
Incubator range: 4 – 40oC
Wash cycles: 1-9 (repeatable)
Dispensing range: 50 – 1000µl