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Molecular Devices MDC QPix 420 Colony Picker Unit2 - AV

Molecular Devices MDC QPix 420 Colony Picker Unit2 - AV
Molecular Devices MDC QPix 420 Colony Picker Unit2 - AV

Here is a Molecular Devices MDC QPix 420 Colony Picker Unit2

New costs over $150K

Predecessor to:
Current model

This Molecular Devices MDC QPix 420 Colony Picker is in good working order with some minor scratches.

Please see the exact video and photos below.

Testing we performed:
The Molecular Devices MDC QPix 420 Colony Picker passed all tests and was found to be fully functional:
Tested power on: PASSED
Tested display screen: PASSED
Tested emergency stop: PASSED
Tested deck illumination: PASSED
Tested UV bulb: PASSED
Tested Halogen bulb: PASSED
Tested Pin extension: PASSED
Tested axis homing: PASSED
Tested sanitation procedure: PASSED
Tested air pressure: PASSED
Motion Soak test: PASSED

A software license will be required to operate this instrument.

System consists of:
Molecular Devices Qpix 420 Colony Picking System unit
(3) Staging trays
(6) Staging tray spacers
Acrylic drip tray
X4310A head: Re-arraying and replicating head, standard transfer, 96-pin for 96-well and 384-well microplates, tip diameter 0.55 mm, pin length 49.5 mm
X4006G head: Picking head for E. coli/phagemid, 96-pin, tip diameter 0.55 mm
Computer with QPix 420 software (Software license not included)
Senza Compact 106 air compressor
Power and communication cables

Configuration and Setup:
Destination Plate Capacity: picking 12 plates; replicating and re-arraying maximum of 20 plate positions
Source Plate Capacity: without manual intervention - 1 x 15cm petri dish; 5 x 9cm petri dishes; 2 x OmniTrays; 1 x 22cm QTrays
Picking Destination Plate Type: various, 24-, 48-, 96-, or 384-well, including deep well
Picking Height: integrated ultrasonic agar height sensor to set agar height per plate for accurate picking
Picking Head: fully pneumatic, 96 pin picking head, interchangeable heads for other applications
Picking Pin Types: range of organism-specific pins
Fluorescent Picking: colonies imaged in white light for location identification and fluorescence for data analysis. WL and FL image multiplexed.
Fluorescence Data: multiple parameters available e.g. interior mean. Fluorescent intensity recorded for picked colonies.
Wash Bath: 3 x static wash baths
Pin Drying: proprietary halogen pin drying station

Video Description:
The video gives an overview of the Molecular Devices MDC QPix 420 Colony Picker, and also performs functionality.

Datasheet: N/A



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*LO* Long Crate

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Here we are showing you our standard packing process  

      1. All items are different, but they all follow the same principle when packaging.

      2. Start with a well-constructed crate

A well-constructed crate would consist of 1/2” to 5/8” Plywood with framing. We generally purchase our crates from a third party who specializes in custom crates.

      3. You always want the Instrument to not be directly on the wood deck of the crate. This is done by placing it on foam, inside of the crate. We use 2” 1.7 lb. density foam which works great. It provides cushioning and enough firmness to support the Instrument.

      4. The next step is to make sure there is nothing on the deck of the Instrument and the Head/ Arm is secured. In some cases there will be multiple arms to secure but for this example there is only one. The reason for this is so there is no free movement during transit which could cause serious damage to the Instrument.

      5. The next step is to make sure your Instrument is covered in either a pallet bag or shrink wrap so no dust or foreign object will get into the crate.

      6. The next step is to secure the instrument inside the crate by bracing. We use a method of 2x4’s which have 1” foam shrink wrapped to them so no piece of wood touches the actual instrument.

      7. Final step is to photograph everything inside the crate and then seal it with screws.


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