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CytoScan® Automated Target Preparation Solution on Affymetrix® NIMBUS® Target Preparation Instrument

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Affymetrix® NIMBUS® Target Preparation Instrument is custom designed to ensure robust automation of target preparation for your Affymetrix GeneChip® assays with ease.

Part # Description Unit Size
00-0401
Affymetrix® NIMBUS® Target Preparation Instrument
Robotics workstation and laptop   
902167
CytoScan® Automation Starter Kit for NIMBUS®
Non-disposable robotics deck hardware required for the CytoScan® assay   
000871
CytoScan FAS On-site Automation Training
FAS performs both on-site preparation and first week of training for the automated CytoScan protocol   
902168
CytoScan® Consumables Kit for Affymetrix® NIMBUS®
Labware sufficient for 4x25 or 2x49 rxn runs   

Affymetrix has partnered with Hamilton Robotics to provide you with the latest in ultra-compact and precision-based liquid-handling instrumentation. NIMBUS Target Preparation Instrument is industry-recognized for its high-end manufacturing and superior pipetting performance at an affordable price.

CytoScan® Automated Target Preparation Solution on Affymetrix NIMBUS Target Preparation Instrument

Affymetrix has automated the post-PCR target preparation steps for the CytoScan® cytogenetic microarray assay protocol on the NIMBUS Target Preparation Instrument. The new automated liquid-handling workstation is the perfect solution for labs looking for easy handling of high batch target preparation and increasing sample throughput. The NIMBUS Instrument helps reduce intra-operator variability and the labor burden associated with complex manual pipetting, helping to improve test reproducibility and laboratory efficiency.

CytoScan Automated Target Preparation Solution is an extension of CytoScan® Cytogenetics Solution, which includes arrays, reagents, software, and instrumentation products for accurate detection of human chromosomal aberrations, including copy-number variations (CNVs), breakpoint estimation, loss of heterozygosity (LOH) determination, regions identical-by-descent, maternal contamination, and low-level mosaicism.

Target preparation for CytoScan Array is now effortless with CytoScan Automated Target Preparation Solution, which offers:

  • Small footprint, sleek design, and industry-recognized engineering
  • Advanced pipetting technology for precise yet flexible liquid handling
  • Workflow designed to accommodate 24 or 48 samples plus negative control
  • Laptop with easy-to-use software interface including visual cues for each post-PCR test step

Pipetting technology

Affymetrix NIMBUS Target Preparation Instrument represents the latest in compact, high-speed automated multi-channel pipetting. It features a 1-mL 96-channel multi-pipetting head for plate-based pipetting using a combination of capacitance-based liquid level detection and pressure-based liquid level detection for unparalleled performance.

Learn more about advanced technology and engineering of NIMBUS.

Custom-designed robotics

Affymetrix NIMBUS Target Preparation Instrument, co developed by Affymetrix and Hamilton Robotics, features an automation deck optimized for use with the CytoScan assay protocol and an automated workflow which is compatible with CytoScan Array and Reagent Kits. The on-deck thermoshaker, cooling block, and customized trash chute provide convenience and support for assay robustness. The compact size allows the flexibility to place the instrument on virtually any benchtop as well as in most commercial hoods and biosafety cabinets.

Software

Affymetrix NIMBUS Target Preparation Instrument is provided with a laptop Dell computer that is powered by an easy-to-use CytoScan Methods Software interface designed for either a 24- or 48-sample workflow, plus a negative control. The high-resolution visual display and simple on-screen instructions provide simple visual cues throughout assay progression.

Click here to download CytoScan® Post-PCR Software Method for NIMBUS® Instrument

First-class customer training and support

Customer training is required for the Automated CytoScan assay for both new and existing customers. Different products are available based upon your experience level; please contact your Affymetrix Account Manager or Field Application Scientist for details.

Part # Description Unit Size
000802 CytoScan FAS On-site Training* FAS performs both on-site preparation and first week of training
902169 CytoScan® Automation Training Kit for NIMBUS® Arrays and reagents, sufficient training plus training materials
000871 CytoScan FAS On-site Automation Training FAS performs both on-site preparation and first week of training for the automated CytoScan protocol
*New users will require BOTH the manual training and the automation training products.

 

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