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Automated Cell Dropping

The Scorpion Slide Preparation Robot is an automated liquid handling robot that prepares 12 or 24 chromosome slides; ready for G-banding. It precisely dispenses cells in patterns optimized for slide scanners. Slides are dropped within a humidity-controlled chamber for optimal chromosome spreading. 

Scorpion Robot Highlights:

  • Makes 24 slides in < 10 minutes, ready for banding
  • Controls drop volumes and patterns
  • Precisely controls humidity for optimal spreading
  • Sample and slide management systems prevent mixups
  • Removable slide trays speed handling
  • Smaller than a lab incubator (19x19 in; 48x48 cm)

Automated G-Banding

The Little Dipper Processor automates banding of slides for karyotype analysis. Controls staining times and agitation using a series of reagent baths. Processes batches of 1 to 24 slides following user-defined protocols.  

  • “Load and go” automation 
  • Precisely controls trypsin and staining times
  • Eliminates technician-to-technician variability in results 

CytoDrop Slides for Metaphase Chromosome Analysis

CytoDrop Slides are specially treated for uniform wettability so cell samples spread evenly edge to edge, every time, when performing chromosome analysis. The wettability of each lot is measured with a surface analyzer and checked for uniform sample flow using the Scorpion Slide Preparation Robot.

CytoDrop Slide packs are sealed to keep out moisture and are provided ready-to-use with no additional cleaning or treatment. Unopened slide packs retain uniform wettability for > 12 months.

Slide Highlights:

  • Provide uniform cell spreading edge-to-edge
  • Each lot tested for wettability
  • Ready-to-use — no cleaning or treatment needed
  • Use manually or on the Scorpion™ Slide Preparation Robot
  • Retain uniform wettability for > 12 months

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